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Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration

Career Area:Environmental, Horticulture & Primary Industries National Code:AHC31710
Certificate III in Natural Area RestorationThis course covers the process of managing natural area restoration programs.

You will learn how to plan a restoration program, inspect and assess a site for
the replacement of vegetation, monitor natural area restoration works and review
the program. This course is suitable for people who work or want to work in the
conservation and land management industry.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Career Pathways

Revegetation worker, land rehabilitation worker.

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Wyong Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Full Time
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Thursday, 22 June 2017
or
Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2017
or
Date: Friday, 28 July 2017
Time: 11.00am
Location: Wyong Campus, Building J, First Floor, Room 6 (J1.06)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist

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Classes will run on Monday, Tuesday 8.00am to 12.00pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,190.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,620.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicals
  • AHCNAR301A - Maintain natural areas
  • AHCNAR303A - Implement revegetation works
  • AHCNAR304A - Undertake direct seeding
  • AHCOHS301A - Contribute to OHS processes
  • AHCPCM302A - Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPCM303A - Identify plant specimens
  • AHCPGD301A - Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCPMG301A - Control weeds
  • AHCSAW302A - Implement erosion and sediment control measures
  • AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret results
  • AHCWRK305A - Coordinate work site activities
  • AHCWRK311A - Conduct site inspections
  • AHCWRK313A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • FPICOT3202B - Navigate in remote or trackless areas
Other Information

This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version of this qualification will soon be available. This means that Hunter TAFE may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling during this time must complete the qualification by the transition date or transition to a new qualification when it becomes available. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.

Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us.

AHC31710 Natural Area Restoration Certificate III training involves integrated fieldwork on residential block weekends and participants must wear protective clothing while in the field.
You are required to wear a broad brimmed hat, trousers or jeans, long sleeved shirt or blouse and appropriate covered footwear for working in bushland. In addition, you are to carry water, any personal medication and protection from sunburn, insects, ticks and leeches.

To successfully complete training in AHC31716 will require an additional 3-4 hours per week research and investigation above face-to-face and online training.
Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

Field guide to the native plants of Sydney (3rd Ed. 2003); Author: Les Robinson; Publisher: Kangaroo Press; ISBN: 9780731812110 -$45.00
Restoring natural areas in Australia (2009); Authors: Robin Buchanan; Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries; ISBN: 978-0 7313 0621-3 -$44.00
Botanical Field Guide Revised (2007); Authors: Mager & Burrows; Publisher: Araucariaguides; ISBN: 9780977577149 - $15.00

Enquire Now
Wyong Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Full Time, , weeks
How to Enrol: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.

Students are required to attend one enrolment session to finalise their enrolment.

Date: Thursday, 22 June 2017
or
Date: Tuesday, 11 July 2017
or
Date: Friday, 28 July 2017
Time: 11.00am
Location: Wyong Campus, Building J, First Floor, Room 6 (J1.06)

If you cannot attend the enrolment session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 225.

To confirm your eligibility for subsidised training you will need to provide a valid Unique Student Identifier (USI). Create your USI . You are also required to provide evidence of your living location or confirmation of employment in NSW and proof of citizenship. Please bring either:

- Australian green Medicare Card
- An Australian or New Zealand Birth Certificate
- Australian or New Zealand Passport
- Naturalisation Certificate

For Permanent Residents or Humanitarian Visa holders, a Certificate of Evidence of Resident Status (CERS) or a Humanitarian Visa is accepted.

Evidence is required to support applications for fee concessions or exemptions. Such as:

- A valid Centrelink Customer Reference Number (CRN) or DVA number with the date of grant; or
- A letter from a medical practitioner, appropriate government agency or specialised allied health professional indicating a clear additional need as a result of a disability.

Jobseekers are required to provide full details of:
- jobactive provider details and
- jobseeker identification (JSID) number

To plan for your enrolment session please refer to the Enrolment Readiness Checklist
Proposed Timetable: Classes will run on Monday, Tuesday 8.00am to 12.00pm, Wednesday and Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,190.00
Second Qualification Fee is $2,620.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicals
  • AHCNAR301A - Maintain natural areas
  • AHCNAR303A - Implement revegetation works
  • AHCNAR304A - Undertake direct seeding
  • AHCOHS301A - Contribute to OHS processes
  • AHCPCM302A - Provide information on plants and their culture
  • AHCPCM303A - Identify plant specimens
  • AHCPGD301A - Implement a plant establishment program
  • AHCPMG301A - Control weeds
  • AHCSAW302A - Implement erosion and sediment control measures
  • AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret results
  • AHCWRK305A - Coordinate work site activities
  • AHCWRK311A - Conduct site inspections
  • AHCWRK313A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • FPICOT3202B - Navigate in remote or trackless areas
Important Information: Other Information

This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version of this qualification will soon be available. This means that Hunter TAFE may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling during this time must complete the qualification by the transition date or transition to a new qualification when it becomes available. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.

Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us.

AHC31710 Natural Area Restoration Certificate III training involves integrated fieldwork on residential block weekends and participants must wear protective clothing while in the field.
You are required to wear a broad brimmed hat, trousers or jeans, long sleeved shirt or blouse and appropriate covered footwear for working in bushland. In addition, you are to carry water, any personal medication and protection from sunburn, insects, ticks and leeches.

To successfully complete training in AHC31716 will require an additional 3-4 hours per week research and investigation above face-to-face and online training.
Some programs at Hunter TAFE attract additional costs over and above the Student Qualification Fee and include essential equipment that is retained by you on completion of study.

If enrolling in this course, students will need to purchase the following essential equipment. Estimated costs are listed below:

Field guide to the native plants of Sydney (3rd Ed. 2003); Author: Les Robinson; Publisher: Kangaroo Press; ISBN: 9780731812110 -$45.00
Restoring natural areas in Australia (2009); Authors: Robin Buchanan; Publisher: NSW Department of Primary Industries; ISBN: 978-0 7313 0621-3 -$44.00
Botanical Field Guide Revised (2007); Authors: Mager & Burrows; Publisher: Araucariaguides; ISBN: 9780977577149 - $15.00

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.