Offering Info

Certificate IV in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC40116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC40116-01V05-21PIC-055

Location – Primary Industries Centre


Full Time


On campus

Course Start Date


Study Commitment

30 Hours per week


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.


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.


No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification.


There is no work placement requirement for this qualification.


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.


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 required to provide and bring to each session appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which may include:
safety glasses, gloves, safety footwear, suitable clothing such as cotton drill work wear and other equipment (e.g. ear protection or respiratory masks) in line with industry requirements for their workplace or worksite.


There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.


This is a full time face to face course. You will need to attend approximately 18 hours of class, 3 day per week, for 1 year. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 12 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including self-directed reading, assessment preparation, pre & post class activities / assignments, case studies, projects.


This course offering is designed for people who:

  • May or may not have a background in agriculture but have a desire to want to learn and work in the Agricultural industry.
  • It is not limited to working on a farm. The diverse nature of the Agricultural industry covers intensive and extensive cropping, livestock, irrigation, agronomy, soil management, fibre production, agricultural marketing, data recording and analysis, management and finance.
  • Entry level into this course is not limited. However, it is expected that learners will have studied a certificate II or III in Agriculture or equivalent prior, or demonstrate fundamental agricultural skills and knowledge or equivalent. And they have the capacity to study and deliver assessment at an AQTF level 4.


There are additional learning and study tools available for this course.

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
  • 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 for 3 days per week, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.00am to 4.00pm at TAFE NSW Primary Industries Centre.

This is a fully government-subsidised JobTrainer course. Eligibility criteria applies.


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

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
AHCAGB405 Analyse and interpret production data
AHCAGB518 Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCLSK416 Identify and select animals for breeding
BSBSMB421 Manage small business finances
AHCPCM402 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
AHCBAC402 Plan a pasture establishment program
AHCWRK401 Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
AHCBAC401 Manage pastures for livestock production
AHCBAC404 Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance
AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework

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

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Course Location

Primary Industries Centre
Coolamon Road, Wagga Wagga
Phone 131 601

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