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Offering Info

Certificate III in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC30116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC30116-01V05-21ARM-006

Location – Armidale (Traineeship)

Attendance

Part Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

5.1 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • 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:

  • Access to a computer
  • PPE - covered work boots and appropriate clothing to undertake agricultural tasks

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 blended part time course. You will need to attend approximately 5.1 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years.

You may also be required to complete approximately 5.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research and assignment preparation.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This is an entry level qualification. 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 carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant farm or station hand
  • Assistant farm or station worker
  • Assistant farm or station labourer

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

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

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 Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. 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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

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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
AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestock
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCLSK308 Identify and draft livestock
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
HLTAID003 Provide first aid

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

Armidale
Beardy Street, Armidale
Phone 131 601

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