If you're a worker or operator currently undertaking pruning and removal of vegetation by operating elevated work platforms (EWPs), our ecology course is designed to develop your skills in monitoring and managing wildlife habitat in the arboriculture industry. It relates to roles in urban or disturbed environments, such as rural roads, urban streets and parks, above and below ground utility easements, rail corridors and forestry coupes.
During our ecology course you'll learn how to:
19 Apr 2021 at 02:00PM AEST
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Full time: 12 months (Mondays and Tuesdays 9am-4pm) including 160 hours of work placement
Fast track: 12 months (Saturday's 9am-4pm) - only for people working in the industry
Part time: 2 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input) may include night sessions or weekends
This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After successful completion of our ecology course you can apply for employment with arboriculture enterprises and local governments as vegetation assessors or support crew supervisors
There are no entry requirements
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute 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.
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
On successful completion of our ecology course you can apply for entry into the Diploma of Ecology at Box Hill Institute. You may also apply for entry into the Diploma of Conservation & Land Management or Diploma of Horticulture
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 3
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee||Government Subsidised Concession or Job Trainer|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$83||$83||$83|
|Retain Course Items||$40||$40||$40|
|Total Course Estimate||$2,768||$9,468||$1,053|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$2,768||$9,468||$1,053|
Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
To be eligible to receive this qualification, you must successfully achieve a total of 14 units (13 core and 1 aerial elevating work platform specialisation unit as listed below). You will need to complete 160 hours of work placement throughout the duration of the course.
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