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The perfect educational and career path for those who love to work in the great outdoors and have a passion for all things nature and science. This area encompasses a wide range of qualifications, including agribusiness operations, landscaping, horticulture and conservation, environmental rehabilitation and laboratory studies.

 


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
AHC21016 BDF0 Conservation and Land Management Certificate II Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Midland
Conservation, Land Management, Environmentally sustainable, Animal trapping, Recognise fauna, Recognise plants, Operate a chainsaw, Manual handling methods, Operate a 4x4 vehicle, Fell trees, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000010, Conservation and Land Management, d460, ahc21010, c000002, TAFEADM, bdf0, bdfo, ahc21016

Get started on your career in conservation and land management

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist with a range of tasks to maintain and restore natural and cultural places and farmland

You will also be able to choose from a range of subjects which include working with plants and animals, construction and maintenance, using machinery and equipment, and managing resources. You will be able to focus your studies in different areas which include conservation earthworks, Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife, natural area restoration and management, weed management and vertebrate pest management.

You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

Gain these skills
  • Workplace safety
  • Environmental work practices
  • Providing first aid
  • Treating weeds
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A passion for conservation and the environment
  • A willingness to work outdoors regardless of weather conditions
  • Fit and able to carry out manual work

 

AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management Certificate III Employer-based
On campus
Traineeship
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Midland
Conservation, Land Management,  Control weeds, Revegetation, Respond to wildfire, Suppress wildfire, GPS data, Apply chemicals, Erosion, Sediment control, Store chemicals, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000010, Conservation and Land Management, d480, ahc31410, c000002, TAFEADM, bdc1

Work for the future

This course is designed to give you the foundation skills and knowledge needed within the conservation industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and the Certificate III in Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol.

Gain these skills
  • Establish and maintain landscapes, including revegetation and propagation
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems
  • Control weeds, plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Prepare, apply, store and transport chemicals
  • Work safely and sustainably
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Love practical work
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Appreciate the value in restoring natural bush land, coastal and aquatic areas

 

AHC40916 BCZ9 Conservation and Land Management Certificate IV On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Conservation, Land Management, Cost a project, Minimise risks, Use of chemicals, Monitor biodiversity, Revegetation, Maps, Recommend plants, Report on projects, d508, ahc40910, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, c000010, TAFEADM, bcz9, ahc40916

Land a lead role in conservation

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to lead and coordinate conservation and land management activities. You will learn about the various areas of the industry such as land management, natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks.

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and with the Certificate IV in Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol. 

Gain these skills
  • Collecting and classifying plants
  • Developing management plans and conservation strategies
  • Conducting biological surveys
  • Meeting legislative requirements
  • Planning river restoration works
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A passion for conservation and the environment
  • Organisational skills
  • Willing to work both indoors and outdoors
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

 

AHC51116 BDA6 Conservation and Land Management Diploma On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
d523, ahc51110, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, c000010, TAFEADM, bda6 ahc51116

Cultivate a bright future for yourself and others

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage conservation and land management activities.

You will learn about the various areas of the industry such as land management, natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks. You will also learn skills in managing projects, programs and staff as they relate to your chosen area/s of specialisation.

Completing an additional two units with the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will see you gain a dual qualification, incorporating the Diploma of Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol.

Gain these skills
  • Collect and classify plants
  • Conduct biological surveys and soil sampling
  • Identify pests
  • Design natural restoration and management plan for an area
  • Maintain work health and safety processes
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • An interest in conservation and the environment
  • A willingness to work both indoors and outdoors
  • Self motivated and independent
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

 

MSS50218 BEA8 Environmental Monitoring and Technology Diploma On campus
East Perth

Assist in the management of environmental issues with this diploma

With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business on ecosystems, conservation and ecosystem restoration, this is a good time to join this industry. It is a slow but growing area that is linked to our resource industry and increasing issues with the degradation of ecosystems.

