• Course Code
  • AHC30216
  • 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

As a graduate of this qualification, you’ll be able to perform a wide range of tasks within the dairy industry. When you’re looking to start a career in the dairy industry or simply hone your craft, a Certificate III in Agriculture, focusing on dairy production, will introduce you to the knowledge you need.

You’ll gain vital experience working across a range of different roles on the farm, performing various tasks while working under limited supervision. Once you’ve achieved this qualification, you will be able to work independently in many situations and even make important decisions based on your knowledge. Make yourself stand out to employers with a Certificate III in Agriculture.

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 (Dairy Production).

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, 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

  • Due to manufacturer specifications some units (subjects) may not be available to students under the age of 16.
  • 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

Reliable internet connection


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



240 hours for the duration of the qualification
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

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Apply environmentally sustainable work practices


Conserve forage


Respond to emergencies


Implement a plant nutrition program


Implement procedures for calving


Rear newborn and young livestock


Maintain livestock water supplies


Establish pastures and crops for livestock production


Conduct front-end loader operations


Implement feeding plans for livestock


Implement animal health control programs


Coordinate milking operations


Plan and construct an electric fence


Operate quad bikes


Operate side by side utility vehicles


Operate tractors


Milk livestock


Plan and construct conventional fencing


Contribute to work health and safety processes


Transport and store chemicals


Prepare And Apply Chemicals


Administer Medication To Livestock


Identify And Draft Livestock


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

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