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Certificate III in Agriculture

National Course Code: AHC30116

TAFE NSW Course Number: AHC30116-01V01

Nominal Hours: 640

Full Fee: $8,930
Max. Fee If Eligible For Subsidy: $2,620

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If your course has been funded by Training Services NSW under Smart and Skilled, you may be contacted by a Training Services NSW representative to discuss your experience at OTEN.

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:
- Farm or station hand
- Farm or station worker
- Livestock transport driver

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture.

An additional descriptor in brackets after the qualification title e.g. AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture (Livestock Transport) may be added by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).
Any additional descriptor should reflect a minimum selection of at least ten sector specific elective units from Group A unit group.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...

If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

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

AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program
AHCBAC302 Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes
AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions

The above list includes units being offered at OTEN. If licensing in another state other than NSW is required, please check requirements with the relevant state.

You don't need to study what you already know! The skills, knowledge and experience you have gained from your previous learning, work experience and life in general may be taken into account.

To apply for recognition in one or more units you must clearly show that you have the equivalent and relevant skills, knowledge and experience of the unit or group of units.

For Credit transfer where you have completed previous studies either with TAFE NSW or with another tertiary provider complete the Enrolment Adjustment - Credit - Previous Studies form, and include any required evidence.

For Recognition of Prior Learning, attach your evidence to a completed Enrolment Adjustment – Credit – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) form and submit for assessment.

Send your applications to:

Email: oten.recognitionhelp@tafensw.edu.au

Post: OTEN Recognition, 51 Wentworth Road, Strathfield NSW 2135

Keep a copy of all completed forms for your records.

To find out more about Credit and to help you with your application read the Credit e-Kit for Students.

Need more help? Contact the Recognition Help Desk

Smart and Skilled Student Fees

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 131 241 for further information and advice.

First qualification$2,190
Second qualification$2,620
Concession$240
Non-government subsidised fee$8,930

Trainees: From 2016 if you are starting a traineeship that is on the NSW Skills List, your Smart and Skilled fee for the whole qualification will not be more than $1,000.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government under Smart and Skilled. The student fee you will need to pay, will be determined according to your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, you may also be eligible for a concession fee, fee exemption or fee free scholarship. Payment by instalments is available.

You may continue with an enrolment into this course if you are not eligible for subsidised training, however the full training fee will be applicable. There are conditions to enrolment if you are a Temporary Visa Holder. To discuss your visa status and eligibility to enrol please phone 131 241.

For further information on fees and charges, please see https://www.tafensw.edu.au/get-started-at-tafe-nsw/fees-information

Please ensure you also read and understand the associated fee policies and conditions related to withdrawal from a course, applying for a refund of fees, applying for a deferral to your studies and if you are behind in payment of instalments.

When enrolling under a Smart and Skilled entitlement and where you are eligible for 100% credit from previous studies, your student fee contribution will be zero. However, you will be required to pay an administration fee for the production of your testamur.

For full details on TAFE NSW fees and money matters please visit our Paying for Your Course page.

To apply for this course please click on the Apply Now button. You may also apply over the phone by calling TAFE Digital on 131 241.

You may be required to supply additional information by e-mail. Please contact the teaching section on oten.agriculture@tafensw.edu.au for further information.

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