Course Start Date
17 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 online course. You will need to complete approximately 13 hours of online study, each week, for your enrolment duration of 18 months.
You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.
You can also expect to complete approximately 4 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours.
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This course offering is designed for people who:
- are seeking 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.
At TAFE Digital we offer two options for this course:
- For students in NSW with proximity to Sydney, we have a practical version that include the units Operate Tractors, Operate Machinery & Operate Quad Bikes. These will be run at practical sessions held at TAFE NSW Richmond campus at different times throughout the year.
- For remote and interstate students, we offer alternative units; Establish Agricultural Crops, Maintain Agricultural Crops & Coordinate Work Site Activities.
Students will be contacted prior to finalising enrolment to confirm which pathway is best suited to their needs.
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
An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.
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?
This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.
You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.
For further information on fees and charges please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information
Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.
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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
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.
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|AHCBAC302||Establish pastures and crops for livestock production|
|AHCBAC306||Establish agricultural crops|
|AHCBAC307||Maintain agricultural crops|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCINF303||Plan and construct conventional fencing|
|AHCLSK205||Handle livestock using basic techniques|
|AHCLSK309||Implement animal health control programs|
|AHCLSK311||Implement feeding plans for livestock|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPCM301||Implement a plant nutrition program|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK302||Monitor weather conditions|
|AHCWRK305||Coordinate work site activities|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
Farm or station hand; Farm or station worker; Livestock transport driver.
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