Course Start Date
12.5 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
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.
This is a part-time day face-to-face course. You will need to attend approximately 10 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 2.5 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, workplace experience and assignment preparation.
There are programmed weeks where you will be required to attend Monday and Tuesday for practical learning and assessment sessions.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course is for entry level students with minimal agricultural industry experience or exposure. The focus is on the Agriculture industry and the purpose of this qualification is to qualify individuals to apply a broad range of knowledge and skills in varied industry contexts to be able to work as farm hands, station hands or work with fencing contractor or other farm contractors.
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 Monday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. There are programmed weeks where you will be required to attend Monday and Tuesday for practical learning and assessment sessions.
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?
Students will be required to provide their own covered work boots. All other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided.
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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
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCBIO202||Follow site quarantine procedures|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in workplace communications|
|AHCWRK201||Observe and report on weather|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes|
|AHCMOM201||Operate two wheel motorbikes|
|AHCLSK301||Administer medication to livestock|
|AHCLSK206||Identify and mark livestock|
|AHCLSK205||Handle livestock using basic techniques|
|AHCLSK202||Care for health and welfare of livestock|
|AHCINF202||Install, maintain and repair farm fencing|
|AHCINF201||Carry out basic electric fencing operations|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision|
|AHCLSK209||Monitor water supplies|
|AHCLSK211||Provide feed for livestock|
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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