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|Study Mode||Part-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||One day a week over a 16 month period Classes are on Thursdays at Glenormiston|
Want to work in an industry where there is a demand for workers with skills Australia wide?
Do you like the idea of working outdoors, doing practical, hands-on tasks according to the season?
The agriculture industry will have a huge impact on the future of food security. There are a large variety of careers and employment opportunities available through studying agriculture and there is a strong demand for skilled workers, providing good pay and flexible hours. Practical indoor and outdoor work is available with opportunities to work anywhere in the world.
This course will provide the key skills you require in order to work on a farm with subjects that could include: operation and maintenance of agricultural equipment (quad bikes and tractors), livestock management and health, milking, fencing, chemical application and first aid.
This course will provide the key skills you require in order to work in the agriculture industry. You will learn a variety of agricultural skills that will give you the basis to confidently work in a farming enterprise including:
After successfully completing this qualification, you may continue into further study in:
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
To apply for this course, you must be over 15 years of age and employed in the agriculture industry.
To be eligible to be awarded this qualification you must successfully complete 18 units, 3 core units and 15 electives.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCBIO203||Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity||20||$0.00|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||30||$0.00|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||20||$0.00|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry||20||$0.00|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||20||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCBIO201||Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material||20||$0.00|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30||$0.00|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70||$65.00|
|AHCINF201||Carry out basic electric fencing operations||40||$0.00|
|AHCINF202||Install, maintain and repair farm fencing||30||$0.00|
|AHCINF203||Maintain properties and structures||30||$0.00|
|AHCLSK202||Care for health and welfare of livestock||40||$0.00|
|AHCLSK203||Carry out birthing duties||40||$0.00|
|AHCLSK204||Carry out regular livestock observation||40||$0.00|
|AHCLSK205||Handle livestock using basic techniques||30||$0.00|
|AHCLSK209||Monitor water supplies||20||$0.00|
|AHCLSK210||Muster and move livestock||25||$0.00|
|AHCLSK211||Provide feed for livestock||30||$0.00|
|AHCLSK219||Carry out birthing duties||40||$0.00|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20||$0.00|
|AHCMOM207||Conduct front-end loader operations||60||$0.00|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40||$30.00|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles||50||$0.00|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes||60||$0.00|
|AHCPGD201||Plant trees and shrubs||20||$0.00|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in workplace communications||30||$0.00|
|HLTAID002||Provide basic emergency life support||12||$40.00|
|HLTAID010||Provide basic emergency life support||12||$40.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$1,680.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$6,535.00|
Students who are eligible for Free TAFE place will not pay course tuition fees for the duration of their enrolment in this course, however, there may be some consumable/material fees for the course (find out more below). The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Find out more about Free TAFE courses and eligibility or contact us.
A Free TAFE Pathways Program is a group of courses that complement each other to help you continue to train for the career and industry you may wish to work in. For eligible students, these courses are tuition fee free. Depending on the course, you may still be required to pay material fees. The consumable fees for this course are listed in the above table.
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$345.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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