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Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
Deakin course codeS662

Note: This course is available through the Institute of Koorie Education. Students undertake intensive blocks of study under community based delivery. Please refer to the Institute of Koorie Education website.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma of Natural and Cultural Resource Management provide specialist skills for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students involved in the areas of land management facilitation, caring for country, environmental management, waste and water management, cultural heritage interpretation and protection, sustainability, project management and education. A key focus of the course is the exploration and convergence of Western Knowledge Systems and the application of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Knowledge Systems that are currently building more a collaborative approach to the protection of both natural and cultural environments in Australia.


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Alternate exits

Graduate Certificate of Natural and Cultural Resource Management (S562)

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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Course rules

The course comprises eight compulsory core units, each worth 1 credit point.

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Course structure

SHD701 Creating Sustainable Futures  

SLE791 Interpreting Natural and Cultural Landscapes  

SLE792 Knowledge for Natural and Cultural Environments  

SLE793 Natural Resource Management Frameworks and Issues  

SLE795 Planning and Techniques for Interpretation  

SLE797 Community Project Management  

SLE798 Researching for Country  

SLE799 Essential Skills for Natural and Cultural Resource Management  


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8th June 2007