Agriculture and Science

AHC30110 Certificate III in Agriculture (Small Producers Course)

Small Producers Course

Do you want to learn more about growing food or flower crops, and have access to a parcel of land that could be used for this purpose? Then the Small Producer course is for you. In this course you will learn about organic growing, soils, propagation, pruning, plant nutrition, sustainability and much more.

It will involve the combination of classroom based theory, practical training and you will utilise the aforementioned parcel of land as a working project site throughout the duration of the course.

Career Opportunities

The course is designed for people with a genuine passion to growing horticultural crops as the basis of a small business opportunity.

Dates and Times

Huon Valley Trade Training Centre

  • Next Intake:  To be confirmed
  • Venue:  Huon Valley Trade Training Centre, 101 Wilmot Road, Huonville
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest

Entry Requirements

Talk to one of our teachers to determine suitability and if any support is required to help you further your study. Recognition of prior learning and competencies are also considered.

Learning Options

  • Classroom theory and hands-on practical’s.   Your own land will also be used as a project site.

Assessment Process

  • Assessment will consist of a combination of assignments, observations and written questions.
  • TasTAFE teachers will also visit you on your property to observe your project work.

Resources and Equipment

Several projects throughout the course will require that you have access to;

  • A parcel of land
  • Ability to irrigate this parcel of land.
  • Propagation tools and equipment such as pots, growing media and seed.
  • Drivers licence or access to transport to attend several field trips in southern Tasmania.
  • Internet access and email address.

Students will need to provide the following PPE:

  • Safety boots
  • Work gloves
  • Sun protection
  • Raincoat


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Fees and Payments

Full Fee:  $2,084
Full Fee Concession:  $370
Subsidised Fee:  $1,737
Subsidised Concession:  $310

plus Soil analysis and leaf tissue analysis (around $100-$150 depending on complexity of analysis).

Because the Government provides generous levels of support to enable TasTAFE to offer much of its training on a subsidised basis, you may not have to pay the maximum fee. Your eligibility for a fee subsidy or a concession will be determined at the time of enrolment, and your overall tuition fee will depend on your individual circumstances.

Please note the majority of people who have not completed a Certificate III or above in the last five years are subsidised students


Students are not eligible for a refund if they withdraw from the course after completing a unit or after undertaking more than 20% of the course.

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  • Certificate II in Production Horticulture or equivalent is desirable but not essential.

Qualification Requirements

A total of sixteen (16) units of competency must be successfully achieved consisting of 2 core units and 14 electives.



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