Certificate IV In Agriculture

Course Code: AHC40116
Study Area:
Horticulture


Dates: Rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, we have adapted our course delivery to now encompass a combination of remote and flexible delivery methods. This includes easy to navigate online tutorials, interactive learning (using a mix of live demonstrations and the ability to connect with your classmates and teachers for support) as well as face-to-face practical assessments and work placements - where safe and practical to implement. You will require access to the internet and a computer. Our flexible model allows you to continue to study in a safe, guided and fully supported manner with continued access to all learning, personal and wellbeing supports. You will be advised by your facilitator on a case by case basis in relation to practical and work placement assessments, as some flexibility will be required during this challenging time.

The principles learnt in this course are focused on smaller intensive farms and take into account the importance of risk management, quality assurance around food security and how to best use technology to scale your business and/or prepare for the changing agricultural landscape.

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government's FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. JobTrainer is available until June 2021. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).



Campus
 
  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended - 1 - Year/s

Accreditation

This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Agricultural jobs

Prerequisites
  • You will need to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills following completion of an LLN assessment. You will need to be at least 15 years old.

Course overview

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.


How to apply
 
  • Online application to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
  • You will need to attend an 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
  • Questioning

Learning options
  • Blended

Key study areas
 

The course covers relevant topics grouped into themes. These include: • Workplace Health & Safety • Organisational improvement • Sustainability/environment • Food security/carbon farming Topics may be selected that suit the main area of agriculture you are interested in, such as broadacre, livestock, cropping, irrigation, pasture and so on. Different topics can be selected depending on your needs. It is not necessary to enroll in the complete qualification up-front; once sufficient topics have been successfully completed, participants may qualify for the issuing of the Certificate IV in Agriculture.


Further study opportunities
  • Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).

Fees

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 total 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
Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses.
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average total course fee*$3,375.00
Concession - average total course fee*$675.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,150.00
B.   Materials average fee**$637.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$300.00
Indicative pricing for:

*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.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
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. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.


This page was last updated on 3/03/2021 6:45 PM





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