Course Title: Collect and classify plants

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5367 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Collect and classify plants

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 120

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.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2017

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4309

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect and identify plants using taxonomic keys.
It applies to individuals who analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities and demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCPCM502 Collect and classify plants


1. Prepare for plant collecting

2. Collect plant specimens

3. Preserve specimens

4. Identify plant specimen

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course may include research assignments, written reports, quizzes, field trip work and plant collection & preservation (herbarium)