AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Award Course
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.

Information for International Students

Students must be at least 18 years old when they commence studies. This course may incorporate practical instruction in a training workshop. Work-based training in industry is not included. Please contact us for more information on course fees and duration.

* Duration of a course includes periods for orientation and enrolment, teaching, assessment, structured learning support, study breaks and public holidays.
* Fees are subject to change.

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.