32 weeks full time
Build your leadership potential with a Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116. Gain or nurture specialist skills in farming such as animal breeding, costing and crop establishment, improvement and harvest. Take on supervisory roles as you learn how to run a working farm.
By combining practical scientific knowledge with business and management skills, this course equips you for a fulfilling career on the land. Build applied skills for leadership and management roles in agricultural enterprises and businesses that service the food production sector.
Learn from teachers who are experts in their fields of grain, dairy, wool, sheep and beef production with a Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116. You’ll gain both theoretical knowledge in class at our Epping campus and hands-on experience at our working farm at our Northern Lodge at Eden Park training complex.
As a graduate of this course you may gain entry into a wide range of occupations in the agricultural sector.
Completion of the Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116 allows direct access and pathway, with 4 units/6 months credit, to the Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116.
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.
Monday to Friday
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.
|Keep financial records for primary production business
|Develop a farm plan
|Select and use agricultural technology
|Plan and implement a pasture establishment program
|Plan and implement a biosecurity program
|Cost a project
|Plan to exhibit livestock
|Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock
|Develop livestock feeding plans
|Supervise animal health programs
|Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
|Maintain work health and safety processes
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|Government subsidised fee
|Maximum annual amenities
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 1st of November. 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. 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:
Students are required to purchase the below text book only, purchases can be made directly through the teaching department after classes commence:
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.