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|Study Mode||Full-time, Traineeship|
|Commencement||Start any time|
|Note||This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.|
The Certificate IV in Agriculture will allow you to develop skills and knowledge to become a specialist in the agriculture industry, possibly becoming a supervisor or team leader.
You will learn the skills to take responsibility for their your work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. You will learn how to provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
This course also covers the specifics of managing stock nutrition breeding, health and welfare and supervision of staff and plant operation, plus chemical users course.
You will learn a range of skills including how to manage milking sheds routines, costing projects and sampling soils and interpreting results.
This qualification may provide a pathway to further study in this field such as the Diploma of Agriculture.
This qualification is superseded and course updates are occurring.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 need to be at least 16 years of age and employed as a trainee in the agricultural industry before commencing this course.
You need to be employed in this field as an apprentice or trainee before commencing this course.
If you are currently not employed in this field please contact the Skills and Jobs Centre for further advice.
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 12 units; 1 core and 11 elective.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes||70||$0.00|
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCCHM304||Transport and store chemicals||50||$0.00|
|AHCLSK402||Develop livestock feeding plans||140||$0.00|
|AHCLSK409||Supervise animal health programs||110||$0.00|
|AHCPMG412||Develop a pest management plan||90||$0.00|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases||70||$65.00|
|AHCAGB406||Keep financial records for primary production business||60||$0.00|
|AHCBUS408||Operate within a budget framework||50||$0.00|
|AHCBAC410||Plan and implement a pasture establishment program||120||$0.00|
|AHCBAC411||Manage pastures for livestock production||120||$0.00|
|AHCLSK422||Identify and select animals for breeding||100||$0.00|
|AHCPCM406||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program||90||$0.00|
|BSBESB407||Manage finances for new business ventures||60||$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.
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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.
The Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program provides a number of incentives to assist employers who take on an Australian Apprentice, particularly where the Australian Apprenticeship is in a trade experiencing a skills shortage.
Find out more about the incentives available and hiring an apprentice or trainee on the Australian Apprenticeships website.
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)||$3,670.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$15,850.00|
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)||$340.00|
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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