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Code:
AHC40116
Course Type:
Accredited Course; Free TAFE; JobTrainer
Study Mode:
On Campus, Online/Blended
Duration:
1 year
Starting Date:
Full course: Enrol and start anytime
Unit based: Enrol any time
Start date is dependent on when the unit of choice is scheduled to start. (See dates below)
Location:
Leongatha, Sale (FLC), Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre
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Course Overview

Become a specialist in the agriculture industry with post-trade skills and knowledge when you study a Certificate IV in Agriculture.

This course has been designed to give you an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of team leaders and supervisors within this sector, where you’ll learn important problem-solving skills as you become a highly regarded employee in your workplace.

This Kim, one of our Agriculture teachers

Local farmer and student Jake shares his experience

You’ll learn to maintain safe agricultural working practices across a huge range of areas, including cropping, dairy, livestock production, chemical usage, agribusiness, irrigation, operating and maintaining machinery, organic production, controlling pests and more.

Taught over one year in a combination of online and on-campus workshops, you’ll be guided by our expert teachers who will make sure you feel supported and confident in your learning every step of the way.

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When you’re finished, you’ll be qualified to work at a supervisory level, as farm team leader or supervisor, with opportunities to gain hands-on industry experience as you take the time to decide where you’d like your career to go next.

Your next steps could involve studying a Diploma of Agriculture. This course will give you specialised skills and enhance your employment opportunities in the future, and we’ll be here to walk you through your options if that’s the path you choose.

Go on, gain the skills to seek opportunities to be a supervisor with a Certificate IV in Agriculture and set yourself apart from the crowd.

ATTENTION: As much as we’d love to offer more, we can only offer one Free TAFE course per person. If you’ve already enrolled and commenced, or enrolled but didn’t complete a Free TAFE course at any Victorian TAFE in the past you will NOT be eligible for another and will need to pay tuition and materials fees when you enrol. Reach out to us if you think this is you.

Times

In class times: Thursdays 10:00am–3:00pm

Full course: Enrol and start anytime
Unit based: enrol any time
Start date is dependent on when the unit of choice is scheduled to start.

Intake Unit

4/8/2022

Chemical Users cluster:
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

25/8/2022

Animal Health cluster:
AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
AHCLSK409 Supervise animal health programs

13/10/2022

AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans

02/02/2023 AHCWHS401 Maintain work Health & Safety Processes
23/02/2023 Soil Cluster AHCPCM406 Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results
27/04/2023 Pasture Cluster AHCBAC410 Plan a pasture establishment program
AHCBAC411 Manage pastures for livestock production
22/06/2023 People Cluster AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
10/08/2023 Chemical Users cluster: AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
31/08/2023 Animal Health cluster: AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
AHCLSK409 Supervise animal health programs
19/10/2023 AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides and occupational outcome at a supervisory level.  Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include:

  • Farm team leader
  • Farm supervisor.

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements:
Learners must be currently working (employed) on a commercial agricultural farm on a Casual, Part time or Full time basis, in order to support their assessment completion.

Recommended entry requirements:
Past experience on farms or related businesses and / or training in Agriculture or Agribusiness would be an advantage but not essential. Applicants are required to participate in a pre-training interview to determine if the AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture will meet their needs

Limitations to entry:
Students must have access to a reliable internet connection. Students must have access to a computer or tablet that will support course work to be completed in our Learning Management System Moodle. We recommend that this also includes a headset (integrated microphone and earphones). Students working within the agricultural industry must be physically fit, this includes the ability to bend and lift. Students must be able to spend considerable time on their feet throughout their working day.

Pre-requisites

Online requirement

Reliable internet connection.
Access to a computer to support learning and assessment

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

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

Sample course units

AHCBAC411 Manage pastures for livestock production
AHCBAC410 Plan and implement a pasture establishment program
AHCSOL406 Sample soils and interpret results
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
AHCPCM406 Develop A Soil Health And Plant Nutrition Program
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes
AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
AHCLSK409 Supervise animal health programs
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance

Assessment

Not Applicable