Qualification details

AHC31410 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementThis qualification is equivalent to AHC31410 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTD30102 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
(View details for release 4) 01/Mar/2013
(View details for release 3) 15/Oct/2012
2 (this release) 22/Jun/2012
(View details for release 1) 10/Jun/2011

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Units of competency

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AHCLPW306A - Undertake sampling and testing of waterUndertake sampling and testing of waterSupersededN/A
AHCBIO302A - Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signsIdentify and report unusual disease or plant pest signsSupersededN/A
SITTGDE001A - Work as a guideWork as a guideSupersededN/A
AHCCHM304A - Transport, handle and store chemicalsTransport, handle and store chemicalsSupersededN/A
AHCMOM304A - Operate machinery and equipmentOperate machinery and equipmentSupersededN/A
AHCSPO308A - Sample seed before and after processingSample seed before and after processingSupersededN/A
AHCPMG304A - Release biological agentsRelease biological agentsDeletedN/A
CPPSIS4005A - Collect basic GPS dataCollect basic GPS dataSupersededN/A
AHCSAW301A - Construct conservation earthworksConstruct conservation earthworksSupersededN/A
AHCVPT302A - Implement vertebrate pest control programImplement vertebrate pest control programSupersededN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 234314 Park Ranger 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2114-15 Park Ranger 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Health,Environmental Protection,Horticulture,Weed Management,Pest Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Soil Conservation Specialist,Indigenous Lands Worker,Land Rehabilitation Worker,National Parks Worker,Revegetation Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 234314 Park Ranger 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 2114-15 Park Ranger 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

June 2012. Corrected Unit AHCPCM303A name in Unit grid.


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.

Pathways Information

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.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

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

Packaging Rules

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 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes


AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


Indigenous land management 

AHCILM301A Propose appropriate uses of traditional customs

AHCILM302A Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge

AHCILM303A Work in an Indigenous community or organisation

SITTGDE009A Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

Natural area restoration 

AHCNAR301A Maintain natural areas

AHCNAR302A Collect and preserve biological samples

AHCNAR303A Implement revegetation works

AHCNAR304A Undertake direct seeding

FPIFGM2201A Collect seed

Lands , parks and wildlife 

AHCLPW301A Supervise park visitor activities

AHCLPW303A Construct access tracks

AHCLPW304A Carry out inspection of designated area

AHCLPW305A Perform diving for scientific purposes

AHCLPW306A Undertake sampling and testing of water

PUAFIR204B Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

SITTGDE001A Work as a guide


AHCFAU301A Respond to wildlife emergencies


AHCINF303A Plan and construct conventional fencing

Pest management 

AHCPMG301A Control weeds

AHCPMG302A Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG303A Maintain biological cultures

AHCPMG304A Release biological agents

Vertebrate pest management 

AHCVPT302A Implement vertebrate pest control program

AHCVPT303A Survey pest animals

AHCVPT304A Conduct vertebrate pest activities from aircraft

AHCVPT305A Tag and locate Judas animals

AHCVPT306A Apply animal trapping techniques


AHCWRK311A Conduct site inspections

FPICOT3202A Navigate in remote or trackless areas



AHCBIO302A Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs


BSBITU306A Design and produce business documents


AHCCHM303A Prepare and apply chemicals

AHCCHM304A Transport, handle and store chemicals


AHCINF301A Implement property improvement, construction and repair


AHCLSC301A Set out site for construction works

AHCLSC304A Erect timber structures and features

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM301A Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302A Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM305A Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314A Transport machinery

AHCMOM315A Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD301A Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD304A Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPGD305A Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

AHCPGD306A Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment


AHCPCM302A Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPCM303A Identify plant specimens

Seed processing 

AHCSPO308A Sample seed before and after processing

Soil and water conservation 

AHCSAW301A Construct conservation earthworks

AHCSAW302A Implement erosion and sediment control measures


AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations

AHCWRK303A Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK304A Respond to rescue incidents

AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK310A Provide on-job training support

AHCWRK404A Ensure compliance with pest legislation

CPPSIS4005A Collect basic GPS data

PUAEMR006B Treat risk at an operational level

PUAEMR007B Conduct risk assessment