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AHC21020 Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

National ID: AHC21020 State ID: BGH1
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Experience some of nature's greatest gifts and learn how best to preserve them.

The Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management provides participants with the fundamental skills vital to succeed in the conservation and land management industry. Participants will gain practical skills in occupational health and safety, fire management, machinery operation and maintenance, fencing and biodiversity practices.

Throughout this course, students will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake programs that assist in maintaining the natural environment.

This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Please contact us for more information.

Throughout this course, students will learn how to: 

  • Work safely in an agricultural environment 
  • Install and maintain fencing 
  • Care for livestock
  • Operate tractors and basic machinery
  • Control weeds using chemicals 
  • You want to gain entry to or progress you career in the Conservation and Ecosystem Management industry

This course is offered by North Regional TAFE to meet a demand for on-country training for employees such as Rangers and workers on rehabilitation sites.


This qualification is directly aligned with priority industry areas where jobs are today, and into the future. As part of the state government Lower fees, local skills initiative, from 1 January 2020 through to 31 December 2025 you'll only pay half the tuition fees (plus resource fee) capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. For full details see our Half price courses page.

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.

Not all units and study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus.

Students must have access to or be working on a cattle property or business supporting the cattle industry in the Kimberley or Pilbara. 


National ID Unit title
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


National ID Unit title
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCECR201 Capture digital media for fieldwork
AHCFAU202 Recognise fauna
AHCFIR202 Assist with planned burning
AHCILM202 Observe and report plants or animals
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLPW201 Operate a handheld GPS device
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
AHCPCM205 Fell small trees
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCWRK312 Operate in isolated and remote situations
PUAFIR210 Prevent injury

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Landcare worker
  • Conservation support officer 

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab) .


Tuition fee*

Resource fee

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Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Duration 18 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Duration 18 months
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Minurmarghali Mia Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus

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