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March 2017

Native vegetation in South Australia is protected by the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and the Native Vegetation Regulations. The Native Vegetation Council (NVC) is established under The Act as an independent body for the preservation and enhancement of the State’s native vegetation.


The Native Vegetation Management Unit will run Accreditation Training in May 2017.

You will need to undertake the training if you are a consultant interested in becoming accredited to carry out vegetation assessments for clearance applications under the Native Vegetation Act 1991 and Native Vegetation Regulations 2017.

New applicants, and consultants with current accreditation, are encouraged to register. Current accreditations will expire in June 2017.


To be eligible, you must:

  • have tertiary qualifications in Botany (or related field)
  • 10 years’ experience in a related area
  • have demonstrated knowledge about plant identification
  • have high level report writing skills
  • commit to the training requirements, annual reporting and continued professional development.

What will the training involve?

  1. Online courses
  2. Face-to-face learning about the features of the native vegetation system, including: how to prepare clearance Data Reports under the Act and new regulations; the new Significant Environmental Benefit framework, and; roles and responsibilities
  3. Field training in Scattered Tree, Bushland and Rangelands assessment methods.

There will be two separate days - an introductory session and field training - with the location and cost to be advised.

To register your interest, please fill out the registration form and send it to us at nvc@sa.gov.au by COB 10 April 2017.

For more information, you can visit our website

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