AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding
Cricos Code 092556B


Do you enjoy working outdoors, have a passion for the environment? The Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management will prepare you with the technical skills and knowledge required to commence a career in Conservation and Land Management. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in plant and animal surveying and identification, revegetation, fence construction, remote area navigation, water sampling and monitoring, machinery operation and cultural heritage. You can expect a variety of field work and excursion opportunities as you learn within the diverse and unique Mallee environment.


This qualification may lead to career opportunities such as: Landcare Officer, Project Firefighter, Bushland Management Officer, Cultural Heritage Officer, National Parks Ranger, Ranger - Pest programs, land rehabilitation worker, revegetation worker, Indigenous lands worker, Pest animal worker.


Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management and Diploma of Conservation and Land Management.

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered in the classroom or online with a series of one-day workshops over the year. Students will be expected to attend an organised camp to a Conservation Reserve for surveys on threatened species, cultural heritage and the impacts of vertebrate pest animals on ecosystems.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual's existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

12 Months

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50 $30.00
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS407 Cost a project 50 $30.00
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCFAU201 Recognise fauna 40 $20.00
AHCILM302 Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge 60 $30.00
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing 60 $30.00
AHCLPW306 Undertake sampling and testing of water 70 $30.00
AHCLPW405 Monitor biodiversity 100 $35.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCNAR302 Collect and preserve biological samples 80 $40.00
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works 80 $40.00
AHCNAR305 Collect native seed 40 $20.00
AHCNAR402 Plan the implementation of revegetation works 80 $40.00
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70 $30.00
AHCPMG305 Survey pests 70 $20.00
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications 30 $30.00
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80 $35.00
FWPCOT3202 Navigate in remote or trackless areas 80 $40.00
FWPFGM3201 Manage seed collection 80 $20.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Project
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Written task
  • Third party report
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees

Government Subsidised $3,943
Concession $1,174
RPL Government Subsidised $2,092
RPL Concession $418
RPL Self-funded $3,137
Self-Funded $4,989

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and cancellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Intake Campus Course Details
2021 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom Based, Full Year, Monday to Thursday, 9.00AM - 4.00PM, INTAKE CLOSED
2021 February Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online, Full Year, INTAKE CLOSED