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Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Do you have a connection with the great outdoors? Pursue a career that gives you the freedom to work among nature and some of its remarkable creatures.

The wildly diverse agriculture industry covers studies in animal husbandry, land and pasture management, horse care, nutrition and health, property maintenance, and machine operation.

Our qualifications in conservation and land management provide an opportunity to experience some of nature’s greatest gifts while learning about natural and cultural resources, land rehabilitation and native plant propagation. Participants also have the opportunity to undertake environmental monitoring, field research, fire management, ecology, and bushcraft.

Our suite of horticulture qualifications will guide you through the propagation and maintenance of nursery plants, through to the installation of food gardens, pest and disease treatment, and the use of a range of horticultural equipment.

Course list

^ You will pay half price for the course fees on the Lower fees, local skills courses, however other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your training.
State ID: IAA21
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

4WD Training Skill Set

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On campus

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Boost your 4WD skills! 

Whether you need to operate and maintain a 4WD on a remote worksite or simply wish to gain confidence driving in off-road conditions, this course will provide you with the skills you need to feel at ease behind the wheel. 

The delivery of this skill set will be face to face combining both theory and practical exercises over a 2 day period – theory day 1 and practical day 2. You will be required to sit a theoretical exam on 4WD operation and safety. You will also get to put your theory into practice and perform a vehicle pre-start and a practical assessment in which will include checking and driving the 4WD, the procedure of fitting a jack and recovery strap, inspecting the path of travel, and routine maintenance, as well as, but not limited to, the vehicle utilising specific 4WD techniques.

Skill set
National ID: AHC20116
State ID: BCZ7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Agriculture

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A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, away from bustling cities and towns.

The Certificate II in Agriculture is an entry-level course suitable for students who wish to try their hand in cattle station operations. Participants will learn through hands-on training, reflecting the cycle of work on a cattle station.

This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Please contact us for more information.

Participants will undertake a range of activities including:
  • Preparing for the mustering season
  • Livestock mustering, handling and husbandry activities
  • End-of-year maintenance

Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of animal handling techniques including horsemanship and cattle management, fencing, station and machinery maintenance, and weed management skills. This qualification can lead participants on an exciting path from year 1 stockman, to head stockman and eventually, station manager.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30116
State ID: BCW6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023

Certificate III in Agriculture

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A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, away from bustling cities and towns.

The Certificate III in Agriculture enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.

This course is delivered on stations or by request to a closed group only. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to study this qualification.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40116
State ID: BDF2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Agriculture

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Work-based

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A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, often away from bustling cities and towns.

The Certificate IV in Agriculture allows participants to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. The course has been designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

Industry expects that individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

This course is delivered on stations or by request to a closed group only. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to study this qualification.

Certificate IV
State ID: IAC37
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023
Skill sets

AusChem Skill Set

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Get trained in chemical risk management.

This course guides participants through the safe application, transportation and storage of chemicals, while meeting the requirements of State and Federal bodies.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Determine the need for chemical use
  • Identify the appropriate chemical
  • Prepare for chemical use according to label and MSDS
  • Identify conditions for safely applying chemicals
  • List procedures for cleaning up following chemical application
  • Record application details
  • Determine how to transport and handle chemicals
  • Identify how to store chemical safely
  • Record storage details
  • Read and interpret label and MSDS directions for safe transport, handling and storage
Units:
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCPMG301 Control weeds

Upon completion, students will receive an AusChem accreditation.

Skill set
State ID: IAA02
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
Skill sets

Chainsaw Skill Set

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Do you know how to operate and maintain your chainsaw in a safe manner?

The appropriate and safe use of a chainsaw is a specialist skill that requires expert training. Get the job done quickly and safely with this 3 day short course!

Participants will learn how to:
  • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
  • Fell small trees where hazards are of low risk
  • Recognise and report hazards
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety
Units:
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
Skill set
State ID: IAD50
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023

Chemcert - Stage 2 (Boom-Spray Licence) Skill Set

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Are you needing to upskill in your career?

