National code: AHC40122

Certificate IV in Agriculture

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Overview About this course

Gain exposure to what's new in the agriculture industry and get hands-on experience working the land. Learn from teachers who have current industry knowledge and graduate with a well-rounded understanding of cropping and working with livestock.

Outcomes What you'll gain

Learning outcomes

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

  • Establish pastures and crops

  • Breed livestock based on genetics for production

  • Sample, interpret and amend soil composition for crop success

  • Use ethical and environmentally sustainable agriculture practices

  • Maintain work health and safety processes

  • Keep financial records and budgets

Course outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • A nationally accredited Certificate IV in Agriculture

  • A pathway to further study in Agriculture

  • Specialist skills to work with livestock and cropping

Suitability Is this course right for you?

Entry requirements

This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • This course is offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the eligibility requirements.

  • 1 year of experience working in farming and agriculture, as evidenced by your resume, a cover letter outlining your experience and a letter from an employer or supervisor

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Intermediate level fitness to manage physical demands

  • Experience in handling agricultural machinery and equipment

  • Comfort working with livestock across all stages of their life-cycle

  • Relevant employment or access to appropriate simulated workplace environments, if you can't attend your TAFE NSW campus to access TAFE properties or case study properties

  • Your own PPE clothing, including a cotton long-sleeved shirt, cotton long-sleeved pants, leather work boots and a brimmed hat suitable for working outdoors in line with industry requirements

  • Vaccination and health screenings as you will be working with livestock

  • Access to a computer and internet, if you are completing any of your training online

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 10 high school level


  • TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test. This helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.

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 supervisor, farm team leader, livestock team leader , cropping team leader , agriculture technician and agriculture contractor.

Study pathways

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

Previous study 2 Courses

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

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 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.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Agriculture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 units of competency, including 2 core and 10 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.

  • Maintain workplace health and safety processes AHCWHS402

  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices AHCWRK410

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

  • 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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