This course covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring. The skills are used in most industry sectors and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

This course is multi-faceted, using field trip activities including a regional trip each semester, lab work, team work and online learning to assess your progress.

    Gain these skills

    Learn how to plan and conduct environmental project work and use equipment to collect and evaluate data taken from the environment including;

    • Ground and surface waters
    • Flora and fauna surveys
    • Spatial information and mapping
    • Air and soil
    • Common geological landforms
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • An interest in conservation and the environment
    • An interest in working to reduce human impacts on the environment
    • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
    • Written and oral communication skills
    AHC20416 BDE6 Horticulture Certificate II Employer-based
    On campus
    Traineeship
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Midland
    D454, AHC20410, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, horticulture, disability, disabled, plants, garden, TAFEADM, bde6, ahc20416

    Sow the seeds for your future

    This qualification will allow you to work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. You'll gain the basic skills and knowledge required to work in the horticultural industry as well as WHS.

    All of our classes are small, have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers. During your studies you will gain on the job skills in a structured work placement.

    This course is also available for interested individuals, including people registered as unemployed and/or clients referred by community agencies - no prior experience is required.

    You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate II in Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol.

    North Metro TAFE also offers a program of this qualification for students who have an intellectual or learning disability to help you reach your goals. Our Disability programs give you the opportunity to advance your career or training prospects.

    Gain these skills
    • Recognise plants
    • Plant and prune shrubs and small trees
    • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
    • Assist with landscape construction work
    • Operate basic machinery and equipment
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Enjoy nature and the outdoors
    • Comfortable working in a physical environment
    • Practical and able to undertake manual labour

     

    AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture Certificate III Employer-based
    On campus
    Traineeship
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Midland
    d473, ahc30710, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, TAFEADM, bdf1, ahc30716, garden, gardening, nursery, nurseryman, green keeper, groundsman, nursery hand, greens, parks, yard, outdoor, weeds, weeding, pruning, turf, NMT horticulture, seeds, roots, potting, trees, shrubs, seedling, arboriculture, propagation, plants,

     

    Grow your horticulture skills

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry. If you have industry experience this course will enhance your skills. 

    Subjects are selected from specialisations including arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens, production skills and turf management. Subjects may include plant identification, irrigation, pest and disease control, machinery use, nursery work, hard landscaping, hydroponics, and turf maintenance. Not all horticultural specialisations will be available at all locations.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

    Gain these skills
    • Implement propagation plans
    • Safely prepare, store and apply chemicals
    • Create plant displays
    • Apply workplace safety and health guidelines
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Enjoy nature and the outdoors
    • Comfortable working in a physical environment
    • Practical and able to undertake manual labour
    • Problem solving skills
    AHC40416 BCW2 Horticulture Certificate IV Employer-based
    On campus
    Traineeship
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Horticulture, Monitor weeds, Pest, Disease control programs, Soil health, Plant nutrition, Soil samples, Surpervise landscape projects, Cost a project, Budget , Revegetation work, Calibration of equipment, Natural restoration works, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, d503, ahc40410, TAFEADM, BCW2

    Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and with the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol. 

    Gain these skills
    • Design garden and plant displays
    • Supervise staff and implement occupational health and safety standards
    • Plant nutrition, health, propagation and recognition
    • Landscape design, horticultural products and services
    • Business management and administration
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Enjoy nature and the outdoors
    • Comfortable working in a physical environment
    • Practical and able to undertake manual labour
    • Problem solving and organisational skills

     

    AHC50416 BDD0 Horticulture Diploma On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Horticulture, Assess trees, Plant health problems, Landscape projects, Estimates, Quotes, Tenders, Prepare reports, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, d516, ahc50410, TAFEADM, bdd0, ahc50416

    Take your horticulture career to new heights

    This course will develop the skills you need to design, plan, implement, manage and evaluate horticultural operations and processes to effectively manage and maintain public and private parks, reserves, gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas. This will include developing your skills in how to establish and manage a horticultural business or project, which includes preparing estimates, quotes and tenders; selecting plants and landscape solutions; managing plant health programs; developing production plans; and managing staff and services.

