Gain valuable hands-on agricultural training with this practical entry-level qualification.

Tasmania has a strong reputation for producing quality food and fibre and there is high demand for our produce, so if you are enthusiastic, hardworking and love working outdoors… this could be the course for you!

Providing a general introduction to the Agricultural industry, this course will enable you to select a livestock production or cropping job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

You’ll learn a wide range of basic farming skills including safe work practices, handling and care of livestock, using farm machinery and equipment and how to establish, maintain and harvest crops. You’ll also learn how to work effectively in the industry by participating in environmentally sustainable work practices and work, health and safety processes.

There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to participate in hands-on industry project work and go on industry excursions so that you can gain a broader understanding of the agriculture sector and future employment opportunities.

You can achieve this qualification as an apprentice or trainee – which requires an employment arrangement and training contract – or as a workplace-based student. Both these options include a combination of on-the-job training, off-the-job workshops and self-paced study.

On successful completion of this course, you will have the entry-level skills you need to pursue employment as a Farmhand or Stockperson in a wide range of agricultural roles. You may also consider undertaking further study in a related field at TasTAFE including AHC30116 – Certificate III in Agriculture, AHC30216 Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production), AHC30616 – Certificate III in Production Horticulture or AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture.

Locations, dates & times

CampusDateAttendance/DurationStudy typeApply
South
Clarence2 Feb 2020 -
21 Dec 2022
Part-timeEnquire now

Career opportunities

  • Assistant Animal Attendant/Stockperson
  • Assistant Farm or Station Hand
  • Assistant Farm or Station Worker
  • Assistant Farm or Station Labourer

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Career opportunities

  • Assistant Animal Attendant/Stockperson
  • Assistant Farm or Station Hand
  • Assistant Farm or Station Worker
  • Assistant Farm or Station Labourer