Agriculture

We want you to be at the forefront of progress and growth in the Agricultural Industry. There’s no better place than GOTAFE to learn what you need. We help you choose the right course for the career you’re after. If it’s staff training you need, we’ll help you put together a training plan. You don’t even need to leave the farm.

Our students range from people studying at school, to those entering senior management roles, and industry leaders. Certificate II to Advanced Diploma. We offer short courses to improve safety in all aspects of farming from the tractor in the field, to using chemicals.

You’ll benefit from our local relationships and knowledge. You can enter tertiary studies through our partners Charles Sturt University. We have access to working farms where you can practice skills in a safe environment before applying them on the job.

We make sure you have access to the latest techniques and research. Join our graduates and see increases in farm productivity. Learn from our industry experienced trainers while you build networks with fellow agricultural professionals.

COURSES AVAILABLE

This course trains participants in the safe, legal and effective use of 1080 pest animal bait products for vertebrate pest control in Victoria. Due to the similarities between 1080 and PAPP pest animal bait products, the course provides an appropriate minimum competency standard to use PAPP in Victoria.

1080 products are registered for the control of rabbits, foxes, wild dogs and feral pigs in Victoria. PAPP products are registered for the control of foxes and wild dogs. 1080 and PAPP are best used as part of an integrated approach to control these species.

Using 1080 or PAPP to manage pest animals is a means of protecting Victoria’s biodiversity and reducing impacts on farms and catchment health.To be authorised to purchase and use 1080 and PAPP bait products you need to successfully complete the Course in Minimising Risks in the Use of 1080 Pest Animal Bait Products for Vertebrate Pest Control (‘1080 User Training’).

 

Read more about 22275VIC Certificate IV in Agriculture

This qualification is part of the Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative, tuition fees will be waived for eligible students in 2019. Discover if you are eligible at www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/freetafe

The Food and Fibre industry provides the opportunity to work on the land, in farming, natural resources, sustainability and associated primary production. Agriculture offers a diverse range of pathways in various industries such as beef, sheep, goat, pig, poultry, dairy, horse breeding, bee keeping, rural operations, sugar production, cotton and grain production.

A career in Food and Fibre is extremely diverse. You could work in fields such as a Farm Management, Farm Operations, Rural Business Management, or Agricultural Advisory, Work in Agricultural Sciences, Landcare, Environmental Sciences, Wool Classing, Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology or Entomology.

Job roles that this qualification links to vary across different industry sectors in Food and Fibre and may include:

• Assistant animal attendant/stockperson

• Assistant Farm or Station hand

• Assistant Farm or Station worker

• Assistant Farm or Station labourer

This course provides students with the basic skills and knowledge required to enter the Food and Fibre industry as an “Assistant Farm Hand”. On completion of the course students will be able to work safely and effectively on their farms or in their workplace, whilst under supervision.
The course can also be undertaken as an Australian School Based Apprenticeship, Traineeship or VETiS program .

 

Read more about AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture

This qualification is part of the Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative, tuition fees will be waived for eligible students in 2019. Discover if you are eligible at www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/freetafe

The Food and Fibre industry provides the opportunity to work on the land, in farming, natural resources, sustainability and associated primary production. Agriculture offers a diverse range of pathways in various industries such as beef, sheep, goat, pig, poultry, dairy, horse breeding, bee keeping, rural operations, sugar production, cotton and grain production.

A career in Food and Fibre is extremely diverse. You could work in fields such as a Farm Management, Farm Operations, Rural Business Management, or Agricultural Advisory, Agricultural Sciences, Landcare, Environmental Sciences, Wool Classing, Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology or Entomology.

Read more about AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

AHC30216 Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) aims to develop skills and knowledge for a learner to become a skilled agriculture worker who can perform a wide range of agricultural operations independently or as part of a team.

The program is suited to the needs of dairy trainees and existing workers who wish to have their competencies recognised.

Read more about AHC30216 Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)

The AHC30416 Certificate III in Pork Production is designed for those wishing to further their knowledge and skills to seek employment in the Pork Production industry as a farm hand.
Further studies:
The welfare legislation in Victoria (the Livestock Management Act, LMA) requires that “pigs must be cared for by personnel who are skilled in pig husbandry and are suitably qualified to maintain the health and welfare of animals in accordance with the standards in the Act, or are under the direct supervision of such personnel.”

