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AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations

National ID: AHC21216 State ID: BDE2
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The North West cattle industry provides a vast area of employment for young stockmen and women from all over WA.

The Certificate II in Rural Operations is an entry-level course suitable for students who wish to try their hand in the cattle industry. Students will undertake a combination of written assignments and hands-on industry tasks including fencing, tractor operations, cattle processing and mustering in teams.

Students will gain skills in machine operation and maintenance and horse husbandry. This qualification can lead participants on an exciting path from stockman, to head stockman and eventually, station manager.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.


This course is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2021.

The following people will be eligible for the $400 annual course fees cap under Lower fees, local skills.

  • Persons aged 15—24 years at the time of enrolment (excluding students enrolled at school)
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving JobKeeper payment
  • Persons and dependents of persons in receipt of services from one of the following Commonwealth support or employment services programs:
    • Jobactive
    • Online Employment Services
    • ParentsNext
  • Persons and dependents of persons receiving the Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY
  • Persons and dependents of persons holding:
    • a pensioner concession card or  Health Care Card; or
    • Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs
  • Dependents of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution

^ 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.

The Connecting with Country program is a unique opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills in horticulture and land management relevant to the local region, while undertaking a Certificate II in Rural Operations. The program runs for three days per week and provides practical skills and experience in:

  • Propagating seedlings, striking cuttings, potting up and caring for nursery plants
  • Preparing and establishing an organic vegetable patch
  • Installing and maintaining irrigation
  • Operating machinery and equipment
  • Recognising plants
  • Growing bush foods
  • Maintaining and enhancing natural areas
  • Promoting the local natural environment

Training is delivered at the Broome campus nursery, vegetable garden, campus classrooms and the Balu Buru site at 12 Mile. Scholarship opportunities are available periodically for this course. For more information, please click here.

Entry level positions in the conservation and land management, agriculture or horticulture industries.

Estimated course fee

Estimated concession fee

Resource fee

$693.36 $205.44 $195.15

These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.

  • Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
  • Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • For secondary school aged persons (in 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2021 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees.
  • Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
  • VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.
  • Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education).
  • Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

Delivery locations and study options

Available all year

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus
How Off campus
On campus
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