Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management - For Indigenous Australians
|Department:||Indigenous Education Centre|
|Course Length:||Full-time (6 months)|
Part-time day (1 year)
Flexible (2 years)
|Direct Entry:||You can apply for this course directly through Kangan Institute.|
|Mid-year Entry:||This course accepts mid-year applications.|
This is a practical, skills-based course that will teach you how to build and repair fences, operate machinery like brush-cutters and small building tools, build paths, recognise many Indigenous plants and animals. A focus of the course is learning how to recognise, record and manage natural areas, and sites special to Kooris. Cultural and personal empowerment through job-seeking skills and mentoring from community leaders is another important feature of the course.
Please note: the fees listed below relate to only 2013 courses.
|Government Subsidised||Concession||Full fee|
|Enrolment type||Average annual course fee#||Average annual course fee#||Average annual course fee#|
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What costs and other fees should I expect?
For a fee schedule, call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or (03) 9279 2222. Alternatively email email@example.com. There may be an extra cost for reference books and specialised materials.
What employment opportunities will I have?
The course is designed to create opportunities for employment in the land management industry (e.g. Parks Victoria, Local Council bush-crew etc), project fire fighting, landscaping, parks and gardens and general gardening.
What skills will I have when I complete this course?
You will gain hands-on skills that can help you get a job in gardening, landscaping, local council bush-crew, parks and gardens, or Parks Victoria.
What qualifications will I receive?
On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.
What opportunities for further studies will I have?
You will be able to continue your studies with the Certificate III in Land Conservation and Management also offered at the Indigenous Education Centre.
Can I apply?
There are no pre-requisites for this course. Enrolments are accepted all year round.
How do I apply?
You may apply direct to the Indigenous Education Centre at the Broadmeadows campus on either (03) 9279 2256 or (03) 9279 8327. Alternatively if you wish to apply for this course, you must obtain an application form from the Institute. Call us on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. This course has a mid-year intake.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants will be eligible for a place in the course. However, it is desirable that you demonstrate an aptitude and interest in aspects of land management. Interviews will be held prior to enrolment, as selection will be based on the following points:
- Desired course outcomes
- Relevant life and employment experiences
- Desire to access employment opportunities in the horticulture industry
- Need for personal support
- Other services available to support study.
How long is the course?
This is a 6 month course available in first semester.
Where and how can I study?
The course is offered at the Indigenous Education Centre at the Broadmeadows campus.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods and may take place in your workplace. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.
The course is run at the Indigenous Education Centre where participants are welcomed in a comfortable and positive learning environment in which the indigenous culture is respected and celebrated.
This course has a mid-year entry.
What will I study?
You will study a wide variety of practical subjects aimed at gaining competency in areas vital to employment in the land management industry such as recognising plants and animals; natural area restoration; treatments for the control of destructive weed pests; fencing; and, correct methods for planting trees and shrubs etc.
The course features subjects of particular interest to indigenous students, such as interpretation of country, and the management and protection of cultural sites. All subjects are designed to suit the needs and interests of indigenous people.