AHC21216 - Certificate II in Rural Operations

The Certificate II in Rural Operations qualification provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to work in varied capacities in agriculture, horticulture, and animal care.

Course Overview

Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in rural industries but also other rural and regional sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, community services, information technology and metals.
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.

Funding Available

You may be eligible for Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) funding. Please check the eligibility HERE to see if you qualify for funding. Alternatively, you can contact Civil Safety at info@civilsafety.com.au or 1800 248 457 to speak with a staff member to see if you qualify.  

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however a sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments.

Course Structure

Total number of units = 15
Core Units = 3
Elective Units = 12

Core Units
AHCWRK204 - Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209 - Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Work health and safety 
AHCWHS201 - Participate in work health and safety processes

Elective units​*
​*Elective units may vary by location or negotiation

Course Delivery

You have up to 12 months to complete the course.


Assessment is based on competency (the ability to demonstrate specific skills), depending on delivery, may be undertaken through a combination of observation and discussion, case studies and written assignments.

Recognition & Credit

You may already have significant experience in some of the areas covered by this qualification. If you can provide sufficient evidence of this you may be able to meet the course requirements by a recognition pathway. Contact Civil safety for further information.
If you have already have acquired some of the units of competency in this qualification and be eligible for a direct credit for completed units. In order to claim a credit for these units Civil Safety must sight an original Statement of Attainment from the issuing registered training organisation.


You will be required to complete a pre-enrolment assessment as part of the enrolment process.  The pre-enrolment assessment assists in evaluating your suitability for the course and to tailor any required support services to meet your individual needs.  If required, a representative from Civil Safety may contact you to discuss alternative options or available support services to assist you with your course.
During your studies, you will receive feedback after each assessment/assignment and the trainer/assessor will be available to discuss the feedback or provide additional assistance or direction as appropriate. 


A qualification testamur and transcript will be issued by Civil safety upon successful completion of course requirements, provided that all administrative requirements have been met and course fees are paid in full.  In these circumstances, certificate will be issued within 30 days.

Where a student does not complete all course components, a statement of attainment listing successfully completed units will be issued by Civil Safety within 30 days of course completion/exit as long as applicable outstanding fees are paid.


Enrolment is contingent upon an application being accepted.  Factors considered in the evaluation of enrolment applications include meeting course entry requirements, eligibility for a training subsidy (where applicable) and acceptance or any applicable terms of enrolment.

It is a condition of enrolment in any nationally recognised training (accredited) programme that you supply the training organisation with a valid unique student identifier (USI).  If you don’t already have a USI, you can apply for one online at www.usi.gov.au.

Enrolment is confirmed upon payment of applicable fees, Civil Safety will collect no more than $1500 of the total fee on initial enrolment.


You may be eligible to receive a government subsidy for this course.  Please contact Civil Safety to check if you are eligible.

Further Information

Our student handbook is available to prospective students and is available prior to enrolment by contacting any of our training locations or can be downloaded from our website www.civilsafety.edu.au.  The student handbook reflects our policies and contains important information on enrolment, recognition, training & assessment, complaints and appeals, fees and refunds, rules and responsibilities and a range of general information.  To enrol or for any further information please contact one of our offices via the contact details in the location section.

Upcoming Programs

Name Location Cost
AHC21216 Cert II Rural Ops - Civil Safety Trainers Online $0.00
Mareeba Rural Ops Grade 11 2023 Mareeba State High School $0.00
Cert II Rural Ops - Numinbah Gold Coast $0.00
Certificate II in Rural Ops - Mareeba Year 11 Mareeba $0.00
Cert II Rural Ops - Beaudesert High - Feb 24 Gold Coast $0.00
Certificate II in Rural Operations - Anglicare Cairns $0.00
Certificate II in Rural Operations - Malanda MALANDA $0.00
AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations - Ravenshoe Mareeba $0.00
Trinity Bay State High School Group 2 Cairns $0.00
Cert II Rural Operations - Tully State High School Tully $0.00
AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations - Anglicare Group 2 Cairns $0.00