Qualification details

AHC40910 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to AHC40916 - Certificate IV in Conservation and Land ManagementThis qualification is equivalent to AHC40910 Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management. 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTD40102 - Certificate IV 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
(View details for release 2) 22/Jun/2012
1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

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Units of competency

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AHCCCF403A - Obtain and manage sponsorshipObtain and manage sponsorshipSupersededN/A
AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicalsMinimise risks in the use of chemicalsSupersededN/A
AHCCCF401A - Prepare project acquittalPrepare project acquittalSupersededN/A
AHCPMG407A - Monitor and evaluate the local pest management action planMonitor and evaluate the local pest management action planSupersededN/A
AHCCCF404A - Contribute to association governanceContribute to association governanceSupersededN/A
AHCBUS404A - Operate within a budget frameworkOperate within a budget frameworkSupersededN/A
AHCPGD402A - Plan a plant establishment programPlan a plant establishment programSupersededN/A
AHCILM403A - Contribute to the proposal for a negotiated outcome for a given area of countryContribute to the proposal for a negotiated outcome for a given area of countrySupersededN/A
AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret resultsSample soils and interpret resultsSupersededN/A
AHCWRK402A - Provide information on issues and policiesProvide information on issues and policiesSupersededN/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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Weed Management,Nurseries,Environmental Protection,Pest Management,Environmental Health 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Community Coordinator (Conservation),Soil Conservation Specialist,Landcare Supervisor,Weed Management Supervisor,Senior Conservation Worker,Indigenous Land Management Supervisor,Pest Control Supervisor (Feral Animals),Lands, Parks and Wildlife Supervisor,National Parks 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 511 Certificate IV 10/Jun/2011 
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Modification History

Not Applicable


This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the conservation and land management industry.

This qualification enables a selection of units from indigenous land management, natural area restoration, conservation earthworks or lands, parks and wildlife to create a general qualification as a job focus.

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, Diploma of 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:

Senior conservation worker

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

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


  • Monitoring and evaluating own performance
  • 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 advanced technology skills
  • Applying OHS knowledge when using technology

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of twelve (12) units made up of one (1) core unit and eleven (11) elective units.


  • a minimum of seven (7) units must come from the elective units list
  • a maximum of four (4) units may be selected from the elective units or from units aligned to Certificates III, IV or Diploma 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 

AHCOHS401A Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes



AHCBIO402A Carry out field surveillance for a specific emergency disease or plant pest


AHCBUS402A Cost a project

AHCBUS404A Operate within a budget framework

BSBRES401A Analyse and present research information

TLIR207C Source goods/services and evaluate contractors


AHCCHM401A Minimise risks in the use of chemicals

AHCCHM402A Plan and implement a chemical use program

Community coordination and facilitation 

AHCCCF401A Prepare project acquittal

AHCCCF402A Report on project

AHCCCF403A Obtain and manage sponsorship

AHCCCF404A Contribute to association governance

AHCCCF405A Develop community networks

AHCCCF406A Facilitate ongoing group development

AHCCCF407A Obtain resources from community and groups

AHCCCF408A Promote community programs

AHCCCF409A Participate in assessments of project submissions

AHCCCF410A Support individuals in resource management change processes

AHCCCF411A Develop approaches to include cultural and human diversity

AHCCCF412A Coordinate board/committee elections

AHCCCF413A Service committees

AHCCCF414A Coordinate fund-raising activities

AHCCCF415A Coordinate social events to support group purposes

AHCCCF416A Present proposed courses of action to meeting

CHCCD404D Develop and implement community programs

LGACOM502B Devise and conduct community consultations


PUAFIR303B Suppress wildfire

PUAFIR407B Conduct prescribed burning

PUAOPE005B Manage a multi team response

PUAOPE004B Conduct briefings/debriefings

Indigenous land management 

AHCILM401A Protect places of cultural significance

AHCILM402A Report on place of potential cultural significance

AHCILM403A Contribute to the proposal for a negotiated outcome for a given area of country

AHCILM404A Record and document community history

AHCILM405A Develop work practices to accommodate cultural identity

SITTGDE008A Research and share general information on Australian Indigenous cultures


AHCLSC401A Supervise landscape project works

Lands , parks and wildlife 

AHCLPW401A Process applications for changes in land use

AHCLPW402A Implement land and sea management practices

AHCLPW403A Inspect and monitor cultural places

AHCLPW404A Produce maps for land management purposes

AHCLPW405A Monitor biodiversity

PUACOM012B Liaise with media at a local level

PUALAW001B Protect and preserve incident scene

SITTGDE010A Prepare specialised interpretive content on flora, fauna and landscape

SITTGDE012A Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments

SITTPPD005A Plan and develop interpretive activities

SITXCCS001B Provide visitor information

Machinery operations and maintenance 

AHCMOM402A Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment

Natural area restoration 

AHCNAR401A Supervise natural area restoration works

AHCNAR402A Plan the implementation of revegetation works

FPIFGM3201A Manage seed collection

Pest management 

AHCPMG401A Define the pest problem in a local area

AHCPMG402A Develop a pest management action plan within a local area

AHCPMG403A Develop monitoring procedures for the local pest management strategy

AHCPMG404A Coordinate the local pest management strategy

AHCPMG405A Implement pest management action plans

AHCPMG406A Investigate a reported pest treatment failure

AHCPMG407A Monitor and evaluate the local pest management action plan

AHCPMG408A Assess and monitor weed, pest and/or disease control programs

Parks and gardens 

AHCPGD402A Plan a plant establishment program


AHCPCM401A Recommend plants and cultural practices

Soil and water conservation 

AHCSAW401A Set out conservation earthworks

AHCSAW402A Supervise on-site implementation of conservation earthworks

Soils and media 

AHCSOL401A Sample soils and interpret results

AHCSOL403A Prepare acid sulphate soil management plans

AHCSOL404A Supervise acid sulphate soil remediation and management projects


AHCWRK401A Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures

AHCWRK402A Provide information on issues and policies

AHCWRK403A Supervise work routines and staff performance

AHCWRK404A Ensure compliance with pest legislation

BSBWOR402A Promote team effectiveness

LGAPLEM508A Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems

MSL913002A Plan and conduct laboratory/field work

PSPPM402B Manage simple projects

PSPPOL404A Support policy implementation

SRXGRO002A Deal with conflict

TAADEL301C Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills