Course Start Date
21 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- Traineeship Allowed
- This training is fully government-subsidised under JobTrainer
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.
Discover the skills you need, for the job you want at a TAFE NSW Information Session.
This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 21 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 15 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.
The course will run 3 days a week for 18 weeks.
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 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday with day classes. 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?
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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
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes|
|AHCMOM201||Operate two wheel motorbikes|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCINF302||Plan and construct an electric fence|
|AHCINF303||Plan and construct conventional fencing|
|AHCLSK301||Administer medication to livestock|
|AHCLSK305||Maintain livestock water supplies|
|AHCLSK308||Identify and draft livestock|
|AHCLSK309||Implement animal health control programs|
|AHCMOM304||Operate machinery and equipment|
|AHCPMG302||Control plant pests, diseases and disorders|
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
Phone 131 601
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