Course Title: Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5305 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 200

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


155T Vocational Health and Sciences

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2013,
Term1 2014,
Term1 2015,
Term1 2016

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the process of conducting field research into natural resource and cultural areas for resource management and related purposes and defines the standard required to: use a range of electronic and manual recording systems to support research; identify stakeholders including current tenure, Indigenous history and community interest; review existing knowledge; develop research objectives, staff, resources and design; conduct field investigations to investigate impacts on fauna, flora and natural resources of the site; report on the field investigation.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

There are none

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCILM501A Conduct field research into natural and cultural resources


1. Review existing knowledge

2.Identify stakeholders

3. Develop research approach

4. Conduct field investigations

5. Develop process for involving decision makers

6. Report on the field investigation

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include reports, individual and group project work, tests  and assignments