Horticulture and CLM

AHC21010 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

AHC21010 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management (CLM) Training Package.

The Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management gives you the opportunity to develop basic skills and knowledge for a career in natural area restoration, parks and wildlife, weed management and other conservation related fields.

Core training covers occupational health and safety, basic first aid, observing environmental work practices and workplace communications.

This qualification would suit:

  • those currently working in the conservation and land management industry and wanting to gain a qualification.
  • those who would like to work in the conservation and land management industry.
  • those looking for a change in career.
  • are interested in career opportunities such as bush regeneration, track work, weed management, or being employed as Field Officers with Councils or Parks and Wildlife.

This qualification may also be available as an Apprenticeship. For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.

Career Opportunities

Further study or career options may include:

  • enrolment in Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.
  • possible entry points and career paths for track workers, field officers and bush regeneration crew members.

Dates and Times

Clarence Campus

  • Next Intake:  2018
  • Duration:  Full time, 2 days per week, Wednesday & Thursday – 9am to 4pm
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Your suitability and support needs will be evaluated during a conversation with one of our teachers and/or by answering some written questions.
This will help us to determine what, if any, additional support may be needed or to provide you with further career path advice.

Learning Options

Learning options include:

  • Face-to-face at TasTAFE, or in an appropriate venue with teacher support. This may include learning guides, DVDs and videos.
  • Simulated workplace at TasTAFE with teacher support and demonstrations. For example, students learn the activities described in:
    • Industry Standard Operating Procedures
    • Material Safety Data information
  • Industry work placement to gain vocational experience

Assessment Process

As a student, you are entitled to negotiate the assessment pathway (i.e. training or recognition) with your teacher at any time prior to or after enrolment. Throughout all assessments Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed.

You will have a variety of ways to be assessed. Options will include:

  • Short written assessment – question and answer style test.
  • Projects – group or individual, may be practical or research based.
  • Assignments – research topic and provide a written response.
  • Practical demonstration – you will be observed doing tasks.
  • Photographic and other media evidence.
  • Other assessment methods may be used e.g. verbal tests instead of short written tests

Satisfactory participation in vocational placement and practical work projects are an essential part of the assessment process for full time students. This will provide you with relevant industry experience and skills to meet the requirements of the training units.


  • Complete year 10 TCE subjects or equivalent
  • Average strength, good health and reasonable physical fitness
  • A liking for outdoor work

Resources and Equipment

For any class conducted by TasTAFE you will require paper and pen. We will supply all work books and printed materials associated with your training.

Students will need to supply the following:-

  • safety boots
  • broad brimmed sun hat
  • long sleeved shirt
  • long pants
  • secateurs (discuss with your trainer)
  • gardening gloves (leather)


For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

Full Fee:  $1,086
Full Fee Concession:  $338
Subsidised Fee:  $905
Subsidised Concession:  $283

Because the Government provides generous levels of support to enable TasTAFE to offer much of its training on a subsidised basis, you may not have to pay the maximum fee. Your eligibility for a fee subsidy or a concession will be determined at the time of enrolment, and your overall tuition fee will depend on your individual circumstances.

Please note the majority of people who have not completed a Certificate III or above in the last five years are subsidised students

Students are not eligible for a refund if they withdraw from the course after completing a unit or after undertaking more than 20% of the course.

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

Qualification Requirements

To achieve this qualification you need to successfully complete 15 units comprising of 2 core and 13 electives.


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