QUALIFICATION

Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management


National Code: AHC51120
TAFE SA Code: TP01201


Description

Further develop your skills and knowledge to gain a research or technical role in the natural resource management sector.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Scheduled


Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training or VET student loans 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
$2,723 - $4,208
$5,445 - $8,415
Concession
$2,723 - $4,208
$5,445 - $8,415

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
$7,004
$14,007

This course also has an incidentals cost of $150.00 for Field trip expenses.

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.

    • This is not an entry level course. There are assumed skills and knowledge that are required to commence at the Diploma level. This could be from completing a Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, a Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem management, a Certificate III in Horticulture or equivalent study or from equivalent knowledge and experience. If you cannot meet this requirement you will start your studies at Certificate III. Additional fees will apply that are not covered by VET Student Loans.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). To be eligible for VET Student Loans you must receive exit levels of 3 in Reading and Numeracy and 2 in Writing.
  • Upfront Payment

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

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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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

    This qualification reflects the skills and knowledge required for skilled and paraprofessional work in conservation and ecosystem management.

    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

    Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management (AHC51120)
    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 10 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.

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Analyse and present research information 40
    Collect and classify plants 120
    Collect and manage data 120
    Conduct biological surveys 200
    Define the pest problem 100
    Design an ecological restoration project 200
    Develop a coastal rehabilitation strategy 180
    Develop a management plan for a designated area 200
    Develop a water quality monitoring program 120
    Develop interpretive activities 60
    Plan and evaluate burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management 120
    Plan river restoration works 150
    Plan the implementation of revegetation works 80
    Produce maps for land management purposes 120
    Provide specialist advice to clients 100
    Write and present reports 60
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