Agriculture and Science

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both.

This course develops knowledge and skills to tradesperson level.

This qualification would suit:

  • People currently working in the rural industry and wanting to gain a qualification
  • People who have completed some units of the AHC30116 – Certificate III in Agriculture and now wanting the entire qualification
  • People who would like to work in the rural industry
  • People looking for a change in career
  • People who need to gain skills to satisfy various industry licensing requirements.

Career Opportunities

This course may lead to the following career opportunities:

  • Qualified agricultural tradesperson.

Study Pathways

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

Location, dates and times

This qualification is available as an Apprenticeship. For more information go to our Apprenticeship and Traineeship page.

Clarence Campus

  • Rolling Intake
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a property to complete the practical component of training

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake
  • Duration:  Varies depending on units selected. Predominately on the job
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a property to complete the practical component of training

Information Session:

Alanvale Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 11am to 12pm
G1.14, G Block, 54a Alanvale Road, Newnham
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Burnie Campus and Freer Farm

  • Rolling Intake
  • Duration:  Varies depending on units selected; typically takes 18-24 months to complete.
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a property to complete the practical component of training

Learning Options

Learning options available for people looking for a change in career, and those who would like to gain skills by completing some units will include:

  • Learning will be in a rural workplace with access to TasTAFE facilities where appropriate
  • 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
  • Classroom learning for theory
  • One-on-one mentoring.

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:

  • Short written assessment question and answer style test
  • Projects group or individual, may be practical or research based
  • Assignments – research topic and provide a written response
  • Practical – you will be observed doing tasks
  • All students may be assessed in the workplace
  • Testimonials from supervisor
  • Photographic and other media evidence

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 our Recognition of Prior Learning page.

Fees and Payments

For further fee and payment information visit our Fees and Payment page.

Essential Requirements

Agricultural students are expected to:

  • read and interpret manufacturer’s instructions for use of chemicals and other information required for Work Health & Safety purposes
  • keep production and other essential records
  • deal easily with basic maths
  • have a keen interest in practical agricultural work.

Support is available to help students who may have difficulty meeting the above requirements. Some of these skills may be improved through the learning process. If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests).


Contact us today to find out if 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 at our Student Support Services page.


AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

Qualification Requirements

To successfully achieve a AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture, 16 units must be completed comprising of 2 core unit and 14 elective units.


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