If you are looking to start your career in the Agriculture or Production Horticulture industries, our Agriskills Entry Program will provide you with a range of core agricultural skills that employers are looking for.

Designed to give new and existing workers essential job-ready skills required by industry, the Agriskills Entry Program is an exciting new initiative developed in conjunction with Fruit Growers Tasmania that provides a great pathway into employment in the Agricultural and Production Horticultural industries.

In the Agriskills Entry Program, you’ll gain a variety of essential industry-relevant and transferable skills, as well as have the opportunity to set yourself up with skills and knowledge you need to potentially transition into a Certificate II traineeship or Certificate III apprenticeship.

The program consists of three separate skill sets. This skill set (Skill Set 1) must be completed before you can begin Skill Set 2 or Skill Set 3.

Skill Set 1 focuses on providing five valuable units covering first aid, and how to shift materials safely using manual handling methods, as well as how to operate quad bikes, side-by-side utility vehicles and how to operate and maintain chainsaws.

Delivered state-wide via a combination of online theory and several days practical learning and assessment, this initiative is a part of Tasmania’s COVID-19 recovery plan and will help build Tasmania’s fruit growing, vegetable, livestock and dairy workforces.

On successful completion of each skill set, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the units completed.

Locations, dates & times

Course structure: First 2 weeks are online study - you should allow between 12 – 15 hours to complete.  You must successfully complete your theory before you can progress to your practical training which is delivered over 5 days. Please see individual courses for details.

CampusDateAttendance/Duration Study typeApply
South
Sorell Trade
Training
Centre
14 Oct -
16 Nov 2020
First aid - 28 Oct
Quads & side by sides - 3 Nov
Manual handling & chainsaws - 12 & 13 Nov
Mixed Learning This course has closed
Huonville Trade
Training
Centre
15 Oct -
3 Dec 2020
First aid - 29 Oct
Quads & side by sides - 4 Nov
Manual handling & chainsaws - 1 & 2 Dec
Mixed Learning This course has closed
Huonville Trade
Training
Centre
16 Oct -
19 Nov 2020
First aid - 30 Oct
Quads & side by sides - 5 Nov
Manual handling & chainsaws - 17 & 18 Nov
Mixed Learning This course has closed
North
Alanvale 8 Oct -
4 Nov 2020
Quads & side by sides - 22 Oct
Manual handling & chainsaws - 29 & 30 Oct
First aid - 3 Nov
Mixed Learning This course has closed
Alanvale 20 Oct -
4 Dec 2020
First aid - 4 Nov
Manual handling & chainsaws - 9 & 10 Nov
Quads & side by sides - 3 Dec
Mixed Learning This course has closed
North West
Burnie 6 Oct -
26 Nov 2020
Quads & side by sides - 13 Oct
First aid - 18 Nov
Manual handling & chainsaws - 24 & 25 Nov
Mixed Learning This course has closed

Career opportunities

  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Worker

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Career opportunities

  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Worker