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Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management AHC31416

Overview

This program is suited to people who wish to obtain a range of technical skills in horticulture and are interested in learning how to identify plants, maintain natural areas, bushland regeneration and cultural awareness. It will suit people who are passionate about the environment, like working outdoors and have an aptitude for practical work. The classes are delivered in the purpose built 4.5 hectare horticulture facility at Bruce and excursions. Projects include water sampling and testing, GPS operations, revegetation works and erosion control.

Qualification: Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management AHC31416
Program No: C3-BE32
Campus: CIT Bruce 
Duration: 4 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) plus practical experience and/or application in the workplace.
Likely Job Outcome: Indigenous lands worker, national parks worker, revegetation worker, environmental rehabilitation worker.
Application Type: Public; Australian Apprentice-Trainee
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Additional Information

You will be required to wear relevant work PPE during practical outdoor work at CIT.
Including:
- Protective boots
- Sun smart wear including a hat and gloves

Entry Requirements / How to Apply

You must
- have an ACT Year 10 Certificate or equivalent

If you are entering this program as an Apprentice under the Australian Apprenticeships arrangements, you must be employed in the industry and you must register with an Apprentice Network Provider (ANP) prior to enrolment.

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Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework levels of at least 2 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your program of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this program. See below to check your literacy skills. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with a lower level program, or enrol in the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways (FSK10213) to develop your literacy skills. Please visit Education and Community or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at infoline@cit.edu.au.


Subject Information

Core - complete all 2 subjects

  • AHCWHS301  Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS254
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
      This unit is applicable to individuals. They typically work within clear reporting lines and procedures.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures and work health and safety and other relevant legislation and codes.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCWRK309  Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: HORT1345
      Cost: $100.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable work practices.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others.
      Work routines meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, environmental sustainability, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Electives - complete all 14 subjects

  • SITTGDE001  Interpret aspects of local australian indigenous culture
    • CIT Code: ATSI105
      Cost: $200.00
      Description:

      This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to share information about a specific local Australian Indigenous culture. It is this localised focus that distinguishes this unit from SITTGDE007 Research and share information on Australian Indigenous cultures.
      The unit recognises that there is no single Australian Indigenous culture and emphasises the importance of local cultural knowledge, appropriate behaviour and local community consultation.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCNAR301  Maintain natural areas
    • CIT Code: CNSV142
      Cost: $210.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain natural areas.
      This unit applies to workers on land management projects who carry out the maintenance of natural areas.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCNAR303  Implement revegetation works
    • CIT Code: CNSV141
      Cost: $210.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement revegetation works in natural restoration areas.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCSAW302  Implement erosion and sediment control measures
    • CIT Code: ENVI203
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to construct, install and maintain a range of measures specified on erosion and sediment control plans.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLPW304  Carry out inspection of designated area
    • CIT Code: HORT822
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out an inspection of a designated area.
      All work is undertaken in accordance with statutory and local authority requirements.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLPW306  Undertake sampling and testing of water
    • CIT Code: HORT1029
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and carry out sampling and testing of water quality as part of a monitoring program.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCINF303  Plan and construct conventional fencing
    • CIT Code: HORT1009
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and construct conventional fencing.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPMG301  Control weeds
    • CIT Code: HORT642
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities.
      This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture or land management-based enterprises who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations using cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM303  Prepare and apply chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT643
      Cost: $140.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCCHM304  Transport and store chemicals
    • CIT Code: HORT644
      Cost: $100.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors.
      This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCFAU201  Recognise fauna
    • CIT Code: HORT982
      Cost: $80.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and record fauna that are commonly encountered when undertaking agricultural, horticultural and land management activities.
      This unit applies to supervised workers in land management projects.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC304  Erect timber structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT663
      Cost: $120.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to erect timber structures and features as a component of landscape project works.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCMOM305  Operate specialised machinery and equipment
    • CIT Code: HORT664
      Cost: $120.00
      Description:

      This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to operate specialised machinery and equipment.
      All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety requirements manufacturer’s specifications and sustainability practices.
      This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM303  Identify plant specimens
    • CIT Code: HORT1168
      Cost: $160.00
      Description: 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.
      Prerequisites: Nil

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More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email infoline@cit.edu.au