Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

This introductory course provides you with the skills to enter the field of conservation and land management. You will study a range of areas including indigenous land management, natural area restoration and pest management. You will also gain specific skills in the areas of plant, fauna, soil and water conservation.

Career Opportunities

  • Park worker
  • Revegetation worker
  • Land rehabilitation worker
  • Conservation worker

Program Structure

To successfully achieve Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management you will be required to complete all units in the following sample program:

Subject CodeSubject Name
AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCILM202A Observe and report plants and/or animals
AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing
AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCNAR201A Carry out natural area restoration works
AHCNSY203A Undertake propagation activities
AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes
AHCPCM201A Recognise plants
AHCPGD201A Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
HLTFA301B Apply First Aid
FPIFGM2211B Detect wildfire
AHCARB250A Operate and maintain chainsaws


You are required to attend training four days per week.


Assessment includes simulated workplace assessment, combined with the components designed to complement the learning outcomes described in the competencies.


There are no formal pre-requisites for this program.

Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer

You may be able to shorten the length of your chosen course by measuring skills acquired through work, life experiences or qualifications obtained from formal studies or training. AQTF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by another registered training organisation will be recognised by Holmesglen. Please see Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer for more information.

Pathways and Further Study Opportunities

Graduates of this course are well positioned to pursue apprenticeships or other courses in conservation and land management.

How to Apply

Directly to Holmesglen


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible students.

Fees are calculated according to the level of course being studied, and the number of hours being undertaken, up to Government established maximums. Eligible students are able to access a Government Subsidised Place and certain categories of Full Fee Paying students may be able to access an Eligibility Exemption. Assistance is available in the form of VET FEE HELP or a Holmesglen Payment Plan for students who are unable to afford fee payment up front.

For further information please visit the Fees and Charges page or contact the department via phone, email or through the Enquire Now form on this page.

Qualification & Recognition

On successful completion of this course you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.

Quick Stats

Program Code:AHC21010
Start Date(s):
February; July
Study Mode:Full time
Program Length:
  • Full time - 19 weeks
Program Enquiries:

Horticulture & Floristry Department
03 9564 6391

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