National code: AHC20122

    Certificate II in Agriculture

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    OverviewAbout this course

    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.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Handle livestock

    • Build conventional and electric fences

    • Operate machinery and equipment

    • Establish crops and pastures

    • Install farm water systems

    • Implement safe and sustainable work practices

    Course outcomes

    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

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    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.

    Completion 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.

    • Note:

    • 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.

    Entry recommendations

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    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.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study0 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    The Certificate II in Agriculture does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Certificate II in Agriculture does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study2 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    Your experience counts

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Participate in workplace health and safety processesAHCWHS202

    • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practicesAHCWRK211

    • Work effectively in industryAHCWRK212

    • Participate in workplace communicationsAHCWRK213

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    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

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

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