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. We offer training right across regional Victoria, including the North East, Gippsland and the Western District.

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.


Turn your love of life on the farm into a career. The Certificate II in Agriculture gets you started on your way. You’ll learn about all parts of a working dairy farm. Safe use of chemicals, equipment and machinery, animals, and specialist areas such as dairy. Spend time on local working farms to learn and see farm processes in action.

Ask all the questions you need and learn in a safe environment. You can use your new knowledge and skills at work. All our trainers have worked on local farms and pass that knowledge and experience onto you.

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If you love working on the land, then the Certificate III in Agriculture is right for you. Our expert Trainers help you choose the subjects that suit your strengths. You’ll learn about all parts of farm operations, pasture and crops, livestock, machinery and fencing. You’ll learn safe work practices and how to care for animals in a safe environment and see farm processes in action.

All our Trainers are experienced in farming. Save time and energy by practicing skills on our local working farms. We teach you so you get things right the first time when you’re at work.

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If Dairy’s in your blood then the Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) is for you. We’ve teamed up with Dairy Australia to make sure the training you get is what the industry wants: from feeding, pastures and crops, machinery, fencing, animal health, and milking operations, we cover the field.
And we provide training across dairy districts Victoria-wide so your skills will be in demand right across the state. You’ll learn in a safe environment and see production processes in action. We help you build the confidence to get things right the first time when you’re at work.

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Are you working in the pork industry? GOTAFE is a leader in training Pork Industry workers in maintaining the health and welfare of animals in accordance with legislation.

This industry recognised course will teach you everything from feeding to identifying illness and daily cleaning routines. We give you the latest information and resources about Biosecurity from our partners in the Pig Centre for Biosecurity.

You’ll visit local working farms where you can learn safely and ask as many questions as you like. Our industry experienced Trainers will support you to use new skills in your workplace.

GOTAFE work closely with the Pig Health and Research Unit (PHRU) to provide training by experienced Veterinarians in pig health, welfare, production, quality assurance and reproduction. Each unit is assessed on farm by PHRU assessors. Students must participate or have the opportunity to work in all areas of the piggery including the mating and dry sow, farrowing, weaning and growing/finishing sections to meet the qualification requirements.

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The perfect entry point into the world of Food and Fibre, that’s agriculture, horticulture and food processing.

This broad approach will not only equip you with the technical skills needed to work in the food processing but also boost your skills in communication and team work.

Plus you will have the rare opportunity to practise your skills during a four day workshop and undertake work placement for a minimum of six weeks.

Continue on and specialise in Agriculture, Horticulture or  Food Science & Technology.

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Open up the diverse world of agriculture. Develop skills to help build production efficiencies on the farm.

Offered as a Traineeship or Apprenticeship, Certificate IV in Agriculture is ideal for those who are already working independently in the industry.

Study with GOTAFE and set yourself up to become a:

  • Farm manager
  • Agronomist
  • Livestock Buyer
  • Stock Agent
  • Animal Scientist
  • Livestock/Crop Production Assistant
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Don’t get left behind by advances in farming techniques. Learn from the experts at GOTAFE and gain recognition for your skills and experience. We share the latest research about soil health, sustainable farming practices, and climate risk management with you.

Study with other farm operators, share challenges and experiences while you learn. Your qualification will help you teach your own staff more effectively. Join our other graduates and see your farm yield the results.

We focus on five streams:

  • Finding training and managing people
  • Making business decisions
  • Management and care of livestock
  • Feed/Pasture
  • Machinery and Equipment and OHS
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The AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management is the required to become a qualified:
-Farm manager/administrator
-Production unit manager/administrator
-Station/property manager/Agribusiness manager/administrator

This qualification reflects the role of personnel working on farms, stations and related rural businesses involved in administering and managing those businesses.
Industry expects individuals with this qualification to take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

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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 Advanced 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.

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Need to use Sodium Flouroacetate (1080, ‘ten-eighty’) to control foxes, rabbits, feral pigs or wild dogs? As you may already know, you need to complete this course before you purchase and use 1080 Bait Products.

This training teaches you to minimise risk to other animals, and the safe use of the bait throughout target areas of your property. Our trainers take you through all the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources requirements. Our experienced Trainers will explain and demonstrate everything you need to know to use 1080 effectively and safely.

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