Farming and Primary Production

Farming and Primary Production

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Farming, primary production and agriculture are critical to the Australian economy, and our cultural landscape. With a TAFE NSW course, you can build a strong career on the land, whether it’s learning the essentials of crop harvesting, combining science and sustainability when breeding cattle or becoming a certified wool classer. Gain practical experience on our specialist agriculture facilities across the state and graduate with skills to keep Australia moving.

Agribusiness

Learn the underpinning principles of agribusiness as you combine your passion for the land with business savvy skills to ensure the ongoing success of the agriculture industry.

  • Statement of Attainment Side by Side Operations

    900-81671

    Gain the confidence to safely operate side by side utility vehicles on a range of terrains. Learn practical skills on training circuits or farms and get ready to excel in your agricultural career.

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Agricultural Technology

Specialise in the agricultural mechanical industry as you develop the tools to operate, repair and maintain the farm equipment that keeps the agriculture industry turning.

  • Certificate III Agricultural Mechanical Technology

    AUR30420-01

    Acquire the skills and tools you need to become an agricultural mechanic. Learn to repair a range of machinery and system faults while working in workshops, properties and stations across Australia in this recognised skills shortage area.

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Agriculture

Specialise in the agricultural mechanical industry as you develop the tools to operate, repair and maintain the farm equipment that keeps the agriculture industry turning.

  • Statement of Attainment Quad Bike Operation

    900-81569

    Learn practical riding skills and weight distribution techniques to operate a quad bike safely on different types of terrain. Gain practical experience and ride your way to a successful career in agriculture, production horticulture or landscaping.

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  • Statement of Attainment Game Harvester

    900-81367

    Study in the Australian outback alongside a fully licensed harvester. Gain all the skills you'll need for wild game harvesting, help farmers keep their livestock safe and build strong industry connections while in the great outdoors.

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  • Statement of Attainment Safe Tractor Operations

    900-80108

    Learn the ins and outs of how to operate a range of tractors safely under different road and load conditions. Earn credit towards a full qualification and apply your knowledge in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors.

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  • Certificate II Agriculture

    AHC20116-01

    Turn your love of the land into a career as a station or farmhand in the important agriculture industry. Learn the essentials for farming animals and crops in a practical, supportive teaching environment.

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  • Certificate III Agriculture

    AHC30116-01

    Ignite your passion for farming as you develop essential skills to work on the land. Specialise in livestock, machinery or cropping, and gain practical experience before working as a farm foreman, cropping overseer or machinery operator in a dynamic industry.

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  • Certificate IV Agriculture

    AHC40116-01

    If you want to be part of leading agricultural operations in a growing industry, take the leap towards a farm or station manager role. Learn the essentials of agribusiness and get real-world leadership experience in livestock production and cropping and pasture management.

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  • Diploma Agriculture

    AHC50116-01

    Take your agriculture career to the next level and learn the in-demand skills to better lead the flock. Whether you are already managing farms or stations, are a sole operator of an agribusiness or looking to take the next step in your agriculture career, this course will help you get ahead.

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Cotton

Weave a career in this specialist field as you learn to use technical ginning equipment, understand production processes and contribute to Australian cotton farming.

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Livestock

Working with livestock is more than an Australian icon. It's a fulfilling and challenging career area that embraces husbandry, science, environmental concerns, animal welfare and more.

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Meat Processing

Carve out an exciting career in butchery as you bring paddock to plate. Use your specialised skills to create beautiful cuts of meat that are at home on the BBQ hotplate or charcuterie board.

  • Statement of Attainment Harvesting Wild Game Animals

    900-80638

    Study in the Victorian or Western Australian outback alongside a fully licensed harvester. Gain all the skills you'll need for wild game harvesting, help farmers keep their livestock safe and build strong industry connections.

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  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)

    AMP31016-01

    Build a unique skillset to take a leap into a career in smallgoods meat producing. This hands-on course provides you with access to industry approved facilities and prepares you with all the skills and knowledge needed to enter the niche smallgoods production industry.

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  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

    AMP30815-01

    Become a trade qualified butcher and discover a passion for artisanal, quality meat preparation and sales. Be ahead of consumer tastes and trends in sustainable and ethical meat selection as you gain the skills to start your own fine meats business or deli.

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Organic Farming

Farm for the future as you develop skills to farm organically using synthetic herbicides and pesticides combined with traditional farming techniques to ensure sustainability.

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Permaculture

Combine your passion for the environment and sustainability to plan, design and create future-proof spaces that promote health, wellness and organic farming practices.

  • Certificate IV Permaculture

    AHC42116-01

    Cultivate your career as a project supervisor, designer or horticulturalist in permaculture worksites. Harness your passion for the environment, self-sustainability and the principles of caring for the earth to create stunning, future-proofed spaces for generations to come.

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  • Diploma Permaculture

    AHC52116-01

    Take your passion for nature and the outdoors and apply it to designing a sustainable form of productive living. Learn how to design a functioning permaculture system that can reduce impact on the natural environment and facilitate community-inclusive programs.

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Rural Operations

Explore the possibilities as you breathe in the fresh country air and develop foundational skills to work across a broad range of areas across the agricultural industry.

  • Certificate II Rural Operations

    AHC21216-01

    Find success in the agriculture and horticulture sectors. Build valuable skills in animal behaviour, animal care and livestock management techniques. Learn in a blended learning environment and grow your future with further study opportunities.

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Viticulture

Wool

Be in a class of your own as you join the Australian wool industry. We’re the number one producer of premium quality wool in the world and you’ll develop the skills to handle, class and shear in sheds across the country.

  • Statement of Attainment Improver Shearing

    900-82969

    Shear sheep from basic to improver level. Gain shearing techniques and better equipment maintenance skills that will improve the speed and quality of your shearing, allowing you to advance your skills and move to higher levels of competition.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Shearing and Wool Handling

    900-82126

    Learn essential techniques to position and control sheep for shearing and crutching. Maintain equipment, apply safe work and animal welfare practices and build the critical skills needed to launch a career in this booming and rewarding industry.

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  • Certificate II Wool Handling

    AHC21416-01

    Make your mark in the wool industry with an entry-level qualification to get you working in a shearing shed or a wool-classing program. Start your career as a roustabout or shearing shedhand as you learn to pen sheep and handle wool.

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  • Certificate II Shearing

    AHC21316-01

    If you have little to no experience in shearing, then this intensive two-week course is the perfect step into the industry. Practise in a real farm environment with live sheep as you learn safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.

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  • Certificate IV Wool Classing

    AHC41316-01-GR

    Develop the skills to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in wool handling and wool clip preparation and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.

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