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  • 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.

Times

Tuesdays 9.am-3.00pm 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

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Reliable internet connection

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

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

AHCWRK309

Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCBAC301

Conserve forage

AHCWRK303

Respond to emergencies

AHCPCM301

Implement a plant nutrition program

AHCLSK329

Implement procedures for calving

AHCLSK318

Rear newborn and young livestock

AHCLSK305

Maintain livestock water supplies

AHCBAC302

Establish pastures and crops for livestock production

AHCMOM207

Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCLSK311

Implement feeding plans for livestock

AHCLSK309

Implement animal health control programs

AHCDRY301

Coordinate milking operations

AHCINF302

Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCMOM212

Operate quad bikes

AHCMOM211

Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCDRY201

Milk livestock

AHCINF303

Plan and construct conventional fencing

AHCWHS301

Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCCHM304

Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM303

Prepare And Apply Chemicals

AHCLSK301

Administer Medication To Livestock

AHCLSK308

Identify And Draft Livestock

Assessment

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

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