Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

National Code: AHC21016
TAFE SA Code: TP01068


Develop the skills and knowledge to gain an entry level role in conservation and land management. You’ll learn about recognising native flora and fauna, weeds, natural area restoration, seed collection and propagation and use of small machinery.

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Up to 24 months 
Landcare Officer Landcare Officer,  Seed CollectorSeed Collector

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Course Admission Requirements

If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.
Total Fees for the 24 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

This course also has an incidentals cost of $45.00 for personal protective clothing.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • External study is available with on campus workshops.
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Job role titles may include Conservation Worker, Tree planter, Weed control team member.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management (AHC21016)
    Undertaking this course will develop skills and knowledge in recognising native flora and fauna including weeds, natural area restoration, seed collection and propagation and use of small machinery. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 2 core units and 13 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices 20
    Participate in work health and safety processes 20


    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply animal trapping techniques 40
    Apply chemicals under supervision 30
    Assist with landscape construction work 30
    Assist with pressurised irrigation operations 40
    Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 30
    Care for nursery plants 30
    Carry out natural area restoration works 40
    Collect native seed 40
    Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens 30
    Conduct visual inspection of park facilities 20
    Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls 50
    Fell small trees 40
    Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material 20
    Install, maintain and repair farm fencing 30
    Lay paving 30
    Maintain cultural places 20
    Maintain properties and structures 30
    Observe and report on weather 25
    Observe and report plants or animals 40
    Observe environmental work practices 20
    Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
    Operate basic machinery and equipment 20
    Participate in workplace communications 30
    Plant horticultural crops 25
    Plant trees and shrubs 20
    Pot up plants 20
    Prepare and maintain plant displays 35
    Provide visitor information 35
    Prune shrubs and small trees 35
    Recognise fauna 40
    Recognise plants 40
    Record information about Country 40
    Shift materials safely using manual handling methods 20
    Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders 30
    Treat weeds 40
    Undertake propagation activities 30
    Use hand tools 20
    Work effectively in the industry 20
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