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Offering Info

Certificate III in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC30116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30116-01V04-21WLB-025

Location – Wollongbar

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

17.5 Hours per week

Duration

36 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer

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.e of publication.

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.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • A moderate level of physical fitness and aptitude will be required to carry out manual tasks.
  • A basic level of language, literacy and numeracy will be required to undertake studies.

Work placement is not required for this course but it will benefit the student to have part time work or volunteering in the industry to gain further industry skills and transfer knowledge and skills gained at TAFE. For people not working in industry the Thursday class gives them the opportunity to gain farm skills and opperational knowledge by working on the TAFE farm.

Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time day, face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 14.5 hours of class, over 2 days a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 3 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 14 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including workplace application, assignment preparation, research and self-reflection.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • Will be required to undertake a literacy and numeracy skills assessment, and those that do not hold AHC20316 or have worked/are working in industry, screening includes requirements to meet general industry skills and knowledge capability prior to enrolment to ensure they have the necessary skills and/or support to successfully undertake this qualification.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural 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 Wednesdays from 8.45am to 4.00pm and Thursday from 9.00am to 3.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources for your study:

  • There is a fee of $20.00 to process your chemical application card.

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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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Elective Units
Number Title
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestock
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCLSK312 Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock
AHCBAC302 Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCLSK308 Identify and draft livestock
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCLSK314 Prepare animals for parturition
AHCLSK315 Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals

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.

Course Location

Wollongbar
Sneaths Road, Wollongbar
Phone 131 601

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