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Land & Animals Short Courses

Whether you work on a farm or in the stables, our short courses teach you the skills you'll use every day.

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Skills you'll use every day

Get the skills you need to stay safe at work with our Land & Animals short courses. Learn safety procedures with a course in Farm Safety or Chainsaw Operations, or get experience working with animals with a course in Calf Rearing or Rabbit Husbandry. Whatever your interests, there's a course for you.

Short Courses

Upskill quickly with our Land & Animals short courses. Learn the skills you need to succeed at work, and advance your career.

Calf Rearing Risk Management (SA3DCALF19)

Learn the principles and practices of rearing strong, healthy dairy calves with this short risk management course from GOTAFE.

Calf Rearing Risk Management (SA3DCALF20)

In this 2020 short course, learn the principles and practices of rearing strong, healthy dairy calves in this one-day program.

Cups On Cups Off (SA2DCOCO19)

Learn how to prevent and control mastitis, and get the best possible results from the milking process with this short course from GOTAFE.

Design Livestock Effluent Systems Course (SA5DLEFS20)

In this 2020 course from GOTAFE you'll learn how to design and plan livestock effluent systems.

Milking Machines Testing Tech (SA3MMTTC20)

This 2020 short course is for those seeking to gain the skills and knowledge required to test and service milking machines.

Operate Quad Bike and Side by Side Vehicles (SA2QBSBS19)

Get to grips with the safe operation of a quad bike or side by side utility vehicle in this short course from GOTAFE.

Tractors and Front End Loaders (SA2TRAFL19)

Learn how to safely operate agricultural tractors—with and without front end loaders and other attachments.

Masterclass in Canine Behaviour (SC3MCCAN19)

Animal Sciences is proud to present Dr Felicity Miller's Canine Behaviour Masterclass in August 2019.

Masterclass in Feline Behaviour (SC3MCFEL19)

Have you always wanted to know what your cat is thinking? Then enrol now for this Masterclass, coming up in Aug 2019.

Microchipping Short Course (SA4MICRO19)

Get one step closer to applying for your Victorian microchipping licence with a Microchipping Short Course from GOTAFE.

Rabbit Husbandry and Care (SCRABHUS19)

Learn how to care for rabbits, both as pets and as patients in a veterinary clinic, with this short course from GOTAFE.

Mandatory Training for Stablehands (SA3MANDT19)

This is the 2019 short course, recognised qualification by Racing Victoria to work in a Victorian Racing Stable or Racetrack for Stablehands and Trackriders.

Mandatory Training for Stablehands (SA3MANDT20)

This 2020 short course is the recognised qualification by Racing Victoria to work in a Victorian Racing Stable or Racetrack for Stablehands and Trackriders.

Chainsaw Operations (SA3CHAIN19)

Learn how to maintain and operate chainsaws and pole saws for basic cross cutting, with this short course from GOTAFE.

Chainsaw Operations (SA3CHAIN20)

This 2020 course focuses on the development of skills in the operation and maintenance of chainsaws and Polesaws for basic cross cutting

Chainsaw Refresher Course (SA3CHNRF19)

Need to refresh your chainsaw skills? Build on your learnings from our Chainsaw Operations program with this short refresher course.

Farm Chemical Refresher Course (SA4CHREF19)

This one-day course provides a refresher for those who use chemicals in the workplace and have previously completed an AgVet Chemicals Users Course.

Full Farm Chemical Users Course (SA3FFCUC19)

This short course provides you with the required training for many farming industry quality assurance programs.

Greenhouse Technical Management Course (SC4GRTMC19)

This 2019 masterclass is ideal for those that are interested in a technical training course covering greenhouse and hydroponic production

Machinery Maintenance Course (SA3SMLMT19)

A short course from the Certificate III in Horticulture (AHC30716)

Reconnect with nature

Between the busy schedules of work and family life, it's easy to forget how much the natural environment has to offer us. Studies have shown that spending just 2 hours a week in nature can increase happiness and improve your mental health.

Whether you're interested in working with animals or learning important farm skills, a Land & Animals short course will give you the chance to reconnect with the natural environment and understand how our natural ecosystems work.

How to apply

1. Find a course

Browser our course list and find a course that matches your goals

2. Apply online

Register your details with us and apply for your course

3. Talk to us

We'll contact you to discuss next steps and your application

4. Start studying

Enrol in your course and start your study

Campus Locations

We have a number of campuses across Northern Victoria, including in Shepparton, Wangaratta, Seymour, and Benalla. A specialised campus is located in Werribee.

How to Apply

Learn more about how to apply, different course types and Recognition for Prior Learning.