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Conservation and Land Management

You will be able to focus your attention to various areas such as natural resource management, land management, minesite rehabilitation, with areas of specialisation in Indigenous land management, weed management, vertebrate pest management, parks and wildlife management, conservation earthworks, and natural area restoration.

State ID: GAB64
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chemical Risk Management Level 3 skill set

This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. Gain the skills to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

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This course is for people who use pesticides with powered and hand-held application equipment. You will gain the skills and knowledge to apply, transport and store chemicals safely.

Gain these skills:

  • determine the need for chemical use
  • identify the appropriate chemical
  • prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • list procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • record application details
  • determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • identify how to store chemicals safely
  • record storage details 
  • read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

Competency units covered in this course:

  • OAL84AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • BAP97 AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
  • BAN70 AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

Upcoming dates

You can start anytime in the online study component of this course. Attendance on campus will be arranged with your lecturer after you enrol.

Skill set
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Work effectively in the land conservation industry.

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Are you looking for a career working in a sustainable, growing industry?

SM TAFE's conservation and land management qualifications focus on sustainability and sustainable development.

Gain these skills: 

  • operating machinery
  • recognising flora and fauna
  • planting shrubs and trees 
  • organising propagation 
  • restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges
  • treating weeds
  • safely handling chemicals
  • implementing workplace safety and health measures
Certificate II
National ID: AHC31420
State ID: BGG8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This course will prepare you for a career in Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management.

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Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

This course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed within the conservation industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.

Gain these skills:

  • conduct ecological and cultural site inspections
  • maintain native ecosystems
  • Implement biological reintroduction
  • implement revegetation and natural area restoration works
  • safely prepare, apply, transport and store chemicals,
  • treat weeds, plant pests and disorders
  • identify plants, collect seed and propagate plants
  • operate machinery and workplace safety and health

Please note: Conservation and Ecosystem Management involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40920
State ID: BGH6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

This course will prepare you for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

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Are you looking to further your career within the Conservation and Ecosystem Management Industry?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management you develop post-trade skills and a broad knowledge of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in conservation and ecosystem management.

Gain these skills:

  • conduct site inspections for ecological restoration works and plan the implementation of revegetation
  • produce land management maps
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • identify pests and develop pest management plans for the natural area
  • safely prepare, apply, transport and store chemicals,
  • treat weeds, plant pests and disorders

Learn in specialised facilities

South Metropolitan TAFE's Murdoch Campus has extensive horticulture facilities, including large work sheds and sheltered nursery areas. The large grounds area surrounding Murdoch Campus also provides ample practice areas for students.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

Work with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

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Establish your career from the ground up!

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper. Whether you are an avid home gardener interested in plants, and/or sustainability and the environment, this course is for you!

Unearth your inner green thumb and establish your career in Horticulture with lecturers who are experts in the industry.

Gain these skills:

  • implement propagation plans
  • control weeds, pests, and diseases
  • safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals
  • install irrigation
  • create plant displays
  • plant identification and nutrition, and
  • workplace safety and health
  • implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
  • implement a plant nutrition program
  • prune shrubs and small trees
  • implement a grassed area maintenance program

Please note: Horticulture involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Work in a variety of horticulture occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner.

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Sow the seeds of a supervisory role

This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a supervisor level or as a small business owner. Employment prospects exist in local and state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

It is a requirement that students provide their own Wifi-enabled Laptop (capable of word processing etc) . Enrolled students will have access to Office 365.

Gain these skills:

  • cost a project
  • implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • schedule irrigations
  • identify plant specimens
  • recommend plants and cultural practices
  • perform specialist amenity pruning
  • design plant displays
  • plan a plant establishment program
  • control weeds
  • sample soils and interpret results
  • produce complex desktop published documents

See our Horticulture Facebook page @murdochstudentgardencentre(opens in a new tab) to see what you will do when you study this course, such as hosting plant sales and providing customer service to retail customers.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC50416
State ID: BDD0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
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Diploma of Horticulture

This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of horticulture occupations at a management level.

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This course provides graduates with skills suited to a variety of occupations at a management level. Employment prospects exist in local government, state government, nursery and turf, floriculture, gardening and the landscape industry.

It is a requirement that students provide their own Wifi-enabled Laptop (capable of word processing etc) . Enrolled students will be have access to Office 365.

You can apply for this competitive course directly through TAFE admissions.

Apply now!

Prepare your competitive course application ahead of time.

See our apply and enrol page for more information.

Diploma
National ID: AHC30916
State ID: BDB7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

This course provides the skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.

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Your career outdoors is calling

This qualification provides the practical skills and knowledge to construct, renovate and maintain garden landscapes.

Training is provided in the areas of hard landscaping, irrigation, plant knowledge, soil nutrition, turf maintenance, landscape machinery use and horticultural safety, building on the skills gained in the Certificate II in Landscaping.

Gain these skills:

  • select materials and plants for landscape projects
  • set-out and landscape a range of sites
  • construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features
  • learn about irrigation installation and troubleshooting 
  • safety in the workplace

Please note: Landscaping involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.

 

90% of surveyed students were highly satisfied with this course.

Certificate III
State ID: GAC49
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Manage Pests by Applying Pesticides skill set

Engage in the latest pest control practices with this highly practical skill set.

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Wish to work as pest management technician? If so, you will need to be licensed.

This skillset allows students to complete the “CPPUPM3006 Manage pests by applying pesticides” unit of competency required to apply for a “Western Australia Provisional Pest Management Technician Licence”.

This course is aimed at workers who are currently employed in the Urban Pest Management industry. 

Gain these skills:

•    applying pesticides to manage a range of non-timber pests such as ants, cockroaches, rodents and spiders
•    selecting appropriate equipment, pesticides and application methods to safely and efficiently manage pests

Note: this unit does not cover inspecting for, or managing timber pests, or non-chemical pest management where the environment is modified to manage pests 

Next dates for delivery

Semester 2 2022
  • 19 July - 22 July
  • 19 September - 22 September
  • 31 October - 3 November

Academic Calendar 2022

Skill set
State ID: GAA23
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Skill sets

Operate and Maintain Chainsaws skill set

Learn how to cross-cut fallen timber and other cutting techniques in this industry relevant course, which also includes mandatory legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace.

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This course is suitable for people who operate chainsaws in an urban environment (it does not cover remote operators working in state forest).

Gain these skills:

  • how to cross-cut fallen timber and the cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery
  • complying with the mandatory codes of practice and legislation to safely operate a chainsaw in the workplace
  • application of skills and knowledge to cross-cut fallen timber 
  • identify cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery 
  • comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely operate chainsaws in the workplace along with duty of care to self, others and the environment 

This course has multiple start dates throughout the year, please express your interest below for information about the next intake. 

Skill set
National ID: CPP30119
State ID: BEX4
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Urban Pest Management

Obtain the skills to apply for a full pest management license by completing this course aimed at existing workers.

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Do you have what it takes to offer the best in urban pest management?

This qualification will provide students with the practical skills and knowledge to apply pesticides and carry out appropriate pest management treatments for domestic and commercial properties.

This course is for existing workers who are currently and actively employed in the Urban Pest Management industry. It will provide you with the skills to apply for a full pest management license*.

Gain these skills

  • inspect for, report on and control timber pests
  • install termite management systems
  • maintain service and repair pest management equipment and maintain equipment and pesticide storage areas in pest management vehicles
  • responding to enquiries and complaints
  • manage pests without applying pesticides
  • assess and advise on pest management options for sensitive operations and Implement and monitor pest management plans for sensitive operations

2022 Academic Calendar

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