x
  • AHC32816 / AHC51416 / AHC50116
  • 095726J / 095167B / 095165D

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

At a glance

At a glance

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

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Farm Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Farm Production Manager
  • Production Unit Manager
  • Agronomist
  • Agribusiness Manager/Administrator
  • Farm Manager/Administrator
  • Production Unit Manager/Administrator
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC32816 / AHC51416 / AHC50116 Certificate III in Rural Operations / Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
Course overview

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.

Units

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: This Diploma has no core units
Elective Competencies: 10

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 - Core units
AHCLSK305
Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
Diploma of Agriculture / Agribusiness - Elective units
AHCBAC408
Manage agricultural crop production
AHCLSK501
Manage livestock production
AHCNAR506
Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
AHCAGB503
Plan and monitor production processes
AHCBUS502
Market products and services
BSBWOR501
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
AHCBUS506
Develop and review a business plan
AHCBUS507
Monitor and review business performance
AHCBUS508
Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCAGB502
Plan and manage infrastructure requirements
AHCAGB501
Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCAGB505
Develop a whole farm plan
Certificate III in Rural Operations - Elective units
AHCLSK305
Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCMOM204
Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCLSK204
Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCLSK311
Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK210
Muster and move livestock
AHCLSK206
Identify and mark livestock
AHCMOM212
Operate quad bikes
AHCLSK309
Implement animal health control programs
AHCINF303
Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCLSK301
Administer medication to livestock
AHCMOM202
Operate tractors

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
Ways to study

Ways to study

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now

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
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.

Money IconUpfront payment

This is the total amount you need to pay when you enrol. This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

Learn more

Money IconPayment plan

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

Learn more

Money IconInternational Student Payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Western Union Global Pay for Students. Western Union allows you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays. 
Learn more

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Selection criteria

Domestic Students
There are no Selection criteria requirements for Domestic Students

 

International Students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International Students:

  • 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
  • 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.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.  For more information visit Department of Home Affairs - Welfare Requirements for Student Visa Applicants under 18.

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.

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.

Get Started Today
Enquire nowApply now
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.

Learn more

test

Get started with TAFE Queensland

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