Qualification details

AHC21216 - Certificate II in Rural Operations (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes AHC21210 - Certificate II in Rural OperationsThis qualification is not equivalent to AHC21210 Certificate II in Rural Operations 26/Jun/2016

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 27/Jun/2016

Training packages that include this qualification


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 843111 Forestry Worker 
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 Livestock,Farming 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Abattoir Stock Handler,Rural Operations Worker 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 841000 Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers 14/Oct/201631/Mar/2022
ANZSCO Identifier 843111 Forestry Worker 01/Apr/2022 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 521 Certificate II 27/Jun/2016 
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Modification History


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Initial release

Qualification Description

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.

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.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 15

  • Core Units = 3
  • Elective Units = 12

Core Units


Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Work effectively in the industry


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Work health and safety 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Participate in work health and safety processes

Elective Units

  • Select at least 7 units from Certificate II in this Training Package
  • 5 units aligned to AQF levels 1, 2, or 3 may be selected from up to 3 other endorsed Training Packages or Accredited Courses
    Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in AgriFood industries and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 2

Qualification Mapping Information

This qualification is not equivalent to AHC21210 Certificate II in Rural Operations.


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