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.
* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time
This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in the conservation and land management industry.
The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.
This qualification is suitable for Apprenticeships.
This qualification may also be available by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Workplace Assessment (WPA).
This qualification is available to international students (CRICOS Course No. 092554D).
Based on course nominal hours of between 688- 1100 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,339.20 $3,740.00
Domestic Full Fees: : $11,696.00 - $18,700.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.
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.
You can find a list of International fees and payments you can expect to pay as part of your studies in Australia.
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 Horticulture, Weed Management, Environmental Protection, Pest Management include:
- Revegetation Worker
- Land Rehabilitation Worker
- Indigenous Lands Worker
- Soil Conservation Specialist
- National Parks Worker
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 email@example.com.
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
AHC40916 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
Course information flyer(s)
CDU Domestic Entry Requirements
- Complete AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or a relevant qualification; or
- Be employed within the conservation industry; and
- Complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine 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.
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: On campus, workplace assessment
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)
Agriculture and Rural Operations (Top End)
Conservation and Land Management (Central)
To achieve a CERTIFICATE III IN CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT a total of SIXTEEN (16) units of competency must be completed comprising TWO (2) Core and FOURTEEN (14) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 688 - 1100.
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50|
|Total nominal hours for core units||100|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP A|
|AHCNAR301||Maintain natural areas||80|
|AHCNAR303||Implement revegetation works||80|
|AHCNAR305||Collect native seed||40|
|AHCPMG307||Apply animal trapping techniques||40|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP B|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals||70|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50|
|AHCLSC301||Set out site for construction work||50|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens||80|
|AHCPGD305||Conduct operational inspection of park facilities||70|
|BSBITU306||Design and produce business documents||80|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - UNNAMED|
Operate side by side utility vehicles
|AHCMOM212||Operate quad bikes||60|
|Total nominal hours for elective units||588-1000|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||688 -1100|