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AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

National ID AHC31421 State ID BHM6
Help preserve Australia's spectacular lands, waters and wildlife

This hands-on course prepares you for a career in Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management.

Learn in our on-site native bushland and purpose-built facilities, including specialised sheltered nursery areas and production space. 

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CampusesMurdoch. Mandurah.

When Semester 1, 2024. Semester 2, 2023. Continuous enrolment.

Study Mode On Campus. Traineeship.

If you dream of starting a career in Conservation and Ecosystem Management, this course is the ideal first step to prepare you for entry into the industry. 

Be guided by our lecturers who are experienced professionals, as you learn key skills to protect plants, animals and their habitats. You'll gain solid knowledge of how to recognise, propagate and care for plants as well as how to treat weeds, control pests and diseases. You'll be trained in areas such as conducting ecological and cultural site inspections, maintaining native ecosystems, and implementing revegetation and restoration works.

You can develop a broad skillset to equip you for various work roles in the industry or focus on one or more specialisations such as Indigenous land management, ecological restoration, land, parks and wildlife management, pest controller, marine conservation, fire management or mined land rehabilitation.

Through your work you will contribute to the preservation and maintenance of wildlife and their habitat, as you work to restore and rehabilitate areas such as our bushland, wetlands, parks, reserves, and marine environments. 

This nationally recognised qualification will get you job ready for a range of opportunities across private, local, or state government sectors in roles such as: Bushland Maintenance Officer, Environmental Field Technician, Conservation Officer, Park Ranger, National Parks Worker, Land Rehabilitation Worker, Feral Animal Control or Environmental Health Officer.

During this course you will study three units that meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to control weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

Please note: Conservation and Ecosystem Management involves physical labour and students will be required to demonstrate a reasonable level of fitness and mobility.
 

Study in specialist facilities: 

Learn in our on-site native bushland which acts as an outdoor classroom and dedicated purpose-built facilities which simulate real-world working environments, including a native nursery production space featuring cutting and seed production zones and large work sheds.

Facilities also include specialised sheltered nursery areas which propagate natives for ecosystem restoration and rehabilitation, under supervision of a project leader. Students can learn by getting hands-on with industry-specific, field-oriented practical activities in conservation work and by operating machinery and equipment. 
 

 

  • conduct ecological and cultural site inspections
  • maintain native ecosystems
  • Implement biological reintroduction
  • implement revegetation and natural area restoration works
  • safely prepare, apply, transport and store chemicals,
  • treat weeds, plant pests and disorders
  • identify plants, collect seed and propagate plants
  • operate machinery and workplace safety and health

 

In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • enjoyment of practical work and working in varied weather conditions outdoors
  • a passion for conservation, ecosystems and the environment
  • high fitness levels and able to carry out manual work
  • enjoyment of nature and the outdoors

Important information

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All year round

Details

When All year round
How Traineeship

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Units

Core  
National ID Unit title
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective  
National ID Unit title
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCECR301 Maintain native ecosystem areas
AHCECR303 Implement biological reintroduction works
AHCECR305 Collect native seed
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM303 Identify plant specimens
AHCPGD312 Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG305 Survey pests
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
CPPSSI4025 Collect spatial data using GNSS

Semester 1, 2024

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 1, 2024
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works $292.50 $87.30 $41.75
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $130.00 $38.80 $31.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Transport and store chemicals
$65.00 $19.40 $21.50
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
$227.50 $67.90 $42.00
Maintain native ecosystem areas
$97.50 $29.10 $36.50
Implement biological reintroduction works
$227.50 $67.90 $60.50
Collect native seed
$113.75 $33.95 $43.75
Operate machinery and equipment
$113.75 $33.95 $41.25
Undertake propagation activities
$81.25 $24.25 $46.00
Identify plant specimens
$260.00 $77.60 $61.75
Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
$130.00 $38.80 $38.00
Control weeds
$97.50 $29.10 $42.50
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
$113.75 $33.95 $42.50
Survey pests
$211.25 $63.05 $54.00
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
$146.25 $43.65 $24.75
Collect spatial data using GNSS
$162.50 $48.50 $46.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

