Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management

This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the conservation and land management industry. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work. They may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

The qualification is suited to VET in Schools programs or learners with no previous connection to the conservation and land management industry or relevant employment history.


Packaging Rules

Completion of six (6) units made up of two (2) core units and four (4) elective units.


a maximum of four (4) elective units or four (4) units from units aligned to Certificates I or II in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in the conservation and land management industry.


Occupational Health and Safety

add topic AHCOHS101A Work safely


add topic AHCWRK101A Maintain the workplace



add topic AHCCHM101A Follow basic chemical safety rules

Machineryoperation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM101A Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment

Natural area restoration

add topic AHCNAR101A Support natural area conservation

add topic AHCNAR102A Support native seed collection


add topic AHCNSY101A Support nursery work


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management or Certificate II in Rural Operations.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

    There are no specific job outcomes to this qualification, but the skills achieved will assist in successfully undertaking a Certificate II pre-vocational program or job outcome qualification, or will facilitate entry into an Australian Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding


Working as an individual and a team member


Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in order to accommodate change


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills