Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

The perfect educational and career path for those who love to work in the great outdoors and have a passion for all things nature and science. This area encompasses a wide range of qualifications, including agribusiness operations, landscaping, horticulture and conservation, environmental rehabilitation and laboratory studies.

Sub-industry areas

Conservation and Land Management

If you love to work in a practical, outdoor environment and value restoring natural bush land, coastal and aquatic areas, then our conservation and land management courses would be your ideal study pathway.

Environmental Science

Learn the background to environmental impact assessments, relevant legislation, identification of flora, fauna and soils, chemistry, mathematics, navigation, mapping, collection and management of samples and OHS while also participating in field trips and camps.

Horticulture and Conservation

Gain the practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of tasks in gardening, nursery work and landscaping, plus parks and gardens and turf management.

Laboratory Operations

Competent laboratory personnel are in high demand in a vast range of industries. You can work in laboratories in a variety of dynamic fields, such as biomedical, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, medical, mining, petroleum, agriculture, physics, chemical, environmental, food or forensics.

Course list

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills qualifications, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
National ID: AHC21016
State ID: BDF0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Get started on your career in conservation and land management

Get the practical skills to assist with tasks such as maintaining and restoring natural and cultural places, or farmland. A triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping is possible.

Get started on your career in conservation and land management

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist with a range of tasks to maintain and restore natural and cultural places and farmland

You will also be able to choose from a range of subjects that include working with plants and animals, construction and maintenance, using machinery and equipment, and managing resources. You will be able to focus your studies in different areas which include conservation earthworks, Indigenous land management, lands, parks and wildlife, natural area restoration and management, weed management and vertebrate pest management.

You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Horticulture and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

 

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31416
State ID: BDC1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Work for the future

Designed to give you the foundation skills for the conservation industry, on completion of this course you could find work in a practical, outdoor environment, restoring natural bush land, coastal or aquatic areas.

Work for the future

This course is designed to give you the foundation skills and knowledge needed within the conservation industry, to enter the work force in either private, local or state government sectors.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and the Certificate III in Horticulture(opens in a new tab) , talk to staff when you enrol.

 

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40916
State ID: BCZ9
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Lead and coordinate conservation and land management activities

You'll learn about land and natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks.

Land a lead role in conservation

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to lead and coordinate conservation and land management activities. You will learn about the various areas of the industry such as land management, natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks.

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and a broad knowledge of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the conservation and land management.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and with the Certificate IV in Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol. 

 

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC51116
State ID: BDA6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Manage conservation and land management projects

You'll learn about land management, natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks, as well as gaining skills in managing projects, programs and staff.

Cultivate a bright future for yourself and others

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to manage conservation and land management activities.

You will learn about the various areas of the industry such as land management, natural resource management, mine site rehabilitation, forestry and national parks. You will also learn skills in managing projects, programs and staff as they relate to your chosen area/s of specialisation.

Completing an additional two units with the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management will see you gain a dual qualification, incorporating the Diploma of Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol.

 

Diploma
National ID: MSS50218
State ID: BEA8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Diploma of Environmental Monitoring and Technology

Help manage environmental issues

Learn to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring to understand the impact on the ecosystem. The skills will assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, management and rehabilitation.

Assist in the management of environmental issues with this diploma

With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business on ecosystems, conservation and ecosystem restoration, this is a good time to join this industry. It is a slow but growing area that is linked to our resource industry and increasing issues with the degradation of ecosystems.

This course covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring. The skills are used in most industry sectors and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

This course is multi-faceted, using field trip activities including a regional trip each semester, lab work, team work and online learning to assess your progress.

Diploma
National ID: 52768WA
State ID: YT96
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Course in Gaining Access to Training and Employment (GATE) (Introductory)

Do you want to further your education and training?

Or maybe you would like to improve your personal skills and employment opportunities?Our courses offer increased contact hours, excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers who work with specialist employment agencies.This course is also offered to people with an intellectual or learning disability.

Do you want to move towards employment or further your education?

Or maybe you would like to improve your personal skills. Our courses can open up a whole world of opportunities to you and offer increased contact hours, excellent resources and highly experienced lecturers who work with specialist employment agencies.

This course is available to people from all backgrounds, including those with an intellectual or learning disability,

If you want to enrol in this course you need to make an appointment with the study area to discuss options. Please use the link below to book an appointment. Appointment bookings may only be available during TAFE enrolment periods. If the appointments calendar does not show any available bookings this may be because they are fully booked, or you are enquiring outside of an advertised TAFE enrolment period.

 

Course in
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

Gain on the job skills in a structured work placement

Learn the skills to work in gardening, nursery and landscaping settings. All of our classes are small, have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers.

This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills program where you'll pay only half of the standard course fees.

Sow the seeds for your future

This qualification will allow you to work in a gardening, nursery and landscaping setting. You'll gain the basic skills and knowledge required to work in the horticultural industry as well as WHS.

All of our classes are small, have extensive resources and are run by highly experienced lecturers. During your studies you will gain on the job skills in a structured work placement.

This course is also available for interested individuals, including people registered as unemployed and/or clients referred by community agencies - no prior experience is required.

You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Certificate II in Landscaping to this Certificate II in Horticulture, talk to staff when you enrol.

North Metro TAFE also offers a program of this qualification for students who have an intellectual or learning disability to help you reach your goals. Our Disability programs give you the opportunity to advance your career or training prospects.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

Grow your horticulture skills

Learn how to undertake horticultural tasks in specialised areas such as arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens, production skills and turf management.

