Certificate II in Agriculture

Course code: AHC20116

Registered Training Organisation: Skillinvest

RTO code: 4192

Course Summary

The Certificate II in Agriculture aims to equip students with experience, knowledge and skills that will enhance employment prospects in a range of rural industries including intensive animal production, broad-acre cropping, grazing and agribusiness. Furthermore, the course provides a foundation for further study in agriculture through several pathways including apprenticeships, full time, part time and online options. Participants will develop skills in a range of areas including safety, machinery operation, fencing, welding, agronomy, farm chemicals and livestock husbandry.


Contribution towards VCE: VM 

It is mandated that students studying VCE: VM complete 180 hours of a VET course in a Certificate II or above.  This will contribute 2 VET credits towards a student’s program.

Contribution towards VPC

Students studying VPC may choose to include a VET program, however it is not mandated

Contribution towards VCE

Students will be eligible for two or more units at Units 1 and 2 level and a Units 3 and 4 sequence.

ATAR Contribution

Students who receive a Units 3 and 4 sequence will be eligible for an increment towards their ATAR (10 per cent of the lowest study score of the primary four studies).

No Scored Assessment Available

National Accreditation

Program Delivery

Program structure

Delivered over two years


Longerenong College

Contact Days/Hours

Every second Wednesday 9.30am to 3.00pm



RTO Code


School to Work

School to Work

A minimum of 200 hours work placement is required, normally completed on alternate Wednesdays when attendance at Longerenong College is not required.

Employment and Study Pathways

Potential Study Options/Career Paths (General or in specialised fields):

  • Certificate III/IV (apprenticeship or full-time study)
  • Diploma of Agronomy (full or part time or online)
  • Diploma of Agribusiness
  • Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness management
  • Degree and post graduate study

Potential Career Paths (Further study likely to be required)

  • Farm overseer/manager
  • Agronomist or Livestock agent
  • Precision Agriculture consultant
  • Agribusiness professional, Rural merchandiser or marketing specialist
  • Agricultural research assistant or Scientist

Potential Career Paths (With or without further study)

  • Farmhand or Feedlot assistant
  • Shearing shed hand or rouseabout
  • Farm machinery operator/contractor
  • Fencing contractor

Fees and Equipment


Closed boots and appropriate clothing for weather required.

Materials Fee

Select fees to be paid by DE for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year


Participate in OHS processes


Assist agricultural crop maintenance


Install, maintain and repair fencing


Handle livestock using basic techniques


Fabricate & repair metal or plastic structures


Monitor water supplies


Undertake operational maintenance of machinery


Move and handle pigs


Pen sheep


Provide basic emergency life support

Unit code

Second Year


Work effectively in the industry


Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Apply chemicals under supervision


Assist agricultural crop establishment


Prepare grain storages


Provide feed for livestock


Operate tractors


Operate quad bikes


Recognise Plants


Carry out wool pressing


Observe and report on weather

Note: Program commencement subject to enrolment numbers. Units of Competency are subject to change. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals. All details are accurate at the time of publication.


RTO Contact

Di Dent – 0400 865 390


Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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