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Certificate III in Agriculture

AHC30110

  • Study this flexible Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110) online - no need to attend on campus classes
  • Develop the technical & husbandry skills required for a variety of agricultural roles
  • No educational entry requirements

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At a glance

Study mode

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Online

Provider

OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
Career Opportunities
  • Farm or Station Hand
Recognition

Nationally recognised - meets Australian Qualifications Framework standards.

Prerequisites

Access to a suitable farm

Location

Online

Course length
Self-paced (e.g. 20 hrs a week = finish in 1 year). Complete within 18 months.
Study mode

Online


Online

Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.

Blended

Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.

In-class

Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

Assessment
Written assignments & online tests
Start date

Enrol anytime.

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Provider
OTEN – Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)

TAFE NSW - OTEN - Open Training and Education Network (RTO 90004) is the largest online TAFE provider in Australia.

You can study OTEN’s accredited online TAFE courses at your own pace, and start anytime.

OTEN’s flexible courses are developed in consultation with relevant industry groups – to ensure you build the skills that are valued by employers.

Many OTEN courses are VET FEE-HELP approved so you can study now and pay later.

TAFE NSW - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004) trading as Open Training & Education Network

Payment options

12-month interest free payment planTerms & conditions apply

Upfront payment

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Price
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  • Whether you are an Australian resident
  • How you pay for the course (via a government loan, via a payment plan, or upfront)

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Prerequisites

You will need:

  • Regular access to a suitable farm
  • Appropriate protective clothing & equipment
  • A camera for recording assessments

What you'll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Undertake basic soil/media analysis tests
  • Identify pests and diseases
  • Monitor the health and maturity of crops
  • Move, draft and control livestock
  • Assess herd/flock health and conditions

Course structure

16 units

Core units

  1. AHCOHS301A - Contribute to WHS processes


    This unit covers the process of carrying out enterprise Work Health and Safety (WHS) policies and procedures and defines the standard required to: 

    • work in accordance with workplace procedures in hazard identification and risk control
    • carry out safe practices during work operations
    • participate in arrangements for maintaining the health and safety of all people in the workplace
  2. AHCPMG301A - Control weeds


    This unit covers the process of controlling plant pests, diseases and disorders taking into consideration Integrated Pest Management(IPM) options and defines the standard required to:

    • identify a range of pests, diseases and disorders, and beneficial organisms
    • assess damage or threat to plants
    • select pest and disease controls and timing of operations
    • prepare and calibrate equipment
    • apply a range of pest and disease control methods and keep records
    • monitor the effectiveness of controls
  3. AHCWRK305A - Co-ordinate work site activities


    This unit covers the process of coordinating work site activities for small-scale projects and defines the standard required to:

    • prepare and plan worksite activities
    • identify and allocate resources required
    • schedule activities and allocate tasks and responsibilities
    • use communication and team supervision strategies
    • monitor activities and record costs and production levels
    • convey issues and suggested improvements to management
  4. AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media


    This unit covers the process of determining the basic properties of soil or soil-less growing media and defines the standard required to:

    • undertake basic soil/media analysis descriptive tests for soil texture, salinity and pH
    • use basic proprietary soil testing equipment for testing pH and salinity
    • determine basic soil structure with a view to using soil structure ameliorants
  5. AHCBAC306A - Establish agricultural crops


    This unit covers the process of establishing agricultural crops and defines the standard required to:

    • prepare and service machinery and equipment
    • carry out tillage and apply pre-planting treatments
    • carry out sowing operation and fertiliser application
    • monitoring the environmental impacts of establishing the crop
    • clean, secure and store machinery and equipment
    • keep records of the sowing operation.
  6. AHCBAC302A - Establish pastures & crops for livestock production


    This unit covers the functions required to establish pastures and crops for livestock production and defines the standard required to: 

    • assess existing pastures and crops to maximise livestock production
    • calibrate boom spray
    • seed drill and fertiliser spreader
    • identify pests and diseases
    • sow and monitor new pastures and crops
    • select pasture species
    • sowing method and application appropriate for optimal yield
    • manage grazing systems including weed and stubble control
    • control pests and weeds without damage to the crop or pasture
  7. AHCLSK205A - Handle livestock using basic techniques


    This unit covers the functions required to move, draft and control livestock using basic methods and procedures in an agricultural enterprise and defines the standard required to: 

