• Course Code
  • AHC40116
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course; Traineeship
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Combination
  • Online (With on-campus workshops)
  • Duration
  • 18 months - 2 years
  • Starting Date
  • July, October 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Leongatha
  • Sale (FLC)
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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. 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.


Thursdays (online and tutorials) and some Friday practical days
Thursdays and Fridays 10.00am-3.00pm

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

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

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

Online requirement

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


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



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

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

Unit CodeUnit 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


Not Applicable

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