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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Employ safe and sustainable work practices
Uphold work health and safety (WHS) practices
Work effectively in rural industries such as growing sustainable crops
Safely operate machinery
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Ability to work on your own and in a team
Skills to grow crops and tend animals and handle livestock
Real world experience and the opportunity to observe and work in farm settings
A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
Gain skills and knowledge in rural industries
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
The ability to attend classes and workshops at TAFE NSW campuses
The ability to provide your own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including safety glasses, gloves, footwear, and workwear
A desire to work outdoors with animals, plants and crops
Attention to detail when caring for animals, plants and crops
Punctuality and endurance to work long hours
Great teamwork skills
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: farm hand, field worker, nursery assistant, horse handler in the performance horse industry and stable hand.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate II in Rural Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.
The Certificate II in Rural Operations does not have any related 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 Rural Operations qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 15 units of competency, including 3 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
TAFE NSW Libraries
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