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AHC31416 – Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

What is the course about?

This qualification is suitable for people wanting work in land, flora and fauna conservation.


Job titles may include: Conservation worker, National Parks worker, Revegetation worker.


What is it going to do for me?

It provides students with the skills & knowledge needed to work under supervision as a skilled operator or assistant to a manager in the conservation & land management industry. Students complete a range of general conservation & land management modules & may choose electives from a range of industry specific modules.   Depending on the subject chosen, you will be able to:

  • Maintaining wildlife habitats
  • Restoration of natural areas.
  • Identifying plants and collect seed for flora restoration projects
  • Control weeds and pests
  • Maintain fencelines that protect natural flora and fauna


How long is it going to take?

As an ‘independent’ student (not studied under Contract of Training conditions) the learning can be self-paced; so the length of time to complete the qualification is dependent on the learner’s current skills and ability to commit time to their studies. As a Traineeship (studied under a Contract of Training) this qualification has a nominal length of 36 months (3 years). This can be shortened depending on your current skills, which can go towards recognition of prior learning (RPL).


How is the qualification delivered?

If you are currently employed in conservation and land management, training can be delivered through a Traineeship. The trainers come to your workplace & use your practical work experience combined with the bookwork to help you achieve your certificate. If you are currently not employed in Conservation & land management, ARO can still help you. Please contact us to discuss your options.    


What does the course contain?

  • Completion of Sixteen (16 )units including two (2) core units

Elective Units

  • A minimum of four (4) units must come from elective group A
  • A minimum of six (6) units must come from elective groups A or B
  • A maximum of four (4) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must meet job outcomes relevant to conservation and land management.


AHCWHS301 Contribute to Work Health and Safety processes
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCNSY305 Prepared specialised plants
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport, handle and store chemicals
AHCSOL303 Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR305 Collect native seed
AHCNSY306 Implement a propagation plan

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We're more than happy to help you select a course you're interested in, or to answer any enquiries you may have.

For general enquiries, please direct your emails to or phone 08 8339 1066

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