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 $3984 (2018)
$4224 (2019)
Subsidised Full Fee $1376 (2018)
$1472 (2019)
Subsidised Concession Fee $832 (2018)
$896 (2019)
Fee for service per unit $264 (2019)
Subsidised full fee per unit $92 (2019)
Subsidised concession fee per unit $56 (2019)
For detailed information on Course Fees, visit www.cqu.edu.au/fees
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • Science and Environment
  • Apprenticeships, Trades & Training
Skill Area
  • Horticulture
AQF Level Level 3: Certificate III

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

1. Students will receive a Result of Assessment within 21 days of completion of each unit/module or within 21 days of the ‘close of study’ date.
2. Students who successfully complete all required units/modules will receive their qualification and an Academic Statement itemising all units/modules successfully completed.
3. Following receipt of written advice from the student (or teacher) that the student does not intend to complete the full course, the student will be issued with a Statement of Attainment listing all units/modules successfully completed.

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

2 years full-time, 3 years part-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • Mixed Mode
  • Online
Core
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information
Elective Units - Group A
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information
Elective Units - Group B
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment More Information
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens More Information
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities More Information
Elective Units - Group C
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas More Information
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information

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
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
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
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees

On-campus Rockhampton City

2 years full-time

  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • On-campus
Core
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information
Elective Units - Group A
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information
Elective Units - Group B
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities More Information
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens More Information
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment More Information
Elective Units - Imported
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas More Information

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 AHCPGD301 - Implement a plant establishment program
2 AHCPCM302 - Provide information on plants and their culture
3 AHCPCM303 - Identify plant specimens
4 AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
4 AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
4 AHCCHM304 - Transport handle and store chemicals
5 AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
6 AHCPCM304 - Report on health and condition of trees
7 AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
7 AHCSOL303 - Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
8 AHCPGD304 - Implement a landscape maintenance program
9 AHCNAR301 - Maintain natural areas
10 AHCNAR303 - Implement revegetation works
11 AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment

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
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

On-campus Gladstone

2 years full-time
  • RPL/RCC/Credit
  • Employer Based (VET Providers Only)
  • On-campus
Core
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes More Information
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices More Information
Elective Units - Group A
AHCPMG301 Control weeds More Information
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders More Information
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas More Information
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works More Information
Elective Units - Group B
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture More Information
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens More Information
AHCCHM304 Transport handle and store chemicals More Information
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals More Information
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program More Information
AHCPGD304 Implement a landscape maintenance program More Information
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment More Information
AHCPGD305 Conduct operational inspection of park facilities More Information
Elective Units - Imported
AHCPCM304 Report on health and condition of trees More Information
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas More Information

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 AHCPMG301 - Control weeds
3 AHCCHM304 - Transport handle and store chemicals
3 AHCCHM303 - Prepare and apply chemicals
4 AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
5 AHCPCM304 - Report on health and condition of trees
6 AHCWRK309 - Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
6 AHCSOL303 - Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
7 AHCPGD301 - Implement a plant establishment program
7 AHCPGD304 - Implement a landscape maintenance program
8 AHCNAR301 - Maintain natural areas
9 AHCNAR303 - Implement revegetation works
10 AHCMOM304 - Operate machinery and equipment
11 AHCPGD305 - Conduct operational inspection of park facilities


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
For individual class days and times for each intake please check the TAFE Timetable located here
2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

On-campus

There are eleven course intakes for 2018, available monthly from February to December.
2 years full-time
This course is available to study on-campus at the following locations:

CQUniversity Gladstone Marina
Classes are held weekly on Tuesday or Thursday 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

There are eleven course intakes in 2018, available monthly from February to December.
2 years full-time, 3 years part-time
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
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