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If you’re looking to work in any aspect of the agricultural industry, this traineeship will give you the skills and knowledge to work at the assistant farmhand level. You’ll open doors to new opportunities in your career and possible study pathways.
As an industry, agriculture is showing no signs of slowing down in Australia. You’ll be able to apply principals of sustainability, quality control and diversity to whichever role you take on. You’ll learn to muster and move animals, control and maintain machinery, use specialised equipment, and assist with the breeding of animals. Take a step closer to becoming a farmhand today.
This qualification is suitable for a Australian Apprenticeship.
Fridays 11:00am - 11:45am theory Webinars
Fridays 10:00am - 2:00pm Field trips
Fridays 9:00am - 4:00pm Practical skills training days
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate III in Agriculture (Traineeship).
- Farm or station hand
- Farm or station worker
- Livestock transport driver
Opportunities for Further Study
Possible pathways may include but are not limited to:
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.
A reliable internet connection
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
|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,