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I really like the emphasis on the hands on learning

Another wildly diverse area covering specific studies in veterinary nursing and companion animal services, animal behaviour and health, the racing industry, horticulture and conservation, landscaping, bushland assessment and rehabilitation, nursery plants, conservation and land management, and biological surveys.

 

Plan your study pathway in agriculture, animals, science and the environment


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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
ACM20117 BDN2 Animal Studies
Certificate II Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Bentley
Mandurah
Murdoch
animal, care, vet, nursing, veterinary, pet, zoo, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Animal Studies, s677, acm20110, dog, cat, acm20117, bdn2, traineeship

Are you barking mad for animals?

Do you want to gain experience working with animals? This course is an entry point into the animal care industry and prepares you for job roles such as an animal attendant in a kennel, cattery, animal shelter, or pet shop.

The course provides the skills and knowledge required for the care and maintenance of animals in a variety of workplaces. You will learn about the animal care industry and careers available in its many sectors. We will provide you with access to practical experience with animals throughout the course.

 

AHC20516 BCX6 Arboriculture
Certificate II Part Time
Murdoch
arboriculture, trees, pruning, J792, tree care, TAFE03, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science, Environment, C000002, Horticulture, Conservation, ahc20513, apprenticeship, c000006, bcx6, ahc20516, traineeship, parttime

Branch out with Aboriculture

Learn a wide range of theoretical and practical skills specifically required by the Arboriculture industry.

The course also aims to develop your awareness of safety issues, particularly in regards to machinery, tools and equipment use.

The course requires a high level of physical participation in practical activities.

 

 

AHC30816 BDE4 Arboriculture
Certificate III Part Time
Traineeship
Murdoch
trees, horticulture, arboriculture, arborist, D474, Environment, Conservation, ahc30810, bde4, ahc30816, traineeship, logging, directapp, parttime

Fancy a career outdoors?

Branch out with a Certificate III in Arboriculture and combine your love of the outdoors with a fascinating career as an arborist.

Gain a range of knowledge and skills to undertake arboriculture related work, and use this qualification as a pathway for further learning required to become an aborists. You will cover both ground-based work and working at heights.

You will learn:

  • Tree identification
  • Pruning operations
  • Using and maintaining arboriculture equipment 
  • First aid 
  • Workplace safety and health.
GAB62 GAB62 Basic Paving Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
paving

Pave your way to a successful career

Looking to get a basic knowledge of paving practices and techniques? In this class you will learn how to screed, lay and cut paving, the principles and practices behind paving techniques, whilst learning to operate all the machinery, equipment and tools necessary to complete a basic paving job. 

Upcoming dates:

Mondays, 20 July to 21 September, 4pm to 8pm

 

GAB63 GAB63 Basic Retaining Walls Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Murdoch

Now is the time to build your career 

Looking to get a basic knowledge of brick and block retaining walls? In this class you will learn to lay, level, set out and prepare sites for low profile retaining wall jobs. You will learn the fundamental skills and knowledge behind building retaining walls in the landscape industry.

Upcoming dates:

Tuesday 6 October, then Mondays from 12 October to 7 December, 4pm - 8pm

GAB64 GAB64 Chemical Risk Management Level 3 Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Murdoch

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.

  • 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

Participants will receive the following resources:

  • A reference manual
  • An assessment guide

2020 Dates

The following dates below are being planned for 2020, class numbers will be limited to 8 people per class. Please use the course enquiry form at the bottom of this page to confirm the dates are running. 

Note: Due to the new unit requirements this course is now delivered over THREE days on-Campus and all students will be required to successfully complete an off-site Assessment portfolio BEFORE being deemed competent.

  • 7, 8 and 9 October - Course FULL
  • 12 and 13 October - Course FULL
  • 2 and 3 November - Course FULL
  • 23 and 24 November - Course FULL
GAB60 GAB60 Chemical Risk Management Level 4 Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
chemical, pesticide, pest, risk, environment, smarttrain, smartrain, AHC40410,

This course is suitable for training supervisors and managers with risk management skills to manage the transportation, storage, application and record keeping of agricultural chemicals (including biological pesticides). Participants must be accredited at Level 3 to achieve competence at Level 4.

