Certificate IV in Agribusiness

Course Code AHC41016
Campus Shepparton - William Orr, Wangaratta - Tone Road
Duration 1070 hours

Course Overview

AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Agribusiness administrator.

This qualification allows individuals to develop agribusiness skills and knowledge within the agriculture and production horticulture industry. They may undertake a range of complex and non-routine tasks related to the administration of an agribusiness. The range of technical skills and knowledge is experienced and leadership of others would be expected.

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.

Pathways / Employment Opportunities

The AHC41016 – Certificate IV in Agribusiness 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 computers, people and interpreting data. 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 AHC41016 – Certificate IV in Agribusiness, you might wish to undertake further study in the:

  • AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC60316 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Sessions - Dates/Times

Campus Times
Shepparton – William Orr Flexible Learning, Self Paced – Working in Industry – SEMESTER 2 / 2019
Wangaratta – Tone Road Flexible Learning, Self Paced – Working in Industry – 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 1,070 $4.50 $4,815.00 $10.00 $10,700.00
Govt Subsidised-Standard Concession 1,070 $0.40 $428.00 $10.00 $10,700.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee 1,070 $2.00 $2,140.00 $10.00 $10,700.00
Govt Subsidised-Trainee Concession 1,070 $0.40 $428.00 $10.00 $10,700.00
Full Fee 1,070 $2.31 $2,471.70 N/A N/A
Course Materials 1,070 $0.50 $535.00 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

AHC41016 – Core Units

AHCWHS401 – Maintain work health and safety processes

AHC41016 – Elective Units

AHCAGB402 – Analyse and interpret production data
AHCWRK502 – Collect and manage data
AHCBUS509 – Develop and implement business structures and relationships
AHCLSK401 – Develop feeding plans for a production system
AHCLSK402 – Develop livestock feeding plans
AHCCHM401 – Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
BSBRSK401 – Identify risk and apply risk management processes
AHCWRK401 – Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
AHCAGB301 – Keep production records for a primary production business
BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
AHCBUS404 – Operate within a budget framework
AHCCHM303 – Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCBUS508 – Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
BSBFIA402 – Report on financial activity
AHCWRK403 – Supervise work routines and staff performance
BSBHRM405 – Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals

Assessment Methods

Assessments methods may include:

  • Direct observation
  • Quiz
  • Knowledge challenge
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 call 1300 468 233.


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.

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?

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