QUALIFICATION

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management


National Code: AHC31420
TAFE SA Code: TP01200


Description

For those with a passion for conservation, this course will provide you with an excellent working knowledge of natural resource management.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Landcare Officer Landcare Officer

Locations & Applications

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Scheduled

Information Session:

Monday 13 December 2021 10:00am & 6:00pm and
Wednesday 12 January 2022 10:00am & 6:00pm at Barossa Valley Campus - To register your interest please call 8562 0500


Information Session:

Monday 13 December 2021 10:00am & 6:00pm and
Wednesday 12 January 2022 10:00am & 6:00pm at Barossa Valley Campus - To register your interest please call 8562 0500


Information Session:

Monday 13 December 2021 10:00am & 6:00pm and
Wednesday 12 January 2022 10:00am & 6:00pm at Barossa Valley Campus - To register your interest please call 8562 0500






Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,530 - $2,593
$3,060 - $5,185
Concession
$1,530 - $2,593
$3,060 - $5,185

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$3,640
$7,280

This course also has an incidentals cost of $220.00 for Field trip expenses ($175) plus personal protective clothing ($45).

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include Indigenous Lands Worker, National Parks Worker, Revegetation Worker, Land Rehabilitation Worker.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (AHC31420)
    The course enables individuals to select an indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus, or a mix of these. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 2 core units and 14 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    81%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works 100
    Contribute to work health and safety processes 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply animal trapping techniques 40
    Collect native seed 40
    Conduct intertidal marine monitoring 60
    Conduct photography for fieldwork 20
    Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80
    Control weeds 70
    Coordinate work site activities 70
    Fell small trees 40
    Identify fauna in the field 50
    Identify plant specimens 80
    Implement a propagation plan 90
    Implement assisted regeneration works 70
    Implement biological reintroduction works 80
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60
    Maintain native ecosystem areas 80
    Maintain nursery plants 40
    Navigate in remote or trackless areas 80
    Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
    Operate basic machinery and equipment 20
    Operate in isolated and remote situations 40
    Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70
    Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge 60
    Provide information on plants and their culture 70
    Read and interpret maps 40
    Recognise landforms and soil types 50
    Recognise plants 40
    Survey pests 70
    Transport and store chemicals 50
    Undertake sampling and testing of water 70
    Work as a guide 90
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