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AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations

National ID: AHC21216 State ID: BDE2
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Work in this industry and enjoy an outdoor office.

This qualification is delivered by industry experts who have years of experience working in rural environments. You will gain practical skills to work safely on rural work sites and carry out a range of manual tasks — as well as operate machinery and tools.

Students who complete this course can expect to find employment in entry level positions, in agriculture, market gardens, and mixed rural enterprises.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to work effectively in the industry
  • How to participate in sustainable work practices
  • Pest management, weeds and feral animals
  • Fauna and flora identification
  • Chemicals for weed spraying

This course is right for you if...

  • You're interesting in working in rural WA
  • You want to be involved in exciting projects in regional areas
  • You enjoy working outdoors

This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate II in Rural Operations.

Job opportunities include:

  • Abattoir Stock Handler
  • Rural Operations Worker

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook or Jobs and Skills WA. 

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. 

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