From January 2019, this course will be offered free of tuition fees for eligible students under the Victorian government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program, designed to reduce the financial barrier for students wanting to train in courses that lead to jobs in demand from Victorian employers. If you're eligible, the State Government will cover the full cost of your tuition fees for this course, saving you thousands of dollars. Other fees, such as materials and amenities, may still apply. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Open the gate to your career in Agricultural operations. If you are interested in gaining hands-on agricultural training, this program is designed for you. Our Certificate II in Agriculture provides a general introduction to agriculture skills and techniques.
Achieve your dream while completing school
We offer the Certificate II in Agriculture as part of the VET in Schools (VETiS) program.
Gain skills in demand around Australia
Would you like to work in the Agriculture industry, Australia-wide or even internationally? Start your career with us and train on an operational farm, fully stocked with cattle and sheep. Learn about agricultural operations on a 1700 acre mixed farming enterprise at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Yan Yean Farm near Whittlesea. The farm is accessible by public transport.
Get ready for life on the land with a practical range of skills and knowledge in the agriculture industry. Select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, cover a multitude of different farming techniques.
Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
- Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
- Assistant farm or station hand
- Assistant farm or station worker
- Assistant farm or station labourer.
Over the course program you will be supplied with learning resources and some small items relevant to farm operations. You will need clothing and footwear suitable for outdoor activities on a farm. Please note there may be some additional resources that you may need to buy (estimate $100).
CampusesEPPING, Yan Yean
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
VETiS: 1 day per week over 2 years
Not offered full time. Student may consider Certificate III in Agriculture for full time studies.
Modes of DeliveryYan Yean Farm, Blended online, Classroom
From January 2019, this course is offered at $0 tuition for eligible students under the Victorian State Government's Free TAFE for Priority Courses program. Note you may still have to pay other fees, such as materials and amenities. Enquire here or call 9269 8400 to check your eligibility for this offer.
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsVaried assessment methods, including written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects
MaterialsOver the course program you will be supplied with learning resources and some small items relevant to the farm operations.
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. We look forward to welcoming you into this course.
Pathways to further studySuccessful completion of the certificate courses may lead to study at the higher levels
Career PathwaysYou may gain entry into the wide range of entry level employment, such as:
- assistant animal attendant/stockperson
- assistant farm or station hand
- assistant farm or station worker
- assistant farm or station labourer
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.
|AHCBAC201||Assist agricultural crop establishment||60|
|AHCBAC203||Assist agricultural crop harvesting||60|
|AHCBIO201||Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material||20|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30|
|AHCINF201||Carry out basic electric fencing operations||40|
|AHCINF202||Install, maintain and repair farm fencing||30|
|AHCLSK201||Assist with feeding in a production system||40|
|AHCLSK202||Care for health and welfare of livestock||40|
|AHCLSK205||Handle livestock using basic techniques||30|
|AHCMOM212||Operate quad bikes||60|
|AHCSOL202||Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing||30|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||20|
|AHCWRK201||Observe and report on weather||25|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry||20|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in workplace communications||30|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||20|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.