Course structure

  • Introduction to risk management
  • Integrated resistance and pest management
  • Chemical application management
  • Chemical risk management
  • Environmental risk management
  • Residue risk management
  • Records management
  • Comply with mandatory codes of practice and relevant legislation to safely transport, store and handle chemicals in the workplace
  • Identify integrated management strategies to control pests
  • Select appropriate chemicals for application to an identified pest problem at a particular site
  • Establish procedures to ensure chemicals are applied according to the label
  • Assess the risk of residues in commodities and as contaminants in the environment during and following chemical application
  • Design and implement recording systems for chemical storage

Competency units covered in this course

  • BAL98 AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • BAM93 AHCCHM401 Develop procedures to minimise risk in the use of chemicals
  • BAL49 AHCCHM402 Plan and implement a chemical use program

Competent students will receive a Statement of Attainment

2020 Dates

This is a 2 day course. The next dates are 2 and 3 November.

ACM30417 BDM6 Companion Animal Services
Certificate III Full Time
Bentley
Murdoch
animal, kennel, cattery, care, vet, grooming, nursing, veterinary, pet, zoo, s681, acm30410, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Animal Studies, cat, dog, acm30417, bdm6

Are you looking for a career talking to the animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Companion Animal Services you will have what employers are looking for as a kennel attendant, cattery attendant, or animal care receptionist.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively with companion animals, monitoring and maintaining their health, nutrition, wellbeing, animal first aid, grooming, and workplace safety and health.

AHC21016 BDF0 Conservation and Land Management
Half price
Certificate II Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Mandurah
conservation, environment, science, land, horticulture, bush restoration, bush, restoration, natural resources management, land management, plants, nature, environment, horticulture, conservation, land, d460, ahc21010, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Conservation and Land Management, ahc21016, bdf0, flora, fauna, planting, shrubs, propagation, wildlife habitat refuge, seeds, parttime

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

  • operating machinery
  • recognising flora and fauna
  • planting shrubs and trees 
  • organising propagation 
  • restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges
  • treating weeds
  • safely handling chemicals
  • collecting seeds, and
  • implementing workplace safety and health measures.
     

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management
Certificate III Full Time
Murdoch
conservation, environment, science, land, horticulture, bush restoration, bush, restoration, natural, resources, management, plants, nature, d480, ahc31410, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Conservation, ahc31416, bdc1, traineeship, wildlife, natural, parttime, land, Indigenous

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

When you complete the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management you'll be ready for a career in Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management. 

On completion of this qualification, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry:

  • maintaining natural areas and wetlands
  • providing cultural knowledge
  • re-vegetation programs
  • planting shrubs and trees
  • treating weeds
  • collecting seeds, and
  • workplace safety and health.

 

AHC40916 BCZ9 Conservation and Land Management
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Murdoch
conservation, environment, science, land, horticulture, bush, restoration, natural, resources, management, plants, nature, environment, conservation, d508, ahc40910, Agriculture, Animals, Science, BCZ9, ahc40916, traineeship, parttime

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

When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to specialise in the land conservation industry, including natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation, and land management strategies.

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.

AHC51116 BDA6 Conservation and Land Management
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
conservation, environment, science, land, horticulture, bush, restoration, bush, natural, resources, management, land, plants, nature, d523, ahc51110, TAFE13, Agriculture, bda6, AHC51116, parttime

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

When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to lead in the land conservation industry, across such areas as natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, managing staff and leading teams to implement conservation programs, and land management strategies.

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.

AHC20416 BDE6 Horticulture
Half price
Certificate II Full Time
Mandurah
Murdoch
Horticulture, garden, plant, nursery, turf, land, conservation, landscaping, landscape, plant nursery, gardening, plants, nature, environment, horticulture, conservation, land, d454, ahc20410, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Horticulture and Conservation, bde6, ahc20416, entry level, landscape management, soil, propagating, parttime, lateapp

Are you looking for a career among the trees?

