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Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

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  • Objectives
    This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to gain employment in a community facilitation role in the Conservation and Land Management field. It provides knowledge in environmental issues, biodiversity, habitat restoration, community facilitation, project management and aquatic ecosystems.
  • Entry requirements
    Certificate II or III Conservation and Land Management
  • Academic Title
    Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • Course description
    This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to gain employment in a community facilitation role in the Conservation and Land Management field. It provides knowledge in environmental issues, biodiversity, habitat restoration, community facilitation, project management and aquatic ecosystems.

    This course forms the first year of the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.
    Students have the opportunity to go on a camp to French Island to undertake a range of practical exercises. All students must be prepared to work outdoors in all weather conditions and must confirm to OH&S dress req (work boots).
    All students must complete a questionnaire on application. Questionnaires are assessed on eligibly. Applicants will be notified by end of November if accepted. Interviews may be required.

    Campus
    Cranbourne

    When Does The Course Start?
    February and July

    Study Modes
    Full time and part time options.
    Some online units
    770 hours
    24- 30 hours per week for full time
    Part time hours may vary depending on students competency choices

    What Entrance Requirements Are There?
    Applicants should have either attained the Certificate II or III, or have relevant industry experience such as practical placement or volunteer work. Applicants must be willing to participate in field based, off Campus activities.

    How Will I Be Selected?
    Questionnaire and Interview

    Are There Any Other Special Requirements?
    Applicants must be willing to work outdoors

    How Should I Apply?
    Apply directly to Chisholm

    Is There An Information Session?
    You will be notified about an Information Session.

    Is There An Interview?
    Interview will be required

    Study Area Summary / Subjects / Modules
    Report on projects, Control weeds, Prepare and apply chemicals, Transport, handle & store chemicals, Cost a project, Collect and classify plants, Plan the implementation revegetation, Inspect & monitor cultural places, Monitor Biodiversity, Produce maps for land management, Develop community networks, Provide info on environment issues & pol & Provide training through instruction, Plan and develop interpretive activities, Supervise machinery and equipment and Respond in an emergency.

    Assessment Methods
    Prac and theory

    Employment Opportunities
    Bushland crew leader, facilitating environmental groups and projects
    Green Corp Supervisor
    Landcare or Coastcare Coordinator
    Catchment Management Authority Program Co-ordinator

    Further Education Opportunities and Articulation to Other Courses
    Diploma in Conservation and Land Management, related university degree

    RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).
    There is an opportunity to apply for recognition to be given for:
    • Previous study
    • Knowledge
    • Skills resulting from work or life experience relevant to the course.

    Support Services
    Support is available to students in a range of areas including Study Skills, Personal Counselling, Careers Advice and Disability Support. Contact Student Advisory Services for more details.

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