AHC40916 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management~

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Next intake Ongoing 2021
LocationsEast Geelong Campus
DurationFull-time: 12 months
Part-time: 2 years
TraineeshipFull-time: 2 years | Part-time: 4 yrs (School-Based)

Course description

Do you have an interest in the environment, enjoy being outdoors and hands-on? Would you like to further your study to gain a career in the natural resource management industry? This practical, hands-on course provides a solid grounding in environmental and natural resource management with an emphasis on technical skills for field work.

Each study day is different and you will spend a great deal of time outside the classroom. You will be travelling on regular field trips to our fantastic State and National Parks, coastal environments and catchment areas, increasing your employability skills and gaining industry contacts.

Wondering if this industry will suit you?

We have created a very short course quiz to help you gain a little more understanding of what is required and whether you might enjoy a role in this industry. Take the quiz here.

Work placement/industry experience

Work placement is not required in this course but recommended, with an option to undertake 45 hours of work or volunteer placement, organised by the student. *If placement is undertaken, please note that you may be required to travel outside of your usual training location to attend placement. This may include other regional areas or suburbs of Melbourne.

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

FT - 3 days per week | Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday | 9.00am - 4.00pm
PT - Monday and Tuesday | 9.00am - 4.00pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Revegetation officer
  • Park ranger
  • Ecotourism officer
  • Catchment management officer
  • Landcare coordinator
  • Flora and fauna management officer
  • Fire management officer
  • Community engagement officer

~ This course is in transition. The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

How to apply

  1. View the application requirements to find out what documents you will need to complete your application.
  2. Apply online by selecting an intake from the Applications & attendance table below.

If you need help, visit Customer Service or request application support via email.
Submission of an application does not guarantee a place in the course.

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Applications & attendance

IntakeApplicationsAttendanceClassesDuration 
2021 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2020
Close: 15 Dec 2021 
Class Day  Traineeship:Full-time: 2 years | Part-time: 4 yrs (School-Based)    
2022 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayStart: 2 Feb 2022
Tues, Wed & Thurs 8.30am to 4.30pm
 
Full-time: 12 months  Apply  
2022 February
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 1 Feb 2022 
Class DayStart: 2 Feb 2022
Monday & Tuesday 8.30am to 4.30pm
 
Part-time: 2 years  Apply  
2022 Ongoing
East Geelong Campus 
Open: 1 Aug 2021
Close: 15 Dec 2022 
Class DayTimetable supplied once admitted
 
Traineeship:Full-time: 2 years | Part-time: 4 yrs (School-Based)    

 

Students may need to complete some self-paced learning and assessment activities outside class time. This will be different for each course and will depend on a student’s level of skill and experience.

Class days and times in the above table are indicative. Prior to course commencement, changes may be necessary. Follow the link for more information on Attendance mode definitions. When you submit your application, please make sure you answer all the questions. Only successful applicants with complete applications will receive an offer. We issue offers as soon as possible. Follow the link for more information on Offer timing.

Many courses have limited places and high demand. We may close an intake before the date above. We recommend you apply early. If student numbers are insufficient we may cancel an intake or a course.

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills to at least Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.
  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Follow this link for more information about literacy and numeracy skills .

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

Academic:

Successful completion of Australian Year 10 or equivalent – Equivalents can be found on our Entry Requirements page.

English:

IELTS Academic overall score of 5.5 with no band below 5.0 (or equivalent); or completion of Australian Year 12; or a qualification undertaken in Australia at Certificate IV or higher and completed within the past 5 years; or university studies in Australia of at least 2 years duration.

*Applicants from specified countries may be exempt from English Language Requirements for admissions purposes. Such students will still need to provide evidence of meeting minimum English requirements for visa purposes. Check the list of exempt countries for more information.

Age/other requirements:

You must be 18 years or over at the time of enrolment

  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

  • Applicants must be aged 17 or over at the time of course commencement
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills to at least Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3

  • All applicants* must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to course commencement and will be required to provide a valid COVID-19 vaccination certificate. * This requirement does not apply to secondary school students, including VCAL, VCE, Geelong Tertiary Futures Program, Mumgu-dhal tyama-tiyt and school-based apprentices and trainees (SBATs).

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Maintain work health and safety processes AHCWHS401 70
Elective Units Code Hours
Define the pest problem AHCPMG413 100
Develop and implement community programs CHCCDE002 125
Develop community networks AHCCCF405 40
Identify plant specimens AHCPCM303 80
Manage fauna populations AHCFAU501 150
Monitor biodiversity AHCLPW405 100
Plan the implementation of revegetation works AHCNAR402 80
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest weeds and diseases AHCCHM307 70
Produce maps for land management purposes AHCLPW404 120
Recommend plants and cultural practices AHCPCM401 80
Transport and store chemicals AHCCHM304 50

 

Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have previously completed any of the units of competency relevant to this course, you may be eligible for Credit Transfer (CT). Any previous relevant experience may qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Find out more about CT or RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Written assignments
  • Industry placement
  • Team projects
  • Exam
  • Presentations
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.46 per hour 1065 AUD $490.00 AUD $11,350.00
Standard Tuition AUD $2.32 per hour 1065 AUD $2,471.00 AUD $11,350.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $13.59 per hour 1065 AUD $14,473.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $135.00 once
Excursions AUD $430.00 once
Education Levy AUD $159.75

 

All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Payments pages.

Fee help and student loans

VET Student Loans are available for eligible students for tuition fees only. The current years maximum loan cap is $

Payment plans may be available for eligible students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

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Date published: 19/11/2021 4:00:29 PM
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