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AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

National ID: AHC40920 State ID: BGH6
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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.

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.

 

  • 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

 

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • enjoyment of practical work and working in varied weather conditions outdoors
  • a passion for conservation, ecosystems and the environment
  • high fitness levels and able to carry out manual work
  • enjoyment of nature and the outdoors
  • high level of organisational skills
  • strong communicational skills
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Applicants are required to provide evidence that they meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Completed a certificate III In Conservation and Land management or
  • Minimum 24 months in Conservation industry with participation in revegetation programs, pest and weed control activities and have a broad knowledge of native plant identification. 

This course is available as a traineeship.

Entrance requirements for traineeships

You must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study an apprenticeship or traineeship. 

In a traineeship you also gain hands-on skills and work experience, and improve your employment prospects, while earning a wage. On successful completion you will gain a nationally recognised qualification which can lead to rewarding career options. The difference between a traineeship and an apprenticeship is that a traineeship can be either a full time or part time employment based training arrangement, usually for a nominal duration of 12 months or more, generally in a non-trade related area. 

To find out how to arrange a traineeship and study at South Metropolitan TAFE, please contact the Jobs and Skills Centre(opens in a new tab) closest to you.

Attendance in class

This course is equivalent to 4 days per week when studied full time across one semester*. 

*Students who have recently completed the AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management Qualification can import 4 units and then need to complete 3 days on-Campus study.

At-home study

As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study per unit each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.

You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours. Office 365 is provided to enrolled students.

Work placement

Not a requirement of this course.

What you need for your first day of class

On your first day you should bring your SM TAFE confirmation enrolment receipt, your student ID, stationery (pen, pencil, exercise book, eraser, ruler, calculator, highlighter, 2 ring binder/lever-arch file, USB storage device and a clipboard for field work).

Uniform requirements

  • steel-capped safety boots (mandatory within all classrooms)
  • collared long-sleeve shirt and work trousers
  • sun hat
  • Australian standard eye protection
  • Australian standard hearing protection
  • sunblock
  • gardening gloves

Detailed specifics will be advised by your course lecturer at orientation.

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Semester 1, 2023

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2023
Where Murdoch
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $3,001.20 $299.50 $3,300.70
Concession $904.05 $299.50 $1,203.55

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

Semester 2, 2022

Details
Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Murdoch
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $3,001.20 $444.00 $3,445.20
Concession $904.05 $444.00 $1,348.05

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you are a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you will only pay for the units that you need to enrol into to complete this course. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers

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