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Vocational Education & Training

AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

2020

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Overview

Casuarina, Remote

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers Nec

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in conservation and land management. Work would be carried out under general guidance and supervision.

The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships, VET in Secondary Schools (VSS) or School-based Apprenticeships (SBA).

This qualification may be available by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Workplace Assessment (WPA).

International Students

This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 092528F).

Refer to http://www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses for course and fee information.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Weed Management, Pest Management, Horticulture, Environmental Protection include:

  • Conservation Earthworks Trainee
  • Pest Management Assistant (Feral Animals)
  • Landcare Assistant
  • Lands, Parks and Wildlife Officer
  • Indigenous Land Management Assistant

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:

  • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
  • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
  • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

 

Pathways from the qualification

AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements

Domestic students, there are no eligibility or entry requirements for this course; however, students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

International Students

Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 368- 650 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,251.20 - $2,210.00
Domestic Full Fees: $6,256.00 - $11,050.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2019 VET Fees.
2020: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published as soon as it is available.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available 2019 VET Fees VET Tuition Fees for 2019 will be charged at $3.20 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2020: Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published as soon as it is available.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

International Students

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2020 is AUD $7,600.00.
These fees are subject to annual increases each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

CDU offers a number of scholarships to international students to assist with the cost of study.

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Away from base

    AFB: This is an approved Away From Base (AFB) 'mixed-mode' course.For further information about AFB see www.cdu.edu.au/afb

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Casuarina, Remote

    Study Mode: Internal, Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Conservation and Land Management (Top End)
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: 08 8946 7830
Email: vet.clm@cdu.edu.au

Conservation and Land Management (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)

Email: vet.clm.central@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE II IN CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed comprising TWO (2) Core and THIRTEEN (13) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 368-650.

The total nominal hours for this qualification will vary depending on the elective units selected.

CASUARINA

Code Module/Unit of Competency  
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWHS201 Participate in workplace health and safety processes 20
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
Total nominal hours for core units 40
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP A & B
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision 30
AHCFAU201 Recognise fauna 40
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 20
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 60
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
AHCNAR201 Carry out natural area restoration works 40
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants 40
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs 20
AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities 20
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 30
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications 20
FWPCOT3259 Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads 40
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - UNNAMED- Maximum of 3 units
FWPFGM3215 Perform complex 4x4 operations 80
  Total nominal hours for elective units 328-610
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 368-650

 

Everything you need to know to get started

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