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32 weeks full time
Love to work outdoors? A Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116 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 a Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116 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 agricultural shows with Melbourne Polytechnic's show cattle team.
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.
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
Interactive learning in a face-to-face environment. Classes will be held at a Melbourne Polytechnic campus or partner institute. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
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 include observation and written assessment.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBAC316||Maintain agricultural crops||Core||40|
|AHCBAC410||Plan and implement a pasture establishment program||Elective||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|
|AHCLSK316||Prepare livestock for competition||Elective||90|
|AHCLSK317||Plan to exhibit livestock||Elective||80|
|AHCLSK341||Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock||Core||90|
|AHCLSK402||Develop livestock feeding plans||Elective||140|
|AHCLSK409||Supervise animal health programs||Elective||110|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles||Core||50|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||Core||50|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||Core||50|
|HLTAID011||Provide First Aid||Elective||18|
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|Free TAFE||Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$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.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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 1 November 2021. 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.
For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.
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. Please call 1300 635 276 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.
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:
The Student Services and Amenities Fee is charged at forty cents (40 cents) per student contact hour and is capped over a twelve (12) month period, effective from the enrolment date, to:
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
You will need:
These required resources, which can be purchased through the teaching department:
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 from the Apply Now page.
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 our Skills and Job Centre, 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 Tuition Payments Plans here.
If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 1300 635 276 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.
Nationally Recognised Training This course is government accredited and has national recognition.
Local student means; you are an Australian citizen or permanent resident, a New Zealand citizen or a permanent humanitarian visa holder.