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.
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 and Livestock transport driver
Opportunities for Further Study
Possible pathways may include but are not limited to:
Recommended entry requirements
- This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, often as a part time or full time traineeship, including School Based Trainee. It is also available as a Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS).
- Applicants wishing to undertake the qualification are required to complete the pre-training review LLN screening tool.
- Applicants are also required to complete a interview with one of the trainers before enrolment can proceed into this course.
Limitations to entry
- Students must be a registered trainee to undertake this training.
A reliable internet connection
Specialist Course Information
Placement240 hours for the duration of the qualification
Placement is arranged by: Student
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.
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
Prepare And Apply Chemicals
Transport and store chemicals
Contribute to work health and safety processes
Plan and construct conventional fencing
Operate side by side utility vehicles
Operate quad bikes
Plan and construct an electric fence
Coordinate milking operations
Implement animal health control programs
Implement feeding plans for livestock
Conduct front-end loader operations
Keep production records for a primary production business
Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
Maintain livestock water supplies
Rear newborn and young livestock
Implement procedures for calving
Implement a plant nutrition program
Respond to emergencies
Administer medication to livestock
Identify and draft livestock
Practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving,
documents/folio,case studies, projects, group projects,