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Science and the Environment

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.

^ You will pay half price for the tuition fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as Resource fees that are specific to your course. For full details see our Half price courses page.
State ID: EAD17
Industry Science and the Environment

Basic Nursery Skill Set

Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

This skill set leads to entry level employment in the horticulture industry and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants.

Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

This skill set will give you the skills and knowledge for entry level employment in a nursery centre and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants. It is suitable for anyone wishing to work in Horticulture industry.    

Successful completion of this skill set will give you credit towards Certificate II in Horticulture, Certificate III in Horticulture or Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Skill set
State ID: EAD95
Industry Science and the Environment

Biosecurity & Green Card Compliance Skill Set

Enhance your expertise and biosecurity knowledge

Biosecurity helps to protect plants, crops, and native species from pests and diseases, and on successful completion this skill set you will improve your employability for this sector of Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Improve your biosecurity knowledge

Our new specialised Biosecurity & Green Card Compliance Skill Set will enhance your expertise and help improve your employability within the conservation sector.

Biosecurity training is essential in the horticulture and conservation industry as it helps to protect plants, crops, and native species from pests and diseases. Without strong biosecurity measures in place, these industries can suffer significant losses in both production and profits.

Many organisations and businesses are developing biosecurity programs and protocols to reduce the risk of pests and diseases, as well as to ensure compliance with current regulations and standards. On successful completion you will have the skills required to work in the Conservation and Ecosystem Management industry and the units completed will provide credit towards Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Skill set
National ID: AHC21020
State ID: BGH1
Industry Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Get started on your career as a horticulturalist

Get the practical skills to assist with tasks such as maintaining and restoring natural and cultural places, or farmland. A triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping is possible.

Get started on your career as a horticulturalist

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to gain employment in the conservation and ecosystem management industry including weed management companies, native revegetation nurseries, local councils, and mining, horticulture and landscaping organisations.

You do not need to have any prior experience and this may be a great option if you are currently unemployed. All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers. 

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 Ecosystem Management by enrolling in additional units.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31421
State ID: BHM6
Industry Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Work for the future

Designed to give you the foundation skills for the conservation industry, on completion of this course you could find work in a practical, outdoor environment, restoring natural bush land, coastal or aquatic areas.

Work for the future

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

As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Certificate III in Horticulture to this Certificate III by enrolling in additional units.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40920
State ID: BGH6
Industry Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Lead and coordinate conservation and land management activities

You'll learn about land and natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks.

Land a lead role in conservation

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Certificate IV in Horticulture to this Certificate IV, by enrolling in additional units.

Certificate IV
National ID: MSS50218
State ID: BEA8
Industry Science and the Environment

Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

Help manage environmental issues

Learn to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring to understand the impact on the ecosystem. The skills will assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, management and rehabilitation.

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.

    Diploma
    National ID: AHC20416
    State ID: BDE6
    Industry Science and the Environment
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    Certificate II in Horticulture

    Gain on the job skills in a structured work placement

    Learn the skills to work in gardening, nursery and landscaping settings. All of our classes are small, have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    Sow the seeds for your future

    This qualification will assist you to gain employment in the horticulture, landscaping and conservation and land management industry. You'll gain the practical skills and knowledge required to work in horticulturist roles in domestic and commercial settings.

    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.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers

    You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate II
    National ID: AHC30716
    State ID: BDF1
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Horticulture

    Grow your horticulture skills

    Learn how to undertake horticultural tasks in specialised areas such as arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens, production skills and turf management.

    Grow your horticulture skills

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry, including the private sector, local councils or state government. If you have industry experience this course will enhance your skills.

    As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management adding to this Certificate III in Horticulture by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AHC40416
    State ID: BCW2
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Free in 2023

    Certificate IV in Horticulture

    Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

    Gain the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture and meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence.

    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.

    As part of this course you will undertake three units that have been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding a Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management to this Certificate IV by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: AHC50416
    State ID: BDD0
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Diploma of Horticulture

    Take your horticulture career to new heights

    Learn the skills to manage and maintain public and private parks, reserves, gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.

    Take your horticulture career to new heights

    This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to research, design, cost and report on a project.

    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    You may be able to attain a dual qualification, adding the Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management to this Diploma, by enrolling in additional units.

    In semester 2, 2023 we will be offering this course via work-based delivery, giving you a unique opportunity to apply practical experience and knowledge while working in the horticulture industry. This delivery method ensures that you can achieve a qualification while working and gain the skills needed to progress your career.

    Diploma
    National ID: MSL30118
    State ID: BDV6
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

    Learn from highly trained lecturers in our well equipped facilities

    Gain essential laboratory skills such as maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

    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.

    Certificate III
    National ID: MSL40118
    State ID: BDV3
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

    Further develop your practical laboratory skills

    Learn to carry out experiments, take measurements with scientific equipment and record and present results in our well equipped facilities with highly trained lecturers. On completion you could find work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

    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 instrumental 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.

    Certificate IV
    National ID: MSL50118
    State ID: BDV4
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Diploma of Laboratory Technology

    Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

    Prepares you for work in a diverse range of industries; you'll learn to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers.

    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.

     

    Diploma
    National ID: AHC30921
    State ID: BHN2
    Industry Science and the Environment
    Half price^

    Certificate III in Landscape Construction

    Get creative in green

    Further develop your landscaping or horticultural skills. Learn how to select materials and plants for landscape projects, set out and landscape a range of sites and construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features.

    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 AHC21621 Certificate II in Horticulture.

    The Certificate III in Landscape Construction is an apprenticeship; please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

    Certificate III
    National ID: AHC21621
    State ID: BHM4
    Industry Science and the Environment

    Certificate II in Landscaping

    Grow a career in landscaping

    Build the skills required by the landscaping industry. Learn how to maintain and construct domestic and commercial landscapes and recreational landscape structures.

    Grow a career in landscaping

    This qualification will assist you to gain employment in the landscaping, horticulture, and conservation and land management industry. You'll gain the practical skills and knowledge require to work in landscaping roles in domestic, commercial and/or industrial settings.

    You do not need to have any prior experience and this may be a great option if you are currently registered as unemployed and/or referred by community agencies.. 
    All of our classes have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

    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 Ecosystem Management, and Certificate II in Horticulture, to this Certificate by enrolling in additional units.

    Certificate II
    State ID: EAD38
    Industry Science and the Environment

    Pesticides Skill Set (Level 3)

    Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

    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.

    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(opens in a new tab) .

    Skill set
    State ID: EAB02
    Industry Science and the Environment

    Pesticides Skill Set (Level 4)

    Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

    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

    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(opens in a new tab) .

    Skill set
    State ID: EAD14
    Industry Science and the Environment

    Revegetation level 2 Skill Set

    Begin on your pathway in a industry designed to conserve and restore natural environments.

    Learn the basics of ecological restoration by completing this skill set.

    This comprehensive skill set touches on all aspects of conservation including identifying, implementing and completing ecological restoration works.
    It includes establishing activities for work;

    • using identified treatments,
    • protecting existing biota,
    • preparing and carrying out assisted regeneration treatments,
    • carrying out biological reintroduction treatment,
    • securing and protecting restored area.

    Successful completion of this skill set can provide you with credit towards achieving the Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

    Skill set
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