    Completing an additional two units with the Diploma of Horticulture will see you gain a dual qualification, incorporating the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

    Gain these skills
    • Plant nutrition and health
    • Propagation and recognition of plants
    • Landscape design, products and services
    • Business management and administration
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • An appreciation of nature and able to work outdoors
    • Comfortable working in a physical environment
    • Practical skills and the ability to undertake manual labour
    • Problem solving and organisational skills

     

    MSL30118 BDV6 Laboratory Skills Certificate III Employer-based
    On campus
    East Perth
    TAFEADM, AZR9, MSL30116, W735, MSL30109, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000007, Laboratory Operations, science, lab, chemicals, chemistry, biology, pathology, organic, sampling, measure, technician, science, BDV6, MSL30118

    A hands on career where you can help to make a difference

    This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

    Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via a traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around.

    Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you will experience our well equipped facilities and learn from highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a variety of careers in science and laboratory operations.

    Gain these skills
    • Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) requirements
    • Laboratory practices and equipment
    • Prepare cultures
    • Perform sterile techniques
    • Assist with field work
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • A strong interest in science and chemistry
    • Able to adhere to workplace safety standards
    • Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
    • Normal colour vision

     

    MSL40118 BDV3 Laboratory Techniques Certificate IV Employer-based
    On campus
    East Perth
    TAFEADM, asz7, msl40115, w736, MSL40109, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000007, Laboratory Operations, science, laboratory, lab, chemistry, biology, sampling, measure, pathology, MSL40118, BDV3, technician, scientist,

    Further develop your practical laboratory skills

    This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator. You will learn about quality control, performance of instumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

    Your Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is available via traineeship so you can earn while you learn and gain on the job skills that will stay with you for your entire career. Studying at North Metro TAFE will also expose you to our well equipped facilities and highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a career in science and laboratory operations.

    Gain these skills
    • Carry out experiments
    • Take measurements with scientific equipment
    • Record results and present them for critical analysis
    • OHS and safe laboratory practice in the field and in a laboratory
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • A strong interest in science and chemistry
    • Able to adhere to workplace safety standards
    • Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
    • Normal colour vision

     

    MSL50118 BDV4 Laboratory Technology Diploma On campus
    East Perth
    TAFEADM, asz1, msl50116, w737, msl50109, TAFE04, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000007, BDV4, MSL50118Laboratory Operations, laboratory, science, pathology, biology, chemistry, lab, sampling, analyst, tech, technician measure

    Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

    This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. You will also be able to specialise in a diverse range of industries including chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological, and environmental fields.

    Gain these skills
    • Analyse, process and interpret data
    • Report results
    • Apply quality system and continuous improvement processes
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • A strong interest in science and chemistry
    • Able to adhere to workplace safety standards
    • Good communication skills and able to work as part of a team
    • Normal colour vision

     

    AHC30916 BDB7 Landscape Construction Certificate III Apprenticeship
    On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Landscape Construction, Construct Brick structure and features, Paving, Retaining Walls, Drainage systems, Information on Plants, Plant establishment program, Soil profile, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, d475, ahc30910, bdb7, ahc30916

    Get creative in green

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to design garden landscapes or renovate existing gardens. It will also further develop skills gained in AHC21616 Certificate II in Landscaping or AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.

    The Certificate III in Landscape Construction can be studied as an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Gain these skills
    • Select materials and plants for landscape projects
    • Set out and landscape a range of sites
    • Construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Comfortable working in a physical environment and outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions
    • Unaffected by allergies to chemicals and plants
    • Able to work in a team
    AHC21616 BDE7 Landscaping Certificate II On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Landscaping,  Lay Paving, Recognise plants and shrubs, Operate basic machinery and equipment, Construct timber or modular retaining walls, Install aggregate paths, Use chemicals, Environmentally  sustainable work practices, Prune shrubs and trees, Turf establishment, TAFE02, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, d466, ahc21610, TAFEADM

    Grow a career in landscaping

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the design and construction of garden landscapes or renovation of existing gardens. It is designed to provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge required by the landscaping industry sector.

