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1 year part time
Immerse yourself in the captivating world of beekeeping with our flexible and nationally recognised apiculture course. The Certificate III in Beekeeping AHC31818 is the first of its kind in Victoria, offering a unique opportunity to acquire comprehensive skills and knowledge necessary for maintaining healthy bee colonies.
Throughout this course, you will learn essential aspects of honey bee (Apis) beekeeping, including:
The 36-week beekeeping course is designed for both commercial beekeepers and passionate amateur beekeepers. Whether you aspire to pursue beekeeping as a profession or simply nurture your love for these incredible creatures, this course equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge for success.
Our beekeeping course emphasises immersive and practical learning. You will receive hands-on training at our Eden Park training centre, located in Melbourne's north. Select components of the course are delivered online, allowing for accessible learning.
Don't miss this extraordinary opportunity to become a skilled beekeeper and make a positive impact on the environment and agricultural systems.
Enrol in our Certificate III in Beekeeping AHC31818 and embark on a fascinating journey into the world of bees!
Each course has a dedicated learning method that is designed to let you thrive in your studies.
On-campus / Virtual classroom / Self-paced online learning
A blend of scheduled on-campus and virtual learning, with additional activities completed outside of the classroom through Melbourne Polytechnic’s digital platforms. Visit the How You'll Study page for more information.
Online classes are conducted one night per week from 6pm to 9pm.
Practical classes are delivered in 8 blocks on site at Northern Lodge at Eden Park campus Friday – Sunday)
Observation, Written Assessment, Oral Questioning.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCBEK203||Open and reassemble a beehive||Core||20|
|AHCBEK205||Prepare and use a bee smoker||Core||10|
|AHCBEK206||Assemble and maintain beekeeping components||Core||25|
|AHCBEK301||Manage honey bee swarms||Core||15|
|AHCBEK302||Manipulate honey bee brood||Core||30|
|AHCBEK303||Re-queen a honey bee colony||Core||30|
|AHCBEK304||Remove a honey crop from a hive||Core||20|
|AHCBEK310||Process raw wax into moulds||Elective||20|
|AHCBEK311||Transport bee hives by road to new apiary site||Core||50|
|AHCBEK313||Manage pests and disease within a honey bee colony||Core||60|
|AHCBEK405||Select and establish an apiary site||Core||50|
|AHCBEK408||Provide bee pollination services||Elective||20|
|AHCBEK409||Rear queen bees||Elective||50|
|AHCBIO303||Apply biosecurity measures||Elective||100|
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||Core||50|
|AHCWRK306||Comply with industry quality assurance requirements||Core||40|
|Concession||Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$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.
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.
The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
After you complete that form we will send you an email with a link to an application form webpage. If you don’t receive the email, check your spam and junk folders.
Complete the application form on the application form webpage.
You will be required to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend an enrolment appointment over the phone or on campus.
For certificate-level courses, you can pay by weekly or fortnightly direct debit using our Tuition Payment Plan. Read more about Tuition Payment 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.