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|Study Mode||Part-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||One day a week on campus for 36 sessions per year.Colac: TuesdaysGlenormiston: Mondays|
|Note||This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.|
Looking to work in livestock production, cropping or a mixed agricultural enterprise?
The Certificate III in Agriculture will give you the skills and knowledge to work independently, and in teams, doing a wide variety of practical tasks with machinery, animals and plants. You will also gain hands-on experience in machinery operation, selecting suitable management techniques and thinking through what the best way to manage the unexpected.
A variety of agricultural skills including:
Australian agriculture is expanding to feed the growing world population and is a leader in innovation and use of technology. A wide range of career paths are available to graduates on and off farm from managing a farm to providing key services to the agricultural industry based on the sound knowledge you have gained undertaking this course.
Upon completion of this course, you will be equipped to gain employment as:
This course may provide a pathway to further study in the agriculture field such as:
This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.
To ensure course content is relevant and industry-specific, industry is constantly having input into this training package. The course code, title, units, and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled in the new qualification. Further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You must at least 15 years age and be employed within the agriculture industry before commencing this course.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 16 units: 2 core and 14 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50||$0.00|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCINF302||Plan and construct an electric fence||60||$0.00|
|AHCINF303||Plan and construct conventional fencing||60||$0.00|
|AHCLSK301||Administer medication to livestock||80||$0.00|
|AHCLSK305||Maintain livestock water supplies||30||$0.00|
|AHCLSK309||Implement animal health control programs||50||$0.00|
|AHCLSK311||Implement feeding plans for livestock||140||$0.00|
|AHCLSK318||Rear newborn and young livestock||50||$0.00|
|AHCMOM207||Conduct front-end loader operations||60||$0.00|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40||$30.00|
|AHCWRK303||Respond to emergencies||60||$0.00|
|AHCMOM302||Perform machinery maintenance||50||$0.00|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70||$65.00|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes||60||$0.00|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles||50||$0.00|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||18||$50.00|
|AHCLSK330||Implement procedures for calving||60||$0.00|
|AHCBAC313||Establish pastures and crops for livestock production||80||$0.00|
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.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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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)||$3,990.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$16,990.00|
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)||$420.00|
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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