Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Gain the skills to create a career protecting our environment. This is the perfect way to learn about all areas of conservation and land management.
Location
Ballarat - Gillies St
Qualification Code
AHC31416
Length
1 year on campus as a general student or a 2 year traineeship
Commences
Semester 1

Gain the skills to create a career protecting our environment. This is the perfect way to learn about all areas of conservation and land management. You'll choose from electives like recognising fauna, surveying pests and operating chainsaws while also learning the important core skills like workplace safety and environmentally sustainable work practices. Then, you can take the next step in your career in roles like community field officer, wildlife officer, weeds operator and more.

This skills based certificate can be taken as part of a traineeship agreement or as an on-campus student if you’re not a trainee.

 


 

  • Community field officer
  • Field operator
  • Project officer
  • Vertebrate pest officer
  • Weeds operator
  • Wildlife and parks field officer

Successful completion of this program will give you the opportunity to pursue a career within the different sectors of the conservation and land management industry as a wildlife and parks field officer, field operator, vertebrate pest officer or weeds operator.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS
AHCCHM303, 70 credit points
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304, 50 credit points
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307, 70 credit points
RECOGNISE FAUNA
AHCFAU201, 40 credit points
PLAN AND CONSTRUCT CONVENTIONAL FENCING
AHCINF303, 60 credit points
OPERATE QUAD BIKES
AHCMOM212, 60 credit points
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213, 40 credit points
OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM304, 40 credit points
MAINTAIN NATURAL AREAS
AHCNAR301, 80 credit points
IMPLEMENT REVEGETATION WORKS
AHCNAR303, 80 credit points
COLLECT NATIVE SEED
AHCNAR305, 40 credit points
IDENTIFY PLANT SPECIMENS
AHCPCM303, 80 credit points
CONTROL WEEDS
AHCPMG301, 70 credit points
SURVEY PESTS
AHCPMG305, 70 credit points
CONDUCT SITE INSPECTIONS
AHCWRK311, 80 credit points
DESIGN AND PRODUCE BUSINESS DOCUMENTS
BSBITU306, 80 credit points
NAVIGATE IN REMOTE OR TRACKLESS AREAS
FWPCOT3202, 80 credit points

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLM

National course code: AHC31416

Entry requirements (year 12)

Trainees will need to be employed with a signed agreement.

There are no formal entry requirements for non-traineeship students.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

This program may be undertaken as a traineeship by people employed within the industry who have a signed training agreement.

18 hours per week, full-time

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

Other study costs

You will need to supply:

  • Safety boots

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Sharon Cini