Certificate IV In Conservation And Land Management

Certificate IV In Conservation And Land Management

Course Code
:
AHC40916
Department
:
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Conservation and Land Management
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(9 months)

Start Date(s): 1 March 2021
End Date(s): End of November 2021
Days and Time: Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday

Course Overview

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course. 

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. 

Deepen your understanding of key conservation and land management issues such as environmental law, animal and plant pest control, biodiversity and more. 

The Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management (AHC40916) cohort will consist of a range of individuals from diverse age, cultural and professional backgrounds. Students share a genuine interest to build their skills and knowledge within the environmental and conservation land management sector.

This qualification is designed for those who are wishing to consolidate experience to gain entry into the workforce or continue on with further study with many students undertaking this course as a pathway into university programs. These include mature age, career change or existing industry workers.

This qualification enables a selection of units from indigenous land management, natural area restoration, pest management and parks and wildlife to create a general qualification as a job focus.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Click here for course modules

Core

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCWHS401Maintain work health and safety processes (AHCWHS401)70

Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCLPW404Produce maps for land management purposes (AHCLPW404)120
AHCLPW405Monitor biodiversity (AHCLPW405)100
AHCNAR402Plan the implementation of revegetation works (AHCNAR402)80
AHCPCM304Report on health and condition of trees (AHCPCM304)80
AHCPCM401Recommend plants and cultural practices (AHCPCM401)80
AHCPMG413Define the pest problem (AHCPMG413)100
AHCSOL401Sample soils and interpret results (AHCSOL401)60
AHCAGB521Select and use agricultural technology (AHCAGB521)100
MSL974021Perform biological procedures (MSL974021)130
SITTGDE007Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures (SITTGDE007)80
SITTPPD002Develop interpretive activities (SITTPPD002)60

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: 

  • Observation
  • Simulation and practical assessments
  • Written Questions
  • Written and/or verbal Assignments
  • Project 

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.

What will I study?

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 12 units of competency:

  • 1 core units
  • 11 elective units

In this program you will learn the knowledge needed to perform:

  • Biological Surveys
  • Mapping
  • Pest control and management
  • with various use of technology (drones, weather stations and others)

You will develop the following skills in:

  • Native and Exotic Flora Identification
  • Fauna Identification and Management 
  • Soils
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Working with community and running educational presentation programs

You will be working with industry and gaining contacts for deeper learning and possible employment in the future.

The projects will give you the opportunity to demonstrate the skills learnt plus provide opportunities to interact with industry practitioners in a professional context.

Overall, you will be given the opportunity to learn in a simulated environment to meet the following critical criteria:

  • Quality – The work is of the standard required for entry into the industry
  • Productivity – The work is performed within a time frame appropriate for entry to the industry
  • Safety – The work is performed in a manner that meets industry safety standards

 

 

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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.

The fees listed below relate to 2021 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

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
$4132.80
$828.80
$15344.00
Apprentice/Trainee
$N/A
$N/A
$N/A

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$470.40

Average course
consumable fees*
$616.00

# 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. 

2021 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2021: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

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 $3.69 $0.74 $13.70

^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 2021. 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?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule.

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

Can I apply?

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

You must also be prepared to work in an outdoor environment. 

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus.

The learning environment includes: on campus, online, industry engaged and work based. The projects students work on will be contextualised to the region they are in – metro or regional.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements – where safe and practical to implement. Therefore, you will require access to the internet and a computer to undertake this course.?

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 be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

 

 

What employment opportunities will I have?

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the conservation and land management industry.

Job role titles covered by this qualification may include:

  • Field Staff
  • Nursery Worker
  • Weed Spraying Contractor
  • Parks Victoria Ranger
  • Works Crews
  • Parks Reserve Worker
  • Threatened Species Worker
  • Landcare Facilitator
  • Pest and Weed Control Officer
  • Water Quality Officer

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management (AHC40916).

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may go on to study in a university level course.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in an online application directly to Kangan Institute.

You can obtain the form by by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. 

How will I be selected for this course?

You will need to:

  • Attend a Pre-Training Review (interview) prior to enrolment to determine course suitability
  • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment (students with identified LLN needs will be offered Learning Support as required)
  • Access to a computer with word processing and PDF capabilities to support the learning outside of the classroom
  • Access to the internet in order to access digital online delivery platforms and the myLearning portal (computer and dongles may be offered to students upon request)