Offering Info

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

  • National Course Code: AHC31416
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC31416-01V02-20YLH-042

Location – Yallah

Study Type

Part Time Day

Course Start Date

07 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week



18 Months

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

Work local but have a global impact as an environmental operator in a growing industry. Cultivate your love for the great outdoors with the nationally accredited Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management. Gain specialist training to manage, protect, regenerate and restore our natural environments.


Through theory and practical course work, you will learn:

  • Weed and native plant identification
  • Map reading and navigation
  • Conservation and land management skills
  • How to support biodiversity conservation
  • What is required to maintain natural areas
  • How to collect native seed
  • Implementation practices for revegetation
  • How to manage weeds and animal pests

With specialist training in:

  • Biodiversity conservation
  • Restoration ecology
  • Site and environmental assessments
  • Safe and sustainable work practices


Through this course you will build on your:

  • Affinity with native animals and the natural world
  • Great communication skills
  • Ability to work in teams, and in solitary and remote conditions


Completing the course will equip you with the skills to become a competent ecological restoration practitioner.


This qualification provides the ideal stepping-stone to a career in conservation.

  • Certificate III in Natural area restoration
  • Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management
  • Diploma of Conservation and Land management


These Statement of Attainments are often required in job ads with the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management:

  • Chainsaw Operations - basic tree felling
  • Chainsaw Operations - trim and cut
  • First Aid


The United Nations has declared this to be the Decade of Ecosystem Restoration. Land degradation is negatively impacting at least 3.2 billion people and significant loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.


There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.


To be eligible for this course, you must:

  • Be physically fit to manage outdoor work and field trips
  • Have transport to travel to approved sites to complete assessment tasks


To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Passion for contributing to a sustainable world
  • Understanding of the natural environment
  • Some knowledge of biological processes
  • Qualifications or experience in either Horticulture or Conservation and Land Management will give you a great advantage
  • Drivers licence and access to a vehicle

If you need support in preparation for study, chat to us about your options.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

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There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a Face to Face Part time Day course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 18 months.

You may also be required to complete approximately 8 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including research and project work and online activities.


This course offering is designed for people who: Want a general vocational outcome in the conservation and land management industry. The course work allows students to select a job focus as context for their studies. Examples include natural area management, parks and wildlife work, and indigenous land management.


We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled on Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.


This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?


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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

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For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details. (only if available as a trainee)

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Core Units
Number Title
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
SITTGDE002 Work as a guide
BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
AHCWRK311 Conduct site inspections
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works
AHCNAR301 Maintain natural areas
AHCLPW306 Undertake sampling and testing of water
AHCFAU201 Recognise fauna
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Ecological Restoration Practitioner.

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Course Location

138 Marshall Mount Road, Yallah
Phone 131 601

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