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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC40116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC40116-01V05-21NWR-006

Location – Nowra

Attendance

Part Time Day

Delivery

COURSE-MIXED MODE

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

32 Hours per week

Duration

1 Year

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate IV in Agriculture is designed for aspiring farm or station managers who want to be part of leading agricultural operations in a growing industry. Learn the essentials of agribusiness and get real-world leadership experience in livestock production and cropping and pasture management.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theoretical and practical course work, you will learn how to:

  • Manage budgets and reporting
  • Plan farm operations
  • Operate new farming technologies
  • Manage animal welfare and livestock production
  • Handle and store chemicals

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Plus, you will develop the soft skills to get ahead in this field:

  • Great problem solving and communication
  • Master how to navigate competing priorities
  • Work effectively as part of a team and autonomously

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course will provide you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate IV level
  • Strong pathways to continued studies to enhance your career opportunities

Career outcomes and job roles include:

  • Farm manager
  • Station manager
  • Cattle station farm manager
  • Farm supervisor
  • Livestock overseer

GROW YOUR CAREER

Use your Certificate IV to go to the next level with our agriculture study pathway:

  • 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.

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.

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:

  • Literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate IV level

If you need support in preparation for study, contact us about your options.

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:
Students are expected to do study online and complete other unsupervised activities outside of structured class time.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a flexible blended course. You will need to attend approximately 7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 36 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 25 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 2.5 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study and research.

Classes are held on Thursday at the TAFE NSW Nowra. There are timetabled days where attendance will be at the Yallah TAFE Campus to undertake practical skills. Students may also attend excursions such as the Berry Field Day if they wish and visits to external farms. Days may change depending on the weather.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • want skills and work in the Agriculture sector. Students may undertake a traineeship to complete the course. New Entrants to industry, existing workers wishing to receive a base qualification, school leavers, people returning to work and trainees.

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

This course is currently scheduled on Thursday, from 9.00am to 4.00pm. 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?

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

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

Enrolling 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. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the 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. (only if available as a trainee)

Core Units
Number Title
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCLSK409 Supervise animal health programs
AHCBAC401 Manage pastures for livestock production
AHCBAC402 Plan a pasture establishment program
AHCLSK413 Design livestock handling facilities
AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
AHCLSK411 Supervise natural mating of livestock
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCLSK412 Arrange livestock purchases
AHCDRY401 Manage milking shed routines

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

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Course Location

Nowra
60 Beinda Street, Bomaderry
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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