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Course Overview

Code:
AHC20122
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
On Campus
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Intakes

Course Duration:
25 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
16/04/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
14/05/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
11/06/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
16/07/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
06/08/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
27/08/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
08/10/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
29/10/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm

About this course

Do you like working outdoors, working with machinery or caring for the land and animals?
Then this might be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Working on farms in Gippsland can offer a wide variety of daily job experiences, from tractor and machinery operation to building farm fences and animal and land care.
This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture, enabling you to study a selection of generalist units in livestock, agronomy and practical farm skills. Whether you’re looking to start a career in the food and fibre industry or already working in the sector and wish to fine tune your skills and knowledge, this course will ensure you’re conducting tasks in your workplace safely.

This Kim, one of our Agriculture teachers

Local farmer and student Jake shares his experiences

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of AHC20122 Certificate II in Agriculture, students will have gained skills and knowledge to seek employment in the agriculture industry. Common job roles for certificate II level employees include but are not limited to:
Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
Assistant farm or station hand/worker/labourer
Assistant farm fencing contractor
Farm machinery worker
Jillaroo/Jackaroo
Saleyard livestock worker
Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in agriculture but also other rural and regional sectors.

Opportunities for Further Study

Academic Pathways may include but not be limited to:
AHC30122 Certificate III in Agriculture
AHC30221 Certificate III in Dairy Production
Both of these qualifications are offered at TAFE Gippsland.

Skills or Knowledge gained

Practical skills and knowledge surrounding workplace safety and professional relationship, animal health & welfare, agricultural machinery such as tractors and attached equipment, pest plant and animals, farm chemical safety and use, plants and soils

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

VDSS Students: Student must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as Tractors, according to manufacturer specifications.
School Based Apprentice / Trainee (SBAT): Must be 15 years or older to undertake a SBAT. Student must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as Tractors, according to manufacturer specifications.
Profile Students: Minimum age of 17 years (this is not a training package requirement). Profile students in Victoria must be 17 years of age or older and not enrolled at secondary school to be eligible to enrol in this qualification.

Recommended entry Requirements:

The farm machinery used for skills development in this course have manufacturer's specifications that require operators / students to be a minimum of 16 years of age to operate.
We recommend that students have previous experience in vehicle operation (Car or Tractor). For example L Plates Driving hours experience and or on farm vehicle operation experience.
It is strongly recommended that students should have access to a computer or laptop out of class hours to support their independent learning.

Limitations to course Entry:

Some units of competency included in this qualification may require the ability to operate machinery such as tractors , agricultural front end loaders some manufacturer's specifications require that require operators / students to be a minimum of 16 years of age to operate.
Students must have access to a reliable internet connection.
Students must have access to a computer or tablet that will support course work to be completed in our Learning Management System Moodle. We recommend that this also includes a headset (integrated microphone and earphones).
Students working within the agricultural industry must be physically fit, this includes the ability to bend and lift. Students must be able to spend considerable time on their feet throughout their working day.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Agriculture.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Course Overview

Code:
AHC20122
Course Type:
Accredited course
Mode of Delivery:
Traineeship
Enquiry

Enquire Online

Provide your details below and we'll be in contact soon!

Intakes

Course Duration:
25 weeks
Commencing in:
  • 2024

2024 Intake

Intake Date Campus Attendance Days
16/04/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
14/05/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
11/06/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
16/07/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
06/08/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
27/08/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
08/10/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
29/10/2024 Warragul Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm

About this course

Do you like working outdoors, working with machinery or caring for the land and animals?
Then this might be the opportunity you have been looking for.

Working on farms in Gippsland can offer a wide variety of daily job experiences, from tractor and machinery operation to building farm fences and animal and land care.
This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture, enabling you to study a selection of generalist units in livestock, agronomy and practical farm skills. Whether you’re looking to start a career in the food and fibre industry or already working in the sector and wish to fine tune your skills and knowledge, this course will ensure you’re conducting tasks in your workplace safely.

