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Offering Info

Certificate III in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC30116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30116-01V03-20NWR-038

Location – Nowra

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

27 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Agriculture can lead to in-demand roles like farm foreman, cropping overseer or machinery operator in the evolving agriculture industry. Choose from a range of electives to tailor this qualification to your unique goals and gain hands-on learning in current agricultural practices.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Depending on your electives, you could learn:

  • How to handle tractors, front end loaders and quad bikes
  • To breed, handle and transport livestock
  • The essentials of crop harvesting and pasture establishment
  • Fencing design and construction
  • Chemical application and storage

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Plus, develop the attributes to get ahead in this field:

  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving and critical thinking
  • Great communication skills
  • Strategic thinking

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised course at Certificate III level
  • Strong pathways to further study

Career outcomes and job roles:

  • Farm worker
  • Station hand
  • Farm foreman
  • Machinery operator

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your Certificate III knowledge to the next level with our agriculture study pathway:

  • 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.

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.
TRAINING PACKAGE REQUIREMENTS

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

TAFE NSW REQUIREMENTS

There are no TAFE NSW entry requirements for this qualification.
However, you may need to meet campus-specific requirements. Check under Additional requirements below to find out.

LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.

WORK PLACEMENT

There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.

BE PREPARED

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have foundation knowledge and skills in:

  • Livestock husbandry
  • Crop and pasture production
  • Precision farming
  • Machinery operation
  • Safe working practices
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Teamwork

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about the options available to you.

It is assumed that you have literacy and numeracy skills at Certificate II level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a face to face part time day course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 20 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, practice and assignments.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:
This qualification 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 perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:
-Farm or station hand
-Farm or station worker
-Livestock transport driver

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 1 day a week. This is a blended delivery course where you will have access to Moodle for the course content, with structured timetabled workshops on select Fridays from 9.00am to 4.00pm.

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.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestock
AHCLSK308 Identify and draft livestock
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCINF302 Plan and construct an electric fence
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCBAC302 Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK318 Rear newborn and young livestock
AHCLSK329 Implement procedures for calving
AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCMOM302 Perform machinery maintenance
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Farm or station hand; Farm or station worker; Livestock transport driver.

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

Nowra
60 Beinda Street, Bomaderry
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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