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. You will learn important problem-solving skills as you become a highly regarded employee in your workplace.
In this qualification, you will 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. Become a highly regarded supervisor sooner with this qualification.
This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.
TimesThursdays (online and tutorials) and some Friday practical days
Thursdays 9.am-3.00pm and Fridays 10.00am-3.00pm
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
Recommended entry requirements
- This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, part time or full time
- Have achieved VCE or equivalent
- 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 3 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
- Ability to gain traineeship
If the participants in this course wish to select the following elective as a part of this course:
- AHCCHM401 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
Before this elective can be commenced the following Prerequisites must be successfully completed:
- AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
- AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
Reliable internet connection.
Access to a computer to support learning and assessment
Specialist Course Information
PlacementPlacement is arranged by: Student
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
Student ServicesSupport is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.
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|Unit Code||Unit Description|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes|
|BSBHRM405||Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff|
|BSBSMB406||Manage small business finances|
|AHCCHM303||Prepare And Apply Chemicals|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals|
|AHCPCM402||Develop A Soil Health And Plant Nutrition Program|
|AHCAGB402||Analyse and interpret production data|
|AHCBAC401||Manage pastures for livestock production|
|AHCBAC402||Plan a pasture establishment program|
|AHCBUS404||Operate within a budget framework|
|AHCCHM401||Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals|
|AHCDRY401||Manage milking shed routines|
|AHCLSK402||Develop livestock feeding plans|
|AHCLSK404||Implement and monitor animal welfare programs|
|AHCLSK409||Supervise animal health programs|
|AHCSOL401||Sample soils and interpret results|
|AHCWRK401||Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures|
|AHCWRK403||Supervise work routines and staff performance|
|AHCLSK401||Develop feeding plans for a production system|