The Chemcert - Stage 2 (Boom-Spray Licence) is a handy Skill Set to obtain for those who need to meet Health Department requirements for a Pest Management Technician licence (Endorsement 7) if you are spraying chemicals  for commercial gain.

During this 5 day course, you must complete the units in this skill set if you plan to use mechanical equipment such as boom spraying, quad-bike mounted equipment, broad acre spraying equipment or air blast equipment.

Please note: this course does not cover the first three units of Endorsement 7, students will need to complete the IAA09 Chemical Handling course to obtain these units.

Units:
AHCCHM404 Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
AHCCHM405 Plan and implement a chemical use program
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
Skill set
State ID: IAA84
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Chemical Handling Basics Skill Set

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Learn the skills and knowledge required to handle, transport, and apply chemicals under supervision

The appropriate and safe use of chemicals is a skill that requires expert training. Get the job done quickly and safely with the 3 day Chemical Handling Basics Skill Set!

In this skill set, you will learn the following:
  • Handling and transport techniques and requirements for chemicals
  • Structure and content of chemical labels and safety data sheets and their use and purpose for safe chemical application
  • Principles and methods of measuring, mixing and applying chemicals
  • Features and functions of a range of application equipment, their operations, and maintenance requirements
  • Risk factors to be taken into account for human and animal health, spillage and environmental impact relevant to chemical use before, during and following chemical application
  • Basic chemical groupings and types used in the workplace, including:
  • The of mode of action
  • The impact on chemical safety
  • Application methods
  • Paths of entry of poisons into the body and the methods of limiting exposure through practices and personal protective clothing
  • Maintenance practices for chemical application related equipment and PPE and disposal procedures for chemical contaminants and containers
  • Assessing weather conditions and the impact on safe application of chemicals
  • Components of a workplace chemical application plan
  • Chemical related records and reports and their purpose.
Units:
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
Skill set
State ID: IAA09
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Chemical Handling Skill Set

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The Chemical Handling Skill Set is crucial to a broad range of outside activities offered in horticulture, agriculture, and conservation and land management.

This course covers all of the important procedures required to apply chemicals safely on plants using small portable handheld sprayers.

Students will learn how to:
  • Identify the level of pest infestation and assess the need for chemical control
  • Source information on Integrated Pest Management
  • Identify potential hazards, assess risks, and implement control measures
  • Select appropriate PPE for the chemical
  • Interpret chemical labels and SDSs
  • Calibrate equipment
  • Mix chemicals accurately and according to their registered use
  • Apply chemicals minimising spray drift
  • Transport and handle chemicals complying with legislative requirements
  • Store chemicals correctly and maintain inventory
  • Treat chemical spills
  • Dispose of any chemicals correctly and decontaminate equipment
  • Complete application records

Completion of this course will enable participants to apply for the WA Department of Health’s Lawn and Gardening, Landscaping, Bushland & Minesite Rehabilitation licence. Please visit www.health.wa.gov.au for further details.

What to bring:
  • Boots
  • Long sleeved shirt
  • Long pants
  • Washable hat
  • Lunch and water
  • Optional change of clothes for day two
Units:
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
Skill set
National ID: AHC10120
State ID: BGF6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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On campus

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Build a career conserving our natural environment.

Would you like to pursue a career in the great outdoors? This entry-level qualification provides you with first-hand experience in the conservation and ecosystem management industry.

Throughout this course, you will learn about natural area conservation, ecological restoration, nursery work, machinery operation and maintenance, safe work practices and basic chemical safety. You will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake programs that assist in maintaining the natural environment. 

Certificate I
National ID: AHC31420
State ID: BGG8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Learn how to conserve our natural environment. 

Are you interested in working as a ranger or conservation officer in the conservation and ecosystem management industry? 

This course focuses on conservation techniques to maintain and promote the natural diversity of the land and ecosystem. You will have the option to focus on indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife, or natural area management. 

