Are you working in national parks or would you like to improve your knowledge in this area?

This course is a natural progression from Nature Park Management I, but can be taken in its own right. It concentrates more on plants and using them to create natural, balanced ecosystems. This is a very important aspect in the management of national parks and nature reserves - the ecosystems in these areas are fragile and need to be managed by people with the right approach and knowledge for effective management without causing damage to flora or fauna. 
In this course you will also learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures, market a nature park, and lots more.

Broadly the functions of nature park management include:

  • Preservation of natural habitats
  • Land rehabilitation
  • Wildlife management
  • Control of feral pests
  • Management of natural hazards
  • Visitor management
These issues and others are discussed in Nature Park Management I and Nature Park Management II. The focus of this course is understanding how humans impact on natural environments, and how park management seeks to provide quality recreational and educational experiences without compromising the parks’ natural environment.

Course Contents

  • Creation & Maintenance of Australian Ecosystems - Plant associations, earthworks.
  • Rockeries -Types of rock groupings, plants and rockeries.
  • Propagation -Techniques, seed, cuttings, etc.
  • Marketing -Advertising, brochures, etc.
  • Eucalyptus -Introduction to/use of Eucalypts.
  • Proteaceae Natives -Introduction to and use of the main Proteaceae genera.
  • Australian Legumes -Introduction to Mimosaceae(e.g. Acacia), Caesalpinaceae (e.g. Cassia)and Fabaceae (e.g. Kennedya).
  • More Native Plants -Introduction to other Australian plant genera; e.g. ferns, conifers, Melaleuca, Callistemon.
  • Wildlife Park Management -Keeping animals: legislation, enclosures, permits, etc.
  • Picnic Areas -facilities, litter, etc.
  • Playground Design -Equipment, materials, safety, costing, etc.
  • Paths & Paving -Types of pavers, laying paths and pavers.
  • Water Landscapes -Water features, pools, maintenance, etc.
  • Park Interpretation -Techniques, program design, etc.
  • Trail Design & Construction -Fun & fitness trails, surfacing materials, design.


Duration: 100 hours


  • Explain the role of nature parks in preserving natural environments.
  • Explain the role of nature parks as a recreation resource.
  • Explain the issues of managing wildlife in nature parks.
  • Explain the design of visitor amenities in nature parks and their impact on the environment.
  • Explain the role interpretative facilities in nature parks.
  • Explain the design and construction of trails within nature parks.
  • Explain the importance and management of natural water areas in nature parks
  • Explain the importance of effective marketing in promoting nature parks.
  • Explain safety issues and hazard management in nature parks.
  • Explain the use of risk management plans in nature parks.




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