Professional and Tertiary Education

We were excited to host a new course in the Blue Mountains in 2017. The course was delivered under the new Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration jointly by the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute and Conservation Management

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The Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute offers nature-based education and experiential learning programs. Our courses include:

  • Tertiary-level Educational Experience Programs in partnership with national and international universities, study abroad organisations, and local service providers.

  • Professional Training Programs for, and in partnership with, tourism providers operating in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

  • Tertiary-level and Professional Training Programs in partnership with the Protected Areas Learning & Research Collaboration


UP NEXT: November 5 - 10, 2018

Adaptive Management for Protected Area Conservation in the Asia-Pacific

 Dr Rosalie Chapple

Dr Rosalie Chapple

This training program aims to strengthen capacities in the management of natural resources, particularly in the context of protected areas in the Asia-Pacific region. 

The programme is offered through the Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute as part of the Protected Areas Learning and Research Collaboration and in partnership with the Wildlife Institute of India (a UNESCO Category 2 training centre) and supported by the ICCROM-IUCN World
Heritage Leadership Programme

A 6-day training course will be held in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, just inland of Sydney. This intensive live-in course will give participants a good understanding of adaptive management tools including the internationally recognised Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and monitoring techniques critical for making decisions about complex issues.

The course will explore the theory and practice of adaptive management using the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area as a case study with approaches that can be applied to a wide range of cultures and situations.

Participants will work in small teams to progress through an adaptive planning, monitoring and management loop, including field monitoring and integrating the data into the decision-making framework. Management issues will be explored to reveal underlying problems, to find ways of working with complex and seemingly intractable issues such as climate change.

Date: November 5-10, 2018

Location: Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Australia

Cost: AUD$3,000 (excl GST) including 7 nights accommodation, all meals, local transport & course materials.

Scholarships: Some funding support is available, in the link below to register your interest please indicate if you are seeking this support. 

Register your interest here.

Inquiries: Dr Rosalie Chapple, Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute.

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