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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 the agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management or related industries.

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

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. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include: assistant animal attendant or stockperson, assistant farm or station hand, assistant farm or station worker.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture: underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticultural trade qualification. Employment opportunities may include nursery worker, assistant landscaper, assistant parks or gardens worker.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management: provides an occupational outcome in conservation and land management. 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. Employment opportunities may include assistant land management officer, assistant conservation worker, assistant parks and wildlife officer.

Credit in the VCE or VCAL: recognition of up to four VCE VET units at Units 1 and 2 level, and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Program material

The VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management program booklet contains information relating to the qualifications approved by the VCAA for delivery to VCE or VCAL students.

It includes advice on the units of competency making up the program and the credit available for VCE and VCAL students.

It also provides advice on Structured Workplace Learning, the ATAR contribution and Pathways to further learning. 

VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Program Booklet (published January 2020)
The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. 

Structured workplace learning recognition

The VCAA provides recognition for Structured Workplace Learning for students undertaking VCE VET programs.

 Workplace Learning Record booklets for VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management are available.

View AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture workplace learning record booklet.

View AHC20116 Certificate II in Horticulture workplace learning record booklet.

ATAR contribution

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

The increment is awarded by the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre (VTAC). For more information, visit VTAC