Certificate II in Agriculture

Forget the traditional classroom: with our Certificate II in Agriculture, you can make the most of hands-on training.
Location
Ballarat - SMB, Mt Rowan - Rural Skills Centre
Qualification Code
AHC20116
Length
Five months of three days a week
Commences
Semester 1 and Semester 2

Free TAFE

This course is in the Free TAFE for Priority Courses list. Find out about the initiative and your eligibility

You will learn in our specialised Rural Sciences Skills Centre, which is full of modern equipment and facilities just as you would expect to find at an innovative agricultural enterprise, as you discover how to apply chemicals, care for livestock, operate quad bikes and more.

Then, once you finish your six month program, you can go on to work in a variety of practical and often physical jobs, whether that is with animals, crops or mixed farming. 

The Australian Government is predicting a shortage of agriculture experts over the next five years, meaning that your skills are sure to be in demand.

 

  • Assistant animal attendant
  • Assistant stockperson
  • Assistant farm hand
  • Assistant station hand

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

WORK EFFECTIVELY IN THE INDUSTRY
AHCWRK204, 20 credit points
ASSIST AGRICULTURAL CROP ESTABLISHMENT
AHCBAC201, 60 credit points
ESTABLISH PASTURES AND CROPS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
AHCBAC302, 80 credit points
APPLY CHEMICALS UNDER SUPERVISION
AHCCHM201, 30 credit points
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS
AHCCHM303, 70 credit points
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304, 50 credit points
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304, 50 credit points
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307, 70 credit points
INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND REPAIR FARM FENCING
AHCINF202, 30 credit points
INSTALL, MAINTAIN AND REPAIR FARM FENCING
AHCINF202, 30 credit points
CARE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE OF LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK202, 40 credit points
CARE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE OF LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK202, 40 credit points
CARRY OUT REGULAR LIVESTOCK OBSERVATION
AHCLSK204, 40 credit points
HANDLE LIVESTOCK USING BASIC TECHNIQUES
AHCLSK205, 30 credit points
IDENTIFY AND MARK LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK206, 20 credit points
MONITOR WATER SUPPLIES
AHCLSK209, 20 credit points
MONITOR WATER SUPPLIES
AHCLSK209, 20 credit points
PROVIDE FEED FOR LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK211, 30 credit points
CLEAN OUT PRODUCTION SHEDS
AHCLSK213, 20 credit points
CLEAN OUT PRODUCTION SHEDS
AHCLSK213, 20 credit points
PREPARE LIVESTOCK FOR COMPETITION
AHCLSK316, 90 credit points
PLAN TO EXHIBIT LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK317, 80 credit points
OPERATE TRACTORS
AHCMOM202, 40 credit points
OPERATE TRACTORS
AHCMOM202, 40 credit points
OPERATE BASIC MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM203, 20 credit points
UNDERTAKE OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE OF MACHINERY
AHCMOM204, 30 credit points
UNDERTAKE OPERATIONAL MAINTENANCE OF MACHINERY
AHCMOM204, 30 credit points
CONDUCT FRONT-END LOADER OPERATIONS
AHCMOM207, 60 credit points
CONDUCT FRONT-END LOADER OPERATIONS
AHCMOM207, 60 credit points
OPERATE QUAD BIKES
AHCMOM212, 60 credit points
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213, 40 credit points
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213, 40 credit points
MAINTAIN HEALTH AND WELFARE OF POULTRY
AHCPLY202, 40 credit points
MAINTAIN HEALTH AND WELFARE OF POULTRY
AHCPLY202, 40 credit points
COLLECT AND PACK EGGS FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION
AHCPLY204, 20 credit points
TREAT WEEDS
AHCPMG201, 40 credit points
CRUTCH SHEEP
AHCSHG201, 40 credit points
CRUTCH SHEEP
AHCSHG201, 40 credit points
GRIND COMBS AND CUTTERS FOR MACHINE SHEARING
AHCSHG205, 20 credit points
UNDERTAKE BASIC SHEARING AND CRUTCHING
AHCSHG210, 20 credit points
ASSIST WITH SOIL OR GROWING MEDIA SAMPLING AND TESTING
AHCSOL202, 20 credit points
PERFORM BOARD DUTIES
AHCWOL202, 80 credit points
PERFORM BOARD DUTIES
AHCWOL202, 80 credit points
PERFORM SHED DUTIES
AHCWOL311, 120 credit points
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS
AHCWRK205, 30 credit points
PARTICIPATE IN WORKPLACE COMMUNICATIONS
AHCWRK205, 30 credit points
COLLECT AND RECORD PRODUCTION DATA
AHCWRK207, 30 credit points
PROVIDE BASIC EMERGENCY LIFE SUPPORT
HLTAID002, 12 credit points

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: No

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLE

National course code: AHC20116

Entry requirements (year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

3 days per week

Fees are subject to change annually.

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment. In addition your program may require you to purchase books and materials. Some of these costs may be payable on enrolment day.

For further information regarding these costs, please view 2020 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) for tuition and materials fees payable to FedUni.  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

For further information please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2020 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2020.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D.
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909.

 

 

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Sharon Cini