Course Start Date
6 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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
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
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!
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
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
- 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 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
|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|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM204||Undertake operational maintenance of machinery|
|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|
|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|
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.Apply Now
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