Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Program code AHC21010
Start date(s) February/July
Program length Full time: 10 weeks
Campus Waverley
Study mode Full time
International program No
  • Program 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 program is a pathway to further conservation and horticulture programs.

  • Program Structure

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


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

    Core Subjects

    • 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
  • 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. 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.


    There are no formal prerequisites for this program.

  • Outcomes

    Qualification & Recognition

    On successful completion of this course you are eligible to receive the nationally endorsed 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
  • Dates


    You are required to attend training five days per week.

  • 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

  • Fees

    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.

Conservation & Land Management Open Days

  • 17Dec
    Conservation & Land Management

    Are you looking for a career that will help protect our most precious resources?

    As a skilled Holmesglen graduate with a nationally recognised qualification, you will be in demand by one of the most important industries of the future.

    Learn in small class sizes with expert teachers who will get you thinking about natural area restoration, plants, fauna, soil and pest management in ways you never thought existed. But don't think you'll be spending all your time in a classroom! Throughout your course you will get your hands dirty with simulated real work situations in our specialty gardens, soil lab and greenhouses or in natural area restoration programs, in agreement with Parks Victoria, our state's largest employer.

    Visit us on Open Days to take part in a personalised tour of the department's facilities at the Waverley campus, talk to teachers and get the information you need.

    - , Wed 17 Dec - bookings essential.

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