Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration

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


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 seven (7) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of three (3) 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

add topic AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


add topic AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Natural area restoration

add topic AHCNAR201A Carry out natural area restoration works

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 FPIFGM2201B Collect seed

add topic FPIFGM3202B Extract seed

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG301A Control weeds


add topic AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture

add topic AHCPCM303A Identify plant specimens


Parks and gardens

add topic AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program


add topic AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

add topic AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM315A Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

add topic AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results

Soil and water conservation

add topic AHCSAW301A Construct conservation earthworks

add topic AHCSAW302A Implement erosion and sediment control measures


add topic AHCWRK303A Respond to emergencies

add topic AHCWRK304A Respond to rescue incidents

add topic AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

add topic AHCWRK311A Conduct site inspections

add topic CPPSIS4005A Collect basic GPS data

add topic FPICOT3202B Navigate in remote or trackless areas


    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 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:

    Revegetation worker

    Land rehabilitation worker

Entry Requirements

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


Monitoring and evaluating own performance

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