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

Workplace - Training will be delivered in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

Applicants are required to undertake a Pre-Training Review to help confirm the course is suitable. Applicants enrolling as an Apprentice/Trainee must have a registered training contract. Applicants must have access to a computer and the internet.

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

Government Subsidised $4,172
Concession $350
Traineeship $3,584
Traineeship Concession $350
Self-Funded $5,250

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

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Intake Campus Course Details
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Full Year
2024 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Blended, Full Year