Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management

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This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering conservation and land management industry. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical
skills and knowledge is limited.

General Course Information

Course CodeAHC10116
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate I
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2018 - Intake offered to new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1
Units RequiredTotal 6Core 2Elective 4
Nominal HoursMinimum 143Maximum 150
Last updateWednesday, 15 November 2017 10:17 am
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Course Information Contact

Telephone1800 677 095
Fax(08) 8939 7327
Emailstudent.support@batchelor.edu.au

Course's Descriptors



Admission Requirements

There are no admission requirements.

Course Structure

To achieve a Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management a total of SIX (6) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of TWO (2) core units of comptency and FOUR (4) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules.


    Unit Summary

    Unit CodeTitleHours
    Core Units
    AHCWHS101Work safely10
    AHCWRK101Maintain the workplace10
    Elective Units
    AHCFAU201Recognise fauna40
    AHCPCM201Recognise plants40
    AHCILM202Observe and report plants or animals40
    AHCPCM202Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens30
    AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision30
    AHCPMG201Treat weeds40
    AHCWRK204Work effectively in the industry20
    AHCWRK205Participate in workplace communications30

    Individual Unit's Descriptors


    Core


    Work safely

    Code - AHCWHS101 Contact Hours - 10
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work safely. It applies to new employees working under supervision, within established and well-known parameters and with limited autonomy.

    Maintain the workplace

    Code - AHCWRK101 Contact Hours - 10
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain a range of work areas. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures. This unit applies to individuals who work alongside a supervisor in most situations and exercise limited autonomy within established and well known parameters.

    Elective


    Recognise fauna

    Code - AHCFAU201 Contact Hours - 40
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise and record fauna that are commonly encountered when undertaking agricultural, horticultural and land management activities. This unit applies to supervised workers in land management projects.

    Recognise plants

    Code - AHCPCM201 Contact Hours - 40
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise commonly encountered plants. Plants include desired species as well as weeds. It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

    Observe and report plants or animals

    Code - AHCILM202 Contact Hours - 40
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to observe, record and report on the presence of plants or animals against criteria provided by a supervisor or as required under legislation or regulations. All work is performed according to Community guidelines and cultural protocols. This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for own work. This includes undertaking defined activities and work in a structured context.

    Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens

    Code - AHCPCM202 Contact Hours - 30
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens for recording or identification purposes. It applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. They undertake defined activities and work in a structured context.

    Apply chemicals under supervision

    Code - AHCCHM201 Contact Hours - 30
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply chemicals using workplace specific application equipment under supervision. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. This unit applies to individuals who undertake defined routine activities alongside a supervisor in most situations. They exercise limited autonomy within established and well known parameters and identify and seek help with simple problems. The skills and knowledge described in this unit underpin a broad range of activities applicable to various job roles at various levels.

    Treat weeds

    Code - AHCPMG201 Contact Hours - 40
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to recognise significant weed species and apply a range of weed treatment control options. This unit applies to supervised workers treating weeds in commercial crops, nurseries, parks and gardens, turf, and natural areas and is carried out following strict work instructions and under supervision. Supervisors are required to hold current chemical handling certification and a first aid certificate. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

    Work effectively in the industry

    Code - AHCWRK204 Contact Hours - 20
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to work effectively on an individual basis and with others as well as within a hierarchy of management. The skills and knowledge described in this unit underpin a broad range of activities applicable to a variety of job roles throughout industries at various levels. The unit applies to individuals who work at various levels and should be contextualised to accommodate the responsibility of the individual.

    Participate in workplace communications

    Code - AHCWRK205 Contact Hours - 30
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to participate in workplace communications. The skills and knowledge described in this unit underpin a broad range of activities applicable to a variety of job roles throughout industries at various levels. The unit applies to individuals who work at various levels and should be contextualised to accommodate the responsibility of the individual.
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