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AHC31421 - Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Are you passionate about the conservation of our land? By studying this course you will learn how to preserve and protect mother nature.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

Mixed Mode

DURATION

There are multiple durations. Please refer to Course Structure below.

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Mixed Mode, Rockhampton

UNITS/CREDITS

16 units

JOB PROSPECTS

 The qualification provides for work roles encompassing a broad range of skills, or can be focussed on one or more specialisations, including: Indigenous land management Ecological restoration Land, parks and wildlife management Pest controller Conservation earthworks Marine Fire Mined land rehabilitation

This qualification provides the skills, theoretical and practical knowledge for work or further learning in the conservation and ecosystem management industry. Individuals with this qualification perform a range of conservation and ecosystem management activities including, site restoration, rehabilitation, renewal and management of the rural/natural landscapes, degraded sites and marine environments. They contribute to the preservation and maintenance of wildlife and their habitat in the natural ecosystem, parks and reserves. Activities frequently involve working with and preservation of indigenous culture and heritage resources.

Stream choices:

CQUniversity is offering three (3) different streams choices (Standard, Nursery and Parks) under this qualification. Each stream offers a different choice of units that are better suited to specific industries. Students will need to select one (1) stream on admission. If students are currently working in industry, before choosing a stream, it is strongly recommended they consult with their employer to determine the most suitable steam choice.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Standard stream

Duration:

Up to 2 years 


Cluster 1
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM204Recognise plants
AHCPMG301Control weeds
Cluster 2
AHCSAW202Recognise landforms and soil types
AHCECR309Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
Cluster 3
AHCECR301Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCWRK305Coordinate work site activities
AHCECR302Collect and preserve biological samples
AHCECR305Collect Native Seed
Cluster 4
AHCECR311Implement ecosystem reconstruction works
AHCSAW304Implement erosion and sediment control measures
Cluster 5
AHCPGD307Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPCM307Report on health and condition of trees
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Nursery Stream

Duration:

Up to 2 years 


Cluster 1
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM204Recognise plants
AHCPMG301Control weeds
Cluster 2
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCECR309Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
Cluster 3
AHCECR301Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment
AHCECR302Collect and preserve biological samples
AHCECR305Collect Native Seed
Cluster 4
AHCECR311Implement ecosystem reconstruction works
AHCNSY313Implement a propagation plan
Cluster 5
AHCNSY308Maintain nursery plants
AHCPCM307Report on health and condition of trees
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Parks Stream

Duration:

Up to 2 years 


Cluster 1
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPMG301Control weeds
Cluster 2
AHCSAW202Recognise landforms and soil types
AHCECR309Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
Cluster 3
AHCECR301Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment
AHCWRK303Respond to emergencies
AHCPGD311Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
Cluster 4
AHCECR311Implement ecosystem reconstruction works
AHCLSC311Set out site for construction works
Cluster 5
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPCM307Report on health and condition of trees
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Standard stream

2022 AugustBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2022 OctoberBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 FebruaryBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 AprilBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 JulyBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 OctoberBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Nursery Stream

2022 AugustBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2022 OctoberBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 FebruaryBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 AprilBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 JulyBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 OctoberBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton

Parks Stream

2022 AugustBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2022 OctoberBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 FebruaryBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 AprilBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 JulyBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
2023 OctoberBundaberg, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

There are no current Training Package entry requirements into this qualification.

Completion of the bksb (basic key skills builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Students studying via online/distance mode of study must have work placement organised and be supervised by a suitably qualified Subject Matter Expert (SME) while undertaking this qualification due to the practical assessments required for competency. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement.

 The qualification provides for work roles encompassing a broad range of skills, or can be focussed on one or more specialisations, including:

  • Indigenous land management
  • Ecological restoration
  • Land, parks and wildlife management
  • Pest controller
  • Conservation earthworks
  • Marine
  • Fire
  • Mined land rehabilitation

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Fee for service$5,040.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee$1,776.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee$1,088.00 (2022)
Fee for service per unit$315.00 (2022)
Subsidised full fee per unit$111.00 (2022)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$68.00 (2022)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$50.90 (2022)
JobTrainer$0
JobTrainer fee per unit$0
Fee for service$5,248.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee$2,352.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee$1,712.00 (2023)
Fee for service per unit$328.00 (2023)
Subsidised full fee per unit$147.00 (2023)
Subsidised concession fee per unit$107.00 (2023)
TAFE Priority Skills Fund/Training Program fee per unit$80.20 (2023)
JobTrainer$0
JobTrainer fee per unit$0

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86.

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