Certificate III in Agriculture

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

​Start date: 15 July 2019
End date: 13 December 2019


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.​

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Course Structure
​Full time – Blended – 9 months


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

​Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include: Farm or station hand Farm or station worker, roustabout, fencing contractor, machine maintenance, farm chemical user. No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

You will need to have an appropriate level of literacy and numeracy skills following completion of an Literacy, Language and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. You will need to be at least 15 years old.

Course overview

This entry-level qualification provides individuals the opportunity to develop a general vocational outcome in agriculture. It provides the skills and knowledge to perform a variety of tasks in relation to cropping, plant nutrition, intensive horticulture and mixed farming enterprise skill set. 

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting and maintaining equipment and services.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process
​You will need to attend an interview. 
Literacy and Numeracy assessment.

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/Project, Observation, Practical Demonstration, Written Test.

Learning options

Key study areas
Health and safety processes, environmentally sustainable work practices, establishment of crops, plant nutrition, operate machinery and equipment, fencing, weed control, chemical use.​

Further study opportunities
​Graduates may consider further studies in the Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116) at Bendigo TAFE which is currently listed as a Free TAFE course.


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*$4,000.00
Concession - average total course fee*$800.00
Full fee - average total course fee*$10,112.50
B.   Materials average fee**$1,137.50
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 16/01/2019 10:58 AM

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