Identifying environmental weeds

Course details

Name:Identifying environmental weeds
Description:This workshop is designed for people who need to collect and identify environmental weeds and create a reference herbarium for themselves, staff or landholders.
Cost:$390 (GST free)
Course aims:To assist land managers to more effectively identify the environmental weeds which affect the land they manage.
Learning outcomes:

On successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the structure of plants
  • Understand scientific naming and relationships between species
  • Prepare for plant collecting
  • Use accepted herbarium collection techniques and ethics
  • Note the location, characteristics and occurrence of specimens at the point of collection
  • Describe the habitat in which weeds are growing
  • Clean, preserve, mount and label herbarium specimens
  • Key weeds using Environmental Weeds of Australia
Length:2 days
Course program/structure:
  • Preparing equipment and resources for collecting
  • Methods for collecting and handling of weed samples
  • Records, ethics and permits for collecting
  • Understanding plant structures needed for weed identification
  • Identifying local weeds using Environmental Weeds of Australia
  • Making a professional herbarium
Resources and method of delivery:

Local weeds, plant presses, hand lenses, microscopes and weed keys are used during the course. Course notes and a wide range of digital resources are provided to take home.

This course is delivered using indoor and outdoor instruction.

Accreditation:This course is mapped to the national unit of competency: AHCPCM502 - Collect and classify plants


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Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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