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AHC31424 - Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Release 1)

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Supersedes AHC31421 - Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem ManagementUpdated 1 Core unit, 18 Elective units and prerequisites. Added 2 Elective units 30/Apr/2024

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Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCPCM204 - Recognise plantsRecognise plantsCurrentElective
AHCIRG436 - Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection programImplement an irrigation-related environmental protection programCurrentElective
AHCPMG305 - Survey pestsSurvey pestsCurrentElective
FWPCOT3326 - Recover four wheel drive vehicleRecover four wheel drive vehicleCurrentElective
ACMGEN309 - Provide basic animal first aidProvide basic animal first aidCurrentElective
PUAOIL303 - Apply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelinesApply health, safety and risk controls when working on oiled shorelinesCurrentElective
AHCMAR306 - Operate mobile underwater vehiclesOperate mobile underwater vehiclesCurrentElective
AHCFIR202 - Assist with planned burningAssist with planned burningCurrentElective
AHCMOM314 - Transport machineryTransport machineryCurrentElective
AHCPMG302 - Control plant pests, diseases and disordersControl plant pests, diseases and disordersCurrentElective
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Classifications

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

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 01/May/2024 
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Release

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Release 1

This version released with AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package Version 10.0

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
  • Fire
  • Mined land rehabilitation

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 6 must be selected from any of groups A, B, C, D, E, F, G and/or H
  • up to 6 from Group I
  • up to 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)
  • at least 6 electives from Group H must be selected for the award of the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (Mined Land Rehabilitation)

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

AHCWHS302

Contribute to workplace 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

AHCOCM301

Provide information on Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples' cultural practice

AHCOCM302 *

Work with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community or organisation

AHCOCM303

Follow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols

AHCOCM304 *

Implement cultural burning practices on Country

AHCOCM305

Identify customs and land rights for an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community

AHCWRK323

Operate in isolated and remote situations

SITTGDE013

Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture

Group B Ecological Restoration

AHCECR203

Perform basic ecological restoration works

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

AHCINF305

Implement property improvement, construction and repair

AHCINF307

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

AHCWRK317

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK320

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

AHCWRK322

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

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCOCM304 *

Implement cultural burning practices on Country

AHCWRK314

Monitor weather conditions

FWPCOT3325

Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

PUAFIR008 *

Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

PUAFIR204 *

Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210

Prevent injury

PUAFIR303 *

Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR310

Operate specialist appliance

Group H Mined Land Rehabilitation

AHCECR301

Maintain native ecosystem areas

AHCECR304

Undertake direct seeding

AHCECR308

Conduct a site inspection for ecological restoration

AHCECR310

Implement assisted regeneration works

AHCFAU302

Identify fauna in the field

AHCMOM304

Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCOCM302

Work with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community or organisation

AHCPCM204

Recognise plants

AHCPCM303

Identify plant specimens

CPCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPPWMT3004

Comply with environmental protection requirements when transporting waste

RIICAR302D

Rehabilitate small mine site

Group I General Electives

ACMGEN309

Provide basic animal first aid

AHCARB325

Manage trees to create and maintain habitat refuges

AHCBIO301

Identify and report signs of unusual disease or pest

AHCBIO303

Apply biosecurity measures

AHCBUS408

Operate within a budget framework

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

AHCECR302

Collect and preserve biological samples

AHCECR303

Implement biological reintroduction works

AHCECR306

Conduct photography for fieldwork

AHCECR311

Implement ecosystem reconstruction works

AHCEXP303

Prepare and use explosives

AHCEXP304

Identify and select explosive products

AHCFAU303

Respond to wildlife emergencies

AHCFAU501

Manage fauna populations

AHCFIR202

Assist with planned burning

AHCIRG436

Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program

AHCLPW307 *

Perform restricted diving for scientific purposes

AHCLPW309

Operate remotely piloted system for conservation work

AHCLPW313

Undertake sampling and testing of water

AHCLSC311

Set out site for construction works

AHCLSC318

Erect timber structures and features

AHCMAR306

Operate mobile underwater vehicles

AHCMOM213

Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCMOM301

Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM305

Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCMOM315

Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCNRM301

Establish an Australian native stingless bee colony

AHCOCM302

Work with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island Community or organisation

AHCOCM303

Follow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait cultural protocols

AHCOCM303

Follow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island cultural protocols

AHCPGD307

Implement a plant establishment program

AHCPGD310

Implement a landscape maintenance program

AHCPGD311

Conduct operational inspection of park facilities

AHCPGD312

Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment

AHCPMG302

Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCPMG306

Determine pest control techniques

AHCPMG308

Implement pest management strategies

AHCPMG402

Ensure compliance with pest legislation

AHCSAW303

Construct conservation earthworks

AHCSAW304

Implement erosion and sediment control measures

AHCSAW402

Set out conservation earthworks

AHCSPO312

Sample seed before and after processing

AHCWRK314

Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK315

Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK316

Respond to rescue incidents

AHCWRK317

Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK321

Provide on-job training support

BSBPMG427

Apply project procurement procedures

BSBTEC301

Design and produce business documents

CPCWHS1001

Prepare to work safely in the construction industry

CPPSSI2012

Assist in collecting basic spatial data

CPPSSI2013

Store and retrieve basic spatial data

CPPSSI3011

Produce basic maps

CPPSSI4035

Apply GIS software to spatial problems

FWPCOT3301

Trim trees using a pole saw

FWPCOT3325

Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

FWPCOT3326

Recover four wheel drive vehicle

FWPCOT3329

Perform complex four wheel drive operations

FWPNSY3002

Extract, clean, store and despatch tree seeds

HLTAID011

Provide First Aid

HLTAID013

Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

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

MSL974034

Perform biological procedures

MSL975073 *

Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques

PUAEMR005

Treat operational risk

PUAEMR006

Assess operational risk

PUAFIR017

Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR204 *

Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210

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

RIICAR301D

Rehabilitate exploration site

RIIENV401E

Supervise dust and noise control

RIIMEX201E

Suppress dust in open-cut environments

RIIMPO206D

Conduct bulk water truck operations

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

SITTGDE014

Work as a guide

TLIC0023

Operate four wheel drive vehicle

Prerequisite Units

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

AHCFIR202 Assist with planned burning

AHCOCM302 Work with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Community or organisation

AHCOCM303 Follow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural protocols

AHCOCM304 Implement cultural burning practices on Country

AHCOCM303 Follow Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander 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 *

HLTAID011 Provide First Aid

HLTAID015 Provide advanced resuscitation and oxygen therapy

MSL975073 Perform laboratory-based ecological techniques

MSL974034 Perform biological procedures

PUAFIR008 Operate aerial ignition equipment in an aircraft

PUAFIR017 Work safely around aircraft

PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire

PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

PUAFIR303 Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR204 Respond to wildfire *

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

AHC31424 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Updated 1 Core unit, 17 Elective units and prerequisites

Added 2 Elective units

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