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Outdoor Teaching

Conservation and Land Management

Chisholm Institute of TAFE RTO 0260


This program is delivered at Chisholm Institute of TAFE. Classes are conducted using a mixture of practical and theoretical sessions, and it is expected that students will arrive for class equipped with safety boots and suitable clothing for practical outdoors work. The aims of the Conservation and Land Management program are to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to achieve units of competence that will enhance their employment prospects in the Conservation and Land Management fields of Park Ranger, Bush Crew or Revegetation Crew worker, Natural Reserve Area worker, Water Quality worker, Ecotourism worker/ operator. The course also provides a pathway to pursue further study in a Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management and enables participants to gain a recognised credential and make a more informed choice of vocation and career paths

Course Code and Course Title

  • AHC21010 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management


  • Venue: Chisholm Institute of TAFE Cranbourne campus
  • Time: 1st Yr Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm. 2nd Yr Wednesday 8.30am – 4.00pm

Special Requirements

Students are required to have safety footwear for every lesson.

Students will also be required to attend a camp during the September school holidays.

Structured Workplace Learning

SWL is not mandated in this program, however the VCAA strongly recommend all VET students undertake some work placement. The VCAA strongly recommends a minimum of 200 hours work placement for this program. Chisholm staff will arrange placement of students with employers in Conservation and Land Management field.

Contribution to the VCE and VCAL

Students who complete the AHC21010  Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management qualification will be eligible for up to four units credit towards their VCE: two units at Unit 1–2  Unit 3–4 sequence. Students who receive a Unit 3–4 sequence for the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management will be eligible for a 10% increment towards their ATAR calculated using 10% of the lowest study score of the primary four.
VCAL: up to 281 hours of accredited training for the first year of the program.

Further information on the increment process can be found on the VCAA website:

Units of Competency

Units delivered over 2 years may include


Unit of Competency Name

RTC2701A Follow OH&S procedures
RTC2704A Provide basic first aid
RTF2012A Plant trees and shrubs
RTC2016A Recognise plants
RTC2401A Treat weeds
RTC2702A Observe environmental work practices
RTC2801A Participate in workplace communication
RTD3034A Implement revegetation works
RTD2022A Install aggregate paths

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  • Certificate III / IV in Conservation & Land Management
  • Diploma / Advanced Diploma of Conservation & Land Management

University Options

Associate Degree in Environmental Horticulture; or Bachelor of Environments (Environmental Science) or (Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures); or Bachelor of Environmental Science; or Bachelor of Biological Science; or Bachelor of Applied Science (Adventure Ecotourism); or Bachelor of Conservation Biology and Ecology; or Bachelor of Arts (Natural Resource Management); or Bachelor of Arts (Nature Tourism) or (Outdoor Environmental Education) or (Outdoor Ed)

Training & Employment Outcomes

This course provides students with a clear pathway to employment and further education through a Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management. Employment opportunities include:

  • Park Ranger
  • Bush Crew Worker
  • Natural Area Worker
  • Revegetation Crew Worker
  • Landcare Worker
  • Ecotourism Worker/ Operator
  • Water Management