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Vocational Education & Training

AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Overview

AHC51116

092605J

Online

Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s

In 2021 this course will be delivered over a period of 1 to 2 years self-paced. 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
Park Ranger
Area of study
Conservation and Land Management
Science, Environmental Science and Management

The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management reflects the role of personnel working in management positions with technical level skills in conservation and land management roles.

International Students
This qualification is available to international students at Casuarina campus (CRICOS Course No. 092605J).

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as environmental protection include:

>lands
>parks and wildlife manager
>senior ranger

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 />

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

Further training pathways from this qualification include but are not limited to Diploma of Science, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Environmental Science. On completion of this qualification credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses.

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

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

  • Certificate IV level qualification; or
  • Completed 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/future-students/entry-requirements#vet

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

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: Online

Study Mode: Online

Contact details

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

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 1060 - 1220 depending on the elective units selected.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Elective Units of Competency
Semester 1
AHCLPW404 Produce maps for land management purposes 120
AHCNRM507 Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems 40
AHCNAR502 Conduct biological surveys 200
AHCWRK502 Collect and manage data 120
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports 60
Semester 2
AHCILM502 Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources 120
AHCLPW501 Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants 120
AHCPMG507 Develop a regional pest management plan 120
AHCPMG508 Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan 100
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 1060 - 1220
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1060 - 1220

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2021 Indicative fees for this course:
VET Tuition Fees: $3,710.00 (for students who are eligible and receive an NT domestic subsidised place); or
Domestic Full Fees: $15,000.00 (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.

VET Student Loans (VSL) for new students commencing in 2021 may be available. For more information about VET Student Loans, please visit www.cdu.edu.au/vocational-education-training/current-vet-students/vet-student-loans.

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 student loans

VET Student Loans replaced VET FEE-HELP from 1 January, 2017.
Students commencing in 2021 should refer to VET Student Loans. The VET Student Loan schedule for 2021 can be found here.

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.