Short Courses

Farm Fencing

Melbourne Polytechnic is providing training in the basic skills of conventional farm fencing for land owners and tenants of small farms or if you are building your knowledge to enable you to work in the rural areas.

Course Code: SAH013

The course includes types of fencing and basic design for purpose, the identification and use of common farm fencing tools and equipment, selecting fencing knots, fencing safety (OHS) and budgeting for fence construction. Participants will undertake practical fencing activities.


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Yan Yean


Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8615


2 weeks
Total Hours: 16

Course Outline

  • Gate construction
  • Fencing safety OHS
  • Equipment required to construct and maintain fences
  • Identify fences appropriate for livestock
  • Safety issues and legal requirements for fences
  • Basic design and operation of a fence
  • Selection of appropriate energiser
  • Budgeting for fence construction
  • Construction of permanent fence
  • Demonstration safe use of equipment
  • Selecting appropriate fencing knots

Course Outcomes

  • Develop the skills and knowledge required to construct and maintain a conventional farm fence
  • Types of fencing
  • Basic designs
  • Identification and use of common farm fencing tools and equipment
  • Selecting fencing knots
  • Fencing safety OHS
  • Budgeting for fence construction
  • Upon completion of the course you will receive a Statement of Attainment with the unit of competency, AHCINF303 Plan and Construct Conventional Fencing.
  • This unit of competency will earn you credit towards attaining a Nationally Recognised qualification in Certificate III in Agriculture.

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Suitable For

  • Land Owner
  • Hobby Farmer
  • Candidates wishing to refresh or increase their knowledge



No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies

Assessment Methods

A formal assessment may be undertaken to gain the unit of competency AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing. The assessment includes observation of participation and skills in practical activities and written activities.


All participants will need to wear steel capped or sturdy work boots, warm clothing (including long pants and long sleeved work shirt) and bring fencing/work(leather) gloves, protective glasses, pen, paper and lunch. Wet weather gear if needed.


No prior knowledge or experience needed

Pathways to further study

Short course options: Introduction to Tractors Whole Farm Planning Farm Chemical Users Home Butchery Chainsaw Operation and Safety Introduction to Beekeeping

Workplace Training

Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

Available Sessions

Course Cancellation or Postponement

Courses with low enrolments may be cancelled or delayed. You will be notified of this 48 hours prior to course commencement.
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