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Offering Info

Certificate II in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC20116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC20116-01V04-21LET-030

Location – Leeton

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

6 Hours per week

Duration

18 Months

  • 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 be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you are:
Employed on a farm or have ready access to a farm to be able to learn, practice and develop the skills components of the course. On enrolment you will be contacted by your trainer and they will send you your first package. There is an option in this course for you to attend monthly workshops at TAFE NSW Leeton throughout the extent of the course.

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 Flexible delivery course. You will need to attend approximately 6 hours of learning a week, for 18 months.

You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of this, including learning knowledge and skills on the job, completing tasks under supervision from employers/managers and practicing their skills.

You need to be employed on a farm or be able to attend a farm for you to learn and demonstrate the required skills for unit and course completion.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

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
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural 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

This course is currently scheduled for Flexible delivery. It is workplace based with the option for you to attend monthly workshops at TAFE Leeton throughout the extent of the course.

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

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Elective Units
Number Title
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCBAC201 Assist agricultural crop establishment
AHCBAC202 Assist agricultural crop maintenance
AHCBAC203 Assist agricultural crop harvesting
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCINF201 Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCIRG217 Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCLSK206 Identify and mark livestock
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCLSK210 Muster and move livestock
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCSHG201 Crutch sheep
AHCSHG202 Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching
AHCSHG205 Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing
AHCSHG206 Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWOL201 Pen sheep
AHCWOL202 Perform board duties
AHCWOL203 Carry out wool pressing
AHCWRK201 Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

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.

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Course Location

Leeton
Palm Avenue , Leeton
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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