Courses

Certificate III in Agriculture

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.

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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 all vital skills 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.

Our 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 it’s really like to work in a position of responsibility in a team environment.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic are experts in the fields of wool, sheep and beef production.

This course is delivered and assessed at our Epping campus and Yan Yean Farm training complex, with 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

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.

Contact

For further information on the Certificate III in Agriculture, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

AHC30110

VTAC Code

Epping 6900210284

Campuses

EPPING, Yan Yean

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 2 years
Integrated on- and off-the-job program of up to 2 years duration, flexible delivery.

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery

Field work, Flexible

Fees for 2017

Eligible:$4500
Ineligible:$6550
Concession:$900
Materials:$95

The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.

Find out more on fees and charges

View 2016 Fees

Materials

A 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.

Entrance Requirements

Students must be at least 16 years of age. No prerequisites.

Pathways to further study

Depending 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 Pathways

The Certificate III in Agriculture supplies you with sought after skills and experience needed in many areas of the Agriculture industry.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • Midyear

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
AHCBAC302A Establish pastures and crops for livestock production 80
AHCBAC308A Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities 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 competition 90
AHCMOM202A OPERATE TRACTORS 40
AHCMOM310A OPERATE LAND-FORMING MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT 80
AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS 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.