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Key details

Duration

2 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.

Intake

Locations

various, Remote
Not available to international students.

Course code

AHC40116

Overview

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.

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. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include - farm team leader & farm supervisor.

Applicants must be employed or previously employed in a suitable job role within the North Australian pastoral industry.

This qualification may be suitable for an apprenticeship or traineeship.

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 and advanced standing

Skill 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 Student Central on 1800 061 963 (free call) or email Student.Central@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.

Fees

2022 Course fees for students who are eligible for an NT Government supported place range from $2,520.00 - $3,220.00, and for students who are not eligible range from $10,800.00 - $13,800.00 dependent on the units chosen.

VET fee exempt

Exemptions apply to VET tuition fees for NTG supported courses only.

At the time of enrolment, students in these categories will be exempt from paying tuition fees:

  • Recipient of a Centrelink payment
  • Recipient of a Veteran's Affairs payment
  • Enrolled Secondary Students
  • Permanent residents with refugee or humanitarian status

Certified copy of the evidence must be provided at the time of enrolment.

If your course is delivered in a location that is listed on the NTG’s Location Categories for VET Funded Programs, with remote as the location category you may be eligible for the Remote 2 Location tuition fee exemption.

Delivery allowance for VET funded programs

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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience. Whether you're a high school student or a working professional, we've got the courses and qualifications you want plus the support and flexibility you need to succeed.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities
  • Recognition of prior learning to qualify faster"
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Why study at CDU?

"Study with the Northern Territory's largest provider of Vocational Education and Training (VET) and gain industry-ready skills and experience.

  • Learn from expert lecturers and industry professionals
  • Access to first-class facilities - Recognition of prior learning accepted
  • Packages into higher education available for most courses"

What will I study?

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.

Course structure

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 720 - 920.
 

CodeModule/Unit of Competency

Hours

CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWHS401Maintain work health and safety processes50
 Total nominal hours for core units50
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group A
ACMEQU406Manage selection of horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver
Prerequisite requirements:
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour*
60
AHCLSK402Develop livestock feeding plans140
AHCLSK404Implement and monitor animal welfare programs80
AHCLSK406Oversee animal marking operations80
AHCLSK414Arrange transport for farm produce or livestock50
AHCLSK416Identify and select animals for breeding100
AHCLSK419

Manage horses for stock work
Prerequisite requirements:
ACMEQU406 Manage selection for horse for new or inexperienced handler, rider or driver*
and
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour*

60
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY Group B
AHCAGB405Analyse and interpret production data100
AHCBUS407Cost a project50
AHCBUS408Operate within a budget framework50
AHCWRK401Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures100
AHCWRK403Supervise work routines and staff performance50
BSBLDR403Lead team effectiveness50
TAEDEL301Provide work skill instruction40
 Total nominal hours for elective units670- 870
 Total nominal hours for the qualification720 - 920

*Prerequisite Units are available for use as Elective units

 

Entry requirements

Admission criteria

CDU Domestic 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.

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Course details

Accreditation

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: Various, Remote

Study Mode: Workplace assessment

Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Additional information

Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Farmers And Farm Managers Nfd
Area of study
Agriculture and Rural Operations

Contact details

Email:Student.Central@cdu.edu.au. Phone: 1800 061 963 (free call).

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How to apply

How to apply for domestic students

CDU VET has several pathways for you to apply.

 

Visit How to apply for CDU VET courses for more information.

 

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

CDU has many pathways to study, so don't worry if you don't meet the admission requirements right now. There is a study pathway to get you started on your journey.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

Find a CDU agent partner

Applicants may seek further information about international education in Australia from the Australian Government Department of Education and Training or from our overseas / external representatives.

 

To help with the process, we've compile a list of authorised representatives.

Not sure if you are a domestic or international student?

That's OK - it can be a little tricky to know the difference.

 

To help you out, we've put together a guide to answer any questions you might have.

 

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