If you are passionate about the environment and sustainable practices, launch your horticulture career by completing this entry-level qualification. Horticulture is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia with the sector playing an important role in delivering economic, social and environmental value. 

On completion of this course you will gain horticulture skills and knowledge in the following:

  • plant identification and care
  • improving soil conditions
  • operating machinery and equipment
  • landscape management
  • propagating
  • pruning and fertilising
  • maintaining gardens and nurseries, and
  • workplace safety and health.

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture
Half price
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Murdoch
Horticulture, garden, plant, nursery, turf, land, conservation, landscaping, landscape, plant nursery, gardening, plants, nature, environment, land, d473, ahc30710, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Horticulture and Conservation, bdf1, ahc30716, traineeship, gardener, landscaper, parttime

Are you looking for a career among the trees?

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.

On completion of this qualification, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry:

  • 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.

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

AHC40416 BCW2 Horticulture
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
soil, water, weeds, flowers, gardens, horticulture, landscape, design, nursery, operations, supervisory, turf, management, irrigation, D503, Agriculture, Animals, Science, Environment, Conservation, bcw2, ahc40416, parttime

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.

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

AHC50416 BDD0 Horticulture
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
weed, chemicals, pesticides, supervisor, plants, horticulture, landscape design, turf management, D516, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Horticulture and Conservation, management, manager, technical, bdd0, ahc50416, parttime

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.

MSL30118 BDV6 Laboratory Skills
Half price
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
Laboratory, science, Lab, pathology, analysis, w735, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Laboratory Operations, MSL30109, azr9, msl30116, msl30118, bdv6, traineeship, parttime

Are you a budding scientist?

Launch your career in science with this entry-level course that qualifies you to work as a laboratory assistant in food technology, pathology, schools or trades.

On completion of this qualification you will gain practical skills in collecting and preparing samples, as well as carrying out, measuring and recording the results of experiments. This qualification will give you skills in maintaining and working in a laboratory in the physical, chemical, biological and life sciences.

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

MSL40118 BDV3 Laboratory Techniques
Half price
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
Laboratory, science, Lab, pathology, analysis, TAFE13, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Laboratory Operations, w736, MSL40109, azs7, msl40116, bdv3, msl40118, parttime

Build on your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills with units in quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and use of solutions. This qualification will give you the skills to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

Lower fees, local skillsThis qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where the jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 July 2020 through to 31 December 2021 you'll only pay half the course fees, capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more.

MSL50118 BDV4 Laboratory Technology
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
Laboratory, science, Lab, pathology, analysis, w737, MSL50109, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Laboratory Operations, azs1, msl50116, msl50118, bdv4, parttime

Learn the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. This course will also teach you how to analyse, process and interpret data, report results and apply quality system and continuous improvement processes.

Please note: part time study is available in both Semester 1 and 2 for this course.

AHC30916 BDB7 Landscape Construction
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
landscaping, pests, diseases, weeds, irrigation, plants, soils, nutrition, chemical use, safety, machinery, horticulture, landscape design, D475, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Horticulture and Conservation, ahc30910, water, bdb7, ahc30916, parttime, apprenticeship

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.

On completion of this qualification, you will have gained the following skills and knowledge to work effectively in the landscaping industry:

  • 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
  • safety in the workplace.

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

52772WA YT97 Landscape Design
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Murdoch
Garden, Design, landscaping, landscape, designer, 52772WA, YT97, Agriculture, 1560, 52549WA, garden, yard, landscape, horticulture, parttime

This course gives you a range of the skills and knowledge needed to work as a landscape designer, topics include: The History of Design; Designing Plant Displays; Identifying, Recommending and Providing Information on Plants; Producing Technical Drawings; Sampling Soils & Interpreting the Results; Preparing Reports and Work Health & Safety.

This is a pathway into the Diploma of Landscape Design.  This course is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 1 semester ( 6 months) of full time study OR 2 semesters ( 12 months) of part-time study.

