If you are a local student you may be eligible.
To find a course that's available to international students, please visit the search page:
12 months full time
No specific entry requirements, but students must be at least 16 years of age.
Love to work outdoors? A Certificate III in Agriculture is a great way to gain in-demand skills around Australia. Help secure a sustainable future for a growing population with practical skills in livestock breeding, crop harvesting and establishing pastures.
From biology and chemistry to geology and pedology, studying agriculture means you touch on multiple disciplines in a practical way. You’ll learn how to operate machinery like tractors and skid steers, as well as develop a deep understanding of best practice in farm operations.
You’ll learn from teachers who are experts in wool, sheep and beef production. You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the Show Steer category at the Royal Agricultural Society (RAS) Royal Melbourne Show.
Build skills and gain knowledge that will help you succeed in the $30 billion food and fibre industry. This course is delivered at our Epping campus and Yan Yean Farm training complex using high quality agricultural equipment and amenities.
Face-to-face and online classes are scheduled for:
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
Assessment methods for this course observation, simulated workplace demonstration and written assessment.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBAC307||Maintain agricultural crops||Elective||40|
|AHCBAC402||PLAN A PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM||Core||120|
|AHCCHM304||TRANSPORT AND STORE CHEMICALS||Elective||50|
|AHCCHM307||Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weed and disease||Elective||70|
|AHCINF301||IMPLEMENT PROPERTY IMPROVEMENT, CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR||Elective||70|
|AHCINF303||PLAN AND CONSTRUCT CONVENTIONAL FENCING||Elective||60|
|AHCLSK312||COORDINATE ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION AND FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK||Elective||80|
|AHCLSK316||PREPARE LIVESTOCK FOR COMPETITION||Elective||90|
|AHCLSK317||PLAN TO EXHIBIT LIVESTOCK||Core||80|
|AHCLSK402||DEVELOP LIVESTOCK FEEDING PLANS||Core||140|
|AHCLSK409||SUPERVISE ANIMAL HEALTH PROGRAMS||Core||110|
|AHCWHS301||CONTRIBUTE TO WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES||Core||50|
|AHCWRK309||APPLY ENVIRONMENTALLY SUSTAINABLE WORK PRACTICES||Core||50|
|HLTAID003||PROVIDE FIRST AID||Core||18|
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.
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|Free TAFE||Job Trainer||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250||$175||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.
To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.
Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.
Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 19 November 2020. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.
After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.
The State Government’s Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition (excluding Amenities Fees and Materials Fees) for students who are eligible for government subsidised training and enrol into one of the Priority listed course.
Free TAFE is available to eligible students for one course enrolment in a lifetime.
Free TAFE places are limited for this course in 2020. Please call 9269 8400 and we can advise you whether Free TAFE places are still available.
Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative covers the cost of tuition fees for students who are eligible. Materials and amenities may still apply.
The Free TAFE for Priority Courses initiative will pay your tuition fees for only one course. Once you have commenced in a tuition-free priority course, you are not eligible for further tuition-free places again, even if you do not finish your first tuition-free priority course.
Eligible students will pay 20 per cent of the standard Government subsidised tuition fee. Students can access up to one full qualification and one short course or skill set under the JobTrainer fund, including Free TAFE courses.
Who is eligible for JobTrainer?
To qualify for a non-traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To qualify for a traineeship JobTrainer course, you must
To find out if you are eligible for Job Trainer or Free TAFE, call us on 03 9269 8400.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Concession fees are charged at 20 per cent of the standard fees for enrolments in Certificate I to IV courses. To be eligible students must meet Skills First eligibility criteria and present a valid:
The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.
It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment. Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about TPPs here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
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