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Vocational Education & Training

AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

2019

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Overview

Casuarina, Remote, Online

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
Park Ranger

The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management allows you to develop the skills required of personnel working in management positions with technical ability in land management roles.

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. 092605J).
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, Environmental Protection include:

  • Indigenous Land Manager
  • Park Ranger
  • Landcare Manager
  • Soil Conservation Specialist
  • Land Management Unit Supervisor
  • Environmental Officer (Lands, Parks and Wildlife)
  • Natural Resource Manager

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

  • Diploma of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • .

On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses at CDU.

Entry requirements

CDU Entry Requirements - 2019

To gain entry into AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management candidates require:

  • Certificate IV level qualification; or
  • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy (LLN)
    assessment to determine support requirements; or
  • Have an Australian Year 12 certificate
  • CDU recommends that students:

  • Complete AHC40916 Certificate IV in Conservation and
    Land Management or have experience in the conservation
    industry.

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 1240 hours, approximate 2019 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,968.00
Domestic Full Fees: $15,000.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
International Fees: $7,600.00

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.

VET student loans

VET Student Loans replaced VET FEE-HELP from 1 January, 2017.
Students commencing in 2019 should refer to VET Student Loans. The VET Student Loan schedule for 2019 can be found here.

International Students

International tuition Fees

The annual tuition fee for commencing students in 2019 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.

  • 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, Online

    Study Mode: Internal, External, 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 DIPLOMA OF CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT a total of TEN (10) units of competency must be completed comprising ZERO (0) Core and TEN (10) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 1240.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency

Hours

ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCILM501 Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources 200
AHCILM502 Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources 120
AHCLPW501 Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
AHCNAR502 Conduct biological surveys 200
AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants 120
AHCNRM507 Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems 40
AHCWRK502 Collect and manage data 120
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports 60
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities 60
AHCLPW404 Produce maps for land management purposes 120
  Total nominal hours for elective units 1240
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1240

 

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

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Admission requirements for domestic students

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There is no application fee when you apply online.

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