Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management


Conservation and Ecosystem Management Course

Become a land and wildlife warrior

  • Is the environment important to you?
  • Do you want to work with nature, land and wildlife?
  • Does bush regeneration and ecological restoration sound interesting to you?

Get prepared for the great outdoors!

This qualification is perfect for anyone  looking to 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.

In this course, you will learn a range of conservation and ecosystem management activities including, how to prepare and apply chemicals, control weeds, carry out natural area restoration works, plant and recognise flora.

Why Bother?

  • Nationally Recognised Qualification
  • Trade-qualified Trainers who know their stuff
  • Hands-on experience in a practical environment

Job Prospects

Farm, forestry and garden worker

Revegetation Worker

Lands, Parks and Wildlife Officer

Trainee Park Ranger

National Parks Worker

Conservation Earthworks Assistant

Study Mode

Flexible Delivery With Workbook

Next Intake

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Discover what it’s like to study a Conservation course.


I enrolled in the course to gain some practical experience in the construction industry. I enjoyed everything about it!”

Student Q&A: Jesse Krueger
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Course Flyer

An in-depth look at the course, to download your own copy, click ‘get course guide’ above.

Course Structure

What you’ll learn

Get started on your career as a horticulturalist! Get the practical skills to assist with tasks such as maintaining and restoring natural and cultural places, or farmland.

Ways to study

Onsite Training

Get digging into the important stuff! Learn onsite, while you work. This means less time off the tools and more time focused on practical skills.


Sometimes we like to do it old-school! If you’re better on the tools than on a computer – we’ve got your back! At FTA, we’re determined to ensure you learn how you learn best.

To achieve this qualification, you must demonstrate competency in 2 core units and 14 elective units from the options below.

Core Units (2)

  • AHCWHS201      Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCWRK209      Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Suggested Elective Units (14)

  • Elective Group A
  • AHCECR203 Perform basic ecological restoration works
  • AHCILM201 Maintain cultural places
  • AHCPCM202 Collect, prepare, and preserve plant specimens
  • AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
  • AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
  • AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases, and disorders
  • AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
  • AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communication
  • Elective Group B
  • AHCCHM201     Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCLSC201        Assist with landscape construction work
  • AHCMOM203   Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCMOM213   Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • AHCPGD201       Plant trees and shrubs

Career opportunities after studying the AHC21020- Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management  include:

  • Farm, forestry and garden worker
  • Revegetation Worker
  • Lands, Parks and Wildlife Officer
  • Trainee Park Ranger
  • National Parks Worker
  • Conservation Earthworks Assistant

The course duration will vary depending on your experience, skills and chosen study mode. As a guide:

  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL): 3-6 months- this term may be extended by Funding Criteria, amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required  – eligibility criteria apply.
  • Fee for Service: 3-12 months subject to the amount of RPL awarded and subsequent Gap Training required

Your skills will be assessed through a mix of practical and theory tasks. Which is essentially showing us what you’ve learnt and how you do it.

Theory will be assessed via Workbook. Practical Assessment will be conducted at your place of work or worksite with fit for purpose facilities and equipment which are to be made available to your FTA trainer & Assessor for training and assessment purposes.

Let’s talk about the money

Ready to take the leap towards your nationally recognised qualification? View the range of funding options available to assist both students and employers in gaining valuable training.

Fee For Service

Fee For Service

Our flexible Fee For Service model accommodates individuals ready to start their qualification today while making ongoing, manageable payments.

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Sow a career in Conservation

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Learner Support

Our trainers have years of hands on experience, providing you with unparalleled access to first-hand industry knowledge throughout your Parks and Garden course.

Unlimited Learning

We believe that everyone should be able to learn in inspiring ways. That’s why we deliver training how you learn best. Plus, you get your own Learning Engagement Officer to support your progress through the course.

Recognised Qualifications

This Parks and Gardens course is nationally recognised, so you can work anywhere in Australia with confidence.