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.
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 is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 092528F).
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:
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.
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.
In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 from the qualification
AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management
Course information flyer(s)
CDU Domestic 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.
Please refer to https://www.cdu.edu.au/international/how-apply for information regarding international student applications.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
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 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.
Conservation and Land Management (Top End)
Conservation and Land Management (Central)
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 368-650.
|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|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40|
|AHCNAR201||Carry out natural area restoration works||40|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs||20|
|AHCPGD206||Conduct visual inspection of park facilities||20|
|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|