Agriculture

About the Course

Develop the technical skills and knowledge you need to work with livestock, cropping or mixed farming enterprises with the Certificate III in Agriculture.

You’ll learn about safe and environmentally sustainable work practices, as well as other selected skill areas which could include:

- Broadacre cropping
- Chemicals use
- Livestock production
- Machinery operation and maintenance
- Irrigation
- Agribusiness
- Horticulture
- Pest management

This nationally recognised qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship and, when you complete it successfully, you’ll be able to seek employment as a farm or station hand. You can also continue onto the Certificate IV in Agriculture.

This course offers a full range of flexible delivery options and allows for Australian Traineeships.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as a traineeship

This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

School Trainee

This course is targeted to people who have access to a combination of school, part time employment and vocational study.

All training will be conducted in the workplace and supported by:

  • learning resources provided by TAFE Western
  • standard operating procedures and work instructions available in the workplace
  • equipment provided in the workplace

Students undertaking employment based learning will have access to TAFE facilities and support including:

  • Student HUB, library facilities and Education Support Officers to support research and independent learning activities
  • TAFE Counsellors, Aboriginal Community Consultants and Disability Support Services

Qualification Certificate III
National Code AHC30116
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Career Opportunities

Farm or station hand, farm or station worker, livestock transport driver
Jackaroo/Jillaroo
Senior Farmhand
Senior Farmhand (Livestock)
Senior Farmhand (Sheep and Wool)

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

Dubbo

  Starts Anytime

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: AHC30116-01V02-19DUB-034

Orange

  Starts in March

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: AHC30116-01V02-19ORA-002

Dubbo

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Dubbo College, Narromine Road Campus

Trainees attend 4 x four day blocks of off the job training at Dubbo TAFE plus an on the job assessment towards the end of the training period.

This course is for Certificate 3 Agriculture Trainees who are employed full time on a property and signed up as a trainee.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Course hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm 4 days per week for 4 one week blocks plus flexible study.

Course length: 28 hours per week for 4 Weeks

Classes start at 8:30 AM and end at 4:30 PM

What will I pay?

Traineeship enrolment fee is $1,000, there are no additional fees payable

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,620.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131 601.

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Orange

How will I study?

Delivery Location: Orange College, Forest Road Campus

Trainees attend 4 x four day blocks of off the job training at Forest Road campus, Orange TAFE plus an on the job assessment towards the end of the training period.

The block dates are:

18/03/2019 to 21/03/2019
06/05/2019 to 08/05/2019
11/06/2019 to 13/06/2019 05/08/2019 to 07/08/2019

People who successfully Certificate III Agriculture can continue a carer pathway to complete Certificate IV Agriculture and Diploma in Agriculture at TAFE whilst working in the Agricultural industry.

This course is for Certificate 3 Agriculture Trainees who are employed full time on a property and signed up as a trainee. Part time Traineeships are also available.

Certificate III Agriculture offers a wide variety of elective units to suit people wanting to work in all sectors of the rural industry. This course is suited to learners who have previous industry experience at introductory level. Certificate III Agriculture will equip learners to work in a wide variety of Agricultural enterprises including livestock, mixed farming and cropping.

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

Class attendance is Part time

Course hours are 8.30am to 4.30pm 4 days per week for 4 one week blocks plus flexible study

Start Date: 18 March 2019
End Date: 3 July 2020

What will I pay?

Traineeship enrolment fee is $1,000, there are no additional fees payable

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $2,620.00 per course (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Eligible For Instalments

TAFE Western can also make arrangements for payment by instalment. Contact us to discuss how you can use these arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

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