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Conservation Worker

Apprenticeship and traineeship details

Type:
Traineeship

Job summary:
Please refer to the Declaration policy for the requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships.

This traineeship will provide the skills and knowledge for a worker within this Conservation and Land Management industry sector. This qualification will enable skills in the technical and generic functions to be developed.

Sectors applicable to this traineeship are:
- Conservation earthworks
- Indigenous land management
- Land, parks and wildlife
- Natural area restoration
- Weed and pest management.

Australian Standard Classification of Occupations:
FORESTRY AND LOGGING WORKERS

Sub-industry:
FORESTRY WORKER

Traineeship Probation/Duration Details:
All Traineeships have a nominal term - this is the timeframe that is on the Traineeship training contract.

Mode Start Date End Date Probation Period (days) Nominal Term (months)
Full-time 19/03/2012 30 12

Entry Age Requirements: The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age, unless otherwise stated.
Minimum education standard:
Nil

Minimum entry age:
13

Entry Requirements:
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT. Please refer to Notes for more information.

Visa holders may engage in apprenticeships or traineeships provided their work rights allows this, based on information and advice provided by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Status:
Current

Qld declaration date:
15/03/2012

Implementation date:
19/03/2012


Qualification details

Name:
Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Qualification code:
AHC21010

Qualification content:
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Approved hours:
The approved hours for an individual apprentice or trainee will vary according to the units of competency specified in their individual training plan. Nominal hours per unit of competency can be obtained through the Queensland Mapping Guide for the training package concerned. The Queensland Mapping Guide can be accessed through the Centre for Training Materials.

Training package:
AHC10 - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package - AHC10

Status:
Current


Queensland User Choice program funding details

The Queensland User Choice program funds preferred suppliers (RTOs) for the provision of services to eligible apprentices and trainees.
For more information, please visit User Choice in Queensland.

Funded under the User Choice Program:
Yes

Full Price - Priority Population Groups:
$4,160.00

Queensland Government Contribution - All Other Students including SATs:
$2,080.00

Number of funded units of competency:
15

Priority:
3

Funding restrictions:

  • Existing Workers are not funded under the User Choice program for Priority 2 and Priority 3 qualifications
  • Full Price is only applicable to priority population groups
  • Queensland Government Contribution is applicable to all other students
  • Queensland Government Contribution may be the same as Full Price, depending on qualification priority and thin market status

Funding not available for new commencements from:
N/A

User Choice Training Catalogue Item:
20662

DELTA Qualification ID:
2690

Industry training group:
Primary Industry - Land Management


Industrial relations details

Since 1 January 2010, all employers and employees in Queensland, including apprentices and trainees, with the exception of those within State and local government and some Queensland Government owned Corporations, have their wages and conditions of employment covered by the Fair Work Act 2009 and modern awards. This legislation is administered by the Commonwealth Government Fair Work Ombudsman's office. It should be noted that there are transitional provisions provided in the Fair Work Act 2009 that could see a continuation of entitlements provided for in the previous state legislation. Parties should make enquiries with the Fair Work Ombudsman on Ph: 13 13 94 or at www.fairwork.gov.au to determine the correct industrial instrument and entitlements.


Apprenticeship/Traineeship note details

Date of note File note
18/06/2014 Please refer to the Declaration policy for requirements relating to apprenticeships and traineeships when declared.

Available contract modes
Full-time
Part-time - minimum of 15 hours per week over each 4 week period throughout duration of apprenticeship/traineeship.
Casual - NOT PERMITTED in Queensland
School-based - 7.5 hours per week of paid employment. This may be averaged over a 3 month period.

Over the period of a year, the employer must provide the equivalent of 375 hours (50 days) of paid employment.

Apprentices/trainees with a disability are entitled to work less than 15 hours per week when averaged over a 4 week cycle. They must be a holder of a disability pension and Pension concession card to be approved.

School-based requirements
Students not enrolled in years 10, 11 or 12 may be eligible to enter a SAT provided there are exceptional circumstances warranting consideration and all other entry requirements are met, including being of an age where it is legal to undertake paid employment.

Before a student not in years 10, 11 or 12 commences a SAT, a business case supporting the arrangements must be provided to and approved by DETE.

Delivery of training to school-based trainees
Limits have been imposed on the amount of institutional training which may be delivered to school-based apprentices, based on the nominal term of a full time training contract. This restriction does not apply to school-based traineeships.

Supervision requirements
Please refer to the Declaration policy, table 15.3 for the requirements on supervision.

Modified supervision arrangements available: NO

Employers are required to provide, or arrange to provide the facilities, range of work, supervision and training as detailed in the training plan.

Qualified person for traineeships
1. A person who has satisfactorily completed a traineeship in the trainee's calling, and is the holder of a completion certificate issued under an Act, or
2. A person who holds a certificate of recognition issued under an Act, certifying the person has the necessary skills and knowledge in the calling, or
3. A tradesperson in the trainee's calling, as defined under a specific industrial instrument, or
4. A person who holds a tradesperson’s certificate or certificate of recognition as a recognised tradesperson issued under the Tradespersons’ Rights Regulation Act 1946 in the traineeship calling, or
5. A person who holds a relevant qualification in the traineeship calling, or
6. A person individually, or persons collectively, who has/have documented competence (achieved through an RPL or training pathway) or demonstrated competence in all the competencies the employer is required to provide training for under the trainee’s training plan (note – cannot be a person or persons currently undertaking the same traineeship), and
7. A person undertaking a traineeship, at a higher level than the trainee's, whose traineeship incorporates supervisory or coordinating skills and who has documented competence (achieved through an RPL or training pathway) in at least one of the competencies the employer is required to provide to the trainee under the training plan and who is supervised by a person who qualifies under (1), and/or (5) and/or (6).
And, where a licence to practice the calling is required, the qualified person holds a current licence.

Adequate supervision of apprentices and trainees cannot solely be provided from an offsite location by electronic means. Electronic means include, but are not limited to, telephones, radios and webcams.

The level of supervision will normally range between direct, general and broad as per the below guidelines:
- Direct - Close monitoring of work ensuring understanding and identifying potential risks and/or hazards
- General - Occasional monitoring to ensure progress is occurring
- Broad - Quality checking of completed tasks.

Licensing requirements - NIL

Last updated 23 August 2014
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