Certificate II in Ecology (Specialising in Aerial – Elevating Work Platform)
Our ecology course is designed to develop your skills in vegetation removal and pruning if you’re a worker or operator currently performing pruning and removal of vegetation by operating elevating work platforms (EWPs).
You’ll cover topics such as:
- recognising fauna
- rescuing animals and apply basic first aid
- responding to wildlife emergencies
- maintaining wildlife habitat refuges
- recognising plants
- applying vegetation management techniques to create and maintain habitat refuges
- inspecting and cleaning machinery for plant, animal and soil material
- cutting materials with a hand-held chainsaw
- obtaining a licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 metres or more)
Conservation & Land Sciences
|Study Level||Certificate II|
FT: 6 months
|Course Type||Victorian TAFE Course|
|Tuition Fee Type||Estimated Fee|
|Gov. Subsidised - Standard||$1,170.00|
|Gov. Subsidised - Concession||$234.00|
|Full Tuition Fee||$4,290.00|
|Service Fees||Estimated Annual Fees|
|Service & Amenities*||$155.00|
|Core Skills Support**||$75.00|
|Annual Material Fees||$195.00|
|Retain Course Items***||No fee applies|
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.
***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).
Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
February and July
Full time: 6 months
Part time: 12 months
There are no entry requirements for this course
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs the Institute and CAE will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
On successful completion of our ecology course you can apply for the Certificate III in Ecology
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 2
After the successful completion of our ecology course you can apply for a number of roles in the arboriculture and utility sector
To be eligible for the award of the Certificate II in Ecology with a specialisation in Aerial – Elevating Work Platform, competency must be demonstrated in 10 units:
9 core units and 1 aerial elevating work platform specialisation unit
The qualification also requires 80 hours of work placement in an appropriate industry-recognised workplace/environment