Course Type:
Accredited Course; VET DSS
Code:
AHC20116
Campus:
Online/Blended
Completion:
Full
Duration:
1 year
Scored
Assessment:

No
VET in VCE:
Yes
VCAL
Recognition:

Yes
Block Credit:
Yes
Structured
Workplace
Learning:


Strongly Recommended
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Course Overview

This qualification is delivered online 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, and as this course is delivered via online/blended learning, it is ideal for students that are studying VCE or VCAL noting practical sessions will be scheduled during term breaks to minimise commitments during school time.

Proposed Units

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCWRK201 Observe and report on weather
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCPMG202 Treat plant pests, diseases & disorders
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs
TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF201 Carry out basic electric fencing operations
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants
AHCWRK207 Collect and record production data
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors

Pre-Requisites

Nil

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

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 attend excursions and workshops focussing on the practical aspects of the qualification
  • Online interactive class: Fri 12-2pm
  • Tutorials: Mon 12-1pm and Thur 12-2pm
  • Three practical skills days: April, June, September 2022 (dates TBC)