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.

Accreditation

Contribution towards VCAL

One credit towards a VCAL learning program is awarded on successful completion of 90 nominal hours of accredited VET curriculum. You will be eligible at Foundation, Intermediate or Senior levels.

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

Location

Longerenong College

Contact Days/Hours

Every second Wednesday 9.30am to 3.00pm

RTO

Skillinvest

RTO Code

4192

Structured Workplace Learning

Structured Workplace Learning

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

Clothing/Equipment/OH&S

Closed boots and appropriate clothing for weather required.

Materials Fee

To be paid by DET for students attending public schools.  Independent and Catholic schools will discuss fees with their families.

Study Units

Units may include:

Unit code

First Year

AHCOHS201

Participate in OHS processes

AHCBAC202

Assist agricultural crop maintenance

AHCINF202

Install, maintain and repair fencing

AHCLSK205

Handle livestock using basic techniques

AHCINF204

Fabricate & repair metal or plastic structures

AHCLSK209

Monitor water supplies

AHCMOM204

Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

AHCPRK203

Move and handle pigs

AHCWOL201

Pen sheep

HLTFA201B

Provide basic emergency life support

Unit code

Second Year

AHCWRK204

Work effectively in the industry

AHCWRK209

Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCCHM201

Apply chemicals under supervision

AHCBAC201

Assist agricultural crop establishment

AHCBAC204

Prepare grain storages

AHCLSK211

Provide feed for livestock

AHCMOM202

Operate tractors

AHCMOM212

Operate quad bikes

AHCPCM201

Recognise Plants

AHCWOL203

Carry out wool pressing

AHCWRK201

Observe and report on weather

Contact

RTO Contact

Nick Wachsmann (03) 5362 2260

Contact the WSMVET Cluster Coordinator via the Contact Page

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