Agriculture

Learn about how to operate as a high quality agribusiness by developing knowledge in agricultural production and management, rural merchandising, technical roles and research and development. Training can also provide knowledge of general agricultural practices across livestock and cropping production systems.

National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
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.

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.

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Page last updated July 23, 2016