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Calf Rearing Risk Management

  • Non-Award

Learn the principles and practice of rearing strong, healthy dairy calves in this one-day program. The course will teach you how to identify and control the risks associated with rearing calves, assess your current calf rearing systems and build a...

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Course Code
SA3DCALF20

About this course

Learn the principles and practice of rearing strong, healthy dairy calves in this one-day program.

The course will teach you how to identify and control the risks associated with rearing calves, assess your current calf rearing systems and build a risk management plan based on the systems you have in place.

On the day, you'll cover topics including:

  • Pre-calving care
  • Procedures for calving
  • Colostrum management
  • Growing strong and healthy calves
  • Disease management and identification
  • Nutrition and weaning
  • Legislation covering animal welfare
  • Building a risk management plan

Entry requirements

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course applicants must:

  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document previous work experience and qualifications and assess suitability for the course
  • Complete a Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test to ensure the required language, literacy and numeracy levels are met for the course

Credit for prior study or work

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

How to apply

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.