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VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management

The VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management program is drawn from a national training package and offers portable qualifications which are recognised throughout Australia. These qualifications provide students with a broad range of skills and knowledge to pursue a career or further training in related industries.


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Qualifications

  • AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture: provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include: Assistant Animal Attendant/Stockperson, Assistant Farm or Station Hand/Labourer.
  • AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture: underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification. Employment opoportunities may include Horticulture worker or assistant.
  • AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management: provides an occupational outcome in conservation and land management. Work would be carried out under general guidance and supervision. The qualification enables individuals to select an Indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife or natural area management context as a job focus or a mix of these.

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Credit in the VCE or VCAL

  • AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture: recognition of two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture: recognition of two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.
  • AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management: recognition of two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

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ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for any of VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, or Conservation and Land Management will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the fourth study score in the primary four scaled studies).

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence for any of the approved school-based apprenticeship and traineeship qualifications from the Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management industry area will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% of the average of the primary four scaled studies).

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). Further information can be found on the VTAC website: www.vtac.edu.au

The VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management program does not offer scored assessment.


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Publications

Program information

  • VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Program Booklet (January 2019): (docx - 140kb)
    The program structure should be read in conjunction with the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package
  • VCE VET Program Guide 2018 (January 2018): (docx - 119kb)
    The VCE VET Program Guide provides general advice about the VCAA's suite of VCE VET programs. It is to be read in conjunction with the VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management program booklet.

Program updates and further information

Continuous improvement: During the life of the qualification/s there may be occasions when changes are made to reflect feedback from users or to include the latest industry practices. This process is called continuous improvement. When continuous improvement impacts on the VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management program, advice will be published in the VCAA Bulletin and notification provided on the VCAA website Please visit the VCAA Bulletin subscription webpage