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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus, Workplace, Online/Blended
2 years
Starting Date:
Ongoing enrolments
Leongatha, Sale (FLC), Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre

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Course Overview

If you’re looking at working in the agricultural industry, this traineeship will give you the qualification, skills and knowledge to take your career to the next level.

You’ll open doors to new opportunities in your career and possible study pathways, as you learn to apply principals of sustainability, quality control and diversity to whichever role you take on.

This Kim, one of our Agriculture teachers

Local farmer and student Jake shares his experience

You’ll also learn to muster and move animals, control and maintain machinery, use specialised equipment, and assist with the breeding of animals.

Taught over two years, this course offers so much flexibility. You’ll experience a mixture of weekly webinars, field days and practical skills training days where you’ll be guided by industry experts who will make sure you feel confident and comfortable to take your new skills back to the workforce.

As soon as you’re finished, you’ll be able to find work as a:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver

There is even the opportunity to take your studies further by completing a Certificate IV in Agriculture. This course will increase your knowledge base and skillset, while opening even more doors into future employment. We’ll be here to help you make all of those decisions if and when the time comes.

What are you waiting for? Get the qualification in the industry you already work in and help set yourself up for a very long and successful career by enrolling at TAFE Gippsland today.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.


Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre: Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Attendance day is predominantly Friday with some practical skill sessions held on Tuesdays. Class times vary dependant upon the unit being delivered.

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver

Opportunities for Further Study

Possible pathways may include but are not limited to:

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

To enter this course individuals must be employed to work on a commercial agricultural  farm.
This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, often as a part time or full time traineeship, including School Based Trainee.
Applicants wishing to undertake the qualification are required to complete a full Language, Literacy & Numeracy assessment, as well as a Pre training Review.
Applicants are also required to complete a interview with one of the trainers before enrolment can proceed into this course.

Limitations to entry

Students should be a minimum of 16 years of age to undertake this course.
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.Students must have access to a reliable internet connection that will support Moodle access.

Its is recommended that students have a headset (integrated microphone and earphones) that can be used to interact with trainer or learning support staff via Skype or Zoom other video conferencing platform.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

A reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

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

Course units
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCINF302 Plan and construct an electric fence
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCBAC302 Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCBAC301 Conserve forage


Practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving,
documents/folio,case studies, projects, group projects,