The Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management will give you experience in planning and implementing a range of projects to assist you to work within the conservation and ecosystem management industry.
Career opportunities, include:
- ecosystem management
- fire management
- pest controller
- indigenous land manager
Pathways to further study:
- AHC50920 Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management
Studying the Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management at Holmesglen
Throughout this course you will gain experience in a range of conservation and ecological projects including mapping and biodiversity projects, inspecting and monitoring cultural places, re-vegetation projects, pest, plant and animal management, flora and fauna identification and recognition of geological landforms and samples, Ecosystem site inspections, developing interpretive activities and researching environmental issues and maintaining industry WHS processes.
The course is delivered through a mix of classroom-based learning and practical field-based work.
Timetable: Full time: 3 days per week, Monday – Wednesday: 9am to 4pm
To receive this qualification you must complete two core units and 10 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry.
||Maintain work health and safety processes
||Define the pest problem
||Conduct a site inspection for ecological restoration
||Develop a pest management plan
||Provide information on issues and policies
||Develop interpretive activities
||Supervise the monitoring of biodiversity
||Produce maps for land management purposes
||Recommend plants and cultural practices
||Plan the implementation of revegetation works
||Inspect and monitor culturally significant places
||Recognise common geological landforms and samples
| Code || Name |
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCPMG413||Define the pest problem|
|AHCECR308||Conduct a site inspection for ecological restoration|
|AHCPMG412||Develop a pest management plan|
|AHCWRK402||Provide information on issues and policies|
|SITTPPD002||Develop interpretive activities|
|AHCLPW406||Supervise the monitoring of biodiversity|
|AHCLPW410||Produce maps for land management purposes|
|AHCPCM401||Recommend plants and cultural practices|
|AHCECR402||Plan the implementation of revegetation works|
|AHCLPW409||Inspect and monitor culturally significant places|
|MSS024020||Recognise common geological landforms and samples|
Assessments are designed to provide learners with opportunities to demonstrate they have attained the required skills and knowledge using a range of practically based activities and tasks, as required by recognised standards.
There are no formal entry requirements.
Applicants should have the physical capacity to be able to successfully undertake fieldwork where they may be required to carry light equipment as part of class work and assessments on field trip days. Students also need to be available to attend a week-long camp.
Prior to enrolment or commencement of training you will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment and a pre-training interview. These will assist with determining your suitability to the course, verify your training plan, and identify any learning support needs.
COVID-19 vaccination requirements
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Recognition of prior learning
You may be able to reduce the number of units to be studied in your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Read more about Recognition of Prior Learning, Credits and Advanced Standing.
Qualification and recognition
On completion, you will receive the AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
Connections with industry
All of our projects are run jointly with public land management agencies, which may include Mornington Peninsula Shire, Kingston City Council, Parks Victoria, and the National Trust of Victoria.
How to apply
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