Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Agriculture is the entry-level qualification necessary to start your career in agriculture or to build on prior qualifications. This course can get you started in a rewarding career that can take you all over the country.
Gain skills in demand around Australia
Does a career on the land sound appealing? You will gain well sought after specialist skills in beef, sheep, and wool production. Livestock breeding, health and transportation as well as establishing pastures and crop harvesting are skills vital for a sustainable industry. Become a qualified operator of machinery such as tractors, skid-steers and front-end loaders. Learn best practice for building stock fences and a whole lot more. You can choose units of study to suit your own strengths and plans for the future.
Melbourne Polytechnic teachers are ready to help build your skills and knowledge in all aspects of farm operation and management. You will step out of this course with the knowledge of what its really like to work in a position of responsibility in a team environment.
Most students choose unit AHCLSK316A Prepare Livestock for Competitions, where you will learn to handle cattle in the show ring and have the opportunity to enter into showing competitions.
Industry connections and resources
Your teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic are experts in their fields of wool, sheep, and beef production.
This course is delivered and assessed at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Epping campus and our Yan Yean Farm training complex, which agricultural equipment and amenities of the highest standards.
Royal Agricultural Society – Student award available in 2016.
Most students opt to participate in the Show Steer category of the RAS.
Assessment methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.
VTAC CodeEpping 6900210284
CampusesEPPING, Yan Yean
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Integrated on- and off-the-job program of up to 2 years duration, flexible delivery.
Modes of DeliveryField work, Flexible
FeesFind out more on fees and charges
Entrance RequirementsStudents must be at least 16 years of age. No prerequisites.
MaterialsA list of equipment and reference material will be distributed at the start of the course. You will need suitable clothing and footwear for practical farm activities.
Pathways to further studyDepending on your interests and plans for the future you may want to take on additional units in Agronomy or Agriculture Diploma courses, as part of this qualification. On completion of the Certificate III in Agriculture, students can move onto the Diploma of Agriculture and/or the Diploma of Agronomy.
Career PathwaysThe Certificate III in Agriculture supplies you with sought after skills and experience needed in many areas of the Agriculture industry.
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBAC302A||ESTABLISH PASTURES AND CROPS FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION||80|
|AHCBAC308A||UNDERTAKE AGRICULTURAL CROP HARVESTING||80|
|AHCBAC401A||MANAGE PASTURES FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION||120|
|AHCCHM303A||PREPARE AND APPLY CHEMICALS||70|
|AHCCHM304A||TRANSPORT, HANDLE AND STORE CHEMICALS||50|
|AHCINF301A||Implement property improvement, construction and repair||70|
|AHCINF303A||PLAN AND CONSTRUCT CONVENTIONAL FENCING||60|
|AHCLSK309A||IMPLEMENT ANIMAL HEALTH CONTROL PROGRAMS||50|
|AHCLSK312A||COORDINATE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AND FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK||80|
|AHCLSK316A||PREPARE LIVESTOCK FOR COMPETITIONS||90|
|AHCMOM310A||OPERATE LAND-FORMING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT||80|
|AHCOHS301A||CONTRIBUTE TO O.H.S. PROCESSES||50|
|AHCWOL304A||PREPARE FLEECE WOOL FOR CLASSING||50|
|AHCWRK303A||RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES||60|
|AHCWRK313A||IMPLEMENT AND MONITOR ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||50|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.