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  • SSAHC1015

Farm Labourer Skill Set

At a glance

At a glance

This skill set will give you the essential, entry-level skills you need to work as a labourer in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors.

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Course overview

Course overview

Develop the essential, entry-level skills you need to work as a farm labourer. This skill set will prepare you to get started in the agriculture, horticulture or land management industries.

In this introductory course you'll learn how to safely handle, transport and store chemicals; prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases; coordinate control measures for plant pests, diseases and disorders; and plan and coordinate weed control activities while minimising environmental damage. You'll also discover how to safely operate a range of agricultural machinery and equipment including tractors in accordance with relevant legislative requirements. 

Successful completion of this skill set will prepare you to seek work as a farm labourer in a range of agricultural settings. 

Units

The successful achievement of this partial qualification requires you to complete all units listed below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307
Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
AHCPMG302
Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCMOM202
Operate tractors
AHCMOM304
Operate machinery and equipment
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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
  • Southern Cross University
  • 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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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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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

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. 

Suitable attire will also be required for attendance at residential schools; a long sleeved shirt, long pants, steel capped boots, safety glasses, a sun safe hat, and sunscreen.

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