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.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Agriculture will build your leadership potential for a career on the land.
Learn on the farm with flexibility to suit you
Does a career on the land sound appealing? You will gain specialist skills in crop establishment, improvement and harvest, costing, and animal breeding.
Take on supervisory roles as you develop your practical skills and knowledge to run a working farm.
The course builds agricultural applied skills for supervisors, team leaders and managers of agricultural enterprises and the associated businesses that service the food production sector.
Industry connections and resources
Your teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic are experts in their fields of wool, sheep, and beef, grain and dairy production. The Certificate IV in Agriculture is delivered and assessed at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Epping campus and our working farm enterprise at Yan Yean.
This course can qualify you to work as an agricultural industry supervisor, farm operator or team leader.
CampusesEpping, Yan Yean
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Modes of Delivery
Blended, Online components, Face-to-face, 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 MethodsAssessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects.
Entrance RequirementsThere are no formal prerequisites, however successful completion of a Certificate II in Agriculture as part of VETiS, a VCE Agriculture/Horticulture program to Level 2, or relevant industry experience, will provide a sound basis for enrolment that may also lead to a reduction of the course duration.
Pathways to further studyThis course is equivalent to post trade level and articulates into the Diploma of Agriculture course. On successful completion of this course you will gain a one-year credit of the Diploma of Agriculture.
Career PathwaysAs a graduate of this course you may gain entry into a wide range of occupations in the beef, sheep, wool, horse, grain or dairy primary industry sectors. This may vary from being a supervisor on a rural property through to employment in a variety of associated agribusinesses.
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.
|AHCAGB402||ANALYSE AND INTERPRET PRODUCTION DATA||100|
|AHCAGB403||KEEP FINANCIAL RECORDS FOR PRIMARY PRODUCTION BUSINESS||60|
|AHCBAC401||MANAGE PASTURES FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION||120|
|AHCBAC402||PLAN A PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM||120|
|AHCBAC404||PLAN AND IMPLEMENT AGRICULTURAL CROP MAINTENANCE||80|
|AHCBUS404||OPERATE WITHIN A BUDGET FRAMEWORK||50|
|AHCLSK409||SUPERVISE ANIMAL HEALTH PROGRAMS||110|
|AHCLSK416||IDENTIFY AND SELECT ANIMALS FOR BREEDING||100|
|AHCPMG412||DEVELOP A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN||90|
|AHCSOL401||SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS||60|
|AHCWHS401||MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||70|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
This qualification aligns with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 4.