Identifying plants

Course details

Name:Identifying plants
Description:This workshop is designed for people who need to describe and identify plants. Participants will use plant guides, classification, simple keys, online ID groups, mapping and other means to identify plants and record their details.
Cost:$360 (GST free)
Course aim:

To assist land managers to more effectively and confidently identify and report on the plants that they or others manage

Learning outcomes:

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

  • Identify, describe in botanical terms and record key features of plants
  • Compile a database of plant specimens and characteristics
  • Determine the health of plants
  • Recognise plants common to the region
  • Research multiple sources of reference material
  • Produce a report of the identification process
  • Liaise with clients
Length:2 days
Course program/structure:
  • Inspecting and describing plants
  • Determining the health of plants
  • Tools for identifying plants
  • Identify local plants
  • Compiling and reporting the results
Resources and method of delivery:

Local plants, keys, hand lenses, microscopes and tablets 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.


This course is mapped to the following national unit of competency: AHCPCM303 - Identify plant specimens

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Other dates and locations are available on demand.

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