Part Time Day
Course Start Date
14 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.
This is a blended part-time day course. You will need to attend approximately 14 hours of class every second week, over 2 days a week (Thursday and Friday), for 18 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 13 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed reading, assessment preparation.
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
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
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 for first day of class on Thursday 6 August 2020, from 9.00am to 4.00pm at TAFE NSW Primary Industries Centre. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
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
|AHCLSK301||Administer medication to livestock|
|AHCBIO305||Apply biosecurity measures|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCBAC302||Establish pastures and crops for livestock production|
|AHCLSK308||Identify and draft livestock|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles|
|AHCMOM201||Operate two wheel motorbikes|
|AHCINF302||Plan and construct an electric fence|
|AHCINF303||Plan and construct conventional fencing|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|HLTAID003||Provide first aid|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
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.
Primary Industries Centre
Coolamon Road, Wagga Wagga
Phone 131 601
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