National code: AHC21216

Certificate II in Rural Operations

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Overview About this course

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.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

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

Course Outcomes

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

Suitability Is 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.

Entry recommendations

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.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: farm hand, field worker, nursery assistant, horse handler in the performance horse industry and stable hand.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 0 Courses

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

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

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

The Certificate II in Rural Operations does not have any related courses.

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.

Units Units taught in this course

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.

  • Work effectively in the industry AHCWRK204

  • Participate in work health and safety processes AHCWHS201

  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK209

TAFE NSW Services Facilities 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

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • 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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