To be “suitably qualified” you must:
hold a certificate III in Agriculture (Pig production) or an equivalent qualification; or
have been assessed by a Registered Training Organisation to have successfully completed the units of competence in the Pork Industry Stockpersons Skill Set (PISS); or
have worked for at least 12 months, caring for pigs in a commercial pig establishment and have received on-the-job training and experience and can demonstrate they are competent in the following skill set:
moving and handling pigs
inspecting and assessing the health and well-being of pigs,
carrying out vaccinations, health treatments and elective husbandry procedures
humane destruction of pigs,
maintaining records of inspections and assessments of pigs

Under this new legislation, owner/operators who are new to the pig industry and/or those who have little recent documented experience or training must seek to acquire a Certificate III in Agriculture (Pig Production). New inexperienced staff on piggeries must work under the direct supervision of a person with Certificate III in Agriculture and undergo training for 12 months before they can work unsupervised

Read more about AHC30416 Certificate III in Pork Production

This qualification is part of the Free TAFE for Priority Courses Initiative, tuition fees will be waived for eligible students in 2019. Discover if you are eligible at www.gotafe.vic.edu.au/freetafe

Strengthen your expertise in farm operations and management with the AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture. We offer specialist subjects for dairy, livestock production and cropping so you can focus on topics you need.

You’ll learn on local working farms to see processes in action. You’ll gain knowledge in a range of farm production systems. Meet other farmers, share challenges and strengthen your local networks. From pasture, crops and livestock, to basic business management and supervision of staff, our experienced Trainers will pass on their knowhow to you. If you are considering a gap year, you might consider working on a farm and studying the Certificate IV in Agriculture.

Read more about AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture

Step into the world of agribusiness. Learn the latest techniques in financial management, leadership and decision making. As an Agribusiness Administrator, you’ll be required to perform complex, non-routine tasks to boost the profitability of your business. Your qualification may help you manage business finances and teach your own staff more effectively.

Read more about AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness

The Food and Fibre industry provides the opportunity to work on the land, in farming, natural resources, sustainability and associated primary production.
Agriculture Production is a subsector of Food & Fibre. Agriculture production offers a wide range of pathways in various sub sectors of the Industry including farm services and farm Production. A career in the Agriculture Production is extremely diverse. You could work in fields such as a Farm Management, Farm Operations, Rural Business Management, or Ruminant Nutrition, Agricultural Advisory, Agricultural Sciences, Landcare, Environmental Sciences, Agronomy, Agricultural Biotechnology or Entomology.
Diploma of Agriculture allows individuals to develop specialist skills and knowledge in relation to Management of the farm production system and the associated sub system. It is designed to meet the needs of Farm Production Managers in the agriculture industry. It is also applicable for sole operators of agribusinesses who provide advice such as crop production advice and services to production enterprises.
Industry expects that individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and be able to direct others. They provide production plans and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
Job role that this qualification links to is a Farm Production Manager.
For further information about careers in the Australia Dairy industry follow this link to the Dairy Australia website https://www.dairyaustralia.com.au/

Read more about AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

Currently working in an agribusiness: rural lending, stock agency, or a working farm? Be at the leading edge of agribusiness best practice, with the know-how your colleagues look up to.

The AHC51416 Diploma in Agribusiness Management strengthens your management skills, including:

  • Managing business capital
  • Planning and management of infrastructure
  • Strategic planning
  • Business performance analysis
  • Financial and human resource management
  • Managing for sustainability
  • Developing climate risk strategies
  • Estate planning

Our Trainers are industry experts. Use their knowledge and experience to help with current projects or challenges. Grow your business networks and relationships with other business owners.

Read more about AHC51416 Diploma in Agribusiness Management

Consolidate yourself as an expert in your field. Gain recognition for your skills and experience in the agricultural industry. Share challenges and experiences with other senior farm managers and strengthen your networks. The Advanced Diploma can lead to tertiary studies with Charles Sturt University so you gain qualifications while you’re working. We offer the Advanced Diploma across regional Victoria.

Read more about AHC60316 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management

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