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AHC31420

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Take the next step in your career in the great outdoors with this entry-level course that will qualify you to work as a park ranger or on land conservation projects.

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TIME 6 months / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett Far North Queensland North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On Campus Apprenticeships and Traineeships
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
JobTrainer
$0
Concession
$340
Subsidised
$340
Full Fee
$5,425
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Course overview

Kick start your career in land management with this entry-level qualification. This course is perfect for people already working in the field looking to upgrade their skills.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is strong future growth predicted for people working as park rangers. Nearly a third of all positions are based in Queensland with employers looking for workers who can communicate clearly, have strong interpersonal skills, and can work well in a team. 

This course will prepare you for anything the great outdoors can throw at you. You'll gain specialised skills in plant identification, seed collection and propagation, navigating trackless routes, operating machinery, and running revegetation projects. Our passionate industry experts are the best in the business and will give you the guidance you need to get ahead.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as a park ranger or on land conservation projects in a diverse range of settings.

What can I do?

  • Park Ranger

Course outcome:

AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

JobTrainer Funded Course

This course is eligible for JobTrainer funding, meaning it could be free for eligible school-leavers, young people and job seekers looking to develop new skills. Training is proudly delivered by TAFE Queensland and jointly funded by the Australian Government and Queensland Government. Learn more >

Hands-on training

We take our lessons out of the classroom and into the field.

What you will study.

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCECR309
    Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCECR309
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to inspect a site for ecological, biosecurity, cultural and heritage risk and report discrepancies in planned works prior to commencing works.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Conduct an ecological and cultural site inspection prior to works

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWHS301
    Contribute to work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWHS301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes

CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
Nambour
11 Jul 2022
1 year
Part time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
Hervey Bay
11 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Cairns
12 Jul 2022
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Classroom
  • JobTrainer: $0
  • Concession: $340
  • Subsidised: $340
  • Full fee: $5,425
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP/TRAINEESHIP DELIVERY MODE
Townsville (Trade Training Centre Bohle)
Traineeship
WORKPLACE
DROP IN DAYS
BLOCK TRAINING
DAY RELEASE
MOBILE VAN
MIXED MODE

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Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (AHC31420)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Important Information

Read this before applying.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

You must have completed year 10 or equivalent.
If you are under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions apply.

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class a light long sleeved shirt, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves. You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

Need to know

Replacement qualification
This qualification has been replaced by AHC31421 - Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management, as of 14 February 2022. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 13 February 2023.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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