National code: AHC21020

Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Overview About this course

Gain the foundational knowledge needed to make a difference to the environment and enter the bush regeneration and ecological restoration industries. Develop the skills you need to launch your career as a conservation or revegetation worker.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Prepare and apply chemicals

  • Control weeds

  • Carry out natural area restoration works

  • Plant and recognise flora

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Learn to recognise native plants, pests and animals

  • Participate in a site safety inspection

  • Support the implementation of revegetation works

  • A pathway to further conservation and land management study

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including enclosed shoes, full-length trousers and sleeved tops

  • Some physical fitness to manage physical demands like preparing the soil, using machinery, kneeling and planting trees and shrubs

  • A passion for contributing to a sustainable world

  • A willingness to work outdoors in varied weather conditions

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers

Farm, Forestry and Garden Workers perform a variety of routine tasks in cultivating and harvesting crops, plants and forests, breeding and raising of livestock and aquatic stock, and the management of pests and weeds.

  • Full-time share Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more a week (in all their jobs combined).

    67%

  • Employment size Employment size is the number of workers who do this as their main job.

    30,500 workers

  • Average age This is the average age of all workers in this job.

    41 years

  • Weekly pay Median earnings are shown for full-time, non-managerial employees paid at the adult rate, before tax or any amounts that are salary sacrificed. These figures are a guide to earnings only and should not be used to determine a wage rate.

    $900

  • Average full-time The average full-time hours that people in this role work each week.

    44 hours

  • Skill level rating Skill level ratings are based on the range and complexity of job roles. In general, the higher the skill level, the more formal education and training, previous experience or on-the-job training needed to be good at the job.

    Entry level

  • Gender share

    24% female

  • Future growth The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business estimates the likely change in number of workers in this role, or industry, over the next 5 years. Future growth is the likely percentage change compared to all other job roles.

    Moderate Growth

Other jobs include: Conservation worker – land management, Conservation worker – parks and wildlife, Earthworks conservation worker, Indigenous land management and Revegetation worker

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 1 Course

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 Units of competency, including 2 core and 13 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Participate in work health and safety processes AHCWHS201

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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