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Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (AHC31416)

Course summary

This qualification enables individuals to select an indigenous land management, lands, parks, and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these. Tasks covered include: identifying plant specimens, maintaining and re-vegetating areas, controlling weeds, conducting site and park inspections, erosion and sediment control and chemical management.

Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Fees www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
  • - Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • - Horticulture
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Possible employment options include the areas of Indigenous land management, lands, parks, and wildlife or natural area management 

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

Summary
To successfully complete this course, students must complete a total of 16 units, consisting of:
2 core units and 14 elective units.
Core Units
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units - Group A
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
Elective Units - Group B
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
Elective Units - Imported
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
Study Sequence - Gladstone On-campus

Enrol as per the following order:

  1. AHCWHS301 and AHCPCM302
  2. AHCPCM303
  3. AHCCHM303, AHCCHM304 and AHCPMG301
  4. AHCPMG302
  5. AHCPCM304
  6. AHCSOL303 and AHCWRK309
  7. AHCPGD304 and AHCPGD301 
  8. AHCNAR301
  9. AHCNAR303
  10. AHCMOM304
  11. AHCPGD305
Study Sequence - Rockhampton City On-campus
Enrol as per the following order:
  1. AHCWHS301 
  2. AHCWHS301 and AHCPCM302
  3. AHCPCM303
  4. AHCCHM303, AHCCHM304 and AHCPMG301
  5. AHCPMG302
  6. AHCPCM304
  7. AHCSOL308 and AHCWRK309
  8. AHCPDG304
  9. AHCNAR301
  10. AHCNAR303
  11. AHCMOM304

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task

Course Intakes

On-campus

Timing
There are eleven course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to December.

Duration and dates
2 years full-time


Summary

This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Gladstone Marina
Classes are held weekly on Wednesday 8.00am - 3.00pm in building 601, room 1.10.  (601/1.10)

CQUniversity Rockhampton City
Classes are held weekly on Wednesday 8.00am - 3.00pm in building B, room 1.75 (B/1.75) 

Students require strong self-motivation and must attend all theory and practical classes. It is recommended students have 6 hours per week for self-paced study, 6 hours per week on campus training, 4 hours per week of practical skills training and 4 hours per week of assessment preparation.  


Online

Timing
There are eleven course intakes in 2018, available monthly from February to December.

Duration and dates
2 years full-time, 3 years part-time


Summary

This course is available to study online and students will require strong self-motivation, and sound literacy and numeracy skills.  It is recommended students have 10 hours per week for self-paced study, 12 hours per week of practical skills training and 2 hours per week of assessment preparation. Students must have access to a computer and the internet. Support for online students is available through email, phone and video-conferencing.  

Students studying online will be required to organise and undertake work experience with a suitable host employer if they’re not currently working in the industry. 

Tutoring workshops may be held from 8 am – 3 pm one Friday per month at either Emerald or Mackay City CQUniversity campus and will provide support for a range of horticulture qualifications.  Workshop dates and locations will be confirmed by the teacher on enrolment. 


For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here

Related Courses

No related course found.

Work Experience requirements

Students studying via Distance Education and who are not currently working in the Horticulture industry will be required to seek and complete work experience whilst studying, to meet practical competency requirements. 

Within the work experience environment, there must be a supervisor available who has at least 2 years’ experience in the Horticulture industry, or must hold a relevant Certificate (more information will be provided by the teacher during the initial meeting). The supervisor will be responsible for signing off on third party reports which are required for practical observations for each unit of competency. Teaching staff will provide third party reports to students as part of unit assessment requirements. 

It is not mandatory for students who are studying on-campus to complete work experience as practical requirements will be satisfied by in class activities. 

Resource Requirements

Students are required to purchase and supply their own personal protective equipment. Such items include: 
  • Steel Cap Boots
  • Safety Glasses
  • Garden gloves
  • Wide-brim hat for outdoor work
  • Appropriate clothing  long sleeve cotton shirt and cotton drill shorts or trousers for outdoor work
  • Sunscreen