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Vocational Education & Training

AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Overview

AHC21016

092528F

Casuarina, Remote

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a period of 6 months to 2 years. The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the type of delivery, location, study mode and units selected. 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
Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers Nec
Area of study
Conservation and Land Management
Science, Environmental Science and Management

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.

International Students

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

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 and 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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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. <br />

Pathways from the qualification

AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Entry requirements

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.

International Students

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

All VET International applicants are required to meet the English language proficiency for their chosen course of study.

The minimum English language requirement for this course is met by either undertaking previous education in an English-speaking country or undertaking one of the following English language tests and obtaining the minimum requirements listed below.

IELTS Academic Module A minimum overall score of 5.5 with no band less than 5.0.
Cambridge Advanced English (CAE) A minimum overall score of 165.
Common European Framework Certificate of English Proficiency  
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic module A minimum overall score of 42 with no less than 36 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
TOEFL Internet-based Test (iBT) A minimum overall score of 46 with a minimum writing score of 21.

* All tests are valid for two years from the date of the test to the date of commencement at CDU, unless otherwise specified.
* Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) English language requirements for student visa applications.

Do you have a question regarding English requirements at CDU? Please email: international@cdu.edu.au.

Accreditation

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

Additional information

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: On campus, workplace assessment

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

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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 570.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
AHCFIR201 Assist with prescribed burning 50
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 60
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 20
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery 30
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
AHCNAR201 Carry out natural area restoration works 40
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants 40
AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities 20
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40
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 530
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 570

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2021 Indicative fees for this course:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,960.00 (for students who are eligible and receive an NT domestic subsidised place); or
Domestic Full Fees: $9,520.00 (for domestic full fee places).
Fees will vary according to your choice of units.

Please note: a limited number of NT Government subsidy places are available for eligible NT domestic students so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2021: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.
2022: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

VET tuition fees

NT Government subsidised places are available for this course.
2021: VET Tuition Fees for 2021 will be charged at $3.50 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2021 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents will be published in the 2021 VET Student Guide or VET Fees.
2022: VET Tuition Fees for 2022 will be published no later than 1 December 2021.

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 total course tuition fee for commencing students in 2021 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.

Everything you need to know to get started

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

Everything you need to get apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.