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AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Course Details

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
Full Fee $4224 (2019)
$4480 (2020)
Subsidised Full Fee $1472 (2019)
$1568 (2020)
Subsidised Concession Fee $896 (2019)
$960 (2020)
Fee for service per unit $264 (2019)
$280 (2020)
Fee for service (International) $4480 (2020)
Fee for service per unit (International) $280 (2020)
Subsidised full fee per unit $92 (2019)
$98 (2020)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $56 (2019)
$60 (2020)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire or Apply Online
Study Area
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • Horticulture
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.
CQ University requirements are, The BKSB must be completed before attempting Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.
Students attempting online/distance Mode of study must have an organised work placement whilst undertaking this qualification as there are practical assessments to be completed by a third party SME. Students are responsible for finding their own work placement.

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

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete 2 core units
  2. Complete 14 elective units
Please select a course structure from the options below:
Online

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles leading to a Horticultural trade qualification.

This course structure is for Online/distance for students wishing to up-skill. Online delivery is self paced over and up to a 2 year period

· 1288 hours Self paced study (14 hours per week) 21 months/92 weeks

· 644 hours industry placement (7 hours per week) 21 months/92 weeks

· 322 hours Assessment preparation (3.5 hours per 1 week) 21 months/92 weeks

Total hours = 2254

  • Online
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
Core


AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group A


AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR302 Collect and preserve biological samples More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group B

AHCWRK303 - RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES is delivered to students in the workplace

AHCCHM307 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST AND DISEASES More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Other


AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

For the following units, you may choose your own order of study, while taking into account pre-requisite requirements and the unit availability.
Unit Code Unit Name
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCCHM307 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST AND DISEASES
AHCNAR302 Collect and preserve biological samples
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees

On-campus Rockhampton City

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles leading to a Horticultural trade qualification.

This course structure is for students on campus wishing to up-skill over and up to a 2 year period

· 1288 hours Self paced study (14 hours per week) 21 months/92 weeks

· 644 hours Campus training (7 hours per week) 21 months/92 weeks

· 322 hours Assessment preparation (3.5 hours per 1 week) 21 months/92 weeks

Total hours = 2254

  • On-campus
Core


AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group A


AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group B


AHCCHM307 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST AND DISEASES More Information Training.gov Details
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Other


AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 AHCWHS301 - Contribute to work health and safety processes
2 AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
2 AHCPGD301 - Implement a plant establishment program
3 AHCPCM303 - Identify plant specimens
4 AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
4 AHCCHM304 - Transport handle and store chemicals
4 AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
5 AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
6 AHCPCM304 - Report on health and condition of trees
7 AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
8 AHCPGD304 - Implement a landscape maintenance program
9 AHCNAR301 - Maintain natural areas
10 AHCNAR303 - Implement revegetation works

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCCHM307 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST AND DISEASES
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works

On-campus Gladstone

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles leading to a Horticultural trade qualification.

This course structure is for students on campus wishing to up-skill over and up to a 2 year period

· 1288 hours Self paced study (14 hours per week) 21 months/92 weeks

· 644 hours Campus training (7 hours per week) 21 months/92 weeks

· 322 hours Assessment preparation (3.5 hours per 1 week) 21 months/92 weeks

Total hours = 2254

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • On-campus
Core


AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group A


AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information Training.gov Details
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Group B


AHCCHM307 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST AND DISEASES More Information Training.gov Details
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works More Information Training.gov Details
AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures More Information Training.gov Details
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities More Information Training.gov Details
Elective Units - Other


AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning More Information Training.gov Details
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information Training.gov Details

Unit Sequence

Below is the recommended study sequence for this course. Please enrol in your units as per the following order.
Units with the same sequence number should be enrolled into at the same time.
Sequence Unit
1 AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
1 AHCWHS301 - Contribute to work health and safety processes
2 AHCPCM303 - Identify plant specimens
3 AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
3 AHCCHM304 - Transport handle and store chemicals
3 AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
4 AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
5 AHCPCM304 - Report on health and condition of trees
6 AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
7 AHCPGD304 - Implement a landscape maintenance program
7 AHCPGD301 - Implement a plant establishment program
8 AHCNAR301 - Maintain natural areas
9 AHCNAR303 - Implement revegetation works
11 AHCPGD305 - Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

The following units have no specific enrolment order and you should discuss the order of enrolment for these with your teacher.
Unit Code Unit Name
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCCHM307 PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST AND DISEASES
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections
AHCPGD303 Perform specialist amenity pruning
AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures
AHCLSC301 Set out site for construction works

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Practical Task
Third Party Verification
RPL
Course Learning Outcomes
Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
Please view the more details information for any additional information related to the intakes

Domestic 2019 Availabilities

On-campus Gladstone

On-campus

Gladstone

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

On-campus Rockhampton City

On-campus

Rockhampton City

February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time

Online

Online
February: Full Time/Part Time
March: Full Time/Part Time
April: Full Time/Part Time
May: Full Time/Part Time
June: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
July: Full Time/Part Time
August: Full Time/Part Time
September: Full Time/Part Time
October: Full Time/Part Time
November: Full Time/Part Time
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
More Details

More Details

Work Experience Requirements

Students studying Online 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