Have you always loved the great outdoors? You can play your part in protecting Mother Nature when you choose a career in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
A Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management will give you specialist training in biodiversity conservation, restoration ecology, taking assessments of natural environments and so much more.
You’ll learn the knowledge and skills to work in increasingly important sectors, such as fauna habitat management, mine site rehabilitation, bushland fire management and ecological restoration. Wherever your passion lies, you’ll play your part in conserving our planet.
The qualification is delivered 3-4 days a week over a seven-month period from the Forestec Campus, Kalimna West.
Units are delivered in block format and run over 3-4 weeks. It’s designed to be really flexible and hands-on, so whilst there is classroom-based learning, the majority of this course is undertaken in the field.
What’s even better, is that all excursion costs are covered – you’ll only need to supply your food, drink and wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
When you complete this course, the industry tickets you’ll gain are:
- Chemical users course
- Operate a 4x4 (participants must have a manual car licence)
- Cross cut chainsaw ticket
This can lead to a number of working roles, like Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife roles, natural area management or project firefighters. You might also want to take your studies further!
You can do this by studying a Diploma in Conservation and Ecosystem Management, which will increase your skill-set and enhance your employment opportunities.
Go on, get started in this dynamic and exciting industry today!
|ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.|
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Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife roles, natural area management, project firefighters
Opportunities for Further Study
Recommended entry requirements
Not for course but only for unit FWPCOT3259 Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads participants require a licence and at a minimum hold a probationary licence with some experience- If participants do not meet this requirement it is recommended they undertake a first aid course FFS and credit transfer to meet the qualification packaging rules
Limitations to entry
Double dose COVID-19 vaccination or approved medical exemption.
Specialist Course Information
PlacementStudents are strongly encouraged and may undertake up to 240 hours of vocational placement, this is designed to enhance the students learning throughout the course.
Placement is arranged by: Student
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
Recognition of Prior LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|AHCLPW313 Undertake Sampling And Testing Of Water|
|AHCECR306 Conduct photography for fieldwork|
|AHCECR301 Maintain native ecosystem areas|
|FWPCOT2256 Trim And Cut Felled Trees|
|CPPSIS2012 Assist in collecting basic spatial data|
|AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPCM303 Identify Plant Specimens|
|AHCPMG301 Control Weeds|
|AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|FWPCOT3202 Navigate In Remote Or Trackless Areas|
|FWPCOT3259 Operate A Four Wheel Drive On Unsealed Roads|
|AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing|
|AHCPMG309 Apply pest animal control techniques|
|AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works|
|AHCFAU302 Identify fauna in the field|
Competence is determined through practical based activities.