Estimated completion time: 0.5 year/s
The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.
This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification 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.
Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:
- Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
- Assistant farm or station hand
- Assistant farm or station worker
- Assistant farm or station labourer.
This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships, Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Workplace Assessment (WPA).
Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Agriculture (Miscellaneous) and Livestock include:
- Farmhand (Cropping)
- Farmhand (Livestock)
- Stud Hand
Credit transfers & pathways
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
This can include skills from:
- Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
- Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
- Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).
RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.
Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.
For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact VET RPL Enquiries on 1800 238 838 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.
Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.
Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.
Course information flyer(s)
CDU Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification required by the Training Package, however CDU requires students to:
- undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements;
- be fit, active and able to function effectively in a tropical environment, as this is a physically demanding course; and
- students must have a work contract with an approved employer to undertake a traineeship.
This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au
Location and study mode
Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.
Locations: Katherine, Remote
Study Mode:Workplace assessment
Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.
Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.
Agriculture and Rural Operations (Top End)
To achieve a CERTIFICATE II IN AGRICULTURE a total of EIGHTEEN (18) units of competency must be completed comprising THREE (3) Core and FIFTEEN (15) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
Select 7 units from Group A
Select 5 units from Group A or Group B
3 units aligned to AQF levels 1, 2, or 3 may be selected from the elective list, or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.
Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 2
|Code||Module/Unit of Competency||
|CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY|
|AHCWHS201||Participate in work health and safety processes||20|
|AHCWRK204||Work effectively in the industry||20|
|AHCWRK209||Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices||20|
|Total nominal hours for core units||60|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP A|
|AHCCHM201||Apply chemicals under supervision||30|
|AHCINF202||Install, maintain and repair farm fencing||30|
|AHCINF204||Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures||60|
|AHCLSK202||Care for health and welfare of livestock||40|
|AHCLSK204||Carry out regular livestock observation||40|
|AHCLSK205||Handle livestock using basic techniques||30|
|AHCLSK206||Identify and mark livestock||20|
|AHCLSK207||Load and unload livestock||20|
|AHCLSK209||Monitor water supplies||20|
|AHCLSK210||Muster and move livestock||25|
|AHCLSK211||Provide feed for livestock||30|
|AHCMOM201||Operate two wheel motorbikes||30|
|AHCMOM203||Operate basic machinery and equipment||20|
|AHCMOM204||Undertake operational maintenance of machinery||30|
|AHCMOM217||Operate quad bikes||60|
|AHCWRK312||Operate in isolated and remote situations||40|
|AHCWRK205||Participate in workplace communications||30|
|FWPCOT3259||Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads||40|
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - GROUP B|
|ACMEQU202||Handle horses safely
Prerequisite requirements: ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
|ACMEQU205||Apply knowledge of horse behaviour||60|
|ACMEQU206||Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
Prerequisite requirements: ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
|AHCLSK218||Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
Prerequisite requirements: ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
|ACMHBR203||Provide daily care for horses
Prerequisite requirements: ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
|ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - UNNAMED|
|AHCMOM216||Operate side by side utility vehicles||50|
|AHCMOM213||Operate and maintain chainsaws||40|
|AHCLSK301||Administer medication to livestock||80|
|Total nominal hours for the qualification||430-870|
Based on course nominal hours of between 430-870 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,462.00 - $2,958.00
Domestic Full Fees: $7,310.00 - $14,790.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement
The following Fees are applicable to this course:
This course is subsidised by the NT Government.
2020: VET Tuition Fees for 2020 will be charged at $3.40 per nominal hour for subsidised training. More detailed Information about 2020 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide.
In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.