National code: AHC31420

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Overview About this course

Learn how to protect our natural environment and start your career as a bush regeneration or revegetation worker. Work with national parks and local councils to manage weeds, restore bushland and support conservation projects.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Identify native plants, pests and animals

  • Apply solutions to ecological restoration

  • Control weeds and pest species

  • Conduct ecological and cultural site assessments

  • Read and interpret maps

  • Maintain natural areas

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Experience conducting site inspections to safely assess site status and rehabilitation needs

  • Confidence to implement ecological restoration works

  • Techniques to manage a range of pest species

  • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An intermediate level of physical fitness to manage outdoor work and field trips

  • The ability to travel to field sites for learning and assessments

  • Passion for contributing to a sustainable world

  • An interest in the natural environment

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: ecological restoration practitioner, Landcare worker, national parks field officer, pest control officer, indigenous lands worker and soil conservation assistant.

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 2 core and 14 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works AHCECR309

  • Contribute to work health and safety processes AHCWHS301

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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