Certificate III in Agriculture

If you're keen to bring new skills to your family farm or enter one of the many areas in the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry, this certificate will teach you the skills and knowledge needed. You have a signed training agreement and are looking for a training plan tailored to suit your interest.
Ballarat - Gillies St
Mt Rowan - Rural Skills Centre
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Gillies St
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
Mt Rowan - Rural Skills Centre
Semester 1
Semester 2
-
Other intakes
Ongoing enrolments after sign up with an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN)
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Length
1 year on campus as a general student or a 2 year traineeship
Qualification Code
AHC30116

Free TAFE

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

If you're keen to bring new skills to your family farm or enter one of the many areas in the multi-billion dollar agriculture industry, this certificate will teach you the skills and knowledge needed. The agriculture sector is innovating and shifting as different technologies and practices enter the market. It needs skilled professionals with new ideas, modern skills and fresh approaches.

We'll provide you with a hands-on style of training, where you'll learn about stock management and husbandry, machinery operations and fencing through to pastures and chemicals. You'll also become familiar with safe work practices and environmentally sustainable work methods. You can then go on to specialise in livestock production, farm management, irrigation and more.

Want to study in 2020?

Come to one of the information sessions at Rural Sciences Skills Centre, Corner of Gregory and Gillies Streets, Wendouree:

 

  • Farm tradesperson
  • Senior farm hand
  • Station hand

On completion of this program, you will be qualified to seek employment in the agricultural sector as a farm tradesperson, senior farm hand or 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.

CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
AHCWHS301
APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES
AHCWRK309
*UNSTRUCTURED SYSTEM UNIT 1
*UNSTR1
CONSERVE FORAGE
AHCBAC301
ESTABLISH PASTURES AND CROPS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
AHCBAC302
UNDERTAKE PREPARATION OF LAND FOR AGRICULTURAL CROP PRODUCTION
AHCBAC305
ESTABLISH AGRICULTURAL CROPS
AHCBAC306
UNDERTAKE AGRICULTURAL CROP HARVESTING ACTIVITIES
AHCBAC308
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS
AHCCHM303
TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS
AHCCHM304
PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS TO CONTROL PEST, WEEDS AND DISEASES
AHCCHM307
MILK LIVESTOCK
AHCDRY201
COORDINATE MILKING OPERATIONS
AHCDRY301
PLAN AND CONSTRUCT AN ELECTRIC FENCE
AHCINF302
PLAN AND CONSTRUCT CONVENTIONAL FENCING
AHCINF303
ADMINISTER MEDICATION TO LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK301
IDENTIFY AND DRAFT LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK308
IMPLEMENT ANIMAL HEALTH CONTROL PROGRAMS
AHCLSK309
IMPLEMENT FEEDING PLANS FOR LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK311
REAR NEWBORN AND YOUNG LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK318
CASTRATE LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK325
IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES FOR CALVING
AHCLSK329
COMPLY WITH INDUSTRY ANIMAL WELFARE REQUIREMENTS
AHCLSK331
OPERATE TRACTORS
AHCMOM202
CONDUCT FRONT-END LOADER OPERATIONS
AHCMOM207
OPERATE QUAD BIKES
AHCMOM212
OPERATE AND MAINTAIN CHAINSAWS
AHCMOM213
OPERATE QUAD BIKES
AHCMOM217
OPERATE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM304
OPERATE PRECISION CONTROL TECHNOLOGY
AHCMOM311
HARVEST HORTICULTURAL CROPS MECHANICALLY
AHCPHT304
ESTABLISH HORTICULTURAL CROPS
AHCPHT306
CARE FOR HEALTH AND WELFARE OF PIGS
AHCPRK201
MOVE AND HANDLE PIGS
AHCPRK203
CRUTCH SHEEP
AHCSHG201
SHEAR SHEEP TO NOVICE LEVEL
AHCSHG203
GRIND COMBS AND CUTTERS FOR MACHINE SHEARING
AHCSHG205
UNDERTAKE BASIC SHEARING AND CRUTCHING
AHCSHG210
PREPARE LIVESTOCK FOR SHEARING
AHCSHG301
PREPARE COMBS AND CUTTERS FOR MACHINE SHEARING
AHCSHG302
PREPARE FACILITIES FOR SHEARING AND CRUTCHING
AHCWOL308
PRESS WOOL FOR A CLIP
AHCWOL310
PERFORM SHED DUTIES
AHCWOL311
PROVIDE FIRST AID
HLTAID003
An average of 8 hours per week.

Entry requirements (year 12)

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Students must be employed and signed as a trainee to undertake this qualification.

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: LLF

National course code: AHC30116

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

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.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

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

2021 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 2021.

Other study costs

Fees for this course depend on the units selected by the employer and trainee.

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 Federation University on 1800 333 864.

Successful completion of this program may lead to the Diploma of Agriculture. Please note that academic standards will also be considered.

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