Certificate IV in Agriculture

Consider this course your training ground to become a specialist and a leader in your chosen stream within the diverse agricultural industry - or indeed to manage your own agribusiness.
This course is only offered at one location, see below.
Mt Rowan - Rural Skills Centre
Location
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
Mt Rowan - Rural Skills Centre
Semester 1
Semester 2
Other intakes
-
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Length
12 months
Qualification Code
AHC40116

Free TAFE

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

Australia’s agricultural industry is undergoing an exciting transformation. Deloitte projects that it could be worth an extra $250 billion to the Australian economy over the next 20 years.

Meanwhile, new technologies are helping to improve productivity and change age-old practices across the almost 200,000 businesses trading in this sector.

No doubt you have a path in mind and with this program you can choose from our range of subjects to study those best suited to your interests.

You have the option of studying many specialist topics such as pasture management for livestock production, along with the “business side” of this industry with topics including budgeting and whole of farm planning, animal health management and livestock management.

Plus, you will learn in our specialised Rural Sciences Skills Center, where you can use the equipment and facilities you would find on a modern and well equipped agricultural enterprise.

 

  • Farm team leader
  • Farm superviser

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.

MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES
AHCWHS401
SUPERVISE WORK ROUTINES AND STAFF PERFORMANCE
AHCWRK403
IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCEDURES
AHCWRK401
SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS
AHCSOL406
ARRANGE MARKETING OF LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK502
SUPERVISE ANIMAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
AHCLSK409
DEVELOP AND REVIEW A BUSINESS PLAN
AHCBUS516
OPERATE WITHIN A BUDGET FRAMEWORK
AHCBUS408
COST A PROJECT
AHCBUS407
PLAN AND IMPLEMENT AGRICULTURAL CROP MAINTENANCE
AHCBAC413
MANAGE PASTURES FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
AHCBAC411
PLAN AND IMPLEMENT A PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM
AHCBAC410
Contact hours: 7 hours per week full time OR 7 hours per fortnight completed over 2 years as part time training. Time commitment outside of class: Approximately 3 hours per week self directed study.

Delivery: Combination of classroom and online.

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.

 

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: LMB

National course code: AHC40116

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees you will pay depends on your eligibility for a Victorian Government subsidised place under the Skills First Program.

Find out more about eligibility here.

2023 total estimated tuition fees for Certificate IV in Agriculture
Concession
Government Subsidised Place
Standard
Government Subsidised Place
Full Fee Place
(Not eligible for government subsidy)
$673$3,366$14,076

*Fees displayed are estimates for the total program and may change depending on individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees are subject to change annually.

Visit our TAFE enrolment fees page for more information.

Eligibility Exemptions

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University through the Skills First eligibility exemptions initiative.

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 an eligibility exemption.

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2023.

Important Information

Direct Debit Payment Plans are available for eligible students to help manage the payment of tuition and material fees throughout the enrolment year (excluding Diploma/Advanced Diploma tuition fees).

Students accessing government-subsidised training under the Skills First Program need to be aware that enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Free TAFE: Under the Victorian Government Free TAFE initiative, some programs have free tuition for eligible students, however material fees (if applicable) will be payable by the student.  Free TAFE is subject to availability and eligibility requirements.

Visit the TAFE fees website. for further information on fees, payments and refunds.

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.

Introductory pathway/s: AHC3016 Certificate III in Agriculture

Further education pathway/s: AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

Please note that this course is currently in a transition period (superseded due to Government-mandated updates), with updates due for release in the coming years. Rest assured, completion of this course version before 23 January 2024 will still provide you with a valid and quality outcome. If you have any questions, please submit an enquiry.

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

Centre for Science, Technology

Course coordinator

Christopher Noonan