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Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)

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The Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Dairy Farmhand. You'll learn core skills in animal nutrition and care, establishing crops and pastures, and rearing newborn/young livestock.

Key details

Degree Type
Certificate
Duration
1 - 2 years part-time
Course Code
AHC30216
Study Mode
In person
Domestic Fees
$1,998 total

About this course

The Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) is the recognised qualification to become a qualified Dairy Farmhand.

You'll learn core skills in animal nutrition and care, establishing crops and pastures, and rearing newborn/young livestock.

You'll also learn important safety skills in a range of equipment, including chainsaws and quad bikes, as well as how to safely use, transport, and store chemicals.

This course is available as part of the Free TAFE scheme as well as the JobTrainer initiative, for eligible students.

Entry requirements

Training package entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into this course applicants must:

  • Attend an interview
  • 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
  • Please apply through an Apprenticeship Network Provider with your employer to organise your traineeship contract prior to applying for this course. (Trainees Only)

Study locations

Shepparton - William Orr

Career pathways

Successful completion of this program provides career opportunities for people operating under limited supervision on farms and also in other agricultural services industries. This course prepares you to work in the Dairy Industry as a Dairy Farmhand which may:

  • involve working outdoors and indoors
  • see you working with a variety of vehicles and agricultural machinery as well as animals and plants.
  • require a medium degree of fitness.
  • at times require you to work alone or in a team.

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.