Qualification details

AHC32310 - Certificate III in Conservation Earthworks (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC32316 - Certificate III in Conservation EarthworksThis qualification is equivalent to AHC32310 Certificate III in Conservation Earthworks. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTD30102 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management 09/Jun/2011

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


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 Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Conservation Earthmoving Operator 

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

Not Applicable


This qualification relates to those individuals constructing earthworks on rural properties and rural land. They perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

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, Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles 

Job roles of this occupation include undertaking dam construction and other soil and water conservation activities undertaken by earth moving plant operators.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing and Registration 

Some machinery may require licences or tickets to be operated in some states and territories.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Listening and understanding
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Writing to audience needs
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • Sharing information


  • Working as an individual and a team member
  • Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others
  • Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Using basic business systems for planning and organising
  • Being appropriately resourceful
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role.
  • Working within or establishing clear project goals and deliverables
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Accessing opportunities to develop technical and other work skills


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology
  • Use load shifting technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of ten (10) units made up of three (3) core units and seven (7) elective units.


  • a minimum of four (4) units must come from the elective units list
  • a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV from within AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in conservation earthworks.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes

Soil and water conservation 

AHCSAW301A Construct conservation earthworks

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM302A Perform machinery maintenance


Lands , parks and wildlife 

AHCLPW303A Construct access tracks

Soil and water conservation 

AHCSAW302A Implement erosion and sediment control measures

Natural area restoration 

AHCNAR303A Implement revegetation works

Machinery operation and maintenance 

AHCMOM304A Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314A Transport machinery


AHCWRK303A Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK305A Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK311A Conduct site inspections