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Interested in a career in the rapidly expanding dairy industry?
This traineeship will give you a career that takes you outdoors and doing practical, hands-on work.
This course is suitable for anyone looking to begin their career in the dairy industry. It will equip you with a variety of agricultural skills that will give you the basis to confidently work in the dairy industry. Study areas include animal nutrition, animal health, and machinery operation.
A variety of agricultural skills pertaining to the dairy industry including:
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.
You must be at least 15 years old to enrol. In order to complete the qualification, you must be at least 16 years old to undertake certain units.
You must also be employed as a trainee with a registered employer in the agriculture industry.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 17 units: 10 core and 7 elective.
|Transport and store chemicals
|Implement animal health control programs
|Implement feeding plans for livestock
|Rear newborn and young livestock
|Contribute to work health and safety processes
|Respond to emergencies
|Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
|Coordinate and monitor milking operations
|Carry out routine service of milking equipment
|Implement procedures for calving
|Plan and construct an electric fence
|Administer medication to livestock
|Maintain livestock water supplies
|Conduct front-end loader operations
|Operate quad bikes
|Operate side by side utility vehicles
|Provide First Aid
|Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
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)
A USI is a nationally recognised reference number that provides an online record of your training qualifications gained in Australia.
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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 course fees published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Course fee funding is made available to eligible individuals by the Victorian and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect opportunities to access additional funding in the future. An accurate quote for this course will be provided during the enrolment process.
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|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)
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.
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|Course consumable/materials (approximate)
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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