Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

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This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the conservation and land management industry.

This qualification enables a selection of units from indigenous land management, natural area restoration, conservation earthworks or lands, parks and wildlife to create a general qualification as a job focus.

General Course Information

Course CodeAHC40916
FacultyVET
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCertificate IV
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2018- Intake offered to new and continuing students
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)2
Units RequiredTotal 12Core 1Elective 11
Nominal HoursMinimum 1078Maximum 1135
Last updateWednesday, 15 November 2017 10:18 am
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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 requirements

Course Structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Mangement a total of TWELVE (12) units of competency must be completed. This comprises of ONE(1) core unit of competency and ELEVEN (11) elective units of competency as detailed in the packaging rules.

Unit Summary

Unit CodeTitleHours
Core Units
AHCWHS401Maintain work health and safety processes70
Elective Units
AHCILM401Protect places of cultural significance60
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals50
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals70
AHCLPW306Undertake sampling and testing of water70
AHCWRK403Supervise work routines and staff performance50
AHCMOM402Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment80
AHCLPW405Monitor biodiversity100
AHCCCF402Report on project60
BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness50
PSPPM402BManage simple projects65
AHCPMG301Control weeds70

Individual Unit's Descriptors


Core


Maintain work health and safety processes

Code - AHCWHS401 Contact Hours - 70
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to facilitate meetings and document actions that relate to the consideration of work health and safety issues in the workplace. This unit is applicable to nominated work health and safety representatives in a workplace. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace and legislative requirements. This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems. 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.

Elective


Protect places of cultural significance

Code - AHCILM401 Contact Hours - 60
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to protect places of cultural significance. This unit applies to those whose work includes protecting Indigenous peoples' places of culture in co-operation with stakeholders and protecting places of cultural significance with reference to Indigenous Communities or line management. A high level of cultural awareness and the need to observe cultural protocols are important in parts of the process. This unit applies to individuals who demonstrate autonomy, judgement and limited responsibility for others in known or changing contexts.

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.

Supervise work routines and staff performance

Code - AHCWRK403 Contact Hours - 50
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise work routines and staff performance. This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment

Code - AHCMOM402 Contact Hours - 80
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment. All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety requirements, manufacturer’s specifications and sustainability practices. This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

Monitor biodiversity

Code - AHCLPW405 Contact Hours - 100
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor biodiversity in a given area, and record and analyse findings. This unit applies to natural area managers and those seeking information on natural systems or areas. These individuals take limited responsibility in known or changing contexts within established guidelines.

Report on project

Code - AHCCCF402 Contact Hours - 60
This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to review a project and prepare a report to meet organisational and funder requirements. It applies to those who prepare reports for community projects such as Landcare or similar for future group and program reference. It includes taking responsibility for own work and providing and communicating solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

Lead team effectiveness

Code - BSBLDR403 Contact Hours - 50
This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion. It applies team leaders, supervisors and new emerging managers who have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective work teams. Leaders at this level also provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between the management of the organisation and the team members. As such they must 'manage up' as well as manage their team/s.

Manage simple projects

Code - PSPPM402B Contact Hours - 65
This unit covers management of generally low risk projects that may be small scale and managed by one person or a person with a small team. It includes implementing project start-up activities, coordinating project implementation, monitoring the project and arranging follow-up activities. Contract management requirements are not included as this aspect is addressed by units of competency within the Competency field of Procurement and Contract Management. In practice, managing simple projects overlaps with other generalist and specialist work activities such as applying government processes, using resources, gathering information, managing contracts etc.

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.
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Last updateWednesday, 15 November 2017 10:18 am
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