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AHC31421

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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STUDY LOCATIONS Greater Brisbane Sunshine Coast Wide Bay Burnett North Queensland
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Apprenticeships and traineeships
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 6 months View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Fee-Free TAFE

Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

$0
Concession

Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

$2,305
Subsidised

There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

$2,945
Full Fee

This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

$5,985
Eligibility calculator

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?

  • Pathway to Park Ranger
  • Native Nursery
  • Conservation Officer
  • Bush Regeneration

Course outcome:

AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Fee-Free TAFE

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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

  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
  • You'll learn face to face with a teacher in a classroom or simulated workplace environment. You may access learning materials through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Grovely
On Campus
28 Jan 2025
6 months
Full time 4 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Grovely

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 4 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Nambour
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Nambour

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Bundaberg
On Campus
09 Jul 2024
6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Bundaberg

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

09 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Townsville - Trade Training Centre Bohle
On Campus
08 Jul 2024
up to 6 months
Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Townsville - Trade Training Centre Bohle

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 3 days per week
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Cairns
On Campus
10 Jul 2024
6 months
Full time 4 days per week. Tuesday self-directed study. Wednesday Thursday & Friday classes.
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Cairns

On Campus

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    0%
  • On Campus Time
    100%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

10 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

6 months
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time 4 days per week. Tuesday self-directed study. Wednesday Thursday & Friday classes.
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $2,305

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $2,945

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $5,985

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Nambour
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

CAMPUS APPRENTICESHIP / TRAINEESHIPS DELIVERY MODE
Cairns
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

Townsville - Trade Training Centre Bohle
Traineeship
  • WORKPLACE

    Workplace

  • DROP IN DAYS

    Drop in days

  • BLOCK TRAINING

    Block training

  • DAY RELEASE

    Day release

  • MOBILE VAN

    Mobile van

  • Online

    Online

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Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management (AHC31421)
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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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.

Traineeship pathway
To study a traineeship program you must be indentured as a trainee with your employer.

Employers need to be able to provide necessary human and physical resources to qualify for a trainee.

Find out more on how to become an apprentice or trainee

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 and Adobe Acrobat Reader. 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
  • long pants
  • protective footwear with safety toe cap and non-slip soles to AS2210
  • safety glasses
  • ear muffs or plugs
  • a sun safe hat
  • sunscreen
  • secateurs
  • rubber dishwashing gloves
  • gardening gloves
  • water bottle
  • 8GB USB

 You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

Transition statement

Replacement qualification

This qualification has been replaced by AHC31424 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management as of 1 May 2024. A transition period applies to enable current students to complete their study. The transition period finishes on 30 April 2025.

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
  • 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. 

Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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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