• Course Code
  • AHC30116
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 18 months - 2 years
  • Starting Date
  • July, October 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Leongatha
  • Sale (FLC)
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Course Overview

This entry-level course will help you progress your career in agriculture. You’ll learn new skills and tackle high-level responsibilities like the handling and transporting of animals, creating and implementing health and feeding programs, maintaining lands and structures on farms, and much more.

If you would like to work as a senior farmhand in the agricultural industry or progress through further study pathways, a Certificate III in Agriculture will get you there sooner. Learn from industry professionals and learn in-depth knowledge in the sector you’re passionate about.

This qualification is suitable for a Australian Apprenticeship.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Tuesdays and Fridays 10.00am-3.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

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

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, part time or full time
  • Applicants will be required to complete a full Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment as a part of the pre entry requirements of the course. The LLN results must be a minimum of 2 across all three areas
  • Applicants must prove that they have a suitable Agricultural / Horticultural business that they can undertake their practical placement on. Or alternately supply a letter from a suitable Agricultural / Horticultural employer stating that they are have access to employed work  for a minimum of 1 day per week for the duration of the course.
  • Applicants must have a capable level of Computer literacy.
  • Applicants must have access to a PC / Laptop or Tablet as well as internet to support their learning and assessment out of school (scheduled teaching hours).
  • It is strongly recommended that applicants hold a minimum “Car Learner Permit” prior to course commencement.
  • Applicants must supply their own Safety Boots, Gumboots, Hat and / or Beanie, High vis work shirt, Safety Glasses, Ear Muffs, Leather Gloves and Wet weather gear for practical days and placements

Limitations to entry

  • Ability to gain voluntary or employed farm work within the industry for a minimum of one day a week for the duration of the qualification


Not Applicable

Online requirement

A reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

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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

Course Modules

Course Units
AHCLSK308 Identify And Draft Livestock
AHCLSK301 Administer Medication To Livestock
AHCDRY201 Milk livestock
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply Chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes
AHCINF302 Plan and construct an electric fence
AHCDRY301 Coordinate milking operations
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCAGB301 Keep production records for a primary production business
AHCBAC302 Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCLSK318 Rear newborn and young livestock
AHCLSK329 Implement procedures for calving
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCBAC301 Conserve forage


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

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