Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in the conservation and land management industry.

The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.


Packaging Rules

Completion of sixteen (16) units made up of two (2) core units and fourteen (14) 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 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 be relevant to job outcomes in conservation and land management.


Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS301A

Contribute to OHS processes


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK313A

Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Indigenous land management

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCILM301A

Propose appropriate uses of traditional customs

add topic AHCILM302A

Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge

add topic AHCILM303A

Work in an Indigenous community or organisation

add topic SITTGDE009A

Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

Natural area restoration

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCNAR301A

Maintain natural areas

add topic AHCNAR302A

Collect and preserve biological samples

add topic AHCNAR303A

Implement revegetation works

add topic AHCNAR304A

Undertake direct seeding

add topic FPIFGM2201A

Collect seed

Lands, parks and wildlife

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLPW301A

Supervise park visitor activities

add topic AHCLPW303A

Construct access tracks

add topic AHCLPW304A

Carry out inspection of designated area

add topic AHCLPW305A

Perform diving for scientific purposes

add topic AHCLPW306A

Undertake sampling and testing of water

add topic PUAFIR204B

Respond to wildfire*

add topic PUAFIR201B Prevent injury

add topic PUAFIR303B

Suppress wildfire*

add topic PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

add topic SITTGDE001B

Work as a guide


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCFAU301A

Respond to wildlife emergencies


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCINF303A

Plan and construct conventional fencing

Pest management

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPMG301A

Control weeds

add topic AHCPMG302A

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

add topic AHCPMG303A

Maintain biological cultures

add topic AHCPMG304A

Release biological agents

Vertebrate pest management

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCVPT302A

Implement vertebrate pest control program

add topic AHCVPT303A

Survey pest animals

add topic AHCVPT304A

Conduct vertebrate pest activities from aircraft

add topic AHCVPT305A

Tag and locate Judas animals

add topic AHCVPT306A

Apply animal trapping techniques


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK311A

Conduct site inspections

add topic FPICOT3202A

Navigate in remote or trackless areas



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBIO302A

Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs


Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBITU306A

Design and produce business documents


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCCHM303A

Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A

Transport, handle and store chemicals


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCINF301A

Implement property improvement, construction and repair


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCLSC301A

Set out site for construction works

add topic AHCLSC304A

Erect timber structures and features

Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM301A

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

add topic AHCMOM302A

Perform machinery maintenance

add topic AHCMOM304A

Operate machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM305A

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM314A

Transport machinery

add topic AHCMOM315A

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

Parks and gardens

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPGD301A

Implement a plant establishment program

add topic AHCPGD304A

Implement a landscape maintenance program

add topic AHCPGD305A

Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

add topic AHCPGD306A

Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCPCM302A

Provide information on plants and their culture

add topic AHCPCM303A

Identify plant specimens

Seed processing

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSPO308A

Sample seed before and after processing

Soil and water conservation

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCSAW301A

Construct conservation earthworks

add topic AHCSAW302A

Implement erosion and sediment control measures


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCWRK203A

Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic AHCWRK303A

Respond to emergencies

add topic AHCWRK304A

Respond to rescue incidents

add topic AHCWRK305A

Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK310A

Provide on-job training support

add topic AHCWRK404A

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

add topic CPPSIS4005A

Collect basic GPS data

add topic PUAEMR006B

Treat risk at an operational level

add topic PUAEMR007B

Conduct risk assessment


    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, AHC40910 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

    Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

    Indigenous lands worker

    National parks worker

    Revegetation worker

    Land rehabilitation worker.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Speaking clearly and directly

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Planning and organising

Collecting, analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning in a range of settings, including informal learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology