AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


This qualification provides the skills and theoretical and practical knowledge for work or further learning in the conservation and ecosystem management industry. The qualification provides for work roles encompassing a broad range of skills, or can be focused on one or more specialisations, including: Indigenous land management, Ecological restoration, Land, parks and wildlife management, Pest controller, Conservation earthworks, Marine operations, Fire management. Individuals with this qualification perform a range of conservation and ecosystem management activities including, site restoration, rehabilitation and renewal and management of the rural and natural landscapes, degraded sites and marine environments. They contribute to the preservation and maintenance of wildlife and their habitat in the natural ecosystem, parks and reserves. Activities frequently involve working with and preservation of indigenous culture and heritage resources.


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 or Pest animal worker.


Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management or Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Course Delivery

This course will be delivered in the classroom with a series of one-day workshops over the year. Students will be expected to attend all organised camps relating to 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

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works 100 $50.00
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS407 Cost a project 50 $30.00
AHCCCF402 Report on project 60 $20.00
AHCCFP301 Identify the effects of climate change as a factor in land management 60 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCECR201 Capture digital media for fieldwork 30 $30.00
AHCECR301 Maintain native ecosystem areas 80 $30.00
AHCECR305 Collect native seed 40 $30.00
AHCFAU302 Identify fauna in the field 50 $30.00
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing 60 $50.00
AHCLPW313 Undertake sampling and testing of water 70 $50.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens 80 $30.00
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70 $30.00
AHCPMG305 Survey pests 70 $30.00
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20 $30.00
CPPSSI2012 Assist in collecting basic spatial data 30 $30.00
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid 18 $30.00
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 $4,211
Concession $514
Self-Funded $5,254

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.

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year, 9:00AM - 3:00PM