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1 Year


This course is for people wanting to develop skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

You will learn about maintaining safe work practices, as well as selected skills areas which could include agribusiness, chemicals use, cropping, dairy, horse breeding, irrigation, livestock production, machinery operation and maintenance, merchandising and sales, organic production, pest management, soils, and wool.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this qualification at the time of publication


Agriculture supervisor, agriculture team leader


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

  • Year 10 or equivalent
  • Students do not need to be employed in the industry while they are studying the Certificate IV or the Diploma, however for entry into the Certificate IV in Agriculture or the Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116S students are required to have experience in the agriculture industry.
  • Students who do not have any industry experience can apply to study Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or General English Program
Destination Australia Scholarship
This course is eligible for Destination Australia Scholarship in selected regional campuses in TAFE NSW.
For more details visit the Destination Australia page.


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations


LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Primary Industries Centre Feb , Apr A$11,580


LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Primary Industries Centre Feb A$11,580


Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

Learn more about Scholarships


To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Packaging Rules To achieve this qualification competency must be demonstrated in 12 units of competency
  • 1 core units plus 11 elective units
  • Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualifications Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid industry supported vocational outcome.
  • Core Units
  • AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes

  • AHCBAC401 Manage pastures for livestock production
  • AHCBAC402 Plan a pasture establishment program
  • AHCBAC403 Supervise agricultural crop establishment
  • AHCBAC404 Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance
  • AHCBAC405 Supervise agricultural crop harvesting
  • AHCBAC406 Maintain grain quality in storage
  • AHCBAC407 Save, prepare and store agricultural seed
  • AHCCHM405 Plan and implement a chemical use program
  • AHCDRY401 Manage milking shed routines
  • AHCLSK312 Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock
  • AHCLSK317 Plan to exhibit livestock
  • AHCLSK401 Develop feeding plans for a production system
  • AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans
  • AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
  • AHCLSK405 Implement intensive production systems
  • AHCLSK406 Oversee animal marking operations
  • AHCLSK407 Plan and monitor intensive production systems
  • AHCLSK408 Pregnancy test animals
  • AHCLSK409 Supervise animal health programs
  • AHCLSK410 Supervise feedlot operations
  • AHCLSK411 Supervise natural mating of livestock
  • AHCLSK412 Arrange livestock purchases
  • AHCLSK413 Design livestock handling facilities
  • AHCLSK414 Arrange transport for farm produce or livestock
  • AHCLSK415 Oversee alpaca farm activities
  • AHCLSK416 Identify and select animals for breeding
  • AHCLSK419 Manage horses for stock work
  • AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
  • AHCPMG412 Develop a pest management plan
  • AHCPRK401 Implement a feeding strategy for pig production
  • ACMHBR309 Follow stud operational procedures
  • ACMHBR311 Raise young horses
  • ACMHBR401 Carry out stud stable management duties
  • ACMHBR403 Handle and care for stallions
  • AHCAGB401 Plan and implement property improvement
  • AHCAGB402 Analyse and interpret production data
  • AHCAGB403 Keep financial records for primary production business
  • AHCAIS401 Supervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs
  • AHCBUS401 Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements
  • AHCBUS402 Cost a project
  • AHCBUS404 Operate within a budget framework
  • AHCBUS405 Participate in an e-business supply chain
  • AHCBUS509 Develop and implement business structures and relationships
  • AHCCHM404 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
  • AHCDER401 Handle store and grade deer velvet
  • AHCIRG402 Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
  • AHCIRG404 Implement an irrigation related environmental protection program
  • AHCIRG408 Schedule irrigations
  • AHCIRG415 Interpret and apply irrigation designs
  • AHCIRG431 Supervise irrigation system installation
  • AHCMER401 Coordinate customer service and networking activities
  • AHCMER402 Provide advice and sell machinery
  • AHCMER403 Provide advice and sell farm chemicals
  • AHCMER404 Provide advice on agronomic products
  • AHCMER405 Provide advice on livestock products
  • AHCMER406 Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants
  • AHCMKH401 Carry out cleaning time tests of milking machines
  • AHCMKH402 Design and fabricate milking equipment installations
  • AHCMKH403 Design and install enterprise milk cooling and storage
  • AHCMKH404 Install milking equipment
  • AHCMKH405 Performance test milking machines
  • AHCMOM401 Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment
  • AHCORG401 Manage biodynamic production
  • AHCORG402 Manage organic livestock production
  • AHCORG403 Manage organic soil improvement
  • AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
  • AHCSHG401 Apply advanced shearing techniques
  • AHCSHG402 Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing
  • AHCSHG403 Account for shearing shed supplies
  • AHCSHG405 Arrange employment for shearing operations
  • AHCSHG406 Prepare shearing team wages
  • AHCSOL401 Samples soils and interpret results
  • AHCSOL402 Develop a soil use map for a property
  • AHCSOL403 Prepare acid sulphate soil management plans
  • AHCSOL404 Supervise acid sulphate soil remediation and management projects
  • AHCWOL401 Determine wool classing strategies
  • AHCWOL402 Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale
  • AHCWOL403 Plan implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation
  • AHCWOL404 Establish work routines and mange wool harvesting and preparation staff
  • AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
  • AHCWRK402 Provide information on issues and policies
  • AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance
  • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
  • BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
  • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment selection and induction of staff
  • BSBINM401 Implement workplace information system
  • BSBITU404 Produce complex desktop published documents
  • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
  • BSBPMG417 Apply project life cycle management processes
  • BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • BSBSMB420 Evaluate and develop small business operations
  • BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
  • MSL913004 Plan and conduct laboratory, field work
  • MSMSUP280 Manage conflict at work
  • TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction


From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.


Further training pathways from this qualification include, but not limited to, Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116S.


Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.