When Semester 1, 2024
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works $292.50 $87.30 $41.75
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $130.00 $38.80 $31.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Transport and store chemicals
$65.00 $19.40 $21.50
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
$227.50 $67.90 $42.00
Maintain native ecosystem areas
$97.50 $29.10 $36.50
Implement biological reintroduction works
$227.50 $67.90 $60.50
Collect native seed
$113.75 $33.95 $43.75
Operate machinery and equipment
$113.75 $33.95 $41.25
Undertake propagation activities
$81.25 $24.25 $46.00
Identify plant specimens
$260.00 $77.60 $61.75
Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
$130.00 $38.80 $38.00
Control weeds
$97.50 $29.10 $42.50
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
$113.75 $33.95 $42.50
Survey pests
$211.25 $63.05 $54.00
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
$146.25 $43.65 $24.75
Collect spatial data using GNSS
$162.50 $48.50 $46.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

When Semester 1, 2024
Where Mandurah
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works $292.50 $87.30 $41.75
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $130.00 $38.80 $31.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Transport and store chemicals
$65.00 $19.40 $21.50
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
$227.50 $67.90 $42.00
Maintain native ecosystem areas
$97.50 $29.10 $36.50
Implement biological reintroduction works
$227.50 $67.90 $60.50
Collect native seed
$113.75 $33.95 $43.75
Operate machinery and equipment
$113.75 $33.95 $41.25
Undertake propagation activities
$81.25 $24.25 $46.00
Identify plant specimens
$260.00 $77.60 $61.75
Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
$130.00 $38.80 $38.00
Control weeds
$97.50 $29.10 $42.50
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
$113.75 $33.95 $42.50
Survey pests
$211.25 $63.05 $54.00
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
$146.25 $43.65 $24.75
Collect spatial data using GNSS
$162.50 $48.50 $46.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Semester 2, 2023

Details

Duration 1 Semester
When Semester 2, 2023
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works $292.50 $87.30 $41.75
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $130.00 $38.80 $31.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Transport and store chemicals
$65.00 $19.40 $21.50
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
$227.50 $67.90 $42.00
Maintain native ecosystem areas
$97.50 $29.10 $36.50
Implement biological reintroduction works
$227.50 $67.90 $60.50
Collect native seed
$113.75 $33.95 $43.75
Operate machinery and equipment
$113.75 $33.95 $41.25
Undertake propagation activities
$81.25 $24.25 $46.00
Identify plant specimens
$260.00 $77.60 $61.75
Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
$130.00 $38.80 $38.00
Control weeds
$97.50 $29.10 $42.50
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
$113.75 $33.95 $42.50
Survey pests
$211.25 $63.05 $54.00
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
$146.25 $43.65 $24.75
Collect spatial data using GNSS
$162.50 $48.50 $46.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

When Semester 2, 2023
Where Murdoch
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works $292.50 $87.30 $41.75
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $130.00 $38.80 $31.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Transport and store chemicals
$65.00 $19.40 $21.50
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
$227.50 $67.90 $42.00
Maintain native ecosystem areas
$97.50 $29.10 $36.50
Implement biological reintroduction works
$227.50 $67.90 $60.50
Collect native seed
$113.75 $33.95 $43.75
Operate machinery and equipment
$113.75 $33.95 $41.25
Undertake propagation activities
$81.25 $24.25 $46.00
Identify plant specimens
$260.00 $77.60 $61.75
Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
$130.00 $38.80 $38.00
Control weeds
$97.50 $29.10 $42.50
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
$113.75 $33.95 $42.50
Survey pests
$211.25 $63.05 $54.00
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
$146.25 $43.65 $24.75
Collect spatial data using GNSS
$162.50 $48.50 $46.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

Details

When Semester 2, 2023
Where Mandurah
How On Campus

Units and fees

Core

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
AHCECR309 Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works $292.50 $87.30 $41.75
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes $130.00 $38.80 $31.00

Elective

National ID Unit title General fee Concession Resource fee
Transport and store chemicals
$65.00 $19.40 $21.50
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
$227.50 $67.90 $42.00
Maintain native ecosystem areas
$97.50 $29.10 $36.50
Implement biological reintroduction works
$227.50 $67.90 $60.50
Collect native seed
$113.75 $33.95 $43.75
Operate machinery and equipment
$113.75 $33.95 $41.25
Undertake propagation activities
$81.25 $24.25 $46.00
Identify plant specimens
$260.00 $77.60 $61.75
Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
$130.00 $38.80 $38.00
Control weeds
$97.50 $29.10 $42.50
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
$113.75 $33.95 $42.50
Survey pests
$211.25 $63.05 $54.00
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
$146.25 $43.65 $24.75
Collect spatial data using GNSS
$162.50 $48.50 $46.00

Indicative fees and charges 

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for all units in the course for students enrolling on a full-time basis. If you're a student that has successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in to complete this course. Please view the full list of fee disclaimers. 

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