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
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours
AHCBUS402 Cost a project 50
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50
AHCFAU201 Recognise fauna 40
AHCILM302 Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge 60
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing 60
AHCLPW306 Undertake sampling and testing of water 70
AHCLPW405 Monitor biodiversity 100
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40
AHCNAR302 Collect and preserve biological samples 80
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works 80
AHCNAR305 Collect native seed 40
AHCNAR402 Plan the implementation of revegetation works 80
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70
AHCPMG305 Survey pests 70
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications 30
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents 80
FWPCOT3202 Navigate in remote or trackless areas 80
FWPFGM3201 Manage seed collection 80

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 $3,827
Concession $1,161
RPL Government Subsidised $2,020
RPL Concession $404
RPL Self-funded $3,030
Self-Funded $4,837

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
2019 January Mildura Campus Part Time, Flexible/Online
2019 January Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time
2019 January Mildura Campus International, Full Time, Classroom Based