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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 (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 (SA2DCOCO20)

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

Farm Chemical Refresher (SCCHEMRE20)

For those people who have already completed the full Farm Chemical Users Certificate

Full Farm Chemical User Course (SA3FFCUC20)

2020 session times for this short course that provides you with the required training for many farming industry quality assurance programs.

Tractors and Front End Loaders (SA2TRAFL20)

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

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

Farm Chemical Refresher (SCCHEMRE20)

For those people who have already completed the full Farm Chemical Users Certificate

Full Farm Chemical User Course (SA3FFCUC20)

2020 session times for this short course that provides you with the required training for many farming industry quality assurance programs.

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.

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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.

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