Certificate IV In Agriculture

Course Code: AHC40116
Study Area:

  • Workplace based
Course Structure


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Farm production manager
  • Agronomist
  • Station / property manager.


To enrol in this course you must have access to a farm/animals.

  • You will be required to:
    • Attend an individual interview with teaching staff
    • Complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment
    • Workplace enrolments must have employment in the relevant industry before commencing the course.

Course overview

Rolling enrolments, start any time
Full time, Blended, 1 year
Tuesday and Thursday 5.30pm-7.30pm (weekly theory classes online)
Monthly assessments on the job

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.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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How to apply

To apply for this qualification, click Apply Now on the Bendigo TAFE website.

Selection process

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

You may also be required to have an interview with the teaching staff before completing your enrolment.

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

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discuss with your teacher.

Learning options

This course will be delivered via a blended model.

Key study areas

o achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 12 units of competency:
    • 1 core unit plus
    • 11 elective units.

During your study you will learn about the following:

  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Organisational improvement
  • Sustainability/environment
  • Food security/carbon farming.

Further study opportunities

On completion of this course, you may chose to:

  • Work in industry or undertake further study in
    • Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).


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

Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: 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. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.
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*$3,801.60
Concession - average total course fee*$755.20
Full fee - average total course fee*$11,699.20
B.   Materials average fee**$729.60
C.   Consumables average fee**$281.60
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

This page was last updated on 21/06/2022 10:58 AM