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Key details

Duration

0.5 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Casuarina
Not available to international students.

Course code

AHC21020

Overview

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for work in a defined context and/or for further study in conservation and ecosystem management. Work would be carried out under general guidance and supervision.

The qualification enables individuals to select and develop basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge in conservation and ecosystem management for Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife services and the restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Pest Management, Weed Management, Environmental Protection, Horticulture include:
>Lands
>Parks and Wildlife Officer,
>Pest Management Assistant (Feral Animals)
>Conservation Earthworks Trainee
>Landcare Assistant
>Conservation Project Assistant
>Conservation Earthworks Assistant
>Indigenous Land Management Assistant

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill 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.

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $582 - $780.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $5220.00 - $7800.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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Why study at CDU?

Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve a AHC21020  Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem 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.

Course structure

Full-time Students (excl. Apprentice/Trainee) should undertake the following unit sequence. 
The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 460 - 520.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes20
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
 Total nominal hours for core units40
Elective units of competency (Select 13)
Group A (Select at least 4)
AHCECR203Perform basic ecological restoration works40
AHCFAU202Recognise fauna40
AHCPCM204Recognise plants40
AHCPGD206Conduct visual inspection of park facilities20
AHCPMG201Treat weeds40
Group B and Unnamed Electives
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs20
AHCMOM202Operate tractors40
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment20
AHCMOM213Operate and maintain chainsaws40
AHCSOL203Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing30
AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision30
FWPCOT3259Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads40
FWPCOT3260Recover four wheel drive vehicles20
FWPFGM3215Perform complex 4x4 operations80
 Total nominal hours for elective units420 - 480
 Total nominal hours for the qualification460 - 520

Apprentices and Trainees should undertake the following unit sequence:
The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 388 - 508.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
Core units of competency
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes20
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices20
 Total nominal hours for core units40
Elective units of competency (Select 13)
Group A (Select at least 4)
AHCBIO203Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity20
AHCECR203Perform basic ecological restoration works40
AHCECR305Collect native seed40
AHCFAU202Recognise fauna40
AHCFIR202Assist with planned burning50
AHCILM203Record information about Country40
AHCPCM204Recognise plants40
AHCPGD206Conduct visual inspection of park facilities20
AHCPMG307Apply animal trapping techniques40
AHCPMG201Treat weeds40
AHCWRK205Participate in workplace communications30
PUAFIR210Prevent Injury8
PUAFIR204Respond to wildfire60
Group B and Unnamed Electives
AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision30
AHCLSC201Assist with landscape construction work30
AHCMOM202Operate tractors40
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment20
AHCMOM204Undertake operational maintenance of machinery30
AHCMOM213Operate and maintain chainsaws40
AHCMOM217Operate quad bikes60
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs20
FWPCOT3259Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads40
FWPCOT3260Recover four wheel drive vehicles20
FWPFGM3215Perform complex 4x4 operations80
 Total nominal hours for elective units348 - 468
 Total nominal hours for the qualification388 - 508

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details

Accreditation

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

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

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

Study Mode: Face-to-face

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

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Irrigation Assistant
Area of study
Conservation and Land Management, Science, Environmental Science and Management

Contact details

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

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