Course code: 900-81671

    Statement of Attainment in Side by Side Operations

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Gain the confidence to safely operate side by side utility vehicles on a range of terrains. Learn practical skills on training circuits or farms and get ready to excel in your agricultural career.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

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

    • Safely start, steer, navigate, position and stop a side by side utility vehicle

    • Perform pre-start checks and shut down procedures

    • Ride on a variety of surfaces, terrains and slopes

    • Attach equipment and loads that do not exceed the weight limitations of the vehicle

    • Select and wear the correct personal protective equipment

    • Minimise environmental impacts while driving a side by side utility vehicle

    Course outcomes

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

    • A nationally accredited Statement of Attainment

    • Credit toward a full qualification in agriculture, horticulture or conservation and ecosystem management

    • Skills to safely operate a range of side by side utility vehicles

    • The ability to inspect and maintain equipment

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

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

    • You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course as evidenced by a copy of your current passport, proof of age card, photo identity card, current Australian driver licence, learner permit or provisional licence

    Entry recommendations

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

    • An interest in learning to drive side by side utility vehicles

    • A responsible attitude to driving

    • The ability to follow instructions

    • Adequate mobility to mount a side by side vehicle

    • Good reflexes to adapt to changing driving conditions

    • You may need to provide your own personal protective equipment. You teacher will let you know what specific PPE you require after your application for this Statement of Attainment has been processed.

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: farm worker or stockperson with the Certificate II in Agriculture, horticulturalist or landscaper with the Certificate II in Horticulture and field officer for conservation and land management with the Certificate II in Conservation and Ecosystem Management.


    No licence is required to complete this Statement of Attainment or operate a side by side utility vehicle on private properties in NSW. However, you must obtain a driver's licence to operate a side by side utility vehicle on public roads in NSW.

    Study pathways

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

    Previous study0 Courses

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

    The Statement of Attainment in Side by Side Operations does not have any pre-requisite courses.

    Further study2 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    Related study0 Courses

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

    The Statement of Attainment in Side by Side 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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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.

    • Operate side by side utility vehiclesAHCMOM216

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities 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

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    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

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