Turn your love of the land and working outdoors into a career as a stationhand or farmhand. Gain practical skills to thrive in the agriculture industry. Learn how to farm livestock and crops, operate machinery and equipment and apply your knowledge as you gain experience working on the farm.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Build conventional and electric fences
Operate machinery and equipment
Establish crops and pastures
Install farm water systems
Implement safe and sustainable work practices
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate II level
Real world experience working on a farm featuring the latest technology and equipment
A sound understanding of day-to-day farm tasks
A strong pathway to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.
This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test, achieving a score of 2 across the five bands of literacy and 2 across one band of numeracy. This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs and to provide you with the appropriate support for your study success.
Due to assessment requirements for practical skills, some students may need to complete additional practical experience in the rural industry. This will be the student’s responsibility and will be determined by local delivery requirements. Students not meeting the requirements should contact TAFE Student Services to discuss their options.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in farming animals and/or crops
A reasonable level of physical fitness to undertake manual tasks
PPE clothing, including a cotton long-sleeved shirt, cotton long-sleeved pants, leather work boots and a brimmed hat suitable for working outdoors
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: assistant animal attendant/stockperson, assistant farm hand, assistant farm or station worker, assistant farm or station labourer, jackaroo and jillaroo.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Agriculture does not have any pre-requisite courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate II in Agriculture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 4 core and 12 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
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