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AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture

National ID: AHC20116 State ID: BCZ7
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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.

Throughout the course, students will learn how to: 

  • Work safely in an agricultural environment
  • Install and maintain fencing
  • Care for livestock
  • Operate tractors and basic machinery
  • Control weeds using chemicals 
  • you are employed or seeking employment in a range of agricultural or similar activities including pastoral, cropping, mixed farming, conservation and land management and local shires. 
Half-price

This course is part of the Skills Ready initiative, allowing you to pay just half of the standard course fees for training from now until 2025! In addition, eligible students will have their course fees capped at just $400 per year. Please note that additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Skills Ready page for more information.

^ 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.

Students must have access to or be working on a cattle property or business supporting the cattle industry in the Kimberley or Pilbara.

This course includes block delivery.

AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
ACMHBR302 Carry out basic hoof care procedures
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCLSK206 Identify and mark livestock
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
AHCLSK210 Muster and move livestock
AHCLSK211 Provide feed for livestock
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment

This qualification prepares you for roles such as: 

  • Assistant farm hand/worker
  • Assistant farm or station labourer
  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson

Job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook (opens in a new tab) or Jobs and Skills WA(opens in a new tab)

Work-based

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$1,085.40

$176.80

$1,262.20

Concession

$321.60

$176.80

$498.40

Traineeship

 

Tuition fee*

Resource fee

Total fee

General

$1,085.40

$176.80

$1,262.20

Concession

$321.60

$176.80

$498.40

 

Our estimated fees are based on:

  • Full time study in 2023
  • A selection of elective units designed to meet local industry demand for skills (different unit selections will attract different fees)
  • For more information regarding eligibility and fees, please visit DTWD website 

These fees are estimates only and depend on your eligibility for government funding, concession rates, the units you choose to study or seek to be recognised under Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Additional resource, material and/or equipment costs may apply. Visit our Fees and Charges page for more information, including on consumer rights.

Delivery locations and study options

Details
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $1,262.20
Details
Duration 1 year
When Date: 2023
Where Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus
Course fee $1,262.20

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