Agriculture and Science

AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture

Tasmania has a strong reputation for producing quality food and fibre and there is high demand for our produce. If you are enthusiastic, hardworking and love a challenge, this is an exciting place to be! If you are interested in gaining hands-on agricultural training, this program is designed for you.

AHC20116 – Certificate II in Agriculture provides a general introduction to the agricultural industry and enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock. Suitable for those people that would be working under general guidance and supervision in the workplace, it covers a range of basic farming skills including safe work practices, handling and care of livestock, machinery use, and how to establish, maintain and harvest crops. All participants must have access to a relevant workplace.

You can achieve the AHC20116 – Certificate II in Agriculture as an apprentice/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, participation in off the job workshops and self study.

AHC20116 – Certificate II in Agriculture is also offered as a full time program on campus at TasTAFE’s Freer Farm in Burnie which is a fully functional mixed farming operation that provides students with the work environment to undertake an extensive range of agricultural activities.

Career Opportunities

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture. Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant farm or station hand
  • Assistant farm or station worker
  • Assistant farm or station labourer.

Study Pathways

This course may be a pathway to further study. Related courses include:

Location, Dates and Times

SOUTH
Clarence Campus

As a trainee/apprentice or a work-based student

  • You can start this course at any time
  • Venue: K Block, Clarence campus, 4a Bounty Street, Warrane
  • Information Session: Tuesday, 22 January 2019 – 11am – 12pm
    • Venue:  K Block, Clarence Campus, 4a Bounty St, Warrane
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a relevant workplace to complete the practical component of training
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

NORTH
Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling intake
  • Duration:  Varies depending on units selected. Predominately on the job.
  • Venue: Room H1.15, H Block, Alanvale Campus, Alanvale Road, Newnham
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

As a trainee/apprentice or a work-based student

  • You can start this course at any time
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a relevant workplace to complete the practical component of training

NORTH WEST
Burnie Campus

  • Next Intake:  February 2019 (Campus based)
  • Duration:  Full-time, 3 days per week
  • Venue:  E Block, Mooreville Road, Burnie
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

As a trainee/apprentice or a work-based student

  • You can start this course at any time
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a relevant workplace to complete the practical component of training

Learning Options

As a trainee/apprentice or a work-based student

This course is delivered flexibly using a blend of learning modes, including attendance at workshops, self study and work-based learning.

As a full time student

Learning activities include:

  • Classroom learning for theory
  • Demonstrations – to show you how to do things
  • Learning Guides – books that contain information to help with your learning
  • DVDs and Videos – resources that give you extra support and information
  • One-on-one coaching

TasTAFE’s Freer Farm is a fully functional mixed farming operation that provides students the work environment to undertake an extensive range of activities. Students also participate in industry project work and industry excursions to gain a broader understanding of the agriculture sector and future employment opportunities.

Assessment Process

Assessments are designed to help you demonstrate your skills and knowledge. They allow us to confirm you can perform to the standard required in the workplace, to meet all of the requirements of the course.

Examples of assessments for this course may include;

  • Written short answer
  • Complete workplace documents
  • Written assignments
  • Observations on the job

Recognition of Prior Learning

It makes sense that you should be recognised for the things you already know how to do. TasTAFE can assess your skills and knowledge based on your previous education, work history or life experience. This may help you gain your qualification a whole lot faster.

For further details please refer to www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/recognition/

Fees and Payments

For fee and payment information relating to TasTAFE qualifications, please refer to  www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/future/fees-and-payments/

What will I need to bring?

Students will need to provide the following:

  • Safety boots (steel cap toe)

Essential Requirements

There are no essential entry requirements for this course however trainee/apprentice or a work-based students  must have access to a suitable workplace/site.

Suitability

An interview process will be conducted to ensure this is the right course for you.

Student Support

TasTAFE’s enrolment and orientation process provides information about our resources, services and support.
Further details relating to Student Support Services are available here https://www.tastafe.tas.edu.au/current/student-support/

Outcome

AHC20116 – Certificate II in Agriculture.

Qualification Requirements

Successful completion of eighteen (18) units, made up of 3 Core units and 15 elective units, is required to achieve AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture. Electives are selected based on industry and/or employer consultation.

 

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