Throughout this course, you will learn how to conduct ecological and cultural site inspections, produce, read and interpret maps, respond to wildfires, apply and transport chemicals, operate a four-wheel-drive and undertake a range of repairs.

This course is delivered to ranger groups on country or by request to a closed group only. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to study this qualification.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC31421
State ID: BHM6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Experience some of nature's greatest gifts and learn how best to preserve them.

The Certificate III in Conservation and Ecosystem Management provides participants with a solid understanding of the conservation and land management industry. Students can elect to focus on Indigenous land management, conservation earthworks, lands, parks and wildlife, or natural area management.

Throughout this course, students will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake programs that assist in maintaining the natural environment. Participants will gain practical skills in occupational health and safety, fire management, biodiversity surveying, mapping and an understanding of remote operations.

This course is delivered on country to ranger groups in the Kimberley and Pilbara.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40920
State ID: BGH6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

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Work-based

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Become a leader in natural conservation. 

Are you ready to take your career to the next level? This qualification prepares you for management and/or supervisory roles within the Conservation and Ecosystem Management industry. 

This course covers practical skills in planning, implementing, costing and budgeting for conservation projects. Throughout this course you will learn about land and sea management, ecological restoration, revegetation and monitoring diversity, map production and wildfire management. You will undertake written assignments and work in teams to complete a range of programs on country.

This course is delivered to ranger groups on country or by request to a closed group only. Please get in touch with us if you'd like to study this qualification.

Certificate IV
State ID: IAE35
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Fell Trees

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This course is designed for experienced chainsaw operators as a progression from the Chainsaw Skillset. Students will gain professional training for chainsaw operations. Being a high-risk activity there is a duty of care for operators to have accredited training. It is also for recreational operators that seek professional training.

This skill set is delivered as face-to-face training for one theory day in the classroom, and one day in the field completing practical demonstration assessments. NR TAFE also provide chainsaws and a comprehensive range of support equipment to use as per TAFE safe operating procedures.

Unit:
AHCPCM203 Fell small trees
Skill set
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

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On campus

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Plant the seed for a successful career.

The Certificate II in Horticulture is an entry-level qualification, allowing participants to gain an insight into the horticulture industry.

Participants will develop skills and knowledge in caring for nursery plants and food gardens, treating weeds and using horticulture equipment.

This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a job in the horticultural and land management industries.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30716
State ID: BDF1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Horticulture

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On campus
Work-based

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Grow a flourishing career in the horticulture industry. 

Do you have a keen interest in gardening? This course sets you up for a career as a gardener, landscaper, irrigation or nursery officer

Throughout this course, you will learn how to propagate and maintain nursery plants, install irrigation and food gardens, treat weeds, pests and diseases safely, and use a range of horticultural equipment. You will learn about relevant plant diseases and disorders, improving soil conditions and maintaining irrigation systems.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC21216
State ID: BDE2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Rural Operations

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Work-based

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The North West cattle industry provides a vast area of employment for young stockmen and women from all over WA.

Do you wish to try your hand in the cattle industry? This entry-level course could lead you on an exciting path from stockman to head stockman and eventually, station manager.

Throughout this course, you will undertake a combination of written assignments and hands-on industry tasks including fencing, tractor operations, cattle processing and mustering in teams. You will gain skills in machine operation, maintenance and horse husbandry. 

Certificate II
State ID: AE379
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free in 2023
Skill sets

Work in Agriculture Skill Set

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Work in the Agriculture industry!

The agriculture sector in WA is an exciting and diverse area to work in, and it's not just all about growing crops — it offers an exciting mix of science, technology and nature. From working with livestock to using drone technology to manage large farms, the job opportunities are there once you're skills ready. This new skill set is the ideal introductory training opportunity for new entrants to the agricultural industry.

With the Work in Agriculture job ready skill set you'll learn about tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors, preparing and operating machinery and equipment, how to safely handle, prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, and carry out work health and safety procedures in the agriculture sector. 

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