• Course Code
  • AHC30216
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Workplace
  • Combination
  • Duration
  • 2 years
  • Starting Date
  • February 2020
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Leongatha
  • Sale (FLC)
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Course Overview

If you’re looking to start a career in the dairy industry, or you’d simply like to improve your existing skills, a Certificate III in Agriculture, focusing on dairy production, will get you there. This traineeship is focused on hands-on learning as you work your way through simulated workplaces and on-the-job experience.

Gain valuable experience working on farms as you gain confidence and begin working independently. You’ll learn how to establish pastures and crops for livestock, transport and prepare chemicals, coordinate milking operations, construct fencing, create feeding plans, respond to emergencies, and more. There are plenty of areas for you to choose your electives from, meaning you’ll be able to tailor this qualification to suit your interests.


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Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in the dairy industry. The dairy industry expects that graduates from this qualification will be able to preform a range of tasks associated with a person preforming the job of a dairy farmhand.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Placement is arranged by: Student

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
AHCLSK301 Administer Medication To Livestock
AHCLSK308 Identify And Draft Livestock
AHCCHM303 Prepare And Apply Chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCDRY201 Milk livestock
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
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
AHCBAC302 Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCDRY302 Operate a dairy recycling system
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCLSK307 Euthanase livestock
AHCLSK318 Rear newborn and young livestock
AHCLSK329 Implement procedures for calving
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies
AHCBAC301 Conserve forage


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