Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management -AHC21020

Qualification Description

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for work in a defined context and/or for further study in conservation and ecosystem management. Work would be carried out under general guidance and supervision.

The qualification enables individuals to select and develop basic factual, technical and procedural knowledge in conservation and ecosystem management for Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife services and the restoration and rehabilitation of ecosystems.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. Users are advised that individual elective units selected may have licensing, legislative or certification requirements and are advised to check the units individually for these requirements.

You Could Get a job In:

  • Conservation earthworks
  • Indigenous land management
  • Land, parks and wildlife
  • Natural area restoration
  • Weed and pest management.

Units of Competency Offered

AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK209Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units – Group A

AHCBIO203Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity
AHCECR202Maintain wildlife habitat refuges
AHCECR203Perform basic ecological restoration works
AHCECR201Capture digital media for fieldwork 
AHCECR305Collect native seed
AHCFAU202Recognise fauna
AHCFIR202Assist with planned burning
AHCILM201Maintain cultural places
AHCILM202Observe and report plants or animals
AHCILM203Record information about Country
AHCLPW201Operate a handheld GPS device
AHCLPW311Construct access tracks
AHCPCM202Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens
AHCPCM204Recognise plants
AHCPGD206Conduct visual inspection of park facilities
AHCPMG201Treat weeds
AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCPMG304Use firearms to humanely destroy animals
AHCPMG307Apply animal trapping techniques
AHCPMG312Apply poison baits for vertebrate pest control in rural and environmental landscapes
AHCSAW203Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
AHCSAW202Recognise landforms and soil types
AHCWRK202Observe environmental work practices
AHCWRK204Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205Participate in workplace communications
AHCWRK312Operate in isolated and remote situations
PUAFIR204*Respond to wildfire
PUAFIR210Prevent injury
PUALAW001Protect and preserve incident scene
SITXCCS002Provide visitor information

Elective Units – Group B

AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF201Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCINF202Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCINF203Maintain properties and structures
AHCLSC201Assist with landscape construction work
AHCLSC203Install aggregate paths
AHCLSC205Install tree protection devices
AHCMOM201Operate two wheel motorbikes
AHCMOM202Operate tractors
AHCMOM203Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCMOM205Operate vehicles
AHCMOM206Conduct grader operations
AHCMOM207Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCMOM208Conduct excavator operations
AHCMOM209Conduct dozer operations
AHCMOM210Conduct scraper operations
AHCMOM213Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCMOM216Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM217Operate quad bikes
AHCNSY206Care for nursery plants
AHCNSY207Undertake propagation activities
AHCPCM205*Fell small trees
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs
AHCSOL203Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWRK201Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK206Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures
AHCWRK207Collect and record production data
AHCWRK208Provide information on products and services
BSBINS201Process and maintain workplace information
BSBTEC201Use business software applications
FWPCOT3259Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
HLTAID009Provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation
HLTAID010Provide basic emergency life support
HLTAID011Provide First Aid
HLTAID013Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site
PUAFIR210Prevent injury
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
TLILIC0003Licence to operate a forklift truck

Prerequisite Requirements

Unit of competencyPrerequisite requirement
AHCPCM205 – Fell small treesAHCMOM213 – Operate and maintain chainsaws
PUAFIR204 – Respond to wildfirePUAFIR210 – Prevent injury

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