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|
|Duration:||4 semesters part-time (approx. 8 hours per week) plus practical experience and/or application in the workplace.|
2018 - Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. In addition, a Service and Amenities fee of $40 will be payable each semester. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.
2019 - New enrolment fee arrangements will be introduced. The $40 Services and Amenities fee will be included in the total subject costs. Indicative program cost may vary slightly and the subject costs displayed will also change. Further information is available at Course fees and assistance.
|Likely Job Outcome:||Indigenous lands worker, national parks worker, revegetation worker, environmental rehabilitation worker.|
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Skilled Capital Information
This course is offered under Skilled Capital. The initiative will give eligible participants the opportunity to complete a nationally recognised qualification and receive a completion payment from the Education Directorate. The completion payment is made upon successful completion of their skilled capital qualification which must be completed within two years of the commencement date.
To find out if you are eligible please visit the ACT Government Skilled Capital training website.
You will be required to wear relevant work PPE during practical outdoor work at CIT.
- Protective boots
- Sun smart wear including a hat and gloves
Entry Requirements / How to Apply
- 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. 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 Foundation Skills or phone (02) 6207 4872 to have a chat to one of our teachers.
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Complete 16 subjects
Core: Complete all 2
- AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
CIT Code: OHSS254 Cost: Profile $107.50
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: Profile $107.50
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 7
- AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
CIT Code: HORT1009 Cost: Profile $129.00
Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and construct conventional fencing. Prerequisites: Nil
- AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
CIT Code: HORT643 Cost: Profile $150.50
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: Profile $107.50
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: Profile $86.00
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: Profile $129.00
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: Profile $129.00
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
- AHCSAW302 Implement erosion and sediment control measures
CIT Code: ENVI203 Cost: Profile $172.00
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
Electives: Complete all 7
- AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
CIT Code: CNSV142 Cost: Profile $222.00
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: Profile $222.00
Description: This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to implement revegetation works in natural restoration areas. Prerequisites: Nil
- AHCLPW304 Carry out inspection of designated area
CIT Code: HORT822 Cost: Profile $150.50
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: Profile $150.50
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
- AHCPMG301 Control weeds
CIT Code: HORT642 Cost: Profile $150.50
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
- AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
CIT Code: HORT1168 Cost: Profile $172.00
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
- SITTGDE001 Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
CIT Code: YURA103 Cost: Profile $215.00
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
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