Part Time Day
Course Start Date
17.2 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 Full Time course. You will need to attend approximately 17.2 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks.
You may also be required to complete approximately 14 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours including, self-directed learning, reading, research, private study and assessment preparation.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- Would like to become farm or station hand
- Would like to become farm or station worker
- Would like to become a livestock transport driver.
This course provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture, which 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 perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services.
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
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 scheduled on Wednesday and Thursday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 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?
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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
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCBAC201||Assist agricultural crop establishment|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCLSK202||Care for health and welfare of livestock|
|AHCLSK205||Handle livestock using basic techniques|
|AHCLSK206||Identify and mark livestock|
|AHCINF202||Install, maintain and repair farm fencing|
|AHCLSK208||Monitor livestock to parturition|
|AHCLSK209||Monitor water supplies|
|AHCLSK210||Muster and move livestock|
|AHCWRK201||Observe and report on weather|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCLSK211||Provide feed for livestock|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
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.
Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
Phone 131 601
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