• Course Code
  • AHC40116
  • Course Type
  • Apprenticeship / Traineeship; Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 18 months - 2 years
  • Starting Date
  • February 2019
  • Location
  • Warragul
  • Leongatha
  • Sale (FLC)
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Course Overview

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.

Times

Thursdays 9.am-3.00pm and Fridays 10.00am-3.00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Certificate IV in Agriculture.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides and occupational outcome at a supervisory level, as Farm team leader or supervisor

Opportunities for Further Study

Further Information

Entry Requirements

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

Pre-requisites

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

Online requirement

Reliable internet connection.
Access to a computer to support learning and assessment

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

240 hours for the duration of the qualification
Placement is arranged by: Student

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

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Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description

AHCWHS401

Maintain work health and safety processes

BSBHRM405

Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff

BSBSMB406

Manage small business finances

AHCPCM402

Develop A Soil Health And Plant Nutrition Program

AHCBAC401

Manage pastures for livestock production

AHCBAC402

Plan a pasture establishment program

AHCBUS404

Operate within a budget framework

AHCDRY401

Manage milking shed routines

AHCLSK402

Develop livestock feeding plans

AHCLSK404

Implement and monitor animal welfare programs

AHCLSK409

Supervise animal health programs

AHCSOL401

Sample soils and interpret results

AHCWRK403

Supervise work routines and staff performance

AHCLSK401

Develop feeding plans for a production system

AHCAGB301

Keep production records for a primary production business

AHCPMG410

Implement the pest monitoring and evaluation plan

Assessment

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.

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