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AHC10120 Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Course Overview

This qualification provides foundation level skills and knowledge required for initial work, community involvement, or as an introduction to further learning in conservation and ecosystem management.

Individuals with this qualification will have basic foundational, technical and communications skills required to undertake defined routine tasks in conservation work in a highly structured work environment.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Units of Competency

AHCWHS101 Work safely - CORE

AHCWRK101 Maintain the workplace - CORE

AHCECR101 Support ecological restoration - CORE

AHCPCM204 Recognise plants - Elective

AHCFAU202 Recognise Fauna - Elective

AHCBIO203 Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity - Elective


Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Not Applicable


Qualification Structuring Rules

To be awarded the AHC10120 Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management competency must be achieved in 15 units comprising of:

·       3 core units plus

·       3 elective units.


Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.


The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • up to 3 from the electives listed below, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course.


Delivery Options

Face to face, workplace assisted and remote delivery support strategies available.

Course Duration: 

18 to 25 Weeks tailored depending on student & client requirements. Options include Student Self-Paced Workbook and Project Delivery supported by ongoing Trainer/Assessor Assistance, work site workshop delivery linked to work site operational employment activities supported by Trainer/Assessor visits. Each client’s requirements being considered, some homework activity and student time management will be important to ensure we maintain the volume of learning requirements on this qualification. 12 Months can be extended by the student through an application process.


Cost is determined based on the individual student requirements, assessment strategy and any potential funding applicable.

As an indicative guide the following options are available with this program:

​·        Qld Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) Program Eligible- Yes (See Skilling Queenslanders for Work Details)

·        Qld User Choice Program Eligible- Yes under Work Skills Traineeship (See Skilling Queenslanders for Work Details)

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $1500.00

·        RPL Assessment - (Available based on individual student circumstances and will vary depending on number of units you successfully gain recognition for, the fee structure of the course and any assessment or gap training requirements. You will be provided with an approximate cost based on your RPL application and agreed course training plan)


Full details of fees and charges are available from Ballistic Training Solutions by contacting one of our consultants to discuss your individual requirements.


On successful completion you will receive a AHC10120 Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management nationally recognised qualification. In the event that you do not successfully complete the entire program, you will be awarded nationally recognised Statement of Attainments for each successfully completed Unit in the Qualification.

Education Pathways

AHC10120 Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management is in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further advanced studies such as the AHC31420 Certificate III in Conservation & Ecosystem Management, or a range of post graduate study areas. 


Occupational Pathways

Park Ranger/Wildlife Officer/ Primary Producer/ Research Officer/ Pest Management Specialist


Where to from here

If you are currently employed in the Conservation and Ecosystem Management field looking to upgrade your skills or looking to change industry and take up a new career in the Environmental Conservation field contact the Team at Ballistic Training Today!


Download the AHC10120 Brochure Here
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