AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Course Overview

This qualification provides the skills and theoretical and practical knowledge for work or further learning in the conservation and ecosystem management industry. The qualification provides for work roles encompassing a broad range of skills, or can be focussed on one or more specialisations, including:
 

  • Indigenous land management

  • Ecological restoration

  • Land, parks and wildlife management

  • Pest controller

  • Conservation earthworks

  • Marine operations

  • Fire management

 

Individuals with this qualification perform a range of conservation and ecosystem management activities including, site restoration, rehabilitation and renewal and management of the rural and natural landscapes, degraded sites and marine environments. They contribute to the preservation and maintenance of wildlife and their habitat in the natural ecosystem, parks and reserves. Activities frequently involve working with and preservation of indigenous culture and heritage resources.

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

 

Core Units of Competency

·       AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health & safety processes

·       AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practice

Elective Units of Competency

·       AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas (A)

·       AHCBIO302 Identify & Report unusual disease or plant pest signs (B)

·       AHCCHM303 Prepare & apply chemicals (B)

·       AHCCHM304 Transport & store chemicals (B)

·       AHCMOM304 Operate machinery & equipment (B)

·       AHCNAR306 Conduct photography for field work (B)

·       AHCNAR307 Read & interpret maps (B)

·       AHCPMG301 Control weeds (A)

·       AHCPMG302 Control plant pest, disease & disorders (A)

·       AHCPMG305 Survey Pests (A)

·       AHCPMG306 Determine pest control techniques (A)

·       AHCPMG308 Implement pest management strategies (A)

·       AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works (A)

·       AHCNAR305 Collect native seed (A)

·       AHCFAU201 Recognise fauna (B)

·       AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens (B)

·       AHCWRK311 Conduct Site inspections (A)

·       BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents (B)

·       BSBWHS303 Participate in WHS hazard identification, risk assessment & risk control (I)

 

Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable

 

Qualification Structuring Rules

o achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 16 units of competency:

  • 2 core units plus

  • 14 elective units

 

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • at least 5 must be selected from any of the groups A, B, C, D, E, F and/or G 

  • up to 5 from Group H

  • 4 units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

 

Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation area as follows:

  • at least 6 electives from Group A must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Indigenous land management)

  • at least 6 electives from Group B must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Ecological restoration)

  • at least 6 electives from Group C must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Land parks and wildlife)

  • at least 6 electives from Group D must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Conservation earthworks)

  • at least 6 electives from Group E must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Pest controller)

  • at least 6 electives from Group F must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Marine)

  • at least 6 electives from Group G must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Fire)

 

Note: If more than one specialisation is completed the award of the qualification would read, for example, Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Indigenous land management and Conservation earthworks).

 

Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

12 Months tailored depending on student & client requirements. Options include Student Self-Paced Workbook and Project Delivery supported by ongoing Trainer/Assessor Assistance, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification. 12 Months can be extended by the student through an application process.

Cost

Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

·        Qld User Choice Program Eligible - No

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $4600

·        RPL Assessment - (Available based on individual student circumstances and will vary depending on number of units you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or gap training requirements. You will be provided with an approximate cost based on your RPL application and agreed course training plan)

 

Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.

Award

On successful completion you will receive a AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management nationally recognised qualification. In the event that you do not successfully complete the entire program, you will be awarded nationally recognised Statement of Attainments for each successfully completed Unit in the Qualification.

Education Pathways

AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management is in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further advanced studies such as the AHC51120 Diploma of Conservation & Ecosystem Management, or a range of post graduate study areas. 

 

Occupational Pathways

Park Ranger/Wildlife Officer/ Primary Producer/ Research Officer/ Pest Management Specialist

 

Where to from here

If you are currently employed in the Conservation and Land Management field looking to upgrade your skills or looking to change industry and take up a new career in the Environmental Conservation field contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!

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