Course Title: Develop a management plan for a designated area

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5161 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Develop a management plan for a designated area

Portfolio: SEH Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 200

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


155T Vocational Health and Sciences


Term2 2009,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Bruce Partland

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 8323

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This competency standard covers the process of developing a management plan for a designated natural resource area. It requires the ability to define the need for a management plan, undertake preliminary
planning activities, prepare a site description, analyse site information, identify management strategies and prepare the management plan. Developing a management plan for a natural resource area requires
knowledge of management planning principles and issues, basic civil design, environmental assessment, survey and analysis techniques, native fauna and flora, pest plant and animals, revegetation techniques,
wildlife habitats, and soil, plant and water testing processes and procedures.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Satisfactory completion of all First year courses

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

RTC5504A Develop a management plan for a designated area


1. Define the need for a management plan

2. Undertake preliminary planning activities

3. Prepare a site description

4. Analyse site information and description

5. Identify management strategies

6. Prepare the management plan

Learning Outcomes

This is a competency based course

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course may include tests, assignments, reports and observation of work in the field