While the skills to conserve and manage Australian’s various ecosystems are related, additional expertise is required to rehabilitate land after it has been used for mining.
A group of experts have helped to describe the unique skills for this sector. A range of existing units of competency have been identified and packaged into a draft qualification and four skill sets, which could help deliver training in this sector.
The draft qualification is an updated version of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management, with a specialisation for Mined Land.
The skill sets have been drafted to address the following skills areas:
- Providing administrative support on mined land rehabilitation projects
- Carrying out working on site on mined land rehabilitation projects
- Operating machinery to assist with rehabilitation projects
- Undertaking project coordination tasks in the rehabilitation of mined land
The skill sets offer a shorter course of training, as well as a pathway into a range of Certificate II and Certificate III qualifications, including the Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.
Drafts are available for feedback until 15 February 2021.
For more information, visit the project page.
The hands-on work to rehabilitate mined land is increasingly undertaken by Indigenous rangers and other community members on Aboriginal lands. It can require multiple inputs, including from environmental advisors, field workers carrying out conservation work, through to seed producers. Read more about current work to rehabilitate the famous Argyle mine.