Grow your horticulture skills

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticulture industry. If you have industry experience this course will enhance your skills. 

Subjects are selected from specialisations including arboriculture, floriculture, landscaping, nursery, parks and gardens, production skills and turf management. Subjects may include plant identification, irrigation, pest and disease control, machinery use, nursery work, hard landscaping, hydroponics, and turf maintenance. Not all horticultural specialisations will be available at all locations.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management(opens in a new tab) , talk to staff when you enrol.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40416
State ID: BCW2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Horticulture

Coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture

Learn skills that will enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training; or further develop your technical expertise.

Develop your supervisory skills for the horticulture industry

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to coordinate and supervise operations in your chosen field of horticulture. You can choose to learn skills from a range of subjects that enable you to cost and supervise projects, develop and implement programs and provide training. You can also choose subjects that will further develop your technical expertise in horticulture.

You may be able to attain a dual qualification incorporating this qualification and with the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol. 

 

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC50416
State ID: BDD0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Diploma of Horticulture

Take your horticulture career to new heights

Learn the skills to manage and maintain public and private parks, reserves, gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas.

Take your horticulture career to new heights

This course will develop the skills you need to design, plan, implement, manage and evaluate horticultural operations and processes to effectively manage and maintain public and private parks, reserves, gardens, natural bushland and community recreation areas. This will include developing your skills in how to establish and manage a horticultural business or project, which includes preparing estimates, quotes and tenders; selecting plants and landscape solutions; managing plant health programs; developing production plans; and managing staff and services.

Completing an additional two units with the Diploma of Horticulture will see you gain a dual qualification, incorporating the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management, talk to staff when you enrol.

Diploma
National ID: MSL30118
State ID: BDV6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Learn from highly trained lecturers in our well equipped facilities

Gain essential laboratory skills such as maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

A hands on career where you can help to make a difference

This qualification provides you with essential laboratory skills needed to carry out recording and measurement of results and assisting in collecting and preparing of samples. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs.

Your Certificate III in Laboratory Skills is flexible and available in class or via a traineeship so you can fit study around your life and not the other way around.

Studying at North Metropolitan TAFE you will experience our well equipped facilities and learn from highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a variety of careers in science and laboratory operations.

 

Certificate III
National ID: MSL40118
State ID: BDV3
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques

Further develop your practical laboratory skills

Learn to carry out experiments, take measurements with scientific equipment and record and present results in our well equipped facilities with highly trained lecturers. On completion you could find work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator.

Further develop your practical laboratory skills

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator. You will learn about quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

Your Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques is available via traineeship so you can earn while you learn and gain on the job skills that will stay with you for your entire career. Studying at North Metro TAFE will also expose you to our well equipped facilities and highly trained lecturers who'll give you the best shot at a career in science and laboratory operations.

 

Certificate IV
National ID: MSL50118
State ID: BDV4
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Diploma of Laboratory Technology

Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

Prepares you for work in a diverse range of industries; you'll learn to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers.

Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. You will also be able to specialise in a diverse range of industries including chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological, and environmental fields.

 

Diploma
National ID: AHC30916
State ID: BDB7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Landscape Construction

Get creative in green

Further develop your landscaping or horticultural skills. Learn how to select materials and plants for landscape projects, set out and landscape a range of sites and construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features.

Get creative in green

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to design garden landscapes or renovate existing gardens. It will also further develop skills gained in AHC21616 Certificate II in Landscaping or AHC20416 Certificate II in Horticulture.

The Certificate III in Landscape Construction can be studied as an apprenticeship, please see the Apprenticeships section for more information.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC21616
State ID: BDE7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate II in Landscaping

Grow a career in landscaping

Build the skills required by the landscaping industry. Learn how to maintain and construct domestic and commercial landscapes and recreational landscape structures.

Grow a career in landscaping

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in the design and construction of garden landscapes or renovation of existing gardens. It is designed to provide you with the foundation skills and knowledge required by the landscaping industry sector.

You will learn skills to maintain and construct domestic and commercial landscapes and recreational landscape structures.

You may be able to attain a triple qualification, adding the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management and Certificate II in Horticulture to this Certificate III in Landscaping, talk to staff when you enrol.

 

Certificate II
State ID: EAA14
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Pesticides Skill Set (Level 3)

Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

Designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

This Skill Set has been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

For further information regarding the technician licence and requirements visit the Department of Health website(opens in a new tab) .

Skill set
State ID: EAB02
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Pesticides Skill Set (Level 4)

Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

Designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation

Meet the requirements for pest industry licensing

This Skill Set has been designed to meet the Department of Health requirements to gain a Pest Management Technician Licence to treat mainly weeds and other minor pests in lawns and gardens, landscaping, bushland or minesite rehabilitation.

For further information regarding the technician licence and requirements visit the Department of Health website(opens in a new tab) .

Skill set
State ID: EAC08
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Production Nursery Skill Set

Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

This skill set leads to entry level employment in the horticulture industry and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants.

Learn aspects of working in a nursery and plant propagation

This skill set is will give you the skills and knowledge for entry level employment in a nursery centre and covers basic nursery preparation skills for plant propagation and care for nursery plants. It is suitable for anyone wishing to work in Horticulture industry.    

Successful completion of this Skill Set will give you credit towards Certificate II Horticulture, Certificate III in Horticulture or Certificate II Conservation and Land Management.

Skill set
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