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Become a specialist in the agriculture industry with post-trade skills and knowledge when you study a Certificate IV in Agriculture (Traineeship).
This course has been designed to give you an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of team leaders and supervisors within this sector, as you learn important problem-solving skills and become a highly regarded employee in your workplace.
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 on-campus over a 10-month period, you’ll attend classes one day per week – giving you plenty of time to take your new skills back to the workplace and put them to the test! When you attend classes, 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.
And when you’re finished, you’ll be qualified to work at a supervisory level, as farm team leader or supervisor, gaining 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, become a highly regarded supervisor sooner with a Certificate IV in Agriculture and set yourself apart from the crowd.
Please note, learners must be currently employed on a farm on a part-time or full-time basis as a Trainee.
TimesThursday 10am to 3pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Agriculture (Traineeship).
This qualification provides and occupational outcome at a supervisory level, as Farm team leader or supervisor
Opportunities for Further Study
Mandatory entry requirements
- Learners must be currently working (employed) on a farm on a Part time or Full time basis as a Trainee.
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.
Reliable internet connection.
Access to a computer to support learning and assessment
Specialist Course Information
Pathway to Industry Licence
An ACUP (agricultural chemical users permit) is a permit issued to a person, which provides authority to purchase specified 'restricted supply' chemicals and use specified 'restricted use' chemicals in Victoria.
You are required to undertake relevant training before you can apply for and hold an ACUP.
ACUPs do not authorise a person to use agricultural chemicals on another person’s property, crop or commodity for a fee or reward (i.e. contractors).
To be eligible to apply for a "STANDARD ACUP" the minimum Training requirement is the successful completion of a course in AgVet chemical use (or equivalent) that includes the units of competency:
AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases (previously AHCCHM303); and
AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals.
On successful completion of these units of competency individuals can use their statement of results / attainment to apply for a Standard ACUP through Agriculture Victoria online at https://chemical.agriculture.vic.gov.au/ (additional fees are payable to apply for this permit)
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Student ServicesSupport 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 LearningMany TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.
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|AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans|
|AHCBAC402 Plan a pasture establishment program|
|AHCBAC401 Manage pastures for livestock production|
|AHCPCM402 Develop A Soil Health And Plant Nutrition Program|
|BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff|
|AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes|
|AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases|
|AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals|