Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management


Course code AHC21016
Start date(s) February/July
Course length Full time: 13 weeks
Part time: Variable
Campus Waverley
Study mode Full time
International course No
  • Course Overview

    This introductory course provides you with the skills to enter the field of horticulture, 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. This course is a pathway to further conservation and horticulture courses.

  • Course Structure

    To receive this qualification you must complete 2 core units and 13 elective units. Elective units have been chosen by Holmesglen based on feedback from industry and staff qualifications. If you have already completed other eligible elective units, these may be counted towards completion of this program.


    Assessment may be a combination of observation, discussion, written assessments and/or practical application and work-related projects.


    AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes
    AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs
    AHCPMG201Treat weeds
    AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
    AHCPCM201Recognise plants
    AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment
    AHCNSY203Undertake propagation activities
    AHCLSC201Assist with landscape construction work
    AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
    AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
    AHCSAW201Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
    AHCWRK202Observe environmental work practices
    AHCMOM213Operate and maintain chainsaws
    AHCFAU201Recognise fauna
    AHCNAR201Carry out natural area restoration works
  • Requirements

    Recognition of prior learning

    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. AQF 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.


    There are no formal prerequisites for this course.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    After successfully completing this course, you will be eligible to receive the nationally endorsed AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.


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

    Career Opportunities

    • Park worker
    • Revegetation worker
    • Land rehabilitation worker
    • Conservation worker
  • How to Apply


    Apply online now

    The application process takes approximately 5 minutes and at this stage, you do not need to provide any documentation.

    To apply offline, contact the department directly using the details below. Your application will be reviewed by the faculty and you will be contacted within 2 working days. For further information on the full application process, including how to accept your offer, complete enrolment and make payment, visit How to Apply.

    Further Advice

    If you have further questions about your application please contact the department:

    Horticulture & Floristry Department

    03 9564 6391



    Holmesglen may engage third parties to recruit students on behalf the of the institute. Third party recruiters receive a commission and this will not impact on your fees.

    Find out more about your rights and obligations as a student and the services we provide at Holmesglen.

  • Fees

    $2000 Holmesglen TAFE
    Holmesglen TAFE AHC21016

    Program Fees

    Gov. Subsidised$2000
    Full Fee$7000

    Holmesglen tuition fees shown are all inclusive and indicative of the cost to complete the entire program.

    These are indicative fees only. Your fees will be calculated on your individual circumstances at the time of enrolment.

    Which fee applies to me?

    Due to the different level of government subsidy available to you, there are three possible fee levels for program fees – government subsidised, full fee and concession.

    Your eligibility for concession or subsidised program fees is determined by your individual circumstances such as how old you are, what level of education you have and what type of program you want to study. Concession fees are not available for qualifications at diploma level or above.

    The Holmesglen Information staff can help you determine your eligibility and discuss options if you are ineligible.

    How do I pay my fees?

    VET Fee HELP / VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay all or part of their tuition fees for diploma, advanced diploma, graduate certificate and graduate diploma programs.

    Holmesglen also offers a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for.

    To be eligible for a VET Fee HELP /  VET Student Loans you will need to meet the VET Student Loans entry requirements.

    Information Offices are situated at all campuses. Discuss your payment options with Holmesglen Information staff.

Conservation & Land Management Open Days

  • 22Jun
    Conservation & Land Management

    Visit us on Open Day for an overview of the Horticulture industry, starting at 4.30pm. You'll get to tour the horticulture department's facilities (at the Waverley campus), talk to teachers and get the information you need to study a course in horticulture, arboriculture, landscape construction and design, parks and gardens, nursery, turf or sustainability. We'll even help you apply on the night!

    - , Thu 22 Jun - bookings essential.

    Holmesglen Waverley Campus, 595 Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, Vic Australia