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Vocational Education & Training

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture

2018

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Overview

Katherine, Remote

Estimated completion time: 2 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
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CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Farmers And Farm Managers Nfd

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is 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 qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

This qualification may be available by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Workplace Assessment (WPA).

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Agriculture (Miscellaneous) and Livestock include:

  • Farm Supervisor (Livestock)
  • Stud Farm Supervisor

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

 

Students who successfully complete VET qualifications at the Certificate IV level or above and subsequently enrol in a Bachelor degree in the same field or discipline, will receive advanced standing as detailed in the table below.

Completed Award Course Level
HE
VET
to a HE Award
Credit granted for a completed award in the same field
Certificate IV
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Certificate IV
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 40 credit points
Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 80 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Advanced Diploma
*
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
3 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points
Associate Degree
*
4 year Bachelor award
up to 160 credit points

Pathways from the qualification

Diploma level qualifications related to agriculture and agribusiness.

Course information flyer(s)

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification entry requirements for this course however applicants must be employed in a suitable job role within the North Australian pastoral industry to allow for workplace training and assessment to take place.

Students will undertake a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to determine applicable support requirements.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of 790 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $2,370.00
Domestic Full Fees: $13,430.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf
2019: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses will be published early in December 2018.

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 are charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.
2018: Information about 2018 VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf.
2019: Information about 2019 VET Tuition fees will be published early in December 2018.
 

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

  • 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: Katherine, Remote

    Study Mode: Mixed mode
    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

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

Course structure

To achieve a Certificate IV in Agriculture a total of Twelve (12) units of competency must be completed comprising One (1) Core and Eleven (11) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.

Elective units:

  • Select 4 units from Group A
  • Select 5 units from Group A or Group B
  • 2 units aligned to AQF levels 3, 4, or 5 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 4

The total nominal hours for the sequence listed below is 790.
 

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes
50
  Total nominal hours for core units
50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A
AHCLSK404 Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
80
AHCLSK406 Oversee animal marking operations
80
AHCLSK416 Identify and select animals for breeding
100
AHCLSK419 Manage horses for stock work
60
AHCMOM402 Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
80
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B
AHCAGB402 Analyse and interpret production data
100
AHCBUS402 Cost a project
50
AHCBUS404 Operate within a budget framework
50
AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance
50
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness 50
TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction 40
  Total nominal hours for elective units
740
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
790

Prerequisite Units are available for use as Elective units

Unit of Competency Prerequisite requirement
AHCLSK419 Manage horses for stock work ACMEQU406 Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

 

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