Course Title: Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C2215 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 30

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Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

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Course Description

This unit covers the process of collecting, preparing and preserving plant specimens and defines the standard required to: select the most suitable plant specimens for collection; collect and identify each plant specimen; press the plant specimens collected; identify plant specimens and store collection information; store and catalogue specimens correctly.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are none

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCPCM202A Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens


1. Collect specimen

2. Press plants

3. Record data

Learning Outcomes

These are described above

Overview of Assessment

This may include observation in the workplace and a quiz.