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VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Ecosystem Management

The VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Ecosystem 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 ecosystem management or related industries.

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

For VCE VET program changes that have been approved for 2022 implementation, please see VCE VET program changes for 2022 and 2022 VCE VET program structures (Updated 25 January 2022). This document will be updated progressively as further programs are approved, and detailed changes will be published at a later date on the respective program pages.

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 VCE VET 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 VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

AHC21020 Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management, incorporating AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management: provides the skills and knowledge required for work in a defined context and/or for further study in conservation and ecosystem management. 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. 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 VCE VET Units 3 and 4 sequence.

Program material

The VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Ecosystem 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.

The 2022 VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Ecosystem Management Program Booklet will be available shortly. Please see the published 2022 VCE VET Program Structures for AHC21020 Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.

2020 VCE VET Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management Program Booklet (docx - 228.23kb)

The program booklet should be read in conjunction with the AHC 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 Ecosystem Management are available.

View AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture workplace learning record booklet.

View AHC20416 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 Ecosystem Management qualifications will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10% 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.