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Agriculture

Certificate IV in

Free TAFE Code: AHC40116
Our courses are being delivered remotely
Melbourne Polytechnic is recognised as an essential service and continues to operate. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, the way our courses are delivered will look a little different for the foreseeable period.

Most of our courses are being taught remotely with an interactive and supportive learning environment, including assessments wherever possible.

Limited activity or training which cannot be delivered entirely remotely will be delivered on campus, with strict health and safety measures in place.

Overview

Campus

Epping, Yan Yean at Northern Lodge

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Duration

12 months full time / available part time

Requirements

No formal prerequisites

Next Intake

Ongoing, February

Next Intake

February

Grow your expertise

Build your leadership potential with a Certificate IV in Agriculture. 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.

Cross-pollinate your skill sets

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.

Fertilise your path to success

Learn from teachers who are experts in their fields of grain, dairy, wool, sheep and beef production. You’ll gain both theoretical knowledge in class at our Epping campus and hands-on experience at our working farm at Yan Yean.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

As a graduate of this course you may gain entry into a wide range of occupations in the agricultural sector.
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Operator
  • Agricultural Industry Supervisor
  • Team Leader

Pathways

Once you’ve successfully completed the Certificate IV in Agriculture, you may consider further study and move into:
  • AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

Akolda Bil

"It means 'future' to me. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... Studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Delivery methods

  • Blended
  • Online components
  • Face-to-face
  • Classroom

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects.

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCBAC404 PLAN AND IMPLEMENT AGRICULTURAL CROP MAINTENANCE Core 80
AHCPMG412 DEVELOP A PEST MANAGEMENT PLAN Core 90
AHCBAC401 MANAGE PASTURES FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION Core 120
AHCWHS401 MAINTAIN WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCESSES Core 70
AHCBIO403 PLAN AND IMPLEMENT A FARM OR ENTERPRISE BIOSECURITY PLAN Core 120
AHCLSK409 SUPERVISE ANIMAL HEALTH PROGRAMS Core 110
AHCBAC402 PLAN A PASTURE ESTABLISHMENT PROGRAM Core 120
AHCLSK416 IDENTIFY AND SELECT ANIMALS FOR BREEDING Core 100
AHCPCM402 DEVELOP A SOIL HEALTH AND PLANT NUTRITION PROGRAM Core 90
AHCBUS407 COST A PROJECT Core 50
AHCAGB406 KEEP FINANCIAL RECORDS FOR PRIMARY PRODUCTION BUSINESS Core 100
AHCAGB405 ANALYSE AND INTERPRET PRODUCTION DATA Core 100

Recognition of Prior Learning

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.

Fees & Costs

Tuition Fees
Free TAFE Concession Government subsidised fee Non-subsidised fee
Tuition fee $0 $943 $4715 $7100
Maximum annual amenities $250 $175 $250 $250
Total payable $250 $1118 $4965 $7350
Per year $0
Per semester $0

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 1 November 2019. 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.

Materials

Lists of required materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department.
Are you eligible for subsidised study?
You could be eligible for up to $20,000 in government funding.

Fees explained

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.

Check your eligibility

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% 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:

  • Commonwealth Health Care card, or
  • Pensioner Concession card, or
  • Any dependent spouse or dependent child of one of the above cardholders, or
  • Veterans Gold card.

The following groups are eligible for concession fees from Certificate I to Advanced Diploma level:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Asylum Seekers and victims of human trafficking 

Additional expenses

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.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.
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Requirements

There are no formal prerequisites, however successful completion of a Certificate II in Agriculture as part of VETiS, a VCE Agriculture/Horticulture program to Level 2, or relevant industry experience, will provide a sound basis for enrolment that may also lead to a reduction of the course duration.

Next Steps

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.

Application procedure

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