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Protected Area Governance and Management

24 months
30474 AUD/year
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This Protected Area Governance and Management course at University of Tasmania  equips students with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area professionals working in middle or senior governance or management roles. 

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This course covers governance, planning and management practice in government, private and community-based protected areas. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are addressed.

Australian domestic candidates can study the course on-campus in Hobart or by Distance Education. 

For some units, distance students will have the option of attending field-based sessions, or undertaking the field work through virtual on-line exercises.

International candidates study the course on-campus in Hobart.

Course objectives

At completion of the Protected Area Governance and Management  course at  University of Tasmania , graduates will be equipped, with respect to protected areas, to:

  • analyse the quality and appropriateness of governance arrangements;
  • provide institutional leadership and development;
  • plan for and manage financial and physical resources;
  • plan for and manage human resources;
  • respect the rights and aspirations of local and indigenous communities and cultures;
  • analyse and contribute to planning processes for reserve selection;
  • design and implement adaptive planning and management processes;

Career outcomes

Graduates will have governance, planning and management knowledge and skills sought by government protected area agencies, private and NGO protected area managers, and community-based organisations. 

The course has been designed to meet international competencies for protected area planners specified by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, with a particular focus on middle and senior governance and management roles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecosystem Conservation
  • Protected Area Planning and Management Systems
  • Protected Area Management Plans
  • Reserve System Planning
  • Environmental Geographic Information Science
  • Protected Area Management Plans
  • Geoheritage and Geotourism

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.




200 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 085334G

  • Candidates for the Master of Protected Area Governance and Management shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or hold other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose. 
  • International applicants who are nationals of and currently reside in a country where English is not the official language require an IELTS of 6.5 with no individual band less than 6.0 or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30474 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 60948 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.


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Protected Area Governance and Management
University of Tasmania