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A career in the environmental and rural industry can offer experiences in unique locations, with some of the most magnificent flora and fauna in the world. We offer a range of short courses in agriculture, conservation and land management, and horticulture that can assist you in kick starting your career today!

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IAA21 4WD Training Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Boost your 4WD skills! 

Whether you need to operate and maintain a 4WD on a remote worksite or simply wish to gain confidence driving in off-road conditions, this course will provide you with the skills you need to feel at ease behind the wheel. 

Please bring along: 

  • Current driver’s licence
  • 4WD with a full tank of fuel
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Plenty of water

 

IAC37 AusChem Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
chemical handling, auschem, chem handling, chemical short course, applying chemical training

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Get trained in chemical risk management.

This course guides participants through the safe application, transportation and storage of chemicals, while meeting the requirements of State and Federal bodies.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Determine the need for chemical use
  • Identify the appropriate chemical
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • Identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • List procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • Record application details
  • Determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • Identify how to store chemical safely
  • Record storage details
  • Read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage

Upon completion, students will receive an AusChem accreditation.

IAA02 Chainsaw Skill Set - Kimberley Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Chainsaw, training, cut trees, maintenance, job training, chain, saw, chai

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Do you know how to operate and maintain your chainsaw in a safe manner?

The appropriate and safe use of a chainsaw is a specialist skill that requires expert training. Get the job done quickly and safely with this two-day short course!

Participants will learn how to:

  • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
  • Fell small trees where hazards are of low risk
  • Recognise and report hazards
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety
IAD80 Chainsaw Skill Set - Pilbara Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
chainsaw, chain, saw, pilbara, trees, chop

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Do you know how to operate and maintain your chainsaw in a safe manner?

The appropriate and safe use of a chainsaw is a specialist skill that requires specialist training.

Get the job done quickly and safely with this skill set!

 

You will learn how to:

• Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw

• Trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and complete operator maintenance

• Recognise and report hazards

• Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety

IAA09 Chemical Handling Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Chemical Handling, Chem handling, chem hand

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

The Chemical Handling Skill Set is crucial to a broad range of outside activities offered in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation and land management.

This course covers all of the important procedures required to apply chemicals safely on plants using small portable handheld sprayers.

Students will learn how to:

  • Identify the level of pest infestation and assess the need for chemical control
  • Source information on Integrated Pest Management
  • Identify potential hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures
  • Select appropriate PPE for the chemical
  • Interpret chemical labels and SDSs
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Mix chemicals accurately and according to their registered use
  • Apply chemicals minimising spray drift
  • Transport and handle chemicals complying with legislative requirements
  • Store chemicals correctly and maintain inventory
  • Treat chemical spills
  • Dispose of any chemicals correctly and decontaminate equipment
  • Complete application records

Completion of this course will enable participants to apply for the WA Department of Health’s Lawn and Gardening, Landscaping, Bushland & Minesite Rehabilitation licence. Please visit www.health.wa.gov.au for further details.

What to bring:

  • Boots
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Washable hat
  • Lunch and water
  • Optional change of clothes for day two

Students studying in Broome: 

From March 2019, students studying in Broome will complete the theory component of the course online in their own time. This reduces face to face delivery from three days to two, enabling full time employees to take less time off of work. Students must enrol at least two weeks prior to course commencement in order to access and complete the online component.
 

IAC90 Dry Season Veggies Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
dry, season, veg, veggies, hort, horticulture, vegetable, plant, planting

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

 

Join our expert horticulture lecturers for a series of outdoor night classes where you will explore how to prepare and nurture your very own veggie garden!

This skill set will focus on the development of a dry season fruit and vegetable garden and include tree pruning and cultivation of local bush foods, including gubinge. You you also learn about site preparation, soil improvement, raising seedlings and irrigation installation.

Literary and practical support will be available.

 

Join us from 4.30pm - 7.00pm Tuesdays!

 

* Please note class number will be capped at 10.

 

K2002P K2002P Snake Handling Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
, TAFE17, TAFE09, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000001, Animal Studies, snake handling, snake course, snake handler, reptile handler, venomous snakes

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

Need to know how to capture and release reptiles, including venomous snakes?

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely remove and relocate snakes in the home and workplace.

Topics covered throughout this course:

  • Snake and reptile behaviour
  • Utilising protective clothing and equipment
  • Catching and releasing venomous species in a supervised setting
  • Keeping yourself and others safe in the presence of dangerous snakes
  • Administering first aid for bites and stings

To attend this course, you must be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including long trousers and covered footwear.

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Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Do you have a connection with the great outdoors? Pursue a career that gives you the freedom to work amongst nature and some of its remarkable creatures.

The wildly diverse agriculture industry covers studies in animal husbandry, land and pasture management, horse care, nutrition and health, property maintenance, and machine operation.


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