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AHC32816 / AHC51419 / AHC50116 | 095726J / 103160E / 095165D

Certificate III in Rural Operations / Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture

International Students

Get the Australian outback experience with this advanced-level, triple qualification. Work on farms or stations, or as an agribusiness manager.

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TIME 2 years / Full Time NEXT START DATE 11 Jul 2022
STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY International
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
International
$23,000

Course overview

Get the Australian outback experience with this advanced-level, triple qualification that will see you working on farms or stations, or as an agribusiness manager. The agribusiness sector is highly diverse consisting of operators across agricultural services and production at all levels of the supply chain.

In this course you will learn how to identify plants and operate machinery, manage both livestock and crop production, market your products and services, and prepare and monitor budgets. We will also teach you how to develop farm and business plans, create climate risk management strategies, and produce sustainable land strategies.

Upon successful completion of this triple qualification you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become a farm, property or station manager. You will also have a solid foundation to complete further study and advance your career in this field.

What can I do?

  • Farm Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Farm Production Manager
  • Production Unit Manager
  • Agronomist
  • Agribusiness Manager/Administrator
  • Farm Manager/Administrator
  • Production Unit Manager/Administrator

Course outcome:

AHC32816 / AHC51419 / AHC50116 Certificate III in Rural Operations / Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture

Learning support options

We have around-the-clock, one-on-one support services if you need an extra hand. The Learning Skills Centre — located in most of our campus libraries — is a drop-in service staffed by experienced teachers who can help with study skills. Our online after-hours tutoring service focuses on writing, research, referencing, and subject-specific questions.

Triple qualification

Take advantage of our triple award offerings and get three qualifications instead of one. In most cases you will only need to complete a few additional units to upgrade gain the additional qualifications. Save time, enhance your job prospects, and add value to your skill set.

What you will study.

Certificate III in Rural Operations:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 2
Elective Competencies: 14

Diploma of Agriculture:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: This Diploma has no core units
Elective Competencies: 10

Diploma of Agribusiness Management:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: 3
Elective Competencies: 7

The units listed below are recognised in both Diploma qualifications as elective choices; therefore by successfully completing these units, you will have satisfied the requirements for both qualifications.

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

Certificate III in Rural Operations

  • Certificate III in Rural Operations

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWHS301
    Contribute to work health and safety processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWHS301
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out enterprise work health and safety policies and procedures.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCWRK309
    Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCWRK309
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to apply environmentally sustainable work practices.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Diploma of Agriculture / Diploma of Agribusiness Management

  • Diploma of Agriculture / Diploma of Agribusiness Management

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCBUS517
    Monitor and review business performance
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCBUS517
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and review business performance.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor and review business performance

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCBUS516
    Develop and review a business plan
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCBUS516
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and review a business plan.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and review a business plan

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCAGB519
    Plan and monitor production processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCAGB519
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and monitor production processes, including identifying the production processes required to achieve targets; establishing production targets for each enterprise and each product, crop, herd or flock; and monitoring and evaluating production processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and monitor production processes

Ways to study
CAMPUS START DATES DURATION WORKLOAD STUDY MODE WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
11 Jul 2022
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $23,000
Toowoomba
23 Jan 2023
2 years
Full time
Classroom
  • International: $23,000

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Certificate III in Rural Operations / Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture (AHC32816 / AHC51419 / AHC50116)

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Certificate III in Rural Operations / Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture

COURSE CODE: AHC32816 / AHC51419 / AHC50116
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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International Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Western Union and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
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Important Information

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

International students
The following selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • You must be at least 18 years of age to enter into this course; 
  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International; and
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.


Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.  TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services (fees apply).

Resources Required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable Internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also be required to have access to and bring to class a light long sleeved shirt, steel capped boots, safety glasses, ear muffs or plugs, a sun safe hat, sunscreen, water bottle, secateurs, rubber dishwashing gloves, and gardening gloves. You may also be required to have access to an 8m retractable tape measure and calculator for select units.

International Important Information

The advertised course cost and duration will be broken down as per the following:

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University Pathways.

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Federation University
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to Apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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