Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

National Code: AHC31416
TAFE SA Code: TP01070


For those with a passion for conservation, this course will provide you with an excellent working knowledge of natural resource management.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

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This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. The eligibility check below is an indication only and does not confirm your eligibility status. Eligibility verification will take place during the enrolment process and may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

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This course also has an incidentals cost of $220.00 for Field trip expenses ($175) plus personal protective clothing ($45).

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

    • External study is available with on campus workshops.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include Indigenous Lands Worker, National Parks Worker, Revegetation Worker, Land Rehabilitation Worker.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management (AHC31416)
    The course enables individuals to select an indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus, or a mix of these. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 2 core units and 14 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50
    Contribute to work health and safety processes 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply animal trapping techniques 40
    Assess operational risk 25
    Carry out inspection of designated area 70
    Collect and preserve biological samples 80
    Collect native seed 40
    Conduct operational inspection of park facilities 70
    Conduct photography for fieldwork 20
    Conduct site inspections 80
    Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80
    Control weeds 70
    Develop a pest management plan 90
    Erect timber structures and features 60
    Fell small trees 40
    Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs 50
    Identify plant specimens 80
    Implement a landscape maintenance program 100
    Implement a plant establishment program 80
    Implement a plant nutrition program 60
    Implement a propagation plan 90
    Implement pest management strategies 60
    Implement revegetation works 80
    Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas 60
    Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture 100
    Maintain natural areas 80
    Maintain nursery plants 40
    Manage organic soil improvement 100
    Navigate in remote or trackless areas 80
    Observe and report on weather 25
    Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
    Operate basic machinery and equipment 20
    Operate machinery and equipment 40
    Participate in workplace communications 30
    Perform specialist amenity pruning 65
    Plan the implementation of revegetation works 80
    Prepare and apply chemicals 70
    Produce maps for land management purposes 120
    Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge 60
    Provide information on plants and their culture 70
    Read and interpret maps 40
    Recognise fauna 40
    Respond to emergencies 60
    Sample soils and interpret results 60
    Survey pests 70
    Transport and store chemicals 50
    Undertake propagation activities 30
    Undertake sampling and testing of water 70
    Work as a guide 90
    Work effectively in the industry 20
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