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AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Not available to international students.
Overview

AHC51120

Casuarina, Online

Estimated completion time: 1 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

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

This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required for skilled and paraprofessional work in conservation and ecosystem management. Workers with this qualification perform in operational managerial and/or technical positions often with specialist skills and knowledge in a range of sectors. Examples of areas of specialisation include:

  • Indigenous land management
  • ecosystem restoration, rehabilitation and renewal
  • conservation works
  • parks management and/or administration
  • wildlife management
  • marine and/or coastal management
  • water and catchment management

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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 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

Entry requirements

CDU Domestic Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

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

Accreditation

This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, 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: Casuarina, Online

Study Mode:On campus, Online

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 AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem 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 0.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency Hours
Core units of competency
  Total nominal hours for core units 0
Elective units of competency (Select 10)
Group A
AHCECR502 Conduct biological surveys 200
AHCECR503 Design an ecological restoration project 200
AHCILM502 Develop conservation strategies for cultural resources 120
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
AHCLPW506 Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
Group B
AHCBUS515 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders 120
AHCWRK502 Collect and manage data 120
BSBPMG430 Undertake project work 60
SITTPPD002 Develop interpretive activities 60
  Total nominal hours for elective units 1160-1360
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 1160-1360

 

 

Course fees

Domestic Students
2022 VET fees will be published as soon as they become available.

International Students

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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.

 

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Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

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