Course Start Date
9 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
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
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 Blended Flexible delivered course. You will need to attend approximately 4 x 1 day, face to face workshops per year for 2 years. As well as the workshops component, you will need to complete approximately 7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 10 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including workplace learning as they work or visit a farm and applying the skills covered in the core and elective units.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
Need to be either employed in the Agricultural industry or have access to a working farm in order to practice the skills they will learn in this course to get them to the stage where they are competent.
- People who have lived and worked on family farms and/or those employed on farm who wish to complete a qualification.
- These students have some pre-existing knowledge and skills for farm work however require further skill and knowledge development to complete a CIII in Agriculture.
The campus based workshops are designed to help students with any areas of study that students find challenging and to allow students to complete assessment tasks with the support of the teacher. These workshops will be held at TAFE NSW Deniliquin or another campus if it suits several students who live in the same part of the region. Other learning and assessment will take place on the job, including two visits by the teacher each year and extensive unstructured 'on-the-job' learning.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
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
Detailed current information on these Support Services are made available to staff and students at TAFE NSW Student Services. Additionally, every student is supported by a dedicated Student Services team at each campus location.
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
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course and will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units. This course is mainly work placed based with workshop attendance at TAFE NSW Deniliquin.
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
Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the 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.
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|AHCIRG306||Troubleshoot irrigation systems|
|AHCIRG332||Operate pressurised irrigation systems|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCWOL311||Perform shed duties|
|AHCBAC308||Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities|
|AHCBAC307||Maintain agricultural crops|
|AHCBAC306||Establish agricultural crops|
|AHCBAC305||Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production|
|AHCBAC302||Establish pastures and crops for livestock production|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry|
|AHCWRK303||Respond to emergencies|
|AHCWRK306||Comply with industry quality assurance requirements|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCLSK301||Administer medication to livestock|
|AHCLSK308||Identify and draft livestock|
|AHCLSK309||Implement animal health control programs|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK302||Monitor weather conditions|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCLSK331||Comply with industry animal welfare requirements|
|AHCWOL310||Press wool for a clip|
|AHCWOL308||Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching|
|AHCSHG302||Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing|
|AHCSHG301||Prepare livestock for shearing|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCMOM309||Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM308||Operate broadacre and row crop harvest machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM302||Perform machinery maintenance|
|AHCLSK315||Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock|
|AHCLSK305||Maintain livestock water supplies|
|AHCINF303||Plan and construct conventional fencing|
|AHCINF302||Plan and construct an electric fence|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
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.Enrol Now
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