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Overview

This course is suited to individuals who work in community organisations, private or commercial enterprises, and government agencies responsible for the delivery of complex natural resource management projects. Students will learn how to engage the community in planning and decision making, as well as assist landholders and farmers looking at their own land management and operational developments.

COURSE LOCATIONS

This course is offered via the specified delivery modes and at the following QATC locations:

  • Online self-paced study (with external assistance available via instructors)

COURSE & FEE STRUCTURE

​Today the sustainable management of our natural resources and landscapes is complex and those who have that responsibility need to possess modern skills based on theoretical and applied knowledge. Now more than ever are skills required not only to deliver complex projects, and manage corporate responsibilities, but also to encourage the development of community knowledge and promote community participation in the planning and decision making for natural resource management projects.

This course is delivered over 24 months and is a combination of online theory with access to assistance from our experienced instructors.

Enrol anytime.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for this course are listed on the Schedule of Tuition Fees & Census Days, which can be downloaded via the button on the right.

The maximum amount that can be borrowed under a VET Student Loan for this course is listed on the VET Student Loans (Courses and Loans Caps) Determination.

Incidental fees

Incidental fees are fees for things which are not a compulsory part of your course (i.e. they are fees for things that are optional).  The incidental fees for this course are set out in the table below. 

Incidental fee description Amount ($)
n/a n/a

Please note that incidental fees cannot be paid via a VET Student Loan

CAREERS

​Employment opportunities from knowledge gained could apply to: coordination and facilitation officers, project manager/supervisors, environmental advisors, environmental managers, government officers, national park/indigenous ranger, and land managers/farmers/graziers/landholders.

Graduates of this course could also consider higher qualifications in the accredited training packages, such as Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, or in the tertiary education sector.

CRITERIA

Entry requirements

We are required to make sure that you are academically suited to this course. Before offering you a place in the course, we must obtain evidence that you have either:

  • Finished year 12; or
  • Finished a Certificate IV or higher qualification; or
  • Have literacy and numeracy at exit level 3 on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Other compulsory requirements

There are no other compulsory requirements.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria will be used to assess applications in the situation that there are more applications received than places available:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • Completion of AHC32810 Certificate III in Rural Operations (or equivalent)
  • Generally we will have enough places in each course of study for all people who apply (providing that applicants meet any compulsory requirements). However, in the event that more applications are received than places available, then we use a merit based process to assess applications

 

UNITS OF STUDY

Collect and classify plants

AHCPCM502

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and identify plants using taxonomic keys.

It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area. They have accountability for the work of others and analyse, design and communicate solutions to a range of complex problems. All work is carried out to comply with workplace procedures.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Manage staff

AHCBUS501

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage staff.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Manage natural areas on a rural property

AHCNAR501

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage natural areas on a rural property.

This unit applies to management of programs on privately owned rural property, which are designed to enhance the sustainable ecological and economic capacity and outcomes of the land.

All work is undertaken in accordance with relevant national, State, Territory and local legislation and regulations.

This unit applies to individuals who manage projects and people and who provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Manage natural area restoration programs

AHCNAR504

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage natural area restoration programs. 

This unit applies restoration managers who provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK502

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, analyse and manage data.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area and analyse, design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Prepare reports

AHCWRK503

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare comprehensive reports.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area and analyse, design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

 

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

AHCBUS508

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports. 

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Manage risk

BSBRSK501

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Cost a project

AHCBUS402

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to cost a project.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes, sustainability practices and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. 

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Define the Pest Problem

AHCPMG413

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required apply a strategic pest management approach to define a pest problem.

Pests may be weeds, vertebrate or invertebrate pests or a combination of all three. The pest problem may be in a local or broader regional area.

 

Source: www.training.gov.au accessed 05/03/2018

VET STUDENT LOANS

 

VET Student Loans are available for this course. Eligible students can apply for a loan from the Commonwealth for all or part of their tuition fees. Before making any decisions about whether to use VET Student Loans, and to assess their eligibility, students must read the VET Student Loans information booklet 2017.

In accordance with s142 of the VET Student Loan Rules 2016 (Cth), we advise that VET Student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements, and a VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. 

For more information about VET Student Loans, visit www.studyassist.gov.au, read the fees policy on our fees and funding page, or contact us on 1800 888 710.

Additional Information

Course disclaimer

All information quoted is current at the date of publication. All information quoted is current at the date of publication. This information is applicable for Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reserves the right not to offer a course or unit and/or to decline the enrolment of a student in a course or unit on the basis of student demand and/or resource constraints. QATC advises that course offerings, structures, prices, instructors, assessment, unit objectives, and content may be subject to change without notice as circumstances dictate and reserves its rights generally.

Prospective students should contact QATC to ensure the information they are viewing about this training is still current.

Depending on training requirements and personal circumstances, students may be eligible for financial support, course funding or fee subsidies from government initiatives. For more information, refer to individual course pricing and the QATC Fees and Funding page.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO 31258

Course Details - At a glance

This self-paced course focuses on acquiring more advanced skills in conservation and land management.

  • Online
  • Self-paced
  • 24 months part time
  • multiple scheduled intakes
  • 10 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $4,500
    • Co-contribution fee rate: n/a
    • Co-contribution – concessional fee rate: n/a