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CLM Employment Sectors

Friday, 14 December 2018

Welcome to the second release of our helpful three-part guide! In this article we will be defining the five main employment sectors for the CLM industry, giving you a better understanding of the different types of work that is completed in the industry. Links are also included to relevant websites for each sector, allowing you to research more about the sector that interests you!

(Image showing erosion damage on a farm that conservation earthworks can assist in the rehabilitation of)

There are five main employment sectors that can be entered after studying CLM;

Conservation Earthworks:

Involves assisting communities in rehabilitating water catchments. Conservation Earthworks involves the consideration of controlling water runoff in order to minimise/prevent soil erosion, safe storage and distribution of water and rehabilitation of eroded or disturbed properties and catchments. Conservation Earthworks primarily complete work for private landholders or communities who are concerned for the longevity of both land and water assets. See the following link for more information about Conservation Earthworks https://www.scs.nsw.gov.au/conservation-earthworks

Indigenous Land and Sea Management:

The connection to land is central to life for many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, with the relationship between people and land important for the continuation and sustained connection to Caring for Country. Indigenous ranger groups generally engage in patrolling, managing and monitoring areas of Aboriginal land that have been returned to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ownership through the Native Title Act 1993. See the following link for more information about Indigenous Land and Sea Management http://www.ilc.gov.au/

Land Management:

One of the greatest challenges Australia faces is the management of our natural resources. Our animals, plants, soils and water all need proper ecological management to ensure the health of our country continues. This will help ensure the longevity of rural production and exporting. Revegetation design and implementation, water and soil testing, bush restoration and waterways reclamation are all potential occupations in this sector. See the following link for more information about Land Management https://www.trustfornature.org.au/land-services

Land, Park and Wildlife:

Parks and reserves are invaluable natural habitats for the wide range of native plants and wildlife. Much of this land is protect, with both government and non-government agencies having responsibility of managing places and areas of cultural significance. Conservation of ecosystems, overseeing commercial, recreational and scientific activities, supporting and overseeing tourism activities and managing introduced pests and diseases are just some of the activities that may be completed working in this sector. See Here for more information about Land, park and wildlife management https://www.environment.vic.gov.au/

Pest and Weed Management:

Weed management is the identification and removal of weeds, that may be negatively impacting agricultural systems. During time of drought, these pressures increase, with some pest wildlife preying of grazing livestock. Work completed in this sector include: monitoring animal populations, providing advice on pest and weed management and the development of pest management action plans for communities. See the following link for more information about Pest and Weed Management http://www.nrm.gov.au/national/pest-animal-weed-management

You now have a better understanding of the industry sectors, the work completed within each and the reason why CLM plays an important part in the preservation, protection and rehabilitation of land for future generations. Keep an eye out for our final release coming next week, discussing all the benefits of studying CLM at Wodonga TAFE, employers in the local region and a local community group 

 

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