The AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management 

provides the skills and theoretical and practical knowledge for work or further learning in the conservation and ecosystem management industry. 

The qualification provides for work roles encompassing a broad range of skills and will have a focus on ecological restoration.

Individuals with this qualification perform a range of conservation and ecosystem management activities including, site restoration, rehabilitation and renewal and management of the rural and natural landscapes. They contribute to the preservation and maintenance of wildlife and their habitat in the natural ecosystem, parks and reserves.

Your training will focus on: 

  • How to participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Understanding natural areas and how to protect them
  • Implementing assisted regeneration works
  • Controlling weeds and plant pests and diseases
  • Collecting and preserving biological samples
  • Face-to-face
  • Part-time (2 days a week) for 6 months

Occupational titles may include:

  • Conservation Officer
  • Parks Ranger
  • Pest controller

Assessment may consist of

  • written answers to questions
  • role plays
  • holistic assessment

Evidence may be 

  • written 
  • audio recordings
  • video recordings
  • observation
  • Zoom recording
  • interview
  • documents

All students will engage in a language, literacy, numeracy and digital literacy (LLND) activity to evaluate potential support requirements.

The AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management consists of 16 units:

  • 2 core units
  • 14 elective units

Elective units will vary depending on consultation with industry.

Core units include:

AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes


Fees vary due to government funding options available for some courses. Please contact us to confirm course fees.

Part-time (2 days a week) for 6 months

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