Course Details - Conservation and Land Management (Portside Christian College)

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Course TitleConservation and Land Management
RegionWestern Adelaide Secondary Schools Network
Host OrganisationPortside Christian College
Course Length2 semesters (1 year)
DescriptionThis course will provide an introduction into the Conservation and Land Management Industry with work carried out under general guidance and supervision. A highlight of this course is a three day/two night stay at Monarto Zoological Park, involving activities that are often behind the scenes from where visitors are usually allowed. Sleeping under the stars in a swag, building paths, repairing fences and getting up close to animals are all part of the hands on activities offered to students.
PathwaysConservation Worker, Indigenous Lands Worker, Revegetation Worker, Environmental Field Officer, National Parks Ranger, Environmental Consultant, Viticulturalist, Plant Propagator.
PrerequisitesSuccessful completion of Year 9 with a C grade or above for Year 9 English.
Special RequirementsStudents will be provided with a long sleeve uniform top to be worn with students own navy work pants (King Gee/Stubbies/Hard Yakka style). Students need to provide their own steel cap safety boots and navy work pants, and wear them at all times. Students will require access to a laptop and internet access at home or at their Home School to submit online assignments.
Delivery Location(s)Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre, 1 Causeway Road, New Port, SA, 5015
Dates and Times36 weekly sessions at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre on Tuesdays from 08:30 until 15:30
Commencement date 06/02/18
Sessions usually include some hours of supervised practical outdoor activities.
Work Placement0 days
SACE DetailsSACE Stage 1, 65 SACE credits
QualificationCertificate II in Conservation and Land Management (National code AHC21010)
RTOTAFE SA (National Code 41026)
CompulsoryAHCWRK209AParticipate in environmentally sustainable work practices   (20 nominal hours)
 AHCOHS201AParticipate in OHS processes   (20 nominal hours)
 AHCPCM202ACollect, prepare and preserve plant specimens   (30 nominal hours)
 AHCPCM201ARecognise plants   (40 nominal hours)
 AHCNAR201ACarry out natural area restoration works   (40 nominal hours)
 FPIFGM2201BCollect seed   (40 nominal hours)
 AHCPGD201APlant trees and shrubs   (20 nominal hours)
 AHCPMG201ATreat weeds   (40 nominal hours)
 AHCNSY203AUndertake propagation activities   (30 nominal hours)
 HLTAID003Provide first aid   (18 nominal hours)
 AHCFAU201A Recognise fauna   (40 nominal hours)
 AHCILM202AObserve and report plants and/or animals   (40 nominal hours)
 AHCPMG202ATreat plant pests, diseases and disorders   (30 nominal hours)
 AHCNSY202ATend nursery plants   (30 nominal hours)
 AHCSOL201ADetermine basic properties of soil and/or growing media   (20 nominal hours)
 AHCPGD206AConduct visual inspection of park facilities   (20 nominal hours)

Competency can only be acquired with 85% attendance to class and completion of units required.
Student Cost$160.00
This consists of a $100 (GST free) Regional VET fee, $45 (including GST) for a long sleeved polo shirt and $15 (including GST) for an identification badge, payable to your Home School.
Home School Cost$775.00
This consists of a $300 (GST free) course cost, $50 (including GST) for transportation costs for revegetation studies (4-5 trips during the year), $50 (GST free) for RTO Learner Guides, $125 (GST free) for Apply First Aid plus $250 (including GST) for Monarto Zoo retreat. This will be invoiced to the Home School from Portside Christian College.
Number Of StudentsMinimum    8
Maximum   16
Selection ProcessInterview and latest school report.
Orientation DetailsThere will be an Open Day held on Tuesday 5 September 2017, 3.30 - 5.00 pm at Portside Christian College Trade Training Centre. RSVP to
Public TransportOuter Harbour Train Line - Ethelton Train Station adjacent to College. Bus stops are located on Bower Road. Bus 352, Stop ID: 1823, Bower Rd (North side). Bus 117, 352 and 353, Stop ID: 100724 and 100725, Bower Rd (South side).
Contact PersonMs Dianne Pollard, Phone 83415133, Fax 82423046
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