- Course Code
- Course Type
- Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Accredited Course
- Study mode
- On Campus
- 18 months - 2 years
- Starting Date
- February 2019
- Sale (FLC)
Certificate IV in Agriculture allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.
Industry expects that individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems
This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.
TimesThursdays 9.am-3.00pm and Fridays 10.00am-3.00pm
Qualifications and RecognitionUpon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Agriculture.
This qualification provides and occupational outcome at a supervisory level, as Farm team leader or supervisor
Opportunities for Further Study
Recommended entry requirements
- This qualification may be accessed by direct entry, part time or full time
- Have achieved VCE or equivalent
- Applicants will be required to complete a full Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment as a part of the pre entry requirements of the course.
- The LLN results must be a minimum of 3 across all three areas
- Applicants must prove that they have a suitable Agricultural / Horticultural business that they can undertake their practical placement on. Or alternately supply a letter from a suitable Agricultural / Horticultural employer stating that they are have access to employed work for a minimum of 1 day per week for the duration of the course.
- Applicants must have a capable level of Computer literacy.
- Applicants must have access to a PC / Laptop or Tablet as well as internet to support their learning and assessment out of school (scheduled teaching hours).
- It is strongly recommended that applicants hold a minimum “Car Learner Permit” prior to course commencement.
- Applicants must supply their own Safety Boots, Gumboots, Hat and / or Beanie, High vis work shirt, Safety Glasses, Ear Muffs, Leather Gloves and Wet weather gear for practical days and placements
Limitations to entry
- Ability to gain voluntary or employed farm work within the industry for a minimum of one day a week for the duration of the qualification
If the participants in this course wish to select the following elective as a part of this course:
- AHCCHM401 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
Before this elective can be commenced the following Prerequisites must be successfully completed:
- AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
- AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
Reliable internet connection.
Access to a computer to support learning and assessment
VET Student LoansNot Applicable
Placement240 hours for the duration of the qualification
Placement is arranged by: Student
Pathway to Industry Licence
Material and Equipment supplied by students
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Maintain work health and safety processes
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Manage small business finances
Develop A Soil Health And Plant Nutrition Program
Manage pastures for livestock production
Plan a pasture establishment program
Operate within a budget framework
Manage milking shed routines
Develop livestock feeding plans
Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
Supervise animal health programs
Sample soils and interpret results
Supervise work routines and staff performance
Develop feeding plans for a production system
Keep production records for a primary production business
Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan
Practical demonstrations, practical demonstrations in simulated work conditions, problem solving, documents/folio, oral presentations, presentations to audiences, interviews, videos, visuals/slides/audio tapes, case studies, projects.