Healthy Country Planning Queensland Short Course 2024

Registrations now open

Registrations are open for a Healthy Country Planning training course near Innisfail, Far North Queensland.  This region is a special place where two world heritage areas meet – the Wet Tropics Rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef. The Dyirribarra Bagirbarra people are the traditional custodians of this area and have deep and continuing interrelationships between land, spirituality, community and environment.

Delivered in partnership by Community Bred, the Goondoi Rangers and Conservation Management, the five-day course will focus on the unique cultural and ecological context of the region to enable participants to learn and embed universally applicable concepts and tools for conservation.

“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 the Healthy Country Planning framework and how it can be directly used in your own work.

Where: Daradgee Environmental Education Centre, Daradgee Queensland.

When: Monday 18th to Friday the 22nd of November 2024

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 planning framework.
  • Develop skills and understanding that can be applied to the planning of conservation projects and property management at all scales including the development of participatory land and sea management plans.
  • Understand how to implement, analyse and adapt on-ground actions for effective outcomes.
  • Develop understanding of the cultural and governance considerations for developing land and sea management plans
  • Embed the proven concepts, steps and structures of the internationally recognised planning tools, by working on a real-life example.
  • Build professional and social networks with other practitioners working in the land and sea management space.

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.

Cost: $2,970.00 AUD (inc. GST) per person (includes all food, accommodation, transport from Cairns to Daradgee return, and course materials). Note accommodation is dormitory style and you will need to bring your own bedding (pillow and blankets). There will be a requirement for some people to share rooms, please let us know if you require your own room and we will do our best to accommodate you. Bathroom facilities are shared. Please see the venue website for pictures of the accommodation.

For more information, download a copy of the course flyer.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Leah Feuerherdt [email protected]

Rebecca Schneider [email protected] or

Lyndal Scobell [email protected]

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

Registrations close 30th August 2024

NOTE: You will be sent a welcome letter and invoice after registration, with the payment deadline of the 6th of September. There are 24 places available for the course. If we do not get enough registrations to hold the course in person, we will contact you to talk about options.

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