Course Title: Conduct biological surveys

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5367 Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Course Title: Conduct biological surveys

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


174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2018,
Term1 2019,
Term1 2020

Course Contact: Namrita Kaul

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4308

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct biological surveys and produce a biological survey report, according to client requirements and biological components to be surveyed.
This unit applies to land restoration managers who provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and unpredictable problems.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

AHCNAR502 Conduct biological surveys


1. Carry out preliminary design activities for the biological survey

2. Determine requirements of the biological survey

3. Conduct the biological survey

4. Compile a biological survey report

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this competency may include plant & animal surveys, written reports & assignments, group work and field work assessments