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.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Handle tractors, front end loaders and quad bikes
Breed, handle and transport livestock
Understand the essentials of crop harvesting and pasture establishment
Design and construct fencing
Understand chemical application and storage
Implement work health and safety practices
Work collaboratively in a team
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in using the latest farming technology and equipment
Exposure to shearing sheds, livestock and machinery (depending on your campus location)
A broad understanding of multiple farming disciplines
A strong pathway to further agriculture study
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:
Basic knowledge and skills in livestock, crop and pasture, and machinery
A passion for working outdoors
An understanding of safe working practices
Good planning and organisational 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 workers, Station hands, Farm foreman and Machinery operator
Two units from this course meet licensing requirements to use agricultural chemicals. Once you complete these units you will be eligible to apply for a chemical user licence through the Australian Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Pesticides Act 1999 requires you to hold this licence to purchase and use chemicals in Australia.
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Certificate III in Agriculture 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 III in Agriculture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 Units of competency, including 2 core and 14 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.
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