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Certificate III in Pork Production


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Certificate III in Pork Production – AHC30416

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Course Overview

The Certificate III in Pork Production gives you the necessary skills and knowledge to care for pigs, in accordance with the requirements of the Livestock Management Act in Victoria.

You'll learn to care for the health and welfare of pigs, including breeding and rearing. You'll also learn important safety skills in animal health control, the use, transport, and storage of chemicals, and the operation of equipment, including tractors and front-end loaders.

This course can be completed as a full qualification, or broken down into a specific skill set.

Students are required to be currently working in the Livestock industry, or have had recent and lengthy experience in the industry. Students will require access to a Pork Production workplace in order to undertake this course.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Pork Production industry as a Stockperson.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture or AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - William Orr

Self Paced Learning, Flexible Delivery - SEMESTER 2 / 2019

Pork Industry Skills Set Applicants Only; Start 13th Jan-1 day pw-9am-4pm/2020

Starts 13th Jan, 9am to 4pm, 1 day per week - Workplace Based- Sem 1 / 2020

Pork Industry Skills Set Applicants Only;Start 1st Jul-1 day pw-9am-4pm/2020

Starts 1st July, 9am to 4pm, 1 day per week - Workplace Based- Sem 1 / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Subsidised Standard (Concession)
3. Subsidised Trainee
4. Subsidised Trainee (Concession)
5. Full Fee
Course Materials

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2019 and may change without notice. 2020 fees are yet to be published.

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 Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the 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 Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Core Units
Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
Contribute to work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Prepare and apply chemicals
Transport and store chemicals
Administer medication to livestock
Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock
Maintain livestock water supplies
Euthanase livestock
Identify and draft livestock
Implement animal health control programs
Monitor livestock production growing environments
Prepare animals for parturition
Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock
Rear newborn and young livestock
Operate tractors
Conduct front-end loader operations
Operate side by side utility vehicles
Operate quad bikes
Care for health and welfare of pigs
Move and handle pigs
Care for weaner pigs
Care for grower and finisher pigs
Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Assessments methods may include:

  • Direct observation
  • Quiz
  • Knowledge challenge

Students can learn through a blend of online learning, video conferenced / face to face tutorials with industry expert trainers, practical placement and on / off campus workshops in addition to their workplace learning. The flexibility of blended learning allows small groups of students to join the classes from several locations and fit in with their work commitments.

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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.

Student are encouraged to attend all face-to-face sessions and scheduled appointments with the trainer and Assessor.

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.

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.

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.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

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

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

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.

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