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.

*This course is Skill Set 2 of the Agriskills Entry Program. To apply for this course, you must enrol and commence training in Skill Set 1.

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.

Skill Set 2 focuses on providing with the skills and knowledge you need to operate a forklift truck, operate a tractor and conduct front-end loader operations.

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.

Note– you must be 18 years old to undertake the TLILIC0003 – Licence to operate a forklift truck component of this skill set.

Note– you must complete the online component of this course prior to attending the practical sessions.

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 4 days. Please see individual courses for details.

CampusDateAttendance/Duration Study typeApply
Sorell Trade
6 Oct 2020-
25 Feb 2021 
Tractor Operation - 20 & 21 Oct
Forklift - 23 & 24 Nov
Mixed Learning This course is now full
Sorell Trade
13 Oct 2020 -
27 Feb 2021 
Tractor Operation - 27 & 28 Oct
Forklift - 25 & 26 Nov
Mixed Learning This course is now full
Clarence 19 Oct 2020 -
26 Feb 2021 
Forklift - 2 & 3 Nov
Tractor Operation - 24 & 25 Nov
Mixed Learning This course is now full
Alanvale 22 Oct 2020 -
12 Mar 2021
Forklift - 5 & 6 Nov
Tractor Operation - 10 & 11 Dec
Mixed Learning This course is now full
North West
Burnie 27 Oct 2020 -
10 Mar 2021 
Forklift - 19 & 20 Nov
Tractor Operation - 7 & 8 Dec
Mixed Learning This course is now full

Career opportunities

  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Worker

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Career opportunities

  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Worker