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Offering Info

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

  • National Course Code: AHC31420
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31420-01V01-22MLN-009

Location – Maclean

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

20 Jul 2022

Study Commitment

16 Hours per week

Duration

36 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally recognised Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management allows you to start your career as a bush regeneration or revegetation worker. You'll learn how to protect our natural environment by managing weeds, restoring bushland and supporting conservation projects.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Identify weeds and native plants
  • Read maps and navigate
  • Support biodiversity conservation
  • Maintain natural areas
  • Implement practices for revegetation
  • Manage weeds and animal pests

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • An affinity for the natural world
  • Strong communication skills
  • The ability to work in teams and in solitary, remote conditions

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level
  • A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Career opportunities:

  • Bush regeneration worker
  • Revegetation worker
  • Land rehabilitation worker
  • National Parks field officer
  • Pest control officer
  • Indigenous lands worker
  • Soil conservation assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Upskill further with these Statement of Attainment courses, which are often listed as requirements in job advertisements along with the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management:

  • Chainsaw Operations - Basic Tree Felling
  • Chainsaw Operations - Trim and Cut
  • First Aid

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the conservation industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • An intermediate level of physical fitness to manage outdoor work and field trips
  • The ability to travel to field sites for learning and assessments
  • Passion for contributing to a sustainable world
  • An interest in the natural environment

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

Additional days of attendance may be required to complete Ag Chems units. A timetable will be provided on first day.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time on campus course. You must attend approximately 16 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 2 days a week for 1 years.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays with day classes. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCFAU202 Recognise fauna
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCECR301 Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCECR305 Collect native seed
AHCECR310 Implement assisted regeneration works
AHCLPW302 Implement a biodiversity monitoring plan
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCSAW304 Implement erosion and sediment control measures
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

Maclean
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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