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Qualification details

AHC31420 - Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land ManagementRedesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC31616 - Certificate III in Lands, Parks and WildlifeRedesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC31716 - Certificate III in Natural Area RestorationRedesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations 23/Dec/2020
Supersedes AHC32316 - Certificate III in Conservation EarthworksRedesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations 23/Dec/2020

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1 1 (this release) 24/Dec/2020


Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsElective
AHCPMG305 - Survey pestsSurvey pestsElective
PUAOIL303 - Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelinesApply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelinesElective
AHCILM306 - Follow Aboriginal cultural protocolsFollow Aboriginal cultural protocolsElective
AHCMAR306 - Operate mobile underwater vehiclesOperate mobile underwater vehiclesElective
AHCFIR202 - Assist with planned burningAssist with planned burningElective
AHCMOM314 - Transport machineryTransport machineryElective
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersElective
AHCSAW402 - Set out conservation earthworksSet out conservation earthworksElective
MARN008 - Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metresApply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metresElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 362200 Gardeners 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Pest Management,Environmental Protection,Weed Management,Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Indigenous Lands Worker,Revegetation Worker,Land Rehabilitation Worker,Lands, Parks and Wildlife Officer,Soil Conservation Specialist,National Parks Worker,Conservation Earthworks Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 362200 Gardeners 09/Feb/2021 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0509 Environmental Studies 09/Feb/2021 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 24/Dec/2020 
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Modification History

Release

Comments

Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 6.0.

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 2 core units plus
  • 14 elective units

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • at least 5 must be selected from any of the groups A, B, C, D, E, F and/or G 
  • up to 5 from Group H
  • 4 units may be selected from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.

Any combination of electives that meets the packaging rules can be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management. Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation area as follows:

  • at least 6 electives from Group A must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Indigenous land management)
  • at least 6 electives from Group B must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Ecological restoration)
  • at least 6 electives from Group C must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Land parks and wildlife)
  • at least 6 electives from Group D must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Conservation earthworks)
  • at least 6 electives from Group E must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Pest controller)
  • at least 6 electives from Group F must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Marine)
  • at least 6 electives from Group G must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Fire)

Note: If more than one specialisation is completed the award of the qualification would read, for example, Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Indigenous land management and Conservation earthworks).

Core Units

AHCECR309

Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective Units

An asterisk (*) next to the unit code indicates that there are prerequisite requirements which must be met when packaging the qualification. Please refer to the Prerequisite requirements table for details.

