Agriculture and Science

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

This course is aimed at those people who wish to work at a supervisory level in the Agricultural industry. It is workplace-based, which means TasTAFE trainers visit students on their worksite every 4 to 8 weeks to assess progress.

If you are not currently in a suitable workplace TasTAFE staff may be able to assist you in doing this.

This qualification would suit:

  • People looking for a change in career.
  • People currently working in Agriculture at a supervisory level and wanting to gain a qualification
  • People who have completed some units of the AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture or AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture and now wanting the entire qualification
  • People who need to gain skills to satisfy various industry licensing requirements.
  • People wishing to progress their career in the Agriculture sector

If you wish to gain skills by completing selected units please contact the Team, by calling 1300 655 307, for more information.

Career Opportunities

Depending on how you completed this training, further study or career options may include:

  • Students who complete selected units only, may enrol in the entire AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • Full or part-time training that leads to a AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture.
  • Qualified Agriculture Worker.

Dates and Times

Alanvale Campus

  • Rolling Intake
  • Duration:  varies depending on units selected, predominately on the job
  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to express your interest
  • You must either be employed in industry or have access to a property to complete the practical component of training

Burnie Campus

  • Contact us on 1300 655 307 to register your interest

Learning Options

This course is for people who are currently employed in the Agriculture sector. Depending on you and your employers needs, learning may be on-the-job, off-the-job or a combination of both. Learning options will include:.

  • On-the-job – training in your workplace
  • Off-the-job – Learning will be in TasTAFE, or in an appropriate venue
  • 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

Throughout all assessments, Occupational Health & Safety procedures must be followed. Options for assessment will 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
  • If required, other assessment methods may be used for students (eg verbal tests instead of short written tests)
  • Testimonials from supervisor
  • Photographic and other media evidence
  • Assessment methods will be negotiated using a variety and or combination of the above methods.


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The Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package units you will be studying will be made clear before you start your course. We will discuss these in our Information Session, and you will also find them in the:

  • Induction booklet that is provided to all students
  • Training Plan for Trainees and Apprentices.

Employees entering AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture may be in a Supervisors position already or alternatively may have worked in the Industry for several years and wish to develop their skills further

Work undertaken by Agricultural supervisors can include:

  • Supervising and training staff
  • Supervising work routines
  • Supervising machinery maintenance
  • Managing budgets
  • Scheduling irrigation
  • Establishing and harvesting crops

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).

Qualification Requirements

To successfully achieve AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture, 12 units must be completed, 1 core and 11 electives.


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