Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

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This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in the conservation and land management industry.

The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.

General Course Information

Course CodeAHC31416
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate III
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2017- Intake offered to new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1
Units RequiredTotal 16Core 2Elective 14
Nominal HoursMinimum 1064Maximum 1120
Last updateTuesday, 14 February 2017 02:00 pm
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Course Information Contact

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Emailstudent.support@batchelor.edu.au

Course's Descriptors



Admission Requirements

There are Nil admission requirments

Course Structure

To achieve a certificate III in Conservation and Land Management a total of SIXTEEN (16) untis of competency must be completed. This comprises of TWO (2) core units of competency and FOURTEEN (14) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules.

Unit Summary

Unit CodeTitleHours
Core Units
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes50
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices50
Elective Units
AHCPMG305Survey pests70
AHCPCM201Recognise plants40
AHCILM203Record information about Country40
AHCILM201Maintain cultural places20
AHCWRK203Operate in isolated and remote situations40
AHCFAU201Recognise fauna40
AHCWRK311Conduct site inspections80
AHCINF303Plan and construct conventional fencing60
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals50
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals70
AHCLPW306Undertake sampling and testing of water70
AHCPMG307Apply animal trapping techniques40
AHCPMG301Control weeds70
AHCPMG201Treat weeds40

Individual Unit's Descriptors


Core


Contribute to work health and safety processes

Code - AHCWHS301 Contact Hours - 50
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures. This unit is applicable to individuals. They typically work within clear reporting lines and procedures. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures and work health and safety and other relevant legislation and codes. This unit applies to individuals who actively participate in the workplace safety system and work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They work in a range of known contexts and complete routine activities. NOTE: The terms 'occupational health and safety' (OHS) and 'work health and safety' (WHS) and occupational safety and health (OSH) are equivalent and generally either can be used in the workplace. In jurisdictions where the Model WHS Legislation has not been implemented RTOs are advised to contextualise the unit of competency by referring to the existing State and Territory OHS legislative requirements.

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Code - AHCWRK309 Contact Hours - 50
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable work practices. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others. Work routines meet organisational and compliance requirements for ethical handling and welfare of animals, environmental sustainability, work health and safety, and biosecurity appropriate to the work role.

Elective


Survey pests

Code - AHCPMG305 Contact Hours - 70
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities. This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture or land management-based enterprises who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations using cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment. The unit applies to workers who demonstrate autonomy and judgement and take limited responsibility in known contexts. Individuals operating in this field who use chemicals for weed control are required to hold current chemical handling certification. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

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.

Record information about Country

Code - AHCILM203 Contact Hours - 40
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to record information and knowledge on Country from both an Indigenous and non-Indigenous perspective according to Community guidelines and cultural protocols. This unit applies to working individually and also within a hierarchy of management and with others in a culturally appropriate way. Individuals undertake defined activities and work in a structured context exercising limited autonomy with some accountability for own work.

Maintain cultural places

Code - AHCILM201 Contact Hours - 20
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to maintain Indigenous cultural places 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.

Operate in isolated and remote situations

Code - AHCWRK203 Contact Hours - 40
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan, prepare for and work safely in isolated and remote situations. The skills and knowledge described in this unit underpin a broad range of activities applicable to job roles throughout the horse industries at various levels. This unit applies to individuals who work under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for own work.

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.

Conduct site inspections

Code - AHCWRK311 Contact Hours - 80
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to conduct a site inspection, including verification of the location, ownership, orientation and boundaries of a site. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work including limited responsibility for the work of others. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

Plan and construct conventional fencing

Code - AHCINF303 Contact Hours - 60
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and construct conventional fencing. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety legislation and codes, manufacturer’s specifications and sustainability practices This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

Transport and store chemicals

Code - AHCCHM304 Contact Hours - 50
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to safely transport, handle and store liquid and dry chemical formulations across a broad range of industry sectors. This unit does not cover operation of specialised chemical application equipment and machinery or application of chemicals. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work is carried out to comply with Safety Data Sheets, chemical label directions and relevant legislative requirements. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in the relevant State or Territory.

Prepare and apply chemicals

Code - AHCCHM303 Contact Hours - 70
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests across a range of industry sectors. This unit covers the use of general application equipment used across a variety of industries including; boom sprays, orchard air-blast sprayers, handheld spray equipment, wipers, dry chemical applicators, dips, pour-on, spot-on, vaccination and drenching equipment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work hand safety and pesticide legislation and codes. All work must be carried out to comply with chemical label instructions, Safety Data Sheets (SDS’s), the organisation’s application plan and relevant legislation. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources. Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements may apply to this unit. Candidates should confirm the regulatory requirements that apply in their relevant State or Territory before undertaking this unit.

Undertake sampling and testing of water

Code - AHCLPW306 Contact Hours - 70
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and carry out sampling and testing of water quality as part of a monitoring program. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources.

Apply animal trapping techniques

Code - AHCPMG307 Contact Hours - 40
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to trap and hold live animals and release or humanely destroy. Animals may be native animals, domestic animals, animals determined to be pests or feral animals. Trapping techniques call for the use of a variety of equipment and may include the use of lures or baits. This unit applies to individuals who work under broad direction and take responsibility for their own work. They use discretion and judgement in the selection and use of available resources. Some forms of traps are strictly regulated in some States and Territories in Australia. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory authority. Firearms may be required if trapped animals are to be killed. If this is appropriate, firearm licensing conditions will apply and specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory. Appropriate firearms licences may also be required for those involved in training and assessment against this unit.

Control weeds

Code - AHCPMG301 Contact Hours - 70
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and coordinate weed control activities. This unit applies to workers in agriculture, horticulture or land management-based enterprises who are required to carry out the control of weed infestations using cultural, biological and chemical methods to provide effective, economical control of weeds while minimising damage to the environment. The unit applies to workers who demonstrate autonomy and judgement and take limited responsibility in known contexts. Individuals operating in this field who use chemicals for weed control are required to hold current chemical handling certification. Other licensing conditions may also apply to this unit. Specific determination should be sought through the relevant State or Territory.

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.
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Last updateTuesday, 14 February 2017 02:00 pm
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