Group A: Indigenous land management

AHCECR301

Maintain native ecosystem areas

AHCFIR301*

Undertake burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management

AHCILM302

Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge

AHCILM305

Work with an Aboriginal Community or organisation

AHCILM306

Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols

AHCILM307*

Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices

AHCILM308

Identify traditional customs and land rights for an Indigenous Community

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK312

Operate in isolated and remote situations

SITTGDE001

Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

Group B: Ecological restoration

AHCECR301

Maintain native ecosystem areas

AHCECR302

Collect and preserve biological samples

AHCECR304

Undertake direct seeding

AHCECR305

Collect native seed

AHCECR307

Read and interpret maps

AHCECR310

Implement assisted regeneration works

AHCECR311

Implement ecosystem reconstruction works

AHCLPW302

Implement a biodiversity monitoring plan

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCPCM306

Provide information on plants and their culture

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCSAW202

Recognise landforms and soil types

Group C: Lands, parks and wildlife

AHCECR301

Maintain native ecosystem areas

AHCECR307

Read and interpret maps

AHCFAU302

Identify fauna in the field

AHCINF301

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCINF303

Plan and construct conventional fencing

AHCLPW302

Implement a biodiversity monitoring plan

AHCLPW308

Coordinate and report on data collection

AHCLPW310

Supervise park visitor activities

AHCLPW311

Construct access tracks

AHCLPW312

Carry out inspection of designated area

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

FWPCOT3202

Navigate in remote or trackless areas

Group D: Conservation Earth Works

AHCBIO303

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCLPW311

Construct access tracks

AHCMOM302

Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314

Transport machinery

AHCPCM204

Recognise plants

AHCSAW202

Recognise landforms and soil types

AHCSAW303

Construct conservation earthworks

AHCSAW304

Implement erosion and sediment control measures

AHCSAW402

Set out conservation earthworks

AHCWRK311

Conduct site inspections

FWPCOT3314

Comply with soil and water protection

Group E Pest controller

AHCPMG301

Control weeds

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG304

Use firearms to humanely destroy animals

AHCPMG305

Survey pests

AHCPMG306

Determine pest control techniques

AHCPMG307

Apply animal trapping techniques

AHCPMG308

Implement pest management strategies

AHCPMG312

Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes

AHCPMG402

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

AHCPMG403

Apply predator trapping techniques

Group F: Marine

AHCMAR301

Conduct a subtidal marine monitoring operation from a vessel or platform

AHCMAR302

Conduct intertidal marine monitoring

AHCMAR303

Coordinate marine conservation activities on small vessels

AHCMAR304

Identify and collect marine life

AHCMAR305

Monitor ocean conditions and marine environmental quality

MARC037

Operate inboard and outboard motors

MARF027

Apply basic survival skills in the event of vessel abandonment

MARF028

Follow procedures to minimise and fight fires on board a vessel

MARF030

Survive at sea using survival craft

MARN008

Apply seamanship skills aboard a vessel up to 12 metres

Group G: Fire

AHCFIR301*

Undertake burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management

AHCILM307

Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCWRK302

Monitor weather conditions

FWPCOT3259

Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads

PUAFIR204*

Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210

Prevent injury

PUAFIR303*

Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR310

Operate specialist appliance

PUAFIR312*

Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

Group H: General Electives

ACMGAS305

Rescue animals and apply basic first aid

AHCARB325

Manage trees to create and maintain habitat refuges

AHCBIO301

Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCCFP301

Identify the effects of climate change as a factor in land management

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307

Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCECR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCEXP303

Prepare and use explosives

AHCEXP304

Identify and select explosive products

AHCFAU303

Respond to wildlife emergencies

AHCFIR202

Assist with planned burning

AHCILM306

Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols

AHCLPW307*

Perform restricted diving for scientific purposes

AHCLPW309

Operate remotely piloted system for conservation work

AHCLPW313

Undertake sampling and testing of water

AHCLSC301

Set out site for construction works

AHCLSC304

Erect timber structures and features

AHCMAR306

Operate mobile underwater vehicles

AHCMOM301

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM305

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCPGD301

Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD304

Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPGD305

Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

AHCPGD306

Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment

AHCPMG411

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

AHCSPO308

Sample seed before and after processing

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK304

Respond to rescue incidents

AHCWRK305

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK310

Provide on-job training support

BSBTEC301

Design and produce business documents

CPPSIS2012

Assist in collecting basic spatial data

CPPSIS2013

Store and retrieve basic spatial data

CPPSIS2017A

Use information technology for spatial information services activity

CPPSIS3011

Produce basic maps

CPPSIS4035

Apply GIS software to solve spatial data problems

FWPCOT3260

Recover four wheel drive vehicles

FWPCOT3301

Trim trees using a pole saw

FWPFGM3202

Extract seed

FWPFGM3215

Perform complex 4x4 operations

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTAID015

Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

MARI003

Comply with regulations to ensure safe operation of a vessel up to 12 metres

MARK007

Handle a vessel up to 12 metres

PUAEMR005

Treat operational risk

PUAEMR006

Assess operational risk

PUAFIR209

Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR204*

Respond to wildfire

UAFIR210

Prevent injury

PUAOIL202

Use basic equipment operations for oil spill response

PUAOIL303

Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelines

PUAOIL304

Use advanced equipment operations for oil spill response

SFICRO302

Conduct crocodile surveys

SFICRO305

Prepare to work with crocodiles

SFICRO306

Work safely in crocodile habitats

SISOSCB001

SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

SISOSCB006*

Perform diver rescues

SITTGDE002

Work as a guide

Prerequisite requirements

Note: Units listed in the Prerequisite requirement column that have their own prerequisite requirements are shown with an asterisk (*)

Unit of competency

Prerequisite requirement

AHCFIR301 Undertake burning for fuel, ecological and cultural resource management

AHCFIR2021 Assist with planned burning

AHCILM307 Implement Aboriginal cultural burning practices

AHCILM306 Follow Aboriginal cultural protocols

AHCLPW307 Perform restricted diving for scientific purposes

SISOSCB001 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 wildfire

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire*

PUAFIR312 Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

PUAFIR209 Work safely around aircraft

SISOSCB006 Perform diver rescues

SISOSCB001 SCUBA dive in open water to a maximum depth of 18 metres

Qualification Mapping Information

Code and title current version 

Code and title previous version 

Comments 

Equivalence status 

AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Redesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations

Not equivalent

AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

AHC31616 Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife

Redesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations

Not equivalent

AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

AHC31716 Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration

Redesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations

Not equivalent

AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

AHC32316 Certificate III in Conservation Earthworks

Redesigned qualification merging four qualifications into one with specialisations

Not equivalent

Links

Companion Volumes, including Implementation Guides, are available at VETNet: - https://vetnet.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72