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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Prepare and apply chemicals
Carry out natural area restoration works
Plant and recognise flora
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
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.
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.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
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.
Other jobs include: Conservation worker – land management, Conservation worker – parks and wildlife, Earthworks conservation worker, Indigenous land management and Revegetation worker
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management does not have any post-graduate courses.
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.
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.
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
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TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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