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Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management


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Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management – AHC31416

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Course Overview

Take your passion for land care to the next level with a Certificate III in Conservation Land Management.

You'll gain the skills and knowledge to help build a more sustainable approach to horticulture, contributing to the preservation of the natural environment and of native Australian flora.

You'll learn skills in collecting native seeds and plant specimens, and caring for a variety of vegetation types. You'll also learn to plan and implement plant establishment and nutrition programs, as well as propagation and revegetation works.

This course is delivered on campus, and can also be broken down into a series of smaller accredited short courses.

You can also undertake a dual qualification with the AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Horticulture, Weed Management, Environmental Protection or Pest Management industries in a variety of roles.

Roles you may be eligible for include:

  • Re-vegetation Worker
  • Land Rehabilitation Worker
  • Indigenous Lands Worker
  • Soil Conservation Specialist
  • National Parks Worker

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AHC40916 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - William Orr

Starts Monday 10th Feb, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Starts Monday 13th July, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Wangaratta - Tone Road

Starts Tuesday 18th Feb, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Starts Tuesday 14th July, 3 days a week, 9am - 4pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Core Units
Contribute to work health and safety processes
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Elective Units
Prepare and apply chemicals
Transport and store chemicals
Install pressurised irrigation systems
Set out site for construction works
Construct brick and block structures and features
Implement a paving project
Operate and maintain chainsaws
Operate machinery and equipment
Maintain natural areas
Implement revegetation works
Collect native seed
Pot up plants
Implement a propagation plan
Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
Implement a plant nutrition program
Provide information on plants and their culture
Identify plant specimens
Prune shrubs and small trees
Implement a plant establishment program
Perform specialist amenity pruning
Design plant displays
Control weeds
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
Prepare growing media
Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
Coordinate work site activities
Trim and cut felled trees
Operate a pole saw

Assessment methods may include:

  • Short answer questions
  • Written reports, assignments and tests
  • Simulations
  • Role plays
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Log books
  • Herbarium collections
  • Oral presentations

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It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in all practical tasks.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

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