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Offering Info

Certificate II in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC20116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC20116-01V04-21ARM-045

Location – Armidale

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

9.8 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.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a blended, part-time day course. You will need to attend approximately 9.8 hours of class, over 1 day a week for 1 year.

You may also be required to complete approximately 9.7 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, assignment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who wish to gain a qualification within the livestock industry.
This is an entry level qualification and provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

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

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

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm. 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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • access to a computer and basic stationery.
  • PPE - covered work boots and appropriate clothing to undertake agricultural tasks.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

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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
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCWRK201 Observe and report on weather
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCLSK210 Muster and move livestock
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCLSK206 Identify and mark livestock
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCLSK207 Load and unload livestock
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCINF201 Carry out basic electric fencing operations

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

Armidale
Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone 131 601

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