Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management – AHC31420

Qualification Description

This qualification 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, or can be focussed on one or more specialisations, including:

  • Indigenous land management
  • Ecological restoration
  • Land, parks and wildlife management
  • Pest controller
  • Conservation earthworks
  • Marine operations
  • Fire management

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, degraded sites and marine environments. They contribute to the preservation and maintenance of wildlife and their habitat in the natural ecosystem, parks and reserves. Activities frequently involve working with and preservation of indigenous culture and heritage resources.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

You could get a job as:

  • Indigenous lands worker
  • National parks worker
  • Revegetation worker
  • Land rehabilitation worker.

Units of Competency Offered

Core Units

AHCECR309Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units

Group A: Indigenous land management

AHCECR301Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCFIR301*Undertake burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management
AHCILM302Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge
AHCILM305Work with an Aboriginal Community or organisation
AHCILM306Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
AHCILM307*Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices
AHCILM308Identify traditional customs and land rights for an Indigenous Community
AHCWRK305Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK312Operate in isolated and remote situations
SITTGDE001Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

Group B: Ecological restoration

AHCECR301Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCECR302Collect and preserve biological samples
AHCECR304Undertake direct seeding
AHCECR305Collect native seed
AHCECR307Read and interpret maps
AHCECR310Implement assisted regeneration works
AHCECR311Implement ecosystem reconstruction works
AHCLPW302Implement a biodiversity monitoring plan
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM306Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPMG301Control weeds
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSAW202Recognise landforms and soil types

Group C: Lands, parks and wildlife

AHCECR301Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCECR307Read and interpret maps
AHCFAU302Identify fauna in the field
AHCINF301Implement property improvement, construction and repair
AHCINF303Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCLPW302Implement a biodiversity monitoring plan
AHCLPW308Coordinate and report on data collection
AHCLPW310Supervise park visitor activities
AHCLPW311Construct access tracks
AHCLPW312Carry out inspection of designated area
AHCPCM303Identify plant specimens
AHCWRK305Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
FWPCOT3202Navigate in remote or trackless areas

Group D: Conservation Earth Works

AHCBIO303Apply biosecurity measures
AHCLPW311Construct access tracks
AHCMOM302Perform machinery maintenance
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment
AHCMOM314Transport machinery
AHCPCM204Recognise plants
AHCSAW202Recognise landforms and soil types
AHCSAW303Construct conservation earthworks
AHCSAW304Implement erosion and sediment control measures
AHCSAW402Set out conservation earthworks
AHCWRK311Conduct site inspections
FWPCOT3314Comply with soil and water protection

Group E Pest controller

AHCPMG301Control weeds
AHCPMG302Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG304Use firearms to humanely destroy animals
AHCPMG305Survey pests
AHCPMG306Determine pest control techniques
AHCPMG307Apply animal trapping techniques
AHCPMG308Implement pest management strategies
AHCPMG312Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes
AHCPMG402Ensure compliance with pest legislation
AHCPMG403Apply predator trapping techniques

Group F: Marine

AHCMAR301Conduct a subtidal marine monitoring operation from a vessel or platform
AHCMAR302Conduct intertidal marine monitoring
AHCMAR303Coordinate marine conservation activities on small vessels
AHCMAR304Identify and collect marine life
AHCMAR305Monitor ocean conditions and marine environmental quality
MARC037Operate inboard and outboard motors
MARF027Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment
MARF028Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel
MARF030Survive at sea using survival craft
MARN008Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Group G: Fire

AHCFIR301*Undertake burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management
AHCILM307Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices
AHCMOM304Operate machinery and equipment
AHCWRK302Monitor weather conditions
FWPCOT3259Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
PUAFIR204*Respond to wildfire
PUAFIR210Prevent injury
PUAFIR303*Suppress wildfire
PUAFIR310Operate specialist appliance
PUAFIR312*Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

Group H: General Electives

ACMGAS305Rescue animals and apply basic first aid
AHCARB325Manage trees to create and maintain habitat refuges
AHCBIO301Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest
AHCCFP301Identify the effects of climate change as a factor in land management
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCECR306Conduct photography for fieldwork
AHCEXP303Prepare and use explosives
AHCEXP304Identify and select explosive products
AHCFAU303Respond to wildlife emergencies
AHCFIR202Assist with planned burning
AHCILM306Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
AHCLPW307*Perform restricted diving for scientific purposes
AHCLPW309Operate remotely piloted system for conservation work
AHCLPW313Undertake sampling and testing of water
AHCLSC301Set out site for construction works
AHCLSC304Erect timber structures and features
AHCMAR306Operate mobile underwater vehicles
AHCMOM301Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
AHCMOM305Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCMOM315Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
AHCPGD301Implement a plant establishment program
AHCPGD304Implement a landscape maintenance program
AHCPGD305Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
AHCPGD306Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
AHCPMG411Ensure compliance with pest legislation
AHCSPO308Sample seed before and after processing
AHCWRK303Respond to emergencies
AHCWRK304Respond to rescue incidents
AHCWRK305Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK310Provide on-job training support
BSBTEC301Design and produce business documents
CPPSIS2012Assist in collecting basic spatial data
CPPSIS2013Store and retrieve basic spatial data
CPPSIS2017AUse information technology for spatial information services activity
CPPSIS3011Produce basic maps
CPPSIS4035Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems
FWPCOT3260Recover four wheel drive vehicles
FWPCOT3301Trim trees using a pole saw
FWPFGM3202Extract seed
FWPFGM3215Perform complex 4×4 operations
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
HLTAID015Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy
MARI003Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres
MARK007Handle a vessel up to 12 metres
PUAEMR005Treat operational risk
PUAEMR006Assess operational risk
PUAFIR209Work safely around aircraft
PUAFIR204*Respond to wildfire
UAFIR210Prevent injury
PUAOIL202Use basic equipment operations for oil spill response
PUAOIL303Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelines
PUAOIL304Use advanced equipment operations for oil spill response
SFICRO302Conduct crocodile surveys
SFICRO305Prepare to work with crocodiles
SFICRO306Work safely in crocodile habitats
SISOSCB001SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
SISOSCB006*Perform diver rescues
SITTGDE002Work as a guide

Prerequisite Requirements

Unit of competencyPrerequisite requirement
AHCFIR301 Undertake burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource managementAHCFIR2021 Assist with planned burning
AHCILM307 Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practicesAHCILM306 Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols
AHCLPW307 Perform restricted diving for scientific purposesSISOSCB001 SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres
SISOSCB006 Perform diver rescues*
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
HLTAID007 Provide advanced resuscitation
PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfirePUAFIR210 Prevent injury
PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfirePUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire*
PUAFIR312 Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraftPUAFIR209 Work safely around aircraft
SISOSCB006 Perform diver rescuesSISOSCB001 SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

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