Learn the ins and outs of how to operate a range of tractors safely under different road and load conditions. Earn credit towards a full qualification and apply your knowledge in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Identify hazards and risks
Follow safe work practices and use personal protective equipment
Perform pre-operational and shut down checks and procedures
Operate, drive and park a tractor
Clean and decontaminate the tractor and equipment
Maintain tractor and equipment records
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment
Experience operating a tractor using a range of attachments
Confidence to follow industry, workplace health and safety, and biosecurity procedures
A pathway to further study in agriculture, horticulture, or conservation and ecosystem management
Credit towards a full qualification
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.
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
An interest in agriculture, horticulture or land management
The ability to work outdoors in varied climatic conditions
A safety-first attitude and a keen eye for detail
Reached 16 years of age to meet tractor manufacturer's recommendations
Suitable protective clothing to work outdoors including a broad-brimmed hat, long sleeved cotton shirt and covered leather work boots
The ability to maintain focus and concentration over a long period
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Our graduates go onto roles like: Farm worker, Machinery operator and Seasonal worker
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Statement of Attainment in Safe Tractor Operations does not have any pre-requisite 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.
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