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Key details

Duration

1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification is one (1) year full-time or two (2) years part-time.

Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time

Locations

Online
Not available to international students.

Course code

AHC51120

Overview

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Pest Management, Weed Management, Environmental Protection include:
>Soil Conservation Specialist
>Landcare Manager
>Land Management Unit Supervisor
>Indigenous Land Manager
>Park Ranger
>Environmental Officer (Lands, Parks and Wildlife)
>Natural Resource Manager

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.

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

On completion of this qualification, credit(s) may be available into Higher Education courses such as Environmental Science.

Fees

2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $4640.00, and for students who are not eligible is $17400.00.

VET student loans

Eligible students may access a VET Student Loan to pay for their course fees (up to capped amounts). The 2022 VET Student Loan schedule can be found here.
Determine your eligibility using the VET Student Loan Eligibility Tool on the myskills website.

 

Course information flyer(s)

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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 AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management a total of ten (10) units of competency must be completed comprising ten (10) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Course structure

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 1300.

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Elective units of competency (Select 10)
AHCBUS515 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders 120
AHCECR503 Design an ecological restoration project 200
AHCILM502 Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources 120
AHCLPW506 Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
AHCPCM510 Collect and classify plants 120
AHCPMG501 Develop a regional pest management plan 120
AHCPMG508 Develop a system to monitor and evaluate the pest management plan 100
AHCECR502 Conduct biological surveys 200
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work 60
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities 60
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1300
Students may choose up to two electives from units offered in the AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

 

 

 

 

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, 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:Online

Study Mode:Online

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
Park Ranger
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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