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Horticulture and Conservation

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens and turf management. Conservation and land management is about the future as much as it is about the present. Develop skills in the fields of natural resource management, land management, minesite rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation and land management strategies and more.

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

 

52768WA YT96 Course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) (Introductory) Course in On campus
Leederville
Mount Lawley
52768WA, TAFE04, A000000, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000002, General Education, yt96, gate, employability, disability, job, skills, intro, access, aboriginal, atsi, indigenous, C000000, C000002, Horticulture and Conservation, C000010, C000009

Do you want to move towards employment or further your education?

Or maybe you would like to improve your personal skills. Our courses can open up a whole world of opportunities to you and offer increased contact hours, excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers who work with specialist employment agencies.

This course is available to people from all backgrounds, including those with an intellectual or learning disability,

If you want to enrol in this course you need to make an appointment with the study area to discuss options. Please use the link below to book an appointment. Appointment bookings may only be available during TAFE enrolment periods. If the appointments calendar does not show any available bookings this may be because they are fully booked, or you are enquiring outside of an advertised TAFE enrolment period.

Leederville - Gardening and Maintenance

The gardening and maintenance program at Leederville is designed to help you experience work. You will develop practical skills in cleaning and gardening while also developing basic computer literacy. This course can lead to other training courses after successful completion.

 

Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A desire to build confidence and re-engage with learning
  • A desire to pathway into a TAFE course or employment
52769WA YU01 Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) Certificate I On campus
Joondalup (Kendrew Crescent)
Leederville
52768WA, TAFE04, A000000, English, Languages and Foundation Studies, A000002, General Education, yt96, gate, employability, disability, job, skills, intro, access, aboriginal, atsi, indigenous, disengage, alternative, education, 52769WA, Yuo1, yu01, yuoi, yu0i, C000000, C000002,

Do you want to kick start your education and training?

Or maybe you would like to improve your reading and writing, maths, personal skills and employment opportunities? Our courses use projects to sharpen your skills, and offer excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers. North Metro TAFE can help you achieve your goals through a range of full-time and part-time courses

If you want to enrol in this course you need to make an appointment with the study area to discuss options. Please use the link below to book an appointment. Appointment bookings may only be available during TAFE enrolment periods. If the appointments calendar does not show any available bookings this may be because they are fully booked, or you are enquiring outside of an advertised TAFE enrolment period.

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This course is also offered to people with an intellectual or learning disability. Completing a disability program at North Metro TAFE will open up a whole world of opportunities to you. Leederville campus offers a stream of this course with a focus that includes gardening skills.

Gain these skills
  • Communication for living
  • Introduction to career development
  • Practical numeracy
  • Technology for living
  • Health and wellbeing
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • A desire to build confidence and re-engage with learning
  • A desire to pathway into a TAFE course or employment
  • Able to solve unplanned problems related to project completion
  • Able to monitor and review own performance in achieving learning goals

 

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

 

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)

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)

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

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