Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Course Code
:
AHC40920
Department
:
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(12 months)

Start Date(s): 14 February 2022
End Date(s): February 2023
Days and Time: Monday
Tuesday and Wednesday 9am-4pm

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. Please contact our team for further information.

This qualification will allow you to investigate and broaden your knowledge of the entire ecosystem and its related sectors: conservation, vegetation, ecology, agriculture, indigenous culture, and more. You will gain skills in conservation and learn more about the importance of protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity. Certificate IV also serves as a pathway for further learning.

Some of the key skills you will develop as part of this course include research skills, how to design educational programs, how to conduct site inspections, planning revegetation works, producing maps and developing data sheets to monitor biodiversity. 

As part of this course, you will also learn about the role that drones have to play in this ecosystem management. In the future, all farmers and land managers will use technology devices (drones) to survey monitor and assist in the decision making process. The precise application of devices comes down to creative minds and smart automated algorithm inputs; Agribots will manage weeding, fertilizing and harvesting systems. Bio security risk will be controlled by sensors that will relay vital information to a central database. Rare and endangered species will monitored and tracked for evidence of habitat and ecological improvements. 

Within the Food and Fibre Department at Kangan Institute, we build on knowledge and experience to ensure that technology integration is relevant across the agriculture, conservation and ecologically sustainable land management sectors. We partner with various industry entities to support our training and introduce our students to real and valid learning experiences.  

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Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCWHS401Maintain work health and safety processes (AHCWHS401)70
AHCECR308Conduct a site inspection for ecological restoration (AHCECR308)80

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
SITTPPD002Develop interpretive activities (SITTPPD002)60
AHCECR302Collect and preserve biological samples (AHCECR302)80
AHCLPW406Supervise the monitoring of biodiversity (AHCLPW406)100
AHCLPW410Produce maps for land management purposes (AHCLPW410)120
AHCPCM404Recommend plants and cultural practices (AHCPCM404)80
AHCECR402Plan the implementation of revegetation works (AHCECR402)80
SITTGDE008Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape (SITTGDE008)80
SITTGDE007Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures (SITTGDE007)80
AHCPMG413Define the pest problem (AHCPMG413)100
AHCAGB521Select and use agricultural technology (AHCAGB521)100

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit.

We use a online Learning Platform to communicate to students, distribute learning materials and assessment. Your assessments will be required to be submitted using our Online Platform also. Hence why we highly recommend for all students undertaking the course that they have a suitable and stable  internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments 

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discuss with your teacher.

What will I study?

To achieve the Certificate IV In Conservation Ecosystem Management you must demonstrate competency in 12 units of competency:

  • 2 core units
  • 10 elective units

You will learn about:

  • Research skills
  • How to make educational programs
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Plan revegetation works
  • Produce maps and develop data sheets to monitor biodiversity

Our Select and Use Agriculture Technology unit also includes undertaking a Drone Induct course which includes field mapping work using drone technology 

Conservation: Protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity
Ecosystem management:  Ecosystem management is the process of managing the use and development of land resources to ensure long-term sustainability

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

Click here to find out more about our Online Service Standards.

For information on disability support at Kangan Institute, click here.

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

To you check your eligibility click here.

Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$4057.90
$811.58
$14320.80
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$418.00

Average course
consumable fees*
$535.00

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1020 1020 $3.98 $0.80 $14.04

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

For further information refer to our "Fees" Tab within this section. If you would like to to discuss any government subsidies you may be eligible for, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au.

There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course or are mature age and have sufficient work experience to successfully undertake the course. An interview with teaching staff will commence as part of the enrolment process. 

Applications from mature-aged students with work experience in a related field are encouraged. 

As all of our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning and we use a online Learning Platform we highly recommend for all students undertaking the course that they have a suitable and stable  internet connection, have access to a portable device ie laptop to be able to access classes, class and learning materials and upload assessments.

Where and how can I study?

You can study this course at our Broadmeadows campus on a full-time basis, 3 days per week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9am-4pm 

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Landcare Supervisor
  • Parks and Wildlife Supervisor
  • Senior Conservation Worker
  • Community Coordinator (Conservation)
  • Soil Conservation Specialist
  • Weed Management Supervisor
  • National Parks Worker
  • Pest Control Supervisor (Feral Animals)

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

You will learn about and develop skills in:

  • Research
  • Learn how to make educational programs
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Plan revegetation works
  • Produce maps and develop data sheets to monitor biodiversity

Our Select and Use Agriculture Technology unit also includes undertaking a Drone Induct course which includes field mapping work using drone technology 

Conservation: Protecting species from extinction, maintaining and restoring habitats, enhancing ecosystem services, and protecting biological diversity. 
Ecosystem management:  Ecosystem management is the process of managing the use and development of land resources to ensure long-term sustainability.

What qualifications will I receive?

 On completion of this course, you will be awarded the nationally accredited AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management. As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

On completion of this course, you may chose to work in industry or undertake further study in:

  • AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Sciences

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, complete an online application form by clicking the yellow 'Apply Here' button above.  For more information call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills and pre-training review . This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

As part of the application and enrolment process you will be required to meet with one of our teaching staff to undertake an interview to determine your suitability, career outcomes and work history.