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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.


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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
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
Half price
Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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.

 

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AHC40116 BDF2 Agriculture
Certificate IV Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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.

SFI20119 BEI8 Aquaculture
Certificate II Distance learning + face-to-face workshops
Full-time
Part-time
Aquaculture, aqua, cert 2 aqua, field hand, fish, fish farm assistant

Turn the ocean into your office with a career in the aquaculture industry.

The Certificate II in Aquaculture is an entry-level qualification, providing participants with a range of core and underpinning skills relevant to the aquaculture sector.

The course covers:

  • Aquaculture and animal handling
  • Team work and team management
  • Biology and ecology
  • Basic construction
  • Seafood handling

Throughout this course, students will work with a number of aquatic species while monitoring water chemistry, maintaining holding systems, providing feed and other associated activities. Students will undertake basic maintenance and repair work on live holding systems and gain skills in the growth and maintenance of live food for aquaculture.

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills to work as a field hand within the aquaculture sector.

This course is available at other campus locations upon request.

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

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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.

 

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AHC10116 BCV8 Conservation and Land Management
Certificate I Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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
Half price
Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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.

 

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AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management
Certificate III Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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
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
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
Half price
Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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.

 

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AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture
Half price
Certificate III Distance learning + workplace
Part-time
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.

 

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This qualification is part of the Lower fees, local skills initiative, allowing students to pay just half of the standard course fees for training in 2020-21.  This course is offered at the below campuses, subject to minimum numbers being met. Other locations may be available by arrangement.

AHC21216 BDE2 Rural Operations
Half price
Certificate II Face-to-face block delivery
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
Face-to-face off campus delivery
On the job/on location
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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K2002P K2002P Snake Handling
Short Course Face-to-face classroom delivery
, TAFE17, TAFE09, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000001, Animal Studies, snake handling, snake course, snake handler, reptile handler, venomous snakes

Your health and safety is important to us.

Spaces are limited in face-to-face classes to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Additional hygiene protocols will be implemented and other controls may apply. Students must follow the directions of the lecturer to ensure the health and safety of all students and teaching staff.

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.

AE139 Work in Agriculture Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
ag, agricutlure, agri, industry, farm, farming

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. 

 

If you meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Agriculture Skill Set (Fee Free).

AE151 Work in Agriculture Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Distance learning
Face-to-face classroom/campus delivery
ag, agriculture, industry, agricul

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. 

 

If you do not meet the fee free eligibility criteria for this course, please enrol in the Work in Agriculture Skill Set.

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