    • prepare handling areas, gates and access routes for livestock movement
    • monitor and anticipate livestock behaviour
    • identify and draft livestock for handling operations
    • move and control livestock and minimise undue stress and risk to livestock and handlers
  8. AHCPCM301A - Implement a plant nutrition program


    This unit covers the process of implementing a plant nutrition program in the horticultural or agricultural industry and defines the standard required to:

    • recognise a range of common causes of nutrient deficiency
    • prepare fertilizers and other products for application to plants
    • apply fertilizers and other products; clean up and maintain tools and equipment
    • record work activities according to enterprise guidelines
  9. AHCWRK313A - Implement & monitor environmentally sustainable work practices


    This unit covers the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to

    • effectively analyse the workplace in relation to environmentally sustainable work practices and to implement improvements and monitor their effectiveness
    • the ability to access industry information, applicable legislative and Work Health and Safety (WHS) guidelines
  10. AHCLSK309A - Implement animal health control programs


    This unit covers the functions required to implement animal heath control programs in animals and defines the standard required to: 

    • monitor animal health status and refer to the production plan for intervention strategies
    • accurately diagnose the type and severity of infection or parasite infestation
    • determine the type and scope of treatment
    • administer treatments and observe withholding periods
    • monitor animals for treatment effectiveness
  11. AHCLSK311A - Implement feeding plans for livestock


    This unit covers the process of monitoring the available pasture for grazing and implementing a feeding plan and defines the standard required to: 

    • monitor the availability of pasture
    • assess herd/flock health and condition
    • read and implement a feeding plan
    • identify livestock nutritional requirements and estimate livestock feed requirements
    • calculate feed requirements
  12. AHCBAC307A - Maintain agricultural crops


    This unit covers the process of maintaining agricultural crops and defines the standard required to: 

    • monitor crops for levels of pests and diseases and moisture
    • implement pest and disease control strategies
    • monitor the health and maturity of the crop
  13. AHCWRK302A - Monitor weather conditions


    This unit covers the process of monitoring and interpreting weather and climate conditions and assessing its likely impact on staff, crops, livestock, produce, property, natural resources, equipment and work tasks and defines the standard required to: 

    • monitor and interpret weather and climate information
    • communicate warnings and concerns
    • identify resource requirements and dangers
    • minimise loss and damage to staff, livestock, crops, natural resources, property, and produce
    • implement alternative livestock or other programs
    • continue to monitor weather changes
  14. AHCINF303A - Plan & construct conventional fencing


    This unit covers the functions required to plan and construct conventional fencing and defines the standard required to: 

    • site the fence line according to property or land management plan
    • estimate, cost and source fencing materials and arrange delivery
    • carry out fencing operations safely and efficiently
    • construct a fence that meets specifications in plan or contract and is within tolerances for materials
    • minimise environmental impacts and dispose of waste appropriately
  15. AHCCHM303A - Prepare & apply chemicals


    This unit covers the process of preparing and applying chemicals and defines the standard required to:

    • assess the need for chemical use
    • comply with safety, chemical label and MSDS requirements
    • prepare an application/spray plan
    • prepare and apply chemicals
    • calibrate application equipment and maintain chemical records
  16. AHCCHM304A - Transport handle & store chemicals


    This unit covers the process of transporting, handling and storing chemicals safely and identifies the standard required to:

    • correctly maintain and use personal protective equipment (PPE) according to label
    • follow emergency procedures for chemical spillage
    • follow legislative requirements for the safe transport of chemicals
    • maintain storage area and chemical manifest

Support and delivery

When you study online with OTEN, you can:

  • Study from anywhere, when it suits you best.
  • Graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.
  • Get comprehensive support from teachers via phone and email.
  • Access course materials online.
  • Interact with teachers and fellow students via platforms like virtual classrooms, forums and video calls.

OTEN's online courses can also be referred to as distance education. Some hard-copy course materials and assessments may be accessed or submitted via post.

Payment options

There are 2 ways you can pay for this course:

1. 12-month interest free payment plan

Pay for your course over time by making weekly, fortnightly or monthly repayments.

This flexible payment plan requires no deposit, and you pay no interest for the first 12 months.

2. Upfront payment

You can pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.

To understand more about payment options or find out if you’re eligible for a funding entitlement, contact a SEEK Learning Consultant.

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