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  • AHC30116

Certificate III in Agriculture

At a glance

At a glance

Progress your career on the land with this entry-level course. Get the skills you need to take on high-level responsibilities as a senior farm hand.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Farm or Station Hand
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

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Course overview

Course overview

Get a head start on your farming career with this entry-level qualification. This course will give you the skills you need to take on high-level responsibilities as a senior farm hand in livestock, cropping or mixed-enterprise. We'll give you the specific skills employers are looking for to prepare you for future innovation within the agricultural sector.

We will train you in handling and transporting animals, implementing health and feeding programs, and maintaining property and structures such as fences and bores. Our highly-experienced staff are the best in the business and are available to give you advice and hands-on guidance throughout your studies.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work in a diverse range of settings as a farmhand in the agricultural industry. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Group A
AHCBAC306
Establish agricultural crops
AHCBAC302
Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCINF302
Plan and construct an electric fence
AHCLSK305
Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCMOM302
Perform machinery maintenance
AHCINF303
Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCLSK308
Identify and draft livestock
AHCLSK309
Implement animal health control programs
AHCLSK311
Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK301
Administer medication to livestock
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCLSK325
Castrate livestock
AHCBAC307
Maintain agricultural crops
AHCBAC308
Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities
AHCWRK204
Work effectively in the industry
HLTAID003
Provide first aid
Group B
AHCSHG301
Prepare livestock for shearing
AHCSHG306
Carry out post-shearing procedures
AHCMOM202
Operate tractors
AHCMOM212
Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM305
Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCWOL308
Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching
AHCWOL310
Press wool for a clip
AHCLSK315
Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock
AHCLSK316
Prepare livestock for competition
Group C
ACMEQU205
Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU202
Handle horses safely
ACMHBR307
Handle young horses
AHCLSK337
Train, care for and ride horses for stock work
AHCLSK204
Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCWRK205
Participate in workplace communications
AHCINF203
Maintain properties and structures
AHCLSK206
Identify and mark livestock
AHCLSK207
Load and unload livestock
AHCLSK210
Muster and move livestock
AHCMOM201
Operate two wheel motorbikes
AHCLSK205
Handle livestock using basic techniques
ACMEQU202
Handle horses safely
ACMEQU206
Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
AHCLSK218
Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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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.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

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.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


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.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

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. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

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
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland