Course Title: Implement revegetation works

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: NONE9696C

Course Title: Implement revegetation works

School: 155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5161 - Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: 99258323

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Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this Course.

Course Description

This Competency covers the process of implementing revegetation works. It requires the ability to prepare equipment and materials for revegetation, prepare a planting site, undertake revegetation works, and maintain a revegetated site.

This Competency is taught in tandem with PUBH9694C Observe Environmental Work Practices which covers the process of observing and contributing to positive environmental work practices. It also requires awareness of relevant legislation and policies aimed at improving environmental performance.  In other words we must be sure that planned works do not negatively impact on the environment.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

RTD3034A Implement revegetation works


1. Prepare equipment and materials

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Tools and materials are selected for the task to be undertaken according to manufacturers guidelines and Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) regulations.
1.2 Plant materials are identified, obtained and stored according to enterprise guidelines.
1.3 Labour and machinery requirements are estimated and
1.4 Schedule of works is prepared and provided to management/client.


2. Prepare the revegetation site.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Site preparation is undertaken according to planting plan and/or supervisor's instructions.
2.2 Soil ameliorants are used if necessary according to job
2.3 Revegetation site is marked out according to supervisor's directions and/or plans.
2.4 All competing plants, debris and pollutants are treated according to enterprise guidelines.
2.5 Treatments are selected and applied according to enterprise guidelines and manufacturers instructions.
2.6 Protective structures are installed as required.


3. Effect revegetation works

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Revegetation works are effected according to enterprise guidelines.
3.1 (b) All plants materials are inspected prior to revegetation works and defective materials are discarded.
3.2 Plant materials to be installed are treated according to enterprise guidelines.
3.3 Plant materials are installed according to planting program and enterprise guidelines.
3.4 Remedial action is undertaken to ensure all of the revegetation program requirements have been implemented.
3.5 Potential threats to revegetation works are identified and reported according to enterprise guidelines.


4. Maintain the revegetated site.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Site is maintained according to the planting program
requirements and enterprise guidelines.
4.2 Remedial action and plant protection is undertaken according to the needs of the species.
4.3 Tools and equipment are cleaned, maintained and stored consistent with manufacturers' specifications and enterprise guidelines.

Learning Outcomes

This is a competency based course. Students will be introduced to a wide range of revegetation scenarios, and will acquire planning and practical skills sufficient to plan and undertake a revegetation project.

Details of Learning Activities

Learning activities for this course will consist of:

Classroom theory-Rationale for revegetation; seed collection, soil stabilisation, propagation, planting, weed control, maintenance etc
-Plant ID and Site Assessment- ascertaining revegetation requirements .
-A number of Field Trips aimed at recognising the opportunities and challenges facing revegetation efforts in a number of different  contexts. 
-Indigenous Nursery visit (VINC)
-Management responses to the challenges facing revegetation eg weeds, feral animals, humans, erosion / run-off management, fire.
-Practical revegetation exercises at a number of sites.

A Revegetation plan will be a major assessment requirement.

Note: Students will be expected to attend a range of all day Field Trips in all weathers. The Worksheets completed on these Field Trips and in Class will constitute a major resource for the open-book exam at the end of the Course.

Teaching Schedule

The Course will run on Mondays during 2nd Term.
On the majority of days this Course runs  for the full day.
On field-trip days we usually start at 9am and try to return to the city by 4.30.
On non-field trip days classes will run from 9.30-12.30 Monday morning
 These times may be subject to change if unforeseen circumstances arise.

A detailed Timetable will be given to you on the first day of classes.
Attendance at all activities is compulsory.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Implement Revegetation Works- Learners Resource (TAFE Frontiers) This Resource will be available Online to all Course participants 


Bush Regeneration:Recovering Australian Landscapes by Robyn A Buchanan (1989), TAFE Student Learning Publications, is a very useful, but hard to get resource. There is a copy on Reserve in the Library
Bush Invaders of SE Australia, Adam Muyt (2001), RG & EJ Richardson Publ.,
Native Trees and Shrubs of SE Australia. Leon Costermans, 1981. Reed / New Holland

Other Resources

There is a wide variety of audio-visual and written work pertaining to Revegetation available in the Library, including scientific papers accessable on various databases. Ask the friendly librarians how to access these resources.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be based on practical demonstration of skills, 2 Reports and an open book exam.

Assessment Tasks

There is a graded assessment for this Course  based on:
- a Schedule of Works for a revegetation project  (20%)
-a revegetation plan                                                    (40%)
- an open book exam                                                  (40%)

A detailed ’rubric’ clearly setting out the requirements for each of these tasks will be given to you when the assignment is introduced in class.

In addition students will be asked to display Competency in a practical planting exercise. You will need to be Competent in this Task in order to gain Competency in the overall Course.

Assessment Matrix

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