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Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus, Workplace, Combination
2 years
Starting Date:
Leongatha, Sale (Gtec), Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre

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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.


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 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

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

To enter this course individuals must be employed to work on a commercial dairy 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.


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



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Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Course Units
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCINF302 Plan and construct an electric fence
AHCDRY301 Coordinate milking operations
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
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
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations


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