Certificate III inAgriculture

AHC30116
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The Certificate III in Agriculture gives you the training you need to work in an agricultural setting.

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Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30116)

Destination Careers

This qualification could lead to ongoing employment as a farm or station hand.

Further Study

Please contact SuniTAFE to discuss other qualifications that can extend your skills further.

Entry Requirements

Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.

Expected Time to Complete

1 Year

Details
The Certificate III in Agriculture gives you the training you need to work in an agricultural setting. With a focus on cropping and food production, you will learn technical skills and theory in addition to workplace, OHS and communication skills.
Units, Fees & Study Options

Select Funding Option:

  • Contact SuniTAFE for a Start Date1 Year,
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded
  • Contact SuniTAFE for a Start Date1 Year,
    • Government Subsidised
    • Concession
    • Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
    • Skills Recognition Concession
    • Skills Recognition Self-funded
    • Self-Funded

 

Compulsory Units

Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
Totals                                        

Electives

Requirement This Group of Electives
14 Components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70.00 $231.00 $35.00 $46.20 $35.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $301.00 $35.00
AHCAGB301 Keep production records for a primary production business 60.00 $198.00 $30.00 $39.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $30.00
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80.00 $264.00 $30.00 $52.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $344.00 $30.00
AHCBAC306 Establish agricultural crops 60.00 $198.00 $30.00 $39.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $30.00
AHCBAC308 Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities 80.00 $264.00 $30.00 $52.80 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $160.00   $32.00   $240.00   $344.00 $30.00
AHCLSK322 Transport farm produce or bulk materials 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations 200.00 $660.00 $20.00 $132.00 $20.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $400.00   $80.00   $600.00   $860.00 $20.00
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70.00 $231.00 $30.00 $46.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $301.00 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
AHCINF301 Implement property improvement, construction and repair 70.00 $231.00 $30.00 $46.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $301.00 $30.00
AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions 60.00 $198.00 $30.00 $39.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $30.00
AHCMOM315 Operate chemical application machinery and equipment 90.00 $297.00 $30.00 $59.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $180.00   $36.00   $270.00   $387.00 $30.00
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements 40.00 $132.00 $30.00 $26.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $172.00 $30.00
BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records 60.00 $198.00 $25.00 $39.60 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $25.00
AHCBAC307 Maintain agricultural crops 40.00 $132.00 $30.00 $26.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $172.00 $30.00
VU21625 Implement the legislative requirements for the use of 1080 pest animal bait product 12.00 $39.60 $15.00 $7.92 $15.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $24.00   $4.80   $36.00   $51.60 $15.00
RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations 160.00 $528.00 $0.00 $105.60 $0.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $320.00   $64.00   $480.00   $688.00 $0.00
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing 60.00 $198.00 $30.00 $39.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $30.00
Requirement This Group of Electives
14 Components
Code Unit Name Hours Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material Tuition Material
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40.00 $132.00 $30.00 $26.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $172.00 $30.00
BSBITU203 Communicate electronically 20.00 $66.00 $25.00 $13.20 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   $8.00   $60.00   $86.00 $25.00
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20.00 $66.00 $30.00 $13.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   $8.00   $60.00   $86.00 $30.00
AHCBER301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements 40.00 $132.00 $30.00 $26.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $172.00 $30.00
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
AHCBUS301 Use hand held e-business tools 70.00 $231.00 $30.00 $46.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $301.00 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40.00 $132.00 $30.00 $26.40 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $80.00   $16.00   $120.00   $172.00 $30.00
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information 30.00 $99.00 $25.00 $19.80 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $60.00   $12.00   $90.00   $129.00 $25.00
AHCLSK323 Maintain and monitor feed stocks 60.00 $198.00 $30.00 $39.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $30.00
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
BSBWOR204 Use business technology 20.00 $66.00 $25.00 $13.20 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $40.00   $8.00   $60.00   $86.00 $25.00
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies 60.00 $198.00 $30.00 $39.60 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $120.00   $24.00   $180.00   $258.00 $30.00
AHCMOM302 Perform machinery maintenance 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs 50.00 $165.00 $30.00 $33.00 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $100.00   $20.00   $150.00   $215.00 $30.00
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70.00 $231.00 $30.00 $46.20 $30.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $140.00   $28.00   $210.00   $401.00 $30.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18.00 $59.40 $25.00 $11.88 $25.00 Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire Please enquire $36.00   $7.20   $54.00   $77.40 $25.00

This course includes the following methods of assessment: Observation and oral questioning, Practical task, Knowledge based test, Third party report.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.

RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.

Indicative Fees:

Average total fees to complete this course:

Government Subsidised $4,016
Concession $1,164
Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised $2,160
Skills Recognition Concession $432
Skills Recognition Self-funded $3,240
Self-funded $5,096

Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and canellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure

Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.

Financial Help for Students

Australian residents may be eligible to receive a variety of payments and subsidies to help them study.

Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY are support payments intended to cover a student’s general living expenses. Many Australians are eligible for one of these payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

The Victorian Training Guarantee provides a subsidy for people undertaking an approved Victorian course that is at a higher level than any they have studied before (other conditions apply). This discount is included when we give you a quote. Please contact us to talk more about it.

Students who are single parents, caring for someone with special needs or are receiving a Disability Support Pension may be eligible for the Pensioner Education Supplement. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Trade Support Loans are low interest loans for people studying approved trades, agriculture and horticulture courses (including apprenticeships). Trade Support Loans can be spent on anything you need to learn your trade, including tools.

A VET Student Loan is a low interest loan scheme for approved Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses. Under both schemes, eligible students can avoid paying their course fees up front. They only need to start paying them once they earn a substantial wage ($54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year). A low rate of interest is charged. Please note that a VET Student Loan also includes a loan fee and can not be used to cover amenities, materials and some other fees and charges. Students should refer to the Institute’s VET Student Loans Student Entry Procedure for information on eligibility to access VET Student Loans.

Please contact us to talk more about these loan programs.

If a student has children, they may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance. This offers additional assistance to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Our Mildura Campus is home to TAFE Kids Inc, a centre offering child care and kindergarten services. It provides care to children of SuniTAFE students, staff and the general public. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.

Some software companies provide substantial discounts to SuniTAFE students. These include Microsoft and Adobe. Please talk to the SuniTAFE Bookshop for details.

The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative can provide support payments to both apprentices aged 25 and over, and their employers. Please contact us for details.

Students may be eligible for Rent Assistance to help with accommodation costs. Our Mildura Campus includes Student Residences which can provide students with single and shared rooms in close proximity to all our campus facilities. Please contact us for details about our residences, and the Department of Human Services for information about Rent Assistance.

If you live near one of our campuses and plan to use a bus to attend classes, you may be eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. This card gives people cheaper bus fares. Apprentices, people undertaking courses of less then ten weeks duration and part time students are not eligible. Please contact Public Transport Victoria for more details.

Students needing to leave home to attend one of our campuses may be eligible for the Fares Allowance. This can assist with up to three trips per year between the locality where you study and where you originally lived. If your trip involves Victorian buses or trains, having a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card will likely reduce the cost further. To learn more about the Fares Allowance, contact the Department of Human Services.

Financial Help for Business

You know your business. SuniTAFE knows training and the government incentives available to help businesses develop their staff. If you’d like to find out how we can help you improve your business through staff development, please contact us.

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Certificate III in Agriculture

Certificate III in Agriculture

Start now!

1300 478 648