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Certificate III in Conservation & Land Management

AHC31410

  • Study this Certificate III in Conservation & Land Management (AHC31410) online & when it suits you
  • Get your skills recognised & improve your career prospects
  • Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Horticulture

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Park Ranger
  • Indigenous Land Managemer
  • Parks and Wildlife Manager
  • Natural Area Managemer
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.
Endorsed by the Australian Institute of Horticulture.

Prerequisites

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or previous experience + access to suitable bushland

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 12 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Written assignments & online tests
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

Many OTEN courses are VET FEE-HELP approved so you can study now and pay later.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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The cost of a course can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

To work out how much this course would cost you,
contact a SEEK Learning consultant.

Prerequisites

  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or demonstrated experience in the industry

You will also need:

  • Regular access to bushland you can manage and conserve

What you'll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • Identify hazards and control risk
  • Implement sustainable work practices
  • Document environmental changes and trends
  • Construct a plant database
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Inspect vegetation and soil types

Course structure

16 units

Core units

  1. AHCNAR201A - Carry out natural area restoration


    This unit covers the process of carrying out natural area restoration work and defines the standard required to:

    • establish the task and site with supervisor by referring to a revegetation plan
    • carry out weed removal and ground preparation as part of a team
    • transport tools, plants and planting materials to the site
    • carry out planting and regeneration techniques and protect the restored area
    • remove any waste
  2. FPIFGM2201B - Collect seed


    This unit describes the outcomes required to collect, treat and store seed. Compliance with licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may be required in various jurisdictions.

  3. AHCWRK311A - Conduct site inspections


    This unit covers the process of undertaking a site inspection and defines the standard required to:

    • verify details of the location, ownership, orientation and boundaries of a site
    • observe and record site information details and features
    • inspect vegetation and soil types, health, condition and location
    • carry out a site inspection
    • develop and document a site inspection report and/or a base plan
  4. AHCOHS301A - Contribute to WHS processes


    This unit covers the process of carrying out enterprise Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) policies and procedures and defines the standard required to:

    • work in accordance with workplace procedures in hazard identification and risk control
    • procedures in hazard identification and risk control
    • carry out safe practices during work operations
    • participate in arrangements for maintaining the health and safety of all people in the workplace
  5. AHCPMG301A - Control weeds


    This unit covers the process of controlling plant pests, diseases and disorders taking into consideration Integrated Pest Management(IPM) options and defines the standard required to:

    • identify a range of pests, diseases and disorders, and beneficial organisms
    • assess damage or threat to plants
    • select pest and disease controls and timing of operations
    • prepare and calibrate equipment
    • apply a range of pest and disease control methods and keep records
    • monitor the effectiveness of controls
  6. AHCWRK305A - Co-ordinate work-site activities


    This unit covers the process of coordinating work site activities for small-scale projects and defines the standard required to:

    • prepare and plan worksite activities
    • identify and allocate resources required
    • schedule activities and allocate tasks and responsibilities
    • use communication and team supervision strategies
    • monitor activities and record costs and production levels
    • convey issues and suggested improvements to management
  7. AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil or growing media


    This unit covers the process of determining the basic properties of soil or soil-less growing media and defines the standard required to:

    • undertake basic soil/media analysis descriptive tests for soil texture, salinity and pH
    • use basic proprietary soil testing equipment for testing pH and salinity
    • determine basic soil structure with a view to using soil structure ameliorants
  8. AHCPCM303A - Identify plant specimens


    This unit covers the process of identifying an unknown plant specimen and defines the standard required to:

    • capture relevant morphological features of a plant, record qualitative and quantitative data
    • use comparative techniques to define progress towards identification
    • use indications of health, environmental influences and location to assist identification
    • construct a plant database
    • document a report of the identification process
    • name unknown plant specimens
  9. AHCWRK313A - Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    This unit covers the:

    • performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness
    • ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and Work health and Safety (WHS) guidelines
  10. AHCNAR303A - Implement revegetation works


    This unit covers the process of implementing revegetation works and defines the standard required to:

    • prepare the site for revegetation works
    • conduct a site hazard identification and risk control assessment
    • recognise and treat plant diseases on a revegetation site
    • treat weeds and competing plants
    • carry out revegetation works; and clean and maintain the revegetated site
  11. AHCNAR301A - Maintain natural areas


    This unit covers the process of maintaining natural areas and defines the standard required to:

    • prepare to carry out maintenance activities
    • consult with stakeholders, including traditional owners
    • carry out agreed maintenance works
    • make good the site and remove surplus materials and waste
    • report on completion of activities
  12. AHCCHM303A - Prepare & apply chemicals


    This unit covers the process of preparing and applying chemicals and defines the standard required to:

    • assess the need for chemical use
    • comply with safety, chemical label and MSDS requirements
    • prepare an application/spray plan
    • prepare and apply chemicals
    • calibrate application equipment and maintain chemical records
  13. AHCPCM302A - Provide information on plants & their culture


    This unit covers the process of providing information to clients and others about plants and their cultural requirements and defines the standard required to:

    • confirm client brief and request for information
    • consider the growing environment (soil, climate and aspect, pests and diseases, and weed competition)
    • develop product knowledge through in-house and online sources
    • incorporate client aims and preferences into developing options for plantings
    • determine the optimal solution for the client needs
    • provide recommendations on plants, plantings and/or plant treatments, with supporting information to the client
  14. AHCPCM201A - Recognise plants


    This unit covers the process of recognising plants that are commonly encountered in horticulture or land management situations and defines the standard required to:

    • inspect and research enterprise plants
    • observe and record the habits, characteristics and significant features of plants
    • use available processes to recognise plants
    • update a plant reference collection
  15. AHCILM203A - Record information about country


    This unit covers the process of recording information and knowledge on country from both an Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspective and defines the standard required to:

    • record details of plant and animal species
    • collate information on indigenous culture and history for country
    • document environmental changes and trends
    • collect and use information according to community guidelines and protocols
  16. AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle & store chemicals


    This unit covers the process of transporting, handling and storing chemicals safely and identifies the standard required to:

    • correctly maintain and use personal protective equipment (PPE) according to label
    • follow emergency procedures for chemical spillage
    • follow legislative requirements for the safe transport of chemicals
    • maintain storage area and chemical manifest

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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