Learn the art, science and practice of farming. Gain fundamental skills and knowledge that will allow you to choose from various specialisations in agriculture. Discover your interests and take the first step towards a future career in agriculture.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Handle livestock and administer health treatments
Construct conventional and electric fencing
Apply farm biosecurity measures
Operate tractors and equipment
Prepare and apply chemicals
Establish crops and pastures
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited qualification at Certificate III level
The ability to handle livestock and work independently
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities in agriculture
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:
An interest in the agriculture industry
Physical fitness to lift heavy materials and work on your feet for long periods
Good communication skills and the ability to work in a team
Good planning and organisational skills
An ability to work through peak periods such as harvest or sowing crops
Your own personal protective equipment, 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: animal attendant/stockperson, farm or station hand/worker/labourer, assistant farm fencing contractor, farm machinery worker, farm overseer and senior jackaroo or jillaroo.
Under the NSW Pesticides Regulation 2017, users of pesticides in NSW need to hold the AQF 3 chemical qualification to purchase and apply chemicals without supervision. Completion of the chemical units, AHCCHM304 & AHCCHM307 will enable you to meet these requirements, and allow you to: - Apply for your chemical user accreditation which allows you to work unsupervised when purchasing, transporting, storing and applying agricultural and horticultural chemicals, or - Apply for a chemical ground applicator chemical licence which allows the holder to work as a chemical application contractor You can find out more at the EPA website.
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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There are a total of 1 information sessions planned for this course. They'll take place at different locations across the state.
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