Certificate IV in Agriculture

Course Code: AHC40116
Study Area:
Food & Fibre

Start date: Rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolments

Our Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116) is designed for those wanting to learn about regenerative farming practices and adopt these to a nominated project or their own enterprise. The principles learnt 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. Innovative agricultural practices can also lead to positive urban-regional links and a greater understanding of supply-chain opportunities.


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. It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • Agricultural jobs

  • 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
Apply directly 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).


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
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 16/12/2019 11:12 AM

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