Help preserve our ecosystem by learning how to preserve and rehabilitate our natural environment. Discover how to identify plants, pests and animals and work with national parks to restore bushlands and support conservation projects.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify native plants, pests and animals to protect and preserve natural habitats
Better understand ecological systems so you can maintain and assist natural regeneration
Control weeds and pest species
Conduct ecological and cultural site assessments
Read and interpret maps
Conserve soil and plant in degraded sites
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Knowledge of techniques to protect a range of plants, animals and soils
The ability to conduct site inspections to safely assess site status and rehabilitation needs
The skills to implement ecological restoration works
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Sun protection for working outdoors
An interest in plants and a passion for contributing to a sustainable world
A willingness to work in varied weather conditions
Full length trousers, long sleeved tops and closed toe non-slip shoes
Gardening gloves and nitrile gloves for chemical applications
An intermediate level of fitness to manage physical tasks like preparing the soil, using machinery, kneeling and planting trees and shrubs
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: ecological restoration practitioner, landcare worker, bush regenerator, national parks field officer, pest control officer, cultural lands worker and soil conservation assistant.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 2 core and 14 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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