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Code:
AHC40116
Course Type:
Accredited Course; Traineeship; Free TAFE
Study Mode:
On Campus
Duration:
10 months
Starting Date:
2020: 15/10/20
Location:
Leongatha, Sale (Gtec), Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre
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Course Overview

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.

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.

Times

Thursday 10am to 3pm

Qualifications and Recognition

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

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides and occupational outcome at a supervisory level, as Farm team leader or supervisor

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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.

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

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

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)

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

Course Modules

Course units
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results
AHCLSK409 Supervise animal health programs
AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
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

Assessment

Not Applicable