TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management - AHC31416

TAFE South Australia (TAFE SA)

Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 092553E

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in the conservation and land management industry.The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 16 units: 2 core
  • 14 elective


  • Construct conservation earthworks
  • Survey pests
  • Transport machinery
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Assess operational risk
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Collect and preserve biological samples
  • Erect timber structures and features
  • Navigate in remote or trackless areas
  • Carry out inspection of designated area
  • Ensure compliance with pest legislation
  • Provide on-job training support
  • Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Respond to rescue incidents
  • Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Conduct operational inspection of park facilities
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Undertake direct seeding
  • Work with an Aboriginal Community or organisation
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Operate specialised machinery and equipment
  • Implement pest management strategies
  • Implement erosion and sediment control measures
  • Set out site for construction works
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Respond to wildfire
  • Implement property improvement, construction and repair
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Recognise fauna
  • Suppress wildfire
  • Identify traditional customs and land rights for an Indigenous Community
  • Respond to wildlife emergencies
  • Treat operational risk
  • Sample seed before and after processing
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Control weeds
  • Use firearms for pest control activities from aircraft
  • Rescue animals and apply basic first aid
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Conduct photography for fieldwork
  • Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment
  • Collect native seed
  • Read and interpret maps
  • Apply animal trapping techniques
  • Determine pest control techniques
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform machinery maintenance
  • Work as a guide
  • Implement a plant establishment program
  • Perform diving for scientific purposes
  • Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Construct access tracks
  • Undertake sampling and testing of water
  • Operate in isolated and remote situations
  • Supervise park visitor activities
  • Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture
  • Identify plant specimens
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Maintain natural areas
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain biological agents
  • Implement a landscape maintenance program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Urrbrae International: $10,450 No
  • Full-time : 12 months

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