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Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC31420

Overview

This course is designed for those who are interested in horticulture and learning to identify plants, land and ecosystem regeneration, and creating cultural awareness on native flora and fauna.

The course will cover a range of skills and knowledge including:

- Water sampling and testing
- Revegetation works
- Operation of specialised machinery and equipment
- Erosion and weed control
- Plant and Fauna recognition in the field
- Indigenous cultural understanding
- Interpreting topographical maps and recognising landform

Classes are delivered in the purpose built 4 1/2 hectare horticulture facility at Bruce and will encompass offsite excursions and field work.

This will suit you if you enjoy working outdoors and are passionate about our environment, you should have an aptitude for practical work and open to learning on Australian Indigenous culture.

Qualification:

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC31420

Course No:

C3-BD64

Campus:

CIT Bruce 

Duration:

There are two (2) options of delivery available for the student:

- 2 semesters part time, which includes two (2) days per week and approximately 8 hours per day.
- 4 semesters part time, which will include one (1) day a week, approximately 8 hours per day.

Delivery will include classes at CIT and complete practical activities in the field. Students must attend practical classes to provide themselves with the best opportunity to satisfactorily complete this course.

Cost Info:

The 2022 Semester 1 enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. The total course cost may vary depending on the choice of elective subjects or if subjects are attempted more than once. Subject costs identified as Standard are partially subsidised by the ACT Government. Concessions may be available to eligible students.

Indicative Cost:

$2,906

Likely Job Outcome:

This course provides a pathway to work as Indigenous Lands Worker, Revegetation Worker, Land Rehabilitation Worker, Lands, Parks and Wildlife Officer, Soil Conservation Specialist, National Parks Worker, and Conservation Earthworks Assistant.

Application Type:

Standard
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Additional Information

Whilst completing practical skills you are required to provide and wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when outdoors.

These include:

- Footwear and clothing
- Protective boot coverings
- Sunhat and sunscreen
- Gloves for handling materials and dangerous goods

Skills Recognition

Entry Requirements

Open Entry

(You will need to collect and retain confirmed evidence of any entry requirements if stated)

To study any course at CIT (excluding degrees and non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. 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 the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

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

Complete 16 subjects (2 Core and 14 Electives)

Complete all 4 Stage 1/Block 1

  • AHCECR309   Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
    • CIT Code: HORT1375
      Cost: Standard $200.00
      Apprentice $200.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect a site for ecological, biosecurity, cultural and heritage risk and report discrepancies in planned works prior to commencing works. The unit applies to individuals who work in conservation and land management under broad supervision. They take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCSAW202   Recognise landforms and soil types
    • CIT Code: HORT1376
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise commonly encountered landforms and soil, their origins and human and natural influences on their degradation. The unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCMOM305   Operate specialised machinery and equipment
    • CIT Code: HORT664
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Apprentice $220.00
      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
  • AHCWHS301   Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • CIT Code: OHSS254
      Cost: Standard $110.00
      Apprentice $110.00
      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

Complete all 4 Stage 1/Block 2

  • AHCFAU302   Identify fauna in the field
    • CIT Code: HORT1377
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to observe fauna characteristics for identification in the field using reference material. This is not an animal surveying unit; it focuses on observation skills and the identification of fauna from these observations. The unit applies to individuals who work in the conservation and ecosystem management industry under broad supervision and who take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCSAW304   Implement erosion and sediment control measures
    • CIT Code: HORT1378
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      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. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work, including limited responsibility for the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCINF303   Plan and construct conventional fencing
    • CIT Code: HORT1009
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Apprentice $220.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and construct conventional fencing.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCLSC304   Erect timber structures and features
    • CIT Code: HORT663
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Apprentice $220.00
      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

Complete all 4 Stage 2/Block 3

  • AHCWRK305   Coordinate work site activities
    • CIT Code: HORT666
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Apprentice $154.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate work site activities for small scale projects. 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. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPCM303   Identify plant specimens
    • CIT Code: HORT1168
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect plant specimens and describe the features and attributes of a plant for the purpose of plant identification and providing information to a client or organisation. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • SITTGDE001   Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
    • CIT Code: YURA103
      Cost: Standard $220.00
      Apprentice $220.00
      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. This unit applies to those people who are able to share local Australian Indigenous cultural knowledge with others. They may work at many different levels, as cultural knowledge has no direct relationship with organisational levels of responsibility. The local Australian Indigenous cultural knowledge necessary to achieve competency in this unit may only be accessible to those individuals who identify as elders or who are authorised by local elders on behalf of their communities. There are many different Indigenous language groups in Australia, therefore the focus of cultural interpretation will vary and should ultimately be decided in consultation with elders on behalf of the local community. Tour guides, residing anywhere in Australia, are required to undertake training and assessment prescribed by Parks Australia to guide within Kakadu and Uluru–Kata Tjuta National Parks in the Northern Territory. When working in Queensland, all guides, regardless of their place of residence, are subject to the Queensland Tourism Services Act 2003.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCECR305   Collect native seed
    • CIT Code: HORT1379
      Cost: Standard $154.00
      Apprentice $154.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, treat and store seed for native revegetation projects. The unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources to collect seed in a bush environment. Legislation, regulations and by-laws relating to the collection and removal of plant materials from public and private land apply nationally and in some states, territories and jurisdictions. Users are advised to check with the local, relevant authority
      Prerequisites: Nil

Complete all 4 Stage 2/Block 4

  • AHCWRK309   Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    • CIT Code: HORT1345
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      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
  • AHCECR301   Maintain native ecosystem areas
    • CIT Code: HORT1380
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and implement maintenance work within native ecosystem areas. The unit applies to individuals who work on land management projects under broad supervision and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for solving problems. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      Prerequisites: Nil
  • AHCPMG301   Control weeds
    • CIT Code: HORT642
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      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
  • AHCLPW313   Undertake sampling and testing of water
    • CIT Code: HORT1381
      Cost: Standard $176.00
      Apprentice $176.00
      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. The unit applies to individuals who work in the land management sector. They work under broad direction and use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and for problem solving. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
      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