    You will learn skills to maintain and construct domestic and commercial landscapes and recreational landscape structures.

    You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Certificate II in Horticulture to this Certificate III in Landscaping, talk to staff when you enrol.

    Gain these skills
    • Recognise plants
    • Plant trees and shrubs, and establish turf
    • Lay paving, irrigation and drainage pipes
    • Construct retaining walls
    • Treat pests and diseases
    • Operate and maintain machinery and equipment (eg tractors)
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Happy to work outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions
    • Fit and enjoy manual labour and physical work
    • Unaffected by allergies to chemicals and plants
    • Able to work a part of a team

     

    EAA14 Pesticides Skill Set (Level 3) Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    pesticides, chemicals, spray, pest control, weeds, lawn, garden, park,

    Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

    This Skill Set has been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

    For further information regarding the technician licence and requirements visit the Department of Health website.

    Gain these skills
    • Use small, portable hand held operated sprayers such as a knapsack or  back pack, to control weeds and and other minor pests
    • Prepare and apply chemicals
    • Transport and store chemicals
    EAB02 Pesticides Skill Set (Level 4) Skill set On campus
    Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
    Pesticides, pest management, pest control, weeds, spray, garden,disease, chemicals,

    Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

    This Skill Set has been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

    For further information regarding the technician licence and requirements visit the Department of Health website.

    Gain these skills
    • Use small, portable hand held operated sprayers such as a knapsack or  back pack, to control weeds and and other minor pests
    • Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
    • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
    • Plan and implement a chemical use program
    RII20515 AZB2 Resource Processing Certificate II Employer-based
    Traineeship
    East Perth
    AZB2, RII20515, J671, RII20513, TAFE04, U000000, Engineering and Mining, U000006, Process Plant Operations/Technology, C000000, C000007, U000004, resources, mining, processing, operator, fifo, process technician, Collect and break rock samples Conduct conveyor, crushing and screening plant operations, Processing technician, Mineral processing technician

    Get your career in the resources industry off the ground

    This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for entry level employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

    Gain these skills
    • Collect and break rock samples
    • Conduct conveyor, crushing and screening plant operations
    • Work safely and follow onsite safety policies and procedures
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Enjoy manual and technical work
    • Able to follow workplace health and safety procedures and work safely
    • Comfortable working in a physical environment
    • Good communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Able to work well as part of a team
    RII30415 AZF3 Resource Processing Certificate III Employer-based
    East Perth
    AZF3, RII30415, J649, RII30413, C000000, C000007, Laboratory Operations, U000000, U000006, U000004, mining, technician, TAFE04, Engineering and Mining, Process Plant Operations/Technology, resources, process technician, processing, fifo, plant operator, processing technician in a resources processing facility, operate and monitor equipment including conveyors and valve systems, conduct site sampling and testing of samples, Operate and monitor conveyors and valve systems, Conduct milling/grinding, crushing and screening plant operations, processing technician, mineral processing technician

    Are you ready to unearth a fine career?

    This qualification will give you the skills and knowledge necessary for employment as a processing technician in a resources processing facility.

    You'll learn how to operate and monitor equipment including conveyors and valve systems. You'll also gain the skills and knowledge to conduct site sampling and testing of samples commonly used in the mine processing industry, and an insight into OHS, the mining industry and the equipment used in processing.

    Gain these skills
    • Operate and monitor conveyors and valve systems
    • Work safely and follow work safety policies and procedures
    • Conduct milling/grinding, crushing and screening plant operations
    • Perform process control room operations
    Is this course right for me?

    I have the following attributes:

    • Enjoy manual and technical work
    • Able to follow workplace health and safety procedures and work safely
    • Comfortable working in a physical environment
    • Good communication, logic and problem solving skills
    • Able to work well as part of a team

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