Course Type:
Accredited Course; VDSS
Code:
AHC20116
Campus:
Bairnsdale Trade Centre, Leongatha, Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre
Completion:
Full
Duration:
2 years
Scored
Assessment:

No
VET in VCE:
Yes
VET in
VCE VM:

Yes
VET in VPC:
Yes
Structured
Workplace
Learning:


Strongly Recommended
Enquiry

Enquiry

Please contact your Schools Career Advisor or VDSS Coordinator

Course Overview

This qualification is delivered face to face with scheduled practical skills days and field trips throughout the year. It is ideal for those who wish to start a career in the food and fibre industry, or further develop their skills and knowledge at the assistant farm hand level. Through this course you will learn basic practical skills in fencing, monitoring water supplies, machinery operation, plant and livestock management. Students undertaking this course will gain the practical skills and knowledge required to carry out routine tasks under general supervision within the agricultural industry.

Entry Requirements

  • Student must be 16 years of age or older to be operate machinery such as tractors, according to manufacture requirements.
  • Students will be required to undertake some self paced learning and practical activities outside of school times
  • This course is for students undertaking the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or the VCE Vocational Major (VCE VM). Please contact your school for more information.

Proposed Units

AHCPCM204 Recognise plants
TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
AHCPGD207 Plant trees and shrubs
AHCSOL203 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCLSK211 Provide feed for livestock
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCWRK207 Collect and record production data
AHCINF201 Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCWRK201 Observe and report on weather
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision

Clothing and Equipment

  • Solid, closed in shoes
  • Clothing suitable for practical work
  • Branded uniform shirt will be supplied
  • Students must have access to a computer and Internet. Our preference is for students to bring their laptop they currently use for Secondary School to their VET DSS classes

Pathways

  • Certificate III in Agriculture (App/Traineeship)
  • Certificate III in Dairy Production
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture

Potential Job Outcomes

  • Farm hand, Stockperson
  • Dairy Trades Person