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76 TAFE NSW -- Western Sydney Institute -- Course and Career Guide 2010 Certificate III in (NRT) Conservation and Land Management (Natural Area Restoration and Management) Course No 898 Training Pkg Conservation and Land Management National Code RTD30102 Duration 18 weeks full-time, 1.5 years part-time Location Blue Mountains, Richmond For workers or those wanting to work as a skilled operator in natural resource management, especially in an outdoors environment. Entry requirements: NSW School Certificate or equivalent, or Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, or relevant experience. Some units have legislative requirements for a Shooter's Licence (NSW) or an Explosive User's Permit. In order to obtain these, you must complete a suitability check with NSW Police. Career opportunity: Depending on the units achieved -- skilled operator in land management for local government, National Parks and Wildlife, bush regeneration organisations, Landcare. International students CRICOS Code 059354J. Certificate IV in (NRT) Conservation and Land Management (Natural Area Restoration and Management) Course No 8987 Training Pkg Conservation and Land Management National Code RTD40102 Duration 18 weeks full-time, up to 2 years part-time, flexible Location Blue Mountains, Richmond Provides you with a range of electives with a focus on conservation and land management to undertake working with plants, work with animals, construction and maintenance, operating and maintaining machinery and equipment. Entry requirements: NSW HSC with a minimum of 10 units or equivalent, or completion of Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management, or relevant experience. Career opportunity: Depending on the units achieved -- skilled operator in land management for local government, National Parks and Wildlife, bush regeneration organisations, Landcare. Graduate Certificate in (NRT) Ecologically Sustainable Development Course No 6862 Training Pkg Business Services National Code 91045NSW Duration 10 days plus flexible and online Location Blacktown TAFE PLUS fee applies For people who want the knowledge and skills to apply environmental management and sustainability to planning, policy, decision making, educational and reporting functions within organisations. It aims to meet the Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) requirements of a range of industry sectors, from the scientific based to service industries. Entry requirements: There are no formal educational requirements. Certificate IV in (NRT) Electrotechnology Renewable Energy Course No 4291 Training Pkg Electrotechnology National Code UTE41301 Duration 1 year part-time Location Mount Druitt For qualified electrotechnology tradespeople who want to learn about renewable energy systems. Entry requirements: Certificate III in Electrotechnology or equivalent. You must also be in relevant employment. Career opportunity: Electrotechnology Tradesperson. Certificate IV in (NRT) Environmental Monitoring and Technology Course No 17471 National Code 91412NSW Duration 1 year full-time Location Blacktown Provides a range of knowledge and skills which will meet the needs of technical assistants employed in environmental consultancies, government, manufacturing and waste management industries. Entry requirements: NSW HSC or equivalent or Certificate III in Laboratory Skills, or Certificate III in Laboratory Skills, or Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques or equivalent. Career opportunities: Environmental Technician, Environmental Technical O cer. Green Skills, Agriculture and Horticulture Andrew Sobiesiak Certificate IV in Environmental Monitoring and Technology Nineteen year old Andrew Sobiesiak from East Kurrajong in the Hawkesbury finished the Higher School Certificate in 2008 but wasn't sure he was ready to go straight to university. His interest was Natural Science and so he applied for the new Environmental Monitoring and Technology course at Blacktown College. The course is WSI's flagship Green Skills qualification and is a great course to do if you're thinking of environmental science as a career. While Andrew is still deciding what exact career path to take he knows he wants to get involved in educating others about environmental sustainability. 60 SECONDS WITH...