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Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Traineeship)

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  • Objectives
    The Gordon's conservation and land management courses will equip you with comprehensive skills and knowledge to enter natural resources industries. This course offers a range of streams to enable you to specialise in an area of natural resource management that meets your career needs. The streams include general land management, conservation earthworks, community co-ordination and facilitation, indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife, natural area restoration, weed management and vertebrate pest management. The land management stream will generally be conducted with units in other streams being included on demand. The Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Traineeship) offers comprehensive training in work crew membership and leader/supervisory roles. Graduates will be equipped to work in field crews for national or state parks, conservation groups, State Government authorities or as catchment managers.
  • Entry requirements
    You must be currently employed as a trainee under a training contract. You will need to undertake a Pre-training Review to determine your current skills, literacy and numeracy abilities. This Review will form the basis of your Individual Training Plan.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Traineeship)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Traineeship). The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Follow OHS Procedures     20
    Observe Environmental Work Practices     20
    Work Effectively in the Industry     20
    Participate in Workplace Communications     30
    Respond to Emergencies     60
    Conduct Seed Collecting Operations     20
    Read and Interpret Maps     20
    Utilise Burning for Natural and Cultural Resource Management     40
    Erect Timber Structures and Features     60
    Plan and Construct Conventional Fencing     60
    Implement a Maintenance Program for an Aquatic Environment     70
    Implement Property Improvement Construction and Repair     70
    Undertake a Site Assessment     80
    Operate Specialised Machinery and Equipment     60
    Control Weeds     70
    Control Plant Pests Diseases and Disorder     80
    Prepare and Apply Chemicals     70
    Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals     50
    Co-ordinate Work Site Activities     70
    Implement Revegetation Works     80
    Survey Pest Animals     70
    Construct Access Tracks     70
    Construct Conservation Earthworks     70
    Implement Erosion and Sediment Control Measures     80
    Assist in the Implementation of Legislation     70
    Carry out Inspection of Designated Area     70
    Maintain Natural Areas     80
    Undertake Sampling and Testing of Water     70
    Provide Appropriate Information on Cultural Knowledge     60
    Propose Appropriate Uses of Traditional Customs     60
    Work in an Indigenous Community or Organisation     60
    Deal with Conflict     10
    Research and Share General Information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Culture     80
    The Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Traineeship) is an 18 month course and is only offered part-time. Student intakes are ongoing throughout the year. Classroom attendance is approximately 6 to 12 hours per week.

    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Traineeship)

        * Park ranger
        * Coastal area worker

    Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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