**Please note this course is offered as full time in semester 1 and part time in semester 2.

AHC50616 BDB0 Landscape Design
VET Student Loans (VSL)
Diploma Part Time
Murdoch
lanscape design, garden design, landscaping, D518, TAFE03, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, C000002, Horticulture, Conservation, ahc50610, c000010, management, manager, water, creative, plants, flower, bdb0, ahc50616, parttime

This course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to work as a landscape designer, topics include assessing sites and preparing a landscape design, site surveys and designing for construction of landscape features, providing specialist advices to clients, preparing estimates quote and tender. The Diploma is a potential pathway to a Bachelor of Science (B1317) at Murdoch University, with a Major in Environmental Management and Sustainability or a potential pathway to a Degree in Landscape Architecture at UWA.  This course is delivered at South Metropolitan TAFE over 1 semester ( 6 months) of full-time study  OR  part-time over 12 months.

AHC21616 BDE7 Landscaping
Certificate II Full Time
Murdoch
landscape, gardener, parks, garden, horticulture, irrigation, landscape design, turf management, D466, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Horticulture and Conservation, water, reticulation, plants, bde7, ahc21616, traineeship, renovation, irrigation, landscaping, parttime

Watch your career grow with a landscaping qualification

This entry-level qualification provides you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the design and construction of garden landscapes or renovation of existing gardens.

On completion of this course you will gain landscaping skills and knowledge in the following:

  • hard landscaping 
  • soils and plant knowledge
  • irrigation
  • turf establishment
  • treating weeds
  • plant pests and diseases
  • horticultural safety and machinery operations.

 

GAA70 GAA70 Manage Pests by Applying Pesticides Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Bentley

2020 Dates

This course runs for five full days on campus on the following dates.

  • 20 - 24 July 
  • 21 - 25 September 
  • 16 - 20 November
GAA23 GAA23 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
C000000, C000010, C000002, C000006, chainsaw, maintenance, osh, ohs, whs, wsh, D454SHORT, AHC20410, d454, smt0089, ahcmom213, BAS06, GAA23

In this course you'll learn how to cross-cut fallen timber and the cutting techniques to maximise volume and quality recovery. You'll also learn about 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 is suitable for people who operate chainsaws in an urban environment (it does not cover remote operators working in state forest.

Competency unit covered in this course:

BAS06 AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws 
Additional Requirements 

Participants are required to wear appropriate PPE (All PPE must comply with the relevant Australian Standards) for this course:

Safety helmet 
Safety glasses AS1337 min 
Hearing protection class 5 
Steel capped safety boots 
Gloves (optional) 
Long trousers 
No loose fitting items of clothing, jewellery, long hair contained.

2020 Dates

10 and 11 August

AHC31016 BCY8 Parks and Gardens
Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Murdoch
parks, gardens, plants, soil, weeds, pests, chemicals, cultivation, irrigation, D476, TAFE03, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, ahc31010, bcy8, ahc31016, apprenticeship

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens.  The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: - Municipal/city gardener - Horticulturist

ACM30617 BDM7 Pet Grooming
Certificate III Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Murdoch
Pet grooming, cat, dog, animal care, J361, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Animal Studies, acm30612, acm30617, bdm7, traineeship

Enjoy a well-groomed career

This course will provide you with comprehensive training in all aspects of pet grooming services and qualifies you to work under supervision in a pet grooming establishment.

Gain these skills:

  • salon reception and housekeeping duties
  • bathing, brushing, trimming and other grooming services for domestic pets, usually dogs and in some cases cats
  • patience and genuine empathy for animals
  • customer service skills
  • cleanliness and professionalism.

This course builds a strong foundation for future employment in any facility offering pet grooming services including, mobile or shop front salons, veterinary clinics, boarding kennels and pet retail outlets. 

Applicants must have empathy for animals and possess the communication skills and physical ability to successfully perform work placement in the pet grooming industry.

AHC31116 BCX3 Production Nursery
Certificate III Apprenticeship
Part Time
Workplace
Murdoch
wholesale, nursery, plants, flowers, garden, gardening, D477, TAFE03, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, ahc31110, bcx3, ahc31116, apprenticeship

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome for a nursery person working in a production nursery. The nursery industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Nursery worker

GAA24 GAA24 Residential Turf Management Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Part Time
Murdoch
turf, greenkeeping, greenkeeper, groundsperson, SMT0102, C000000, C000002, Horticulture, Lawn, mowing, weeds, plant, nutrition, GAA24

A course for residential and commercial Lawnmowing/Lawncare contractors or employees.

