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Certificate IV in Agribusiness


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Certificate IV in Agribusiness – AHC41016

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Course Overview

Apply your business acumen and attention to detail to the farming industry with a Certificate IV in Agribusiness.

You'll learn to collect, analyse and interpret production data, and develop a business and production strategy in response. You'll manage budgets for the farm, and keep an eye on quality assurance and risk management processes.

This course can be delivered on campus or as a Traineeship.

Career Pathways

This course prepares you to work in the Agriculture industry as a qualified Agribusiness Service Provider or Administrator.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture.

Course Dates & 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

Starts 13th Jan, 1 day per week, 9am to 4pm - Women in Agriculture - SEM 1 /2020

Starts 1st July, 1 day per week, 9am to 4pm - Women in Agriculture - SEM 2 /2020

Fee Information

All applicants fall under one of the following:

To be elegible for a government subsidy you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen; or
  • A new holder of a permanent visa; or
  • A New Zealand citizen

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

All applicants are liable for the following costs:

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 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 Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course
Core Units
Maintain work health and safety processes
Elective Units
Keep production records for a primary production business
Analyse and interpret production data
Operate within a budget framework
Manage staff
Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
Develop and implement business structures and relationships
Prepare and apply chemicals
Transport and store chemicals
Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
Develop feeding plans for a production system
Develop livestock feeding plans
Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
Supervise work routines and staff performance
Collect and manage data
Report on financial activity
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Lead team effectiveness
Identify risk and apply risk management processes
Manage small business finances

Assessments methods may include:

  • Direct observation
  • Quiz
  • Knowledge challenge

Students can learn through a blend of online learning, video conference, face to face tutorials with industry expert trainers, practical placement and on or off campus workshops. The flexibility of online 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.

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

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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