Certificate IV In Agriculture


Certificate IV in Agriculture

Course Code
Food & Fibre
Study Area(s)
JobTrainer, Horticulture, Free TAFE, Agriculture
Course Length
Full-time(Full time, Blended, )
Flexible(Full time, Blended, )

Start Date(s): July 2022
End Date(s): 6-12 months
Days and Time: 2 evenings per week - Tuesday & Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Course Overview

Our Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116) is designed for those wanting to learn about regenerative farming practices and adopt these to a nominated project or their own enterprise. The principles learnt are focused on smaller intensive farms and take into account the importance of risk management, quality assurance around food security and how to best use technology to scale your business and/or prepare for the changing agricultural landscape. Innovative agricultural practices can also lead to positive urban-regional links and a greater understanding of supply-chain opportunities.

Our course delivery features a combination of on the job and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCWHS401Maintain work health and safety processes (AHCWHS401)70


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCAGB507Select and use agricultural technology (AHCAGB507)100
AHCLSK404Implement and monitor animal welfare programs (AHCLSK404)80
AHCLSK416Identify and select animals for breeding (AHCLSK416)100
AHCMOM402Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment (AHCMOM402)80
AHCPCM402Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program (AHCPCM402)90
AHCPER403Design an urban permaculture system (AHCPER403)80
AHCPMG412Develop a pest management plan (AHCPMG412)90
AHCLPW410Produce maps for land management purposes (AHCLPW410)120
AHCBUS409Participate in an e-business supply chain (AHCBUS409)90
AHCAGB521Select and use agricultural technology (AHCAGB521)100
AHCAGB405Analyse and interpret production data (AHCAGB405)100
AHCBAC402Plan a pasture establishment program (AHCBAC402)120
BSBRSK401Identify Risk And Apply Risk Management Processes (BSBRSK401)50

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed throughout the course, assessments may include written, oral or practical assessments. These assessments are designed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required in order to achieve this qualification. Your teacher will provide you information on how you will be assessed for each unit.

There is the opportunity for re-assessment and appeal, which you can discuss with your teacher.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

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Some or all of this training is provided with State or Federal Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

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Free TAFE and JobTrainer courses only: Students eligible for Free TAFE receive the tuition rate free. Students eligible for JobTrainer pay 20% of the tuition. Materials, consumables and student services fees are payable by all students and do not receive a JobTrainer discount, however concession rates for student services fees are available for concession card holders, apprentices, trainees and 100% off campus delivery courses. Please note that these tuition rates only apply to courses offered under the Free TAFE or JobTrainer schemes.

The fees listed below relate to 2022 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply. 

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee and non-tuition fees (table 1) and any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2).

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1280 1280 $2.97 $0.59 $9.14

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2022. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

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What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form for a fee schedule.

There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

To enrol in this course you must have access to a farm/animals.

There are no set prerequisites for this course. However it is recommended that you have satisfactory numeracy and literacy skills to undertake this course.

Where and how can I study?

You can study this course at our Broadmeadows campus.

Our course delivery features a combination of on-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

  • Farm production manager
  • Agronomist
  • Station / property manager.

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

On completion of this course, you may chose to:

  • Work in industry or undertake further study in
    • Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, click the yellow 'Apply Here' button above

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants for this course will complete an assessment to evaluate their language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills. This helps to ensure that you enrol in a course that is the right level of study for you.

You may also be required to have an interview with the teaching staff before completing your enrolment.