This course covers a wide range of topics, all relevant to the domestic and small commercial mowing contractor.

Topics include WHS, fertilisers and pricing, soils and soil preparation, turf recognition, plant structure and function, mowing techniques, turf renovation, irrigation, pests and diseases, sales and marketing, planning, debtor control and summer and winter survival.

Content:

  • WHS –  Workplace Health & Safety
  • Plant nutrition, Soil Wetting Agents, Calibration, Application
  • Turf Recognition, Different Species, External Features, Growth Habits
  • Plant Physiology, Structure and Function, Root Systems
  • Soil Components, pH Levels, Soil Preparation, Install and Establish Turf
  • Lawn Care and Maintenance,
  • Mowing Techniques and Renovation
  • Preparation of machinery and equipment
  • Pests and Diseases, Identification, Treatment
  • Irrigation Systems, Installation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting
  • Sales and Marketing in Lawnmowing Buying and Selling Clients, Maximising Income
  • Planning Your Work, Expanding Your Business
  • Maintaining Your Business, Debtors, Summer/Winter Survival

Competency Units in this course:

  • BAL98 AHCPMG302 Control Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders
  • BAO01 AHCPM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
  • BAO73 AHCTRF303 Implement a grassed area maintenance program
  • BAP15 AHCBUS404 Operate within a budget framework

 

AHC31319 BEY6 Sports Turf Management
Certificate III Part Time
Murdoch
turf, greenkeeping, greenkeeper, groundsperson, D479, TAFE03, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science, Environment, C000002, Horticulture, Conservation, ahc31310, bcz6, ahc31316, apprenticeship, BEY6, AHC31319

Learn the fine art of greenkeeping

Join the sports turf industry at a level where you will be expected to curate and manage a wide range of turf and horticultural practices. A considerable amount of outdoor and physical activity is required while you apply your skills to green spaces such as golf courses, bowling clubs and elite sports facilities.

Gain these skills:

  • Manage safety issues
  • Work with and maintain machinery
  • Irrigation operation and maintenance
  • Nutrient application and monitoring

Sports turf management is a unique course to SM TAFE and proudly boasts three previous students have won the Western Australia Apprentice of the Year in the WA Training Awards.

 

CPP30115 AWO4 Urban Pest Management
Certificate III Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Bentley
pest management, Urban pest management, licensed operators, pest damage, chemicals, control, integrated pest management plan, AWO4, Business and Finance, aw04, pest, cockroach, ant, license, directapp, parttime

Do you have what it takes to offer the best in 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.

You will learn skills in how to advise clients on pest prevention and control, maintain equipment, detect pest damage and the presence of pests in buildings and surrounding areas, and implement a pest management plan.

This course is aimed at existing workers who are currently employed in the industry. It will provide you with the skills to apply for a full pest management license.

ACM40418 BED9 Veterinary Nursing
Certificate IV Full Time
Part Time
Traineeship
Workplace
Bentley
animal, care, vet, nursing, veterinary, pet, zoo, j481, acm40412, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, Animal Studies

Want a career caring for animals?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Veterinary Nursing you will be ready for a career as a veterinary nurse, or animal welfare worker.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in a veterinary practice, providing care to a wide variety of animals, assisting with surgery preparation and procedures, performing pathology and imaging procedures, providing post-surgery care and advice, and workplace safety and health.

This course is popular and highly competitive to get into. Please ensure you enter all your work and work experience, both related to the field and unrelated, in your application.

Part time studies – study this course with us part time including one day a week at campus in Semester 1 and one day a week at a workplace in industry. Your work placement must be arranged by you prior to applying to study. To take up this option, revisit here when Semester 1 applications are open.

Self-paced part time studies - students residing outside the metropolitan area and working within a veterinary practice can study this course self-paced with attendance at campus in a series of blocks of 2 to 3 day classes. To take up this option, visit our expression of interest online form

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Page last updated October 25, 2019