AHC40920 Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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


The Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management course will equip you with the technical skills and knowledge of the latest technologies required to pursue a career in the Conservation and Ecosystem Management industry. Participants will gain knowledge and skills in monitoring terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity, producing maps, planning and managing seed collection and revegetation projects, developing community programs, identification and management of weeds and pest animals, developing relationships with local indigenous groups, planning fieldwork, and managing projects.


This qualification may lead to career opportunities with a range of organisations in roles such Landcare Facilitator, Project Firefighter, Catchment Officer (Water, Biodiversity, Community, Indigenous), Project Officer (Biodiversity, Revegetation, Waterways & wetlands), Bushcare Officer, Land Services Officer (Native Vegetation, Grazing, Wetlands), Bushland Management Officer, Cultural Heritage Officer, National Parks Ranger.


Diploma of Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

Course Delivery

Flexi/Online and Classroom based delivery available. Students will be required to complete modules online via the student portal, in addition students will be required to attend sessions face to face quarterly, 2-3 day session to complete practical components, variations to this may be discussed as required. Students may also be assessed in the industry workplace through a third party assessment/and or on site training.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling 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. This course is best suited to learners who have completed a lower level Conservation and Ecosystem Management course, or have relevant industry experience. It is also for those currently in full-time employment who wish to attain the necessary knowledge to make a career change.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCECR308 Conduct a site inspection for ecological restoration 80 $30.00
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes 70 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCBUS407 Cost a project 50 $30.00
AHCBUS515 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders 120 $30.00
AHCCCF402 Report on project 60 $20.00
AHCECR402 Plan the implementation of revegetation works 80 $30.00
AHCECR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies 140 $30.00
AHCLPW406 Supervise the monitoring of biodiversity 100 $35.00
AHCPMG305 Survey pests 70 $30.00
AHCPMG412 Develop a pest management plan 50 $30.00
AHCPMG413 Define the pest problem 100 $30.00
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs 125 $35.00
FWPFGM3201 Manage seed collection 80 $20.00
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

2023 2024
$617 $1,075 $3,087 $3,976 $4,116 $350 $4,172

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.
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Intake Campus Course Details
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Blended, Full Year
2023 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Classroom, Full Year