Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
2 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Leongatha, Sale (Gtec), Warragul
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Course Overview

If you’re already working in the Agriculture or Dairy industries, studying a Certificate II in Agriculture will give you the qualification and new skills in the industry you love.

This course will give you the skills to master routine agricultural tasks and learn hands-on practical knowledge from our industry experts.

Designed to be extremely flexible, the Certificate II in Agriculture allows you to tailor your studies to suit your interests, meaning you’ll be learning about the things that actually interest you!

This Kim, one of our Agriculture teachers

Local farmer and student Jake shares his experiences

When you complete the course, the possibilities for employment really are varied. You might find yourself working in one of the following areas:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stock person
  • Assistant farm or station hand
  • Assistant farm or station worker
  • Assistant farm or station labourer

And what if you want to complete more study? Well, you can! You’ll be able to take on a huge variety of further study, like a Certificate III in Agriculture or a Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production). Each of these courses has a different focus and will be able to take your career in a number of directions.

Challenge yourself as you learn at the hands of experts in the agricultural industry and set yourself up for a rewarding, diverse and successful career.

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.


Video conferences training sessions Wednesdays 12-1pm Practical tutorial day 3 per year in school holidays as per timetable

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Assistant animal attendant/stock person
  • Assistant farm or station hand
  • Assistant farm or station worker
  • Assistant farm or station labourer

Opportunities for Further Study

Academic Pathways may include but not be limited to:

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Reliable Internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



If not currently employed in a farming role, practical placement or paid employment on farm. The Participant in this situation should target a minimum of 80 hours of on farm work "experience".
Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Mobile phone, computer or laptop or tablet, internet connection

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Sample course units

Unit CodeUnit Description
AHCCHM201Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF201Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCINF202Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK202Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCLSK209Monitor water supplies
AHCMOM202Operate tractors
AHCPCM201Recognise plants
AHCPGD201Plant trees and shrubs
AHCPMG201Treat weeds
AHCPMG202Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCSOL202Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWHS201Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK201Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK204Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK205Participate In Workplace Communications
AHCWRK207Collect and record production data
AHCWRK209Participate In Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices
TLID1001Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


Quiz / Knowledge assessments, forums, presentations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions