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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC40116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC40116-01V05-22PIC-008

Location – Primary Industries Centre

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

On campus

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

18 Hours per week

Duration

36 weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • 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.

Trainee offer.

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

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time, on campus course. You must attend approximately 18 hours of class. You may also be required to complete approximately 9 hours of additional study. This additional study could include private study, work placements and research.

The course will run 3 days a week for 36 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

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 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?

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
AHCAGB405 Analyse and interpret production data
AHCAGB406 Keep financial records for primary production business
AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework
AHCAGB518 Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

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

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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.

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Course Location

Primary Industries Centre
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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