Certificate II in Agriculture


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, stocked with cattle and sheep. Learn about agricultural operations on a mixed farming enterprise at Melbourne Polytechnic’s farm near Whittlesea.

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.

Employment outcomes

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.

Local Students




EPPING, Yan Yean


Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400


Full-time: 12

Part-time: 2 years

Modes of Delivery

Yan 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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Varied assessment methods, including written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects


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.

Entrance Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. We look forward to welcoming you into this course.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of the certificate courses may lead to study at the higher levels

Career Pathways

You 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

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes 60
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40
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.