|Locations||Sherwood Park (Warrnambool)|
|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus, Online, Workshops|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||8 single day weekend workshops per year plus online study|
Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you interested in the wise management of our natural areas? This course includes the skills and knowledge required to understand natural systems, identify issues and plan appropriate works. Studies include the theory and practical aspects of conservation and land management in a variety of different environments including: coastal, rural, urban and aquatic systems.
The course will be delivered through workshops in south-west Victoria with self-paced study online.
Studies focus on a variety of areas in the catchment and land management including:
You will also develop skills in workplace safety, organizing data, planning surveys and works and writing reports.
Students are strongly encouraged to investigate natural areas in their local region and develop strong networks with local conservation organisations during their course.
This course offers a pathway into degree level courses in environmental sciences.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To be eligible for this qualification you must complete 10 elective units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCFAU501||Manage fauna populations||150||$0.00|
|AHCLPW501||Develop a management plan for a designated area||200||$0.00|
|AHCNAR502||Conduct biological surveys||200||$0.00|
|AHCNAR505||Plan river restoration works||150||$0.00|
|AHCNRM502A||Develop a water quality monitoring program||120||$0.00|
|AHCPCM502||Collect and classify plants||120||$0.00|
|AHCPMG413||Define the pest problem||100||$0.00|
|AHCSAW502||Plan erosion and sediment control measures||120||$0.00|
|AHCWRK502||Collect and manage data||120||$0.00|
The pre-training review assists SWTAFE staff to determine whether this course is the most suitable for you at this time, and also identify any support needs you may require once you commence your studies. It takes about an hour to complete. Once you apply for your chosen course a link to the pre-training review will be emailed to you.
Your current skills, knowledge and experience can contribute to help you get a qualification. Learn more about skills recognition and how it may benefit you here.
If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. Your fees each year are made up of 3 different elements:
There are 3 different rates of Tuition fees. Only one will apply to you depending on your eligibility and circumstances. The 3 categories include:
The fees listed below are indicative only and may be subject to change without notice and given individual circumstances. Your actual fees will be calculated based on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$9,045.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible)||$18,425.00|
|Fee type||Indicative Course Fee|
|General Service Fee||$55.00 - $288.00|
|Maximum Consumable/Materials Fee||$0.00|
Maximum Consumables/Materials Fees are made up of course consumables, core unit consumables and the maximum elective units you will pay. Final costs will be determined at enrolment.
Skills First Exemptions
Government eligibility exemptions for TAFE via Skills First funding gives you greater access to study with TAFE at an affordable price.
The good news is, that there are now a reduced number of criteria for you to meet in order to be eligible for a Government subsidy. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.
Government Subsidised Fee
You meet all Skills First eligibility criteria but DO NOT hold a current healthcare or pension card, OR you are eligible for a Skills First exemption.
You meet all eligibility criteria AND hold a current healthcare or pension card, that you can provide at enrolment. It’s important to
note that the concession rate is only applicable for Certificate l to Certificate lV courses and students who have declared their ATSI origin.
Full fees only apply to the few students who do not meet the Skills First eligibility criteria, do not qualify for an exemption or are enrolling in course that is not government subsidised.
Unless an alternative fee payment method is approved, your course fees are required to be paid upfront and in full at the time of enrolment. If your personal circumstances mean that payment in full is not possible, then you may be able to pay your fees by
SWTAFE offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with enrolment fees.
As a SWTAFE student, you can access a variety of support services that will enhance your study experience and help you complete your studies successfully. For more information about any of these services, visit our student page.
Apply now for a place in our next course intake. Places for courses are limited, so it’s best to get in soon so you don’t miss out. You’ll need to complete an application form which you can do online here or by speaking with our Customer Service team. We invite you to come and see us at one of our campuses in Warrnambool, Colac, Portland or Hamilton and a team member will ensure you are taken care of.
If you have any questions regarding the application process please chat to our Customer Service team on 1300 648 911.