Qualification details

AHC21210 - Certificate II in Rural Operations (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by AHC21216 - Certificate II in Rural OperationsThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC21210 Certificate II in Rural Operations 26/Jun/2016
Supersedes RTE20703 - Certificate II in Rural Operations 09/Jun/2011

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Jun/2011

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 841000 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921 Farm Hands 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Farming,Livestock 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Rural Operations Worker,Abattoir Stock Handler 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841000 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers 04/Nov/2011 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9921 Farm Hands 04/Nov/2011 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 04/Nov/2011 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 10/Jun/2011 
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Not Applicable


This qualification provides an occupational outcome for industries and agencies in rural and regional Australia.

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.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Pathways into the qualification 

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Pathways from the qualification 

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Agriculture, Certificate III in Production Horticulture and Certificate III in Horticulture.

Australian Apprenticeships 

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Licensing considerations 

There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

Job roles 

Multifunctional job roles that suit regional areas of Australia.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary


Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Listening and understanding
  • Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation
  • Writing to audience needs
  • Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements
  • Establishing/using networks


  • Working as an individual and a team member


  • Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems
  • Solving problems individually or in teams
  • Applying a range of strategies in problem solving
  • Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

  • Adapting to new situations
  • Being creative in response to workplace challenges
  • Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others
  • Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

  • Collecting analysing and organising information
  • Being appropriately resourceful
  • Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role
  • Determining or applying required resources
  • Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


  • Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


  • Learning in order to accommodate change


  • Using technology and related workplace equipment
  • Using basic technology skills

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Completion of fifteen (15) units made up of two (2) core units and thirteen (13) elective units.


  • a minimum of seven (7) units must come from Certificate II in the AHC10 endorsed training package
  • a maximum of six (6) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III from up to three (3) other currently endorsed training packages or accredited courses. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in AgriFood industries.


Occupational Health and Safety 

AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices