Our Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management Traineeship will provide you with field experience, knowledge and practical skills in conservation and land management and enable you to identify and respond proactively to biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.
Protect and work in the great outdoors
Become qualified for a range of rewarding work in natural resource management. The Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management is the start of a rewarding and flourishing career in agriculture, conservation and land management.
You should already be employed when starting this course as a Traineeship. There is also a possibility of further employment, once you have this qualification as local bush management contractors are often in contact with Melbourne Polytechnic, looking for staff!
Work options include:
- bush-crew worker
- revegetation specialist
- technical field assistant
Possible employers include agencies or contractors for agencies such as local councils, Melbourne Water, Parks Victoria and the Department of Sustainability and the Environment.
Learn on real sustainability projects
At Melbourne Polytechnic, your project work is often undertaken in partnership with local industry groups, including Whittlesea City Council and Parks Victoria.
Learn from our highly qualified, enthusiastic staff in bush settings such as Plenty Valley Parklands and Kinglake National Park.
Note: This course is offered for trainees only.
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Full-time: * Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Note: this course is offered as a Traineeship in 2017, one - two days per week as decided by the teaching department
Modes of Delivery
Field work, Customised Workplace Delivery, Classroom
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsVarious forms of assessment may be used including demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios and log books, oral activities, and third-party reports
MaterialsLists of safety equipment and books that need to be purchased will be distributed by the teaching department early in the course
Suitable footwear, clothing and sun protection will be required for field work
- there are no prerequisites or specific entry requirements for entry to this course
- you should be at least 16 years of age
- to be eligible to enrol as a Trainee in this course, you must be employed in the land conservation industry and have a signed agreement between your employer and Melbourne Polytechnic - ask the course coordinator for more information
Pathways to further studyThis qualification is well recognised as pathway into our AHC51116 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Career PathwaysGraduates of the course may gain further employment in bushland operations either in propagation of indigenous plants, weed control or bush regeneration
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCCHM303||Prepare and apply chemicals||70|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50|
|AHCFAU301||Respond to wildlife emergencies||70|
|AHCFIR201||Assist with prescribed burning||50|
|AHCLPW304||Carry out inspection of designated area||70|
|AHCLPW306||Undertake sampling and testing of water||70|
|AHCNAR301||Maintain natural areas||80|
|AHCNAR303||Implement revegetation works||80|
|AHCNAR307||Read and interpret maps||40|
|AHCPCM303||Identify plant specimens||80|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50|
|FWPCOT3202||Navigate in remote or trackless areas||80|
|SITTGDE002||Work as a guide||90|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.