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0.5 year/s

This program is delivered over a 20 week period. Duration will vary depending upon how long a student takes to reach the required competency level. Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

* - Student Visa holders must study internally full time


Not available to international students.

Course code



This course helps students learn the process of collecting and identifying plants using taxonomic keys. They also preserve plant specimens and learn the standards required to collect plant specimens, including information on plant location, characteristics and occurrence of specimens at the point of collection; clean, preserve, mount and label plant specimens; use a plant key to identify plants against the botanical description of the species; label preserved specimens.

This is an online course and students engage through Learnline, which is CDU's premier Learning Management Systems.

Credit transfers and advanced standing

Skill recognition

Skills recognition is not applicable to this course. CDU's short courses are highly targeted courses designed to help you improve a specific skill. They will help you improve your career prospects, maintain currency in your field, or allow you to try out something completely new.


VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.


2022 Course fee for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place is $480.00, and for students who are not eligible is $1,800.00.

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
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  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster

What will I study?

To achieve the vocational training program VTP392 Collect and Classify Plants a total of one (1) unit of competency must be completed as listed below.

Course structure

Students will be issued with a Statement of Attainment upon successful completion.

The total Nominal Hours for this training program is 120.

CodeModule/Unit of CompetencyHours
AHCPCM510Collect and classify plants120
 Total nominal hours for the training program120


Entry requirements

Admission criteria

Students must have access to a workplace setting or environment that accurately represents workplace conditions. People who collect specimens for work do so in a wide variety of natural and artificial settings including national parks, reserves, agricultural land, and gardens.

Students will need to demonstrate an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills to undertake
this program. To ensure you have the right skills and support to succeed in your course, a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LL&N) evaluation helps identify any areas where you may need additional support to help you achieve your goals.

Essential requirements

English language requirements

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Course details


This is a non-award course and a Statement of Attainment will be issued for nationally recognised units of competency successfully completed.

VET for secondary schools

VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

Select VSS for more detail about this program.

Location and study mode

Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

Locations: Online

Study Mode: Online

Additional information

Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
Occupation types
Park Ranger
Area of study
Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management, Science, Environmental Science and Management

Contact details Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply direct to CDU

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.


You will need 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 to help you apply

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


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