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Offering Info

Certificate II in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC20116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC20116-01V04-20SIN-012

Location – Scone

Study Type

PT Evening

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

11.4 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate II in Agriculture will help you turn your love for the land into a career as a station or farm hand in the evolving agricultural industry. Learn the essential entry-level skills for farming animals and crops in a hands on teaching environment.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Handle livestock
  • Plan and build fences
  • Operate machinery
  • Establish crops and pastures
  • Safe and sustainable work practices

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to get ahead in this field:

  • A practical, self-motivated attitude
  • Critical thinking
  • Great problem solving skills
  • An interest in animal welfare and horticulture

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate II level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities
  • Basic foundational knowledge and practical skills
  • The ability to work under supervision with some autonomy

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant farm or station hand
  • Support officer livestock

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your Certificate II to the next level with our agriculture study pathway:

  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Diploma of Agriculture
  • Diploma of Agribusiness Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Agriculture
  • Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management

INDUSTRY DEMAND

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs approximately 326,200 persons (ABS trend data). Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 1.5 per cent.

The Agriculture industry requires skilled people to contribute to developing more efficient methods of food and fibre production, as the demand to produce more with less land and water resources increases

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

TAFE NSW offers the Certificate II in Agriculture as either a traineeship or non-traineeship, so you can grow the career you want.

Non-traineeship

There are no entry requirements for non-trainees. You can enrol in this course now.

Traineeship

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Be employed in the agriculture industry as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signed traineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Have an interest in farming animals and/or crops
  • Meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework at level 2

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • a high degree of physical fitnes, required for farm fencing and chainsaw operation.

To register for an information session, head to tafensw.edu.au/infofest. Students who cannot attend the Information Session please make an online enquiry or contact us on 131 601 for more information about the course!

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Part Time Evening course. You will need to attend approximately 6.4 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 5 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, self-directed learning, reading, research, assessment preparation and private study.

There is the option available to accommodate remote students via Connected Delivery for the theory component of the course. Practical classes will be conducted on the weekends approximatley once every three weeks on a Saturday. Students will be required to travel to Scone Campus to access specialized plant and equipment for some of these classes.


This course is offered through connected learning. Connected learning is an education delivery model where a teacher leads a virtual classroom that can be accessed by students in different geographic locations.

This is just like a regular classroom, but teachers and students use the latest web conferencing technologies to connect. This provides you with access to more courses without leaving your local community. You will also build a wide professional network by studying alongside students in different locations and strengthen your digital literacy skills which are increasingly important in the modern workplace.

Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities.

Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want - in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • would like to work in the livestock and cropping production industry
  • wish to gain a general vocational outcome in agriculture.
  • want the ability to carry out routine tasks under general supervision,
  • would like limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

TAFE NSW provides the following services to ensure a supported and successful learning environment for all students:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Multicultural Support
  • Scholarships

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID-19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduledat Singleton Connected Learning Centre on Thursday from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Elective Units
Number Title
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCBAC201 Assist agricultural crop establishment
AHCINF201 Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCBIO202 Follow site quarantine procedures
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCLSK206 Identify and mark livestock
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCLSK211 Provide feed for livestock
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
Assistant farm or station hand
Assistant farm or station worker
Assistant farm or station labourer.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

Scone
2 Flemington Drive, Scone
Phone 131 601

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