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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 amongst 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

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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. 

Please bring along: 

  • Current driver’s licence
  • 4WD with a full tank of fuel
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Plenty of water
Skill set
National ID: AHC20116
State ID: BCZ7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Agriculture

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

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.

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.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30116
State ID: BCW6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Agriculture

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

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 available at other campus locations upon request.

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

Certificate IV in Agriculture

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

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 available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate IV
State ID: IAD80
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
Skill sets

Chainsaw Skill Set - Pilbara

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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 specialist training.
Get the job done quickly and safely with this skill set!

You will learn how to:
  • Safely operate and maintain a handheld chainsaw
  • Trim and cut felled trees with a chainsaw and complete operator maintenance
  • Recognise and report hazards
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining work health and safety
Skill set
State ID: IAA09
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
Skill sets

Chemical Handling Skill Set

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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
Students studying in Broome: 

From March 2019, students studying in Broome will complete the theory component of the course online in their own time. This reduces face to face delivery from three days to two, enabling full time employees to take less time off of work. Students must enrol at least two weeks prior to course commencement in order to access and complete the online component.

Skill set
National ID: AHC10116
State ID: BCV8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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

The Certificate I in Conservation and Land Management is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with an insight into the conservation and land management industry. Participants will gain foundation skills in natural area conservation, machinery operation and maintenance, seed collection and correct occupational health and safety practices.

Throughout this course, students will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake programs that assist in maintaining the natural environment.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate I
National ID: AHC21016
State ID: BDF0
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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

The Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management provides participants with the fundamental skills vital to succeed in the conservation and land management industry. Participants will gain practical skills in occupational health and safety, fire management, machinery operation and maintenance, fencing and biodiversity practices.

Throughout this course, students will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake programs that assist in maintaining the natural environment.

This course is delivered on country to ranger groups in the North West.

 

Certificate II
National ID: AHC31416
State ID: BDC1
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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

The Certificate III in Conservation and Land 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 North West.

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40916
State ID: BCZ9
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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

This qualification assists participants to build on their existing skills within the conservation and land management industry, preparing them for employment in supervisory/management roles. Participants will gain practical skills in planning, implementing, costing and budgeting for conservation and land management projects. Participants will also gain skills in occupational health and safety, biodiversity practices, and gain knowledge on the natural environment.

Throughout this course, students will complete written assignments and work in teams to undertake a range of programs on country.

This course is delivered on country to ranger groups in the North West.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC51116
State ID: BDA6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management

Delivered at:

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

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

The Diploma of Conservation and Land Management is suitable for personnel working in management positions with technical-level skills in conservation and land management. Participants will learn how to be effective managers, while gaining skills in the management of fauna, plant life classification and surveying.

Upon successful completion, participants will have the skills to lead across areas such as natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, implementing conservation programs, and land management strategies.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Diploma
State ID: IAC90
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dry Season Veggies Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

Join our expert horticulture lecturers for a series of outdoor night classes where you will explore how to prepare and nurture your very own veggie garden!

This skill set will focus on the development of a dry season fruit and vegetable garden and include tree pruning and cultivation of local bush foods, including gubinge.

Also covered:

  • Site preparation
  • Soil improvement
  • Raising seedlings
  • Irrigation installation

Students will get to take home veggies they grow and seedlings!

Join us Tuesday afternoons from 4.30pm - 7.30pm.
Skill set
National ID: AHC20416
State ID: BDE6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Horticulture

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Horticulture and Conservation

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

This course leads into employment opportunities as a parks assistant, gardener, nursery worker or can be used as a pathway into higher level horticulture qualifications.

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

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Horticulture and Conservation

Plant the seed for a successful career.

Set yourself on a path towards a flourishing career in the horticulture industry with a Certificate III in Horticulture.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Propagate and maintain nursery plants
  • Install irrigation and food gardens
  • Treat weeds, pests and diseases safely
  • Use a range of horticultural equipment

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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

Certificate II in Rural Operations

Study modes:

Off campus
On campus
Still in school
Traineeship

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

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

The Certificate II in Rural Operations is an entry-level course suitable for students who wish to try their hand in the cattle industry. Students will undertake a combination of written assignments and hands-on industry tasks including fencing, tractor operations, cattle processing and mustering in teams.

Students will gain skills in machine operation and maintenance and horse husbandry. This qualification can lead participants on an exciting path from stockman, to head stockman and eventually, station manager.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

Certificate II
National ID: K2002P
State ID: K2002P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Snake Handling

Study modes:

On campus

Sub study areas:

Conservation and Land Management

Need to know how to capture and release reptiles, including venomous snakes?

This course provides participants with the skills and knowledge to safely remove and relocate snakes in the home and workplace.

Topics covered throughout this course:

  • Snake and reptile behaviour
  • Utilising protective clothing and equipment
  • Catching and releasing venomous species in a supervised setting
  • Keeping yourself and others safe in the presence of dangerous snakes
  • Administering first aid for bites and stings

To attend this course, you must be wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), including long trousers and covered footwear.

Short course
State ID: AE379
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
Skill sets

Work in Agriculture Skill Set

Delivered at:

Study modes:

On campus
Online/distance

Sub study areas:

Agriculture

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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