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Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Do you have a love for working with animals and nature in the great outdoors?

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.


National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
IAA17 4WD Training - General Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus

Can you handle the Kimberley?

This course is great for those who are new to the Kimberley, regularly travel through the region, or would simply like to boost their four wheel driving skills.

Over two days, participants will be guided through the operation and recovery of a four wheel drive in off-road conditions.

Please bring along:

  • Current driver’s licence
  • 4WD with a full tank of fuel
  • Closed in shoes
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Plenty of water
AHC20116 BCZ7 Agriculture Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
agriculture, ag, station, stockman, stockmen, stockperson, muster, mustering, cattle, horse, horsemanship, machine maintenance, machinery, fencing

A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, often 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.

AHC30116 BCW6 Agriculture Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
agriculture, ag, station, stockman, stockmen, stockperson, muster, mustering, cattle, horse, horsemanship, machine maintenance, machinery, fencing, station manager

A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, often 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.

AHC40116 BDF2 Agriculture Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
agriculture, ag, station, stockman, stockmen, stockperson, muster, mustering, cattle, horse, horsemanship, machine maintenance, machinery, fencing, station manager

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.

IAC37 AusChem Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Kununurra Campus
chemical handling, auschem, chem handling, chemical short course, applying chemical training

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

Upon completion, students will receive an AusChem accreditation.

IAA09 Chemical Handling Skill Set Skill set Face-to-face classroom delivery
Broome Campus
Chemical Handling, Chem handling, chem hand

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.
 

AHC10116 BCV8 Conservation and Land Management Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Wyndham Campus
conservation and land management, land care, conserve, land rehabilitation, nature

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.

AHC21016 BDF0 Conservation and Land Management Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Land care worker, conservation, land management, natural resource

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.

AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
environmental worker, environment, conservation, land management, natural resources

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.

AHC40916 BCZ9 Conservation and Land Management Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
conservation, land management, supervisor, technical officer, Diploma

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.

AHC51116 BDA6 Conservation and Land Management Diploma On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Manager, supervisor, conservation, land management, CALM, CLM

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.

AHC20416 BDE6 Horticulture Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Karratha Campus
Kununurra Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Tom Price Campus
Wyndham Campus
Horticulture, cert 2 hort, certificate 2 horticulture, gardener, nursery worker, landscaper

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.

AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
Mixed mode
On the job/on location
Online learning – flexible/self-paced
Broome Campus
Karratha Campus
Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) Campus
Horticulture, cert 3 horticulture, cert 3 hort, gardener, landscaper, parks assistant

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.

AHC21216 BDE2 Rural Operations Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
Broome Campus
Derby Campus
Fitzroy Crossing Campus
Halls Creek Campus
Kununurra Campus
Wyndham Campus
Agriculture, connecting with country, stockman, stockmen

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.

Connecting with Country program - Broome

The Connecting with Country program is a unique opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills in horticulture and land management relevant to the local region, while undertaking a Certificate II in Rural Operations. The program runs for three days per week and provides practical skills and experience in:

  • Propagating seedlings, striking cuttings, potting up and caring for nursery plants
  • Preparing and establishing an organic vegetable patch
  • Installing and maintaining irrigation
  • Operating machinery and equipment
  • Recognising plants
  • Growing bush foods
  • Maintaining and enhancing natural areas
  • Promoting the local natural environment

Training is delivered at the Broome campus nursery, vegetable garden, campus classrooms and the Balu Buru site at 12 Mile. Scholarship opportunities are available periodically for this course. For more information, please click here.

K5033P K5033P Snake Handling Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
Karratha Campus
Newman Campus
Pundulmurra (South Hedland) Campus
Tom Price Campus
, TAFE17, TAFE09, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000001, Animal Studies, snake handling, snake course, snake handler, reptile handler, venomous snakes

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.

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