Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

CRICOS Code: 092553E
National Code: AHC31416


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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52 weeks
39 weeks
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Course Admission Requirements
(for International Applications)

  • Academic IELTS score of 5.5 Overall with minimum of 5.0 in all bands or equivalent.
  • Satisfactory completion of Year 10 or overseas equivalent.
  • This course has a large practical, field-based component, therefore a moderate level of physical fitness is required. Activities include bush walking, camping and other related physical activity.


These course fees are for international students only.

Tuition Fees
Incidental Fees*
Semester 1
AUD $5150
AUD $150*
Semester 2
AUD $5150
Fee Totals
AUD $10300
AUD $150*
Total Course Cost
AUD $10450

* Students will need to purchase steel cap boots, gloves, broad brimmed hat, and safety glasses.

Note: TAFE SA course fees are currently under review. Current fees published are for 2020 and will be updated shortly. TAFE SA does not commit to any fees shown. Charges vary between courses and subjects and are based on a rate per hour. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

Overseas Students Health Cover

All overseas students are required to have Overseas Students Health Cover (OSHC) insurance for the entire duration of the course. The health cover rate will vary depending on the personal circumstances and duration of stay in Australia. Read more about Overseas Students Health Cover.

  • 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.

    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 units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on

    Not all 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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