Diploma in Animal Ecology - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Diploma in Animal Ecology

Take your first step into animal conservation

Learn about animals and turn your love of nature into a meaningful career. In this one-year diploma, you’ll study animals in their natural habitats to better understand how we can protect their future.

Study locations QTAC code
  • Sunshine Coast 013202
  • Moreton Bay 016611
  • Fraser Coast 019601
USC program code
Semester 1 or Semester 2
1 year full time or equivalent part time
Study mode
Blended Learning
Recommended prior study
English and one or more of the Sciences (e.g Biology)
Total courses
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Not available to international students on a Student visa.

In this program you will:

  • Learn about biodiversity, conservation, human-animal interactions, and the impacts of a changing environment
  • Study a wide range of marine and terrestrial wildlife, including sharks, snakes, birds, turtles and whales
  • Develop your skills and knowledge to work in ecotourism, in entry-level roles within Government and non-government wildlife management and conservation organisations, or as an environmental educator

On successful completion of the Diploma in Animal Ecology, and subject to meeting all other entry criteria, you may receive up to 96 units of credit towards the Bachelor of Animal Ecology.

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