Certificate IV in Agriculture

Course Code AHC40116
Campus Shepparton - William Orr, Wangaratta - Tone Road
Duration 1225 hours

Course Overview

The AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Farm team leader, Farm supervisor, Dairy Farm supervisor.

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

This course can be undertaken via a computer aided learning model (on campus and online) or a traineeship

You will be enrolled into a current qualification.

Please note: this course is available as part of the 2019 Free TAFE Courses for eligible on-campus students.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Food and Fibre/Agriculture industry.

Working in this industry may involve working outdoors and indoors, working with a variety of vehicles and agriculture machinery as well as animals and plants. It requires a medium degree of fitness. At times it may require you to work alone or in a team. Individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

Further studies
After gaining the AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture, you might wish to undertake further study in the

  • AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness
  • AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – William Orr Flexible Learning/Inc 1 Day a Week – 9am to 3.30pm – SEMESTER 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Learning/Inc 1 Day a Week – 9am to 3.30pm – SEMESTER 2 / 2019

Attendance and Commitment

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

Students are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and participate in webinars.

Course Co-ordinator

Name: Ian Carkeek
Location: William Orr Campus, Shepparton

Fee Information
Type Average Enrolled Hours Hourly Fee Rate Indicative Tuition Fee Hourly Govt Subsidy Rate Total Govt Contribution
Govt Subsidised-Standard 1,225 $1.74 $2,131.50 $10.00 $12,250.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,225 $0.35 $428.75 $10.00 $12,250.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 1,225 $1.74 $2,131.50 $10.00 $12,250.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 1,225 $0.35 $428.75 $10.00 $12,250.00
Full Fee 1,225 $2.31 $2,829.75 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,225 $0.50 $612.50 N/A N/A

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

You will receive an Indicative Fee Statement when you decide upon your course. A finalised invoice will be issued upon enrolment. Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Book Shop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your Course Information session or during the Pre-Training review Interview.

Entry Requirements

Training package entry requirements
There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements
Before being accepted into this course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a pre-training review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a language, literacy and numeracy assessment.
Units of Competency

AHC40116 – Core Units

AHCWHS401 – Maintain work health and safety processes

AHC40116 – Elective Units

AHCAGB402 – Analyse and interpret production data
AHCWRK502 – Collect and manage data
AHCPCM402 – Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
AHCLSK401 – Develop feeding plans for a production system
AHCLSK402 – Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCLSK504 – Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
AHCCHM401 – Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
AHCLSK404 – Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
AHCWRK401 – Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
AHCPMG410 – Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan
AHCAGB301 – Keep production records for a primary production business
AHCDRY401 – Manage milking shed routines
AHCBAC401 – Manage pastures for livestock production
BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
AHCBUS501 – Manage staff
AHCBUS404 – Operate within a budget framework
AHCBAC402 – Plan a pasture establishment program
AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCLSK318 – Rear newborn and young livestock
AHCSOL401 – Sample soils and interpret results
AHCLSK409 – Supervise animal health programs
AHCWRK403 – Supervise work routines and staff performance
BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

Assessment Methods
  • Direct observation
  • Knowledge challenge
  • Quiz
Skills Recognition

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification.  There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking.  You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.
Information Sessions

For further information regarding this course please contact the course coordinator.


Please note:  Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review.  This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer
Individual Needs

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Enrolment in an apprenticeship course is commenced after GOTAFE receives a Training contract completed at an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN). To locate an AASN, please call 13 38 73.

Learner’s Rights

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.
Further information is provided at course induction.

Student Welfare Unit

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.
Educational Support Services

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

Where to from here?

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or click Enquire Now.