This Kim, one of our Agriculture teachers

Local farmer and student Jake shares his experiences

Did you know: The Victorian Government has now made Free TAFE courses even more accessible for new students enrolling for study in 2023. All Free TAFE courses at TAFE Gippsland are now available to people with higher-level qualifications and those who have completed a previous Free TAFE course and are looking to continue in their selected training pathway. Conditions and eligibility rules apply. Check out our Free TAFE information page for further details.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of AHC20122 Certificate II in Agriculture, students will have gained skills and knowledge to seek employment in the agriculture industry. Common job roles for certificate II level employees include but are not limited to:
Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
Assistant farm or station hand/worker/labourer
Assistant farm fencing contractor
Farm machinery worker
Jillaroo/Jackaroo
Saleyard livestock worker
Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in agriculture but also other rural and regional sectors.

Opportunities for Further Study

Academic Pathways may include but not be limited to:
AHC30122 Certificate III in Agriculture
AHC30221 Certificate III in Dairy Production
Both of these qualifications are offered at TAFE Gippsland.

Skills or Knowledge gained

Practical skills and knowledge surrounding workplace safety and professional relationship, animal health & welfare, agricultural machinery such as tractors and attached equipment, pest plant and animals, farm chemical safety and use, plants and soils

Entry Requirements

Are there specified requirements for entry into the course/qualification?: No

Mandatory entry requirements:

VDSS Students: Student must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as Tractors, according to manufacturer specifications.
School Based Apprentice / Trainee (SBAT): Must be 15 years or older to undertake a SBAT. Student must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as Tractors, according to manufacturer specifications.
Profile Students: Minimum age of 17 years (this is not a training package requirement). Profile students in Victoria must be 17 years of age or older and not enrolled at secondary school to be eligible to enrol in this qualification.

Recommended entry Requirements:

The farm machinery used for skills development in this course have manufacturer's specifications that require operators / students to be a minimum of 16 years of age to operate.
We recommend that students have previous experience in vehicle operation (Car or Tractor). For example L Plates Driving hours experience and or on farm vehicle operation experience.
It is strongly recommended that students should have access to a computer or laptop out of class hours to support their independent learning.

Limitations to course Entry:

Some units of competency included in this qualification may require the ability to operate machinery such as tractors , agricultural front end loaders some manufacturer's specifications require that require operators / students to be a minimum of 16 years of age to operate.
Students must have access to a reliable internet connection.
Students must have access to a computer or tablet that will support course work to be completed in our Learning Management System Moodle. We recommend that this also includes a headset (integrated microphone and earphones).
Students working within the agricultural industry must be physically fit, this includes the ability to bend and lift. Students must be able to spend considerable time on their feet throughout their working day.

Minimum Industry Requirement

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Requirements

Will this course/qualification or a constituent unit provide a pathway to an industry licence or regulated outcome: No

Qualifications and Recognition - 2024

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate II in Agriculture.

Work Placement - 2024

Does this course require placement?: No

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $290.00 $1,450.00 $7,612.50
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $83.00 $83.00 $83.00
Total $373.00 $1,533.00 $7,695.50
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCINF206 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS202 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK210 Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK212 Work effectively in industry
AHCWRK213 Participate in workplace communications
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.

Further Information - 2024

Fees

Fees and charges Government subsidised concession Government subsidised Full-fee paying student
Maximum full course tuition fee* (GST exempt) $290.00 $1,450.00 $7,612.50
Materials fee* (GST exempt) $83.00 $83.00 $83.00
Total $373.00 $1,533.00 $7,695.50
VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with fees

Sample course units

AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCINF206 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS202 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK210 Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK212 Work effectively in industry
AHCWRK213 Participate in workplace communications
Assessment

The assessment for each course varies. It may include knowledge questions, practical skills tasks, projects, research work, on the job assessment, etc. Your assessor or educator will provide specific information on the requirements for your course.

You can expect that:

  • assessment methods are clear
  • assessment tasks are relevant and meet the requirements of your course
  • assessor or educator demonstrate fairness and lack of bias when assessing your work
  • educators will provide open and honest feedback about assessment tasks.