AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Course Overview

The AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management qualification provides an occupational outcome in conservation and land management. Work would be carried out under general guidance and supervision.

The qualification 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.

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


Available Units of Competency

·       AHCWHS201 Participate in work health & safety processes (Core)

·       AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practice (Core)

·       AHCFAU201       Recognise Fauna (A)

·       AHCNAR305       Collect Native Seed (A)

·       AHCPMG304      Use Firearms to humanely destroy animals (A)

·       HLTAID003        Provide first aid (B)

·       RIIWHS204D     Work at Heights (Import)

·       AHCPCM201      Recognise Plants (A)

·       AHCPCM202      Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens (A)

·       AHCCHM201      Apply chemicals under supervision (B)

·       TLID1001           Shift materials using manual handling methods (B)

·       BSBWOR204      Use business technology (B)

·       AHCPMG202      Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders (A)

·       AHCPGD206       Conduct visual inspection of park facilities (A)

·       AHCPCM203      Fell Small Trees (B)

·       AHCMOM213     Operate and maintain chainsaws (B)

·       AHCPMG201      Treat weeds (A)

·       AHCBIO201      Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material (B)


Entry Requirements / Pre-Requisites

Not Applicable


Qualification Structuring Rules

To be awarded the AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management competency must be achieved in 15 units comprising of:

·       2 core units plus

·       13 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:

·       at least 4 must be selected from Group A

·       at least 6 must be selected from the remaining units in Group A or Group B, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification

·       a maximum of 3 units may be selected from qualifications packaged at Certificate II or III levels in this Training Package or any other currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.


Delivery Options

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

Course Duration: 

12 Months tailored depending on student & client requirements. Options include Student Self-Paced Workbook and Project Delivery supported by ongoing Trainer/Assessor Assistance, worksite workshop delivery linked to worksite 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 User Choice Program Eligible- Yes (See User Choice Details)

·        Qld Certificate III Guarantee Eligible Program - No

·        Non-Funded Full Course Fee - $3510

·       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 AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land 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

AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management is in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and links to further advanced studies such as the AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation & Land 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 Land 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!


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