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AHC40916 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

2020

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Overview

AHC40916

092573A

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.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Agricultural Technicians

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the conservation and land management industry.

This qualification enables a selection of units from indigenous land management, natural area restoration, conservation earthworks or lands, parks and wildlife to create a general qualification as a job focus.

International Students

This qualification is available to international students at Casuarina campus (CRICOS Course No. 092573A).

Career opportunities

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

  • National Parks Worker
  • Landcare Supervisor
  • Senior Conservation Worker
  • Weed Management Supervisor
  • Lands, Parks and Wildlife Supervisor
  • Indigenous Land Management Supervisor
  • Pest Control Supervisor (Feral Animals)
  • Community Coordinator (Conservation)
  • Soil Conservation Specialist 

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.

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Pathways from the qualification
AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

  • Complete AHC31416 Certificate III 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.

International Students

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

    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.

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 IV IN CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT a total of TWELVE (12) units of competency must be completed comprising ONE (1) Core and ELEVEN (11) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 648-1050.

Other electives of this qualification may be available therefore the range of Nominal hours may vary.
Contact the team for further details.

CASUARINA 

Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWHS401
Maintain work health and safety processes
70
 
Total nominal hours for core units
70
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCBUS407
Cost a project
50
AHCCCF402
Report on project
60
AHCLPW405
Monitor biodiversity
100
AHCNAR401 Supervise natural area restoration works 50
AHCNAR402
Plan the implementation of revegetation works
80
AHCNRM507 Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems 40
AHCPMG412
Develop a pest management plan
90
AHCPMG413
Define the pest problem
100
AHCPMG507
Develop a regional Pest management plan
120
AHCWRK402 Provide information on issues and policies 60
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities 60
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
648-1050
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
648-1050

 

 

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
Based on course nominal hours of between 778 - 1020 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,645.20 - $3,468.00
Domestic Full Fees: $13,226.00 - $17,340.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2020: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.

VET tuition fees

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.

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.

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.

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