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AHC21020 Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

About this course

The qualification will enable participants to select and develop basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge in conservation and ecosystem management for Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife services and the restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems.

This qualification can also be undertaken as a Traineeship.  Please contact the Apprenticeship/Traineeship Coordinator at the Mornington campus on 5977 2976.

What you will learn

This qualification includes the following units of competency:

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCPGD209 Prune shrubs and trees
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCFAU202 Recognise fauna
AHCECR203 Perform basic ecological restoration works
AHCECR305 Collect native seed
AHCPGD206 Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCNSY207 Undertake propagation activities
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Entry Requirements

All participants must:

– Attend a pre-enrolment information session;
– Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment;
– Have basic computer and internet skills.
– Be able to read, understand and interpret written information.

Individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.


The following employment pathways may include:

– Landcare Assistant;
– Land, Parks and Wildlife Officer;
– Pest Management Assistant;
– Indigenous Land Management Assistant.

Further study pathways include:

– AHC31021 Certificate III in Parks and Gardens
– AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture
– AHC31421 Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

Note: This RTO may not offer all qualifications listed above as possible pathways.


This qualification is delivered 2 days per week over 24 weeks from our Mornington campus.

Course Fees

Government subsidised concession fee: $138.00*
Government subsidised tuition fee: $690.00*

*This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government Funding.  Eligibility criteria apply.
Student tuition fees are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

How to enrol

You can send an online course enquiry or email us at:

Or call 5986 4623