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Vocational Education & Training

AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations

2020

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Overview

AHC21216

Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote

Estimated completion time: 1 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.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers Nfd

This qualification provides an occupational outcome for industries and agencies in rural and regional Australia.

Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in rural industries but also other rural and regional sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, community services, information technology and metals.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

This qualification may also be available by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Livestock, Farming include:

  • Rural Operations Worker

Credit transfers & pathways

Skills recognition

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 vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

Credit Transfer
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.

Pathways

VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline.

Pathways from the qualification

Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture, AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations, AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture or AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.

Entry requirements

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.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    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: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote

    Study Mode: On campus, 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.

Contact details

Horticulture (Top End)
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: 08 8946 6690
Email: vet.horticulture@cdu.edu.au

Agriculture and Rural Operations (Top End)
Location: Katherine Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: 08 8973 8300
Email: vet.agriculture@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate II in Rural Operations a total of Fifteen (15) units of competency must be completed comprising Three (3) Core and Twelve (12) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 300-810

Station Trainees
Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
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 (Select 12)
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 observations
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
 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
50
AHCLSK325 Castrate livestock 20
AHCMOM201
Operate two wheel motorbikes
30
AHCMOM202
Operate tractors
40
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
20
AHCMOM204
Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
30
AHCMOM205
Operate vehicles
20
AHCMOM213
Operate and maintain chainsaws
40
AHCMOM216
Operate side by side utility vehicles
50
AHCMOM217
Operate quad bikes
60
ACMEQU202
Handle horses safely
Prerequisite requirements:
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
100
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
60
ACMHBR203
Provide daily care for horses
Prerequisite requirements:
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
40
ACMHBR302
Carry out basic hoof care procedures
Prerequisite requirements:
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely,
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
50
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
30
AHCWRK312
Operate in isolated and remote situations
40
FWPCOT3259
Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
40
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
240-750
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
300-810

 

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 300-810 hours, approximate 2020 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,020.00- $2,754.00
Domestic Full Fees: $5,100.00 - $13,770.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

VET full fees are applicable to this course.
2020: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses are available in the VET Student Guide.

VET tuition fees

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.

Fee for service

In some circumstances this course may be available as fee-for-service. Please contact the relevant team to discuss delivery charges for this program.

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