Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

AHC60415

  • Course Information
  • Units
  • Cost
  • Delivery
  • Benefits
  • Pathways
  • Tone up your skills and gain a Nationally recognised qualification at the same time - without leaving the farm / local district.



    ABOUT THE COURSE

    The advanced diploma is designed for experienced farm managers who would like to further their decision making and strategic planning skills. There are no prerequisites.



    You have up to 2 years to complete this course in a self paced online format.  Your learning time includes not only the time you spend working on the course materials, but also your time for reflection and thinking about what you have learned as you go about your normal activities.  We estimate the total learning time may be up to 20 hours per week for some students.  Of course, this will vary according to your existing skills and knowledge.



    RuralBiz Training (RTO Code 90782) is responsible for ensuring compliance of all training and assessment.



    View Student Handbook



    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification:





    • Regional conservation manager




    • Senior land management officer





    COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:




    • Be working in or have relevant experience in the area of this qualification (contact us to discuss)
    • Have access to a computer with at least Windows XP, Word 97, Excel 97, Adobe Reader and satellite broadband internet connection or similar
    • Basic computer skills e.g. use of internet, email, basic word processing skills
    • Completion of study at Diploma level or be able to demonstrate similar literacy and numeracy levels


    RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) & CREDIT TRANSFER



    RPL is a process which recognises the experience and skills you have gained through previous work experiences, or prior study. This means you may gain recognition without additional training.



    If you have done previous accredited training we may be able to offer you direct credit transfer for units in this course. Contact RuralBiz Training if you think this applies to you.



    COURSE LEADERS




    • Liz Brown
    • David Cornish
    • Karen Harper


    Click here for more about the RuralBiz Training trainers.


  • UNITS

    A total of 8 units is required for the Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management (listed below):


    AHCBUS608 Manage risk
    BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
    BSBHRM604 Manage employee relations
    AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    AHCWRK601 Monitor projects in a program
    AHCWRK602 Lead and manage community organisations
    AHCBUS605 Manage human resources

     

     

  • COST

    Your fee for this course will depend on the the availability of a subsidy from your State and your eligibility.  To view a summary of all current course fees and subsidies please click here or contact our office for more information.



    Payment Options



    VET Student Loan



    If you'd like to enrol in this course but can't afford the fees, you may be eligible to use a Vet Student Loan.



    To be eligible for VET Student Loan, the Commonwealth Government requires that you:




    • provide a copy of your Australian senior secondary certificate, OR
    • achieve the required standard in an approved literacy and numeracy test.


    For a summary of the VET Student loans click here or for detailed information please read the Vet Student Loan information booklet for more information.  



    Payment plan



    Want to make smaller, regular payments throughout your course?  



    The payment plan option consists of establishing a direct debit facility for payments deducted weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly from your nominated bank account or credit card, across the duration of your enrolment (up to 2 years). There is a $10 establishment fee and a 4% administration charge on all payment plans.   The establishment fee is paid in your first instalment and the administration fee becomes part of your scheduled deduction. 



    Payment plans are administered by DebitSuccess (www.debitsuccess.com.au)



    Upfront payment



    You can make an upfront payment (of no more than $1,500) for your student fee while enrolling with any residual processed through the payment plan.Vet Student Loan students may make upfront payments prior to the census date for that unit.


  • TRAINING DELIVERY

    We use a variety of ways to deliver your training such as:



    Self-paced online learning:



    Use resources and information in our online learning site (RuralBiz Online) to work at your own rate, at times that suit you. You will find resources to help you learn including videos, quizzes, print materials and links to other useful websites. This site also has a forum where you can post comments and questions for other participants and your trainer. It will also be the spot to upload your assessments, receive trainer feedback and track your progress.



    Interactive online sessions (run on demand, when there is a group of at least 10 participants to attend:



    These are run in our Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom where you work with a trainer and other participants. You will be able to see a presentation on your computer screen, hear the trainer and other group members, and ask questions or make comments. One of our previous participants described it as being like "two way radio with pictures" but it also has a whiteboard, chat function and many other tools useful for training. Some sessions are also recorded for listening back at a later date.


  • BENEFITS

    Key Benefits




    • Flexible - self paced online or online group delivery, fit study in with your life.
    • Everyone with an internet connection has equal access to training
    • Training is delivered to you - wherever you have internet access
    • No travel time or travel costs
    • Access to online materials 24/7
    • Access to the best trainers who are farmers themselves, not just trainers who can visit your district
    • Your very own Guardian Angel for support
    • Work in groups from a wide geographic area
    • Training can continue even if you are travelling or cut off by floods or other natural disasters
    • Assessments are submitted online - fast turnaround times
    • Student Card - purchase some items at discounted prices

  • PATHWAYS

    Further Education or Training:



    Further training pathways from this Qualification include, but are not limited to:




    • Various University Degrees

      Note: you may receive credit for some of the units completed. Contact the university of your choice to find out more.


    Employment:



    Employment pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to:





    • Regional conservation manager




    • Senior land management officer




Advanced Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

AHC60415