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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 DeliveryField work, Flexible
Fees for 2017
The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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.
Entrance RequirementsStudents must be at least 16 years of age. No prerequisites.
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 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|
|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.