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Certificate III in Agriculture

Course Code: AHC30116
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management

This course provides the skills to enable farmhands to work with minimal supervision on a sheep, beef or cropping farm. Topics include planning livestock feeding, husbandry and health programs, planning cropping programs as well as fencing and machinery maintenance. You must be employed in an appropriate farming job, be over 15 years of age, physically fit and have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time / Part time / Blended - Apprenticeship - 3 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Stock and station hand
  • General farm hand

  • Individual interview
  • Be employed in a rural/farming business
  • 15 years of age or older

Course overview

Appropriate for a person who wants to become a skilled agricultural worker expected to take responsibility for co-ordinating a wide range of agricultural operations, working either independently or as part of a team. This course provides the opportunity for workers currently employed on a commercial farm particularly sheep, beef and cropping to build on their general farming skills.

How to apply
Application to VTAC and supplementary application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • Individual interview

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assignment
  • Written test
  • Practical Assessment
  • Observation

Learning options
  • Blended
  • Traineeship

Key study areas
Livestock husbandry, Machinery maintenance, Crop monitoring, Farm chemical use, Harvesting crops.

Further study opportunities
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Diploma of Agriculture


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

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*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 29/05/2017 5:16 PM

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