Healthy Country Planning / Conservation Standards Short Course 2024

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Registrations are open for a Healthy Country Planning / Conservation Standards workshop focusing on the diverse Liffey Valley, adjacent to the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The five-day course will be held at Poatina in the Tasmanian Midlands.

“The course provides language and structure to better work with stakeholders for conservation management initiatives. …this knowledge can be shared across a range of programs and initiatives.” 2023 course participant.

Using a well-proven learning approach, this intensive course will give you a good understanding of how the Healthy Country Planning and Conservation Standards tools can be directly used in your own work.

The course will provide you with:

  • strategic planning skills to develop participatory land and sea management plans,
  • an understanding of how to implement, analyse and adapt on-ground actions for effective outcomes,
  • an opportunity to develop relationships with other practitioners working in the land and sea management space. We have people attend from all over Australia.

The knowledge gained through the course is readily implemented and applicable for use in a diverse range of contexts including Indigenous protected areas, public and privately managed conservation reserves and natural resource management projects.

Who: This course is designed for anyone currently working, or aiming to work, in land and sea management (e.g. First Nations / Indigenous Land and Sea Ranger Programs, NRM / Landscape Board staff, Public and Private Protected Areas including Joint Management, University Students or Environmental Graduates).

“A great mix of participants from a variety of backgrounds, made for a rich collaboration process.” 2023 course participant.

Course outcomes:

  • Gain foundational knowledge of the Healthy Country Planning / Conservation Standards.
  • Develop skills and understanding that can be applied to the planning of conservation projects and property management at all scales and governance structures.
  • Work on a real-life example to embed the proven concepts, steps and structures of the internationally recognised planning tools.
  • Build professional and social networks.
  • Receive credit towards the University of Tasmania’s Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning and Master of Protected Area Conservation.

Where: Poatina, Tasmania

When: The course will be delivered from the 22nd of January to the 26th of January 2024

Cost: $2,750.00 AUD (inc. GST) per person (includes all food, accommodation, transport - Hobart to Poatina return, and course materials).

Registrations close 30th November 2023

For more information, download a copy of the information brochure.

If you have any questions, please contact Leah Feuerherdt [email protected]

To register for the Healthy Country Planning / Conservation Standards Short Course 2024, please fill in the details below.

NOTE: You will be sent an invoice and welcome pack after registration, with the payment deadline of the 4th of December. If we do not get enough registrations to hold the course in person, we will hold the course online at a lesser cost. If the course does not go ahead in person, we will give you the option of completing the course online and we will be in contact with you to confirm how you would like to proceed.

  • January 22, 2024 – January 26, 2024
  • Poatina, Tasmania
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