Certificate IV in Agriculture

Certificate IV In Agriculture

Course Code
:
AHC40116
Department
:
Food and Fibre
Study Area(s)
:
Horticulture, Free TAFE, Agriculture
Campus
:
BROADMEADOWS
Course Length
:
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)
Flexible(2 years)

Start Date(s): 30 January 2019
End Date(s): 20 December 2019
Days and Time: Wednesday
Thursday and Friday 9am - 4pm

Course Overview

This course allows you to develop the skills and knowledge to become a specialist within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry. It has a focus on a wide range of skills and knowledge on the topics needed to build a viable, sustainable and environmentally responsible agriculture sector. This includes the planning, developing and implementing of various programs within the rural sector or individual business operations. 

The structure allows you to select the topics most suited to your needs. Once sufficient topics have been successfully completed, you may qualify for the full certificate. The delivery methods include blended delivery options that may include online content for the theoretical components, practical workshops and demonstrations, visits to a variety of related sites trade nights, field days seminars and industry speakers. 

The content, tasks and assignments have been developed so that you can apply their learning directly to their workplace. A course coordinator and unit facilitator will be available to assist students with any issues.

Free TAFE

You may be entitled to free tuition fees for this course if you meet the eligibility criteria for the State Government’s FREE TAFE for Priority Courses initiative.  It's important to know that you may incur other fees, such as student services fees or materials fees, and you'll need to cover these costs yourself.  To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or contact us via our online enquiry form.

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Elective

Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCAGB402Analyse and interpret production data100
AHCBAC404Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance80
AHCBUS402Cost a project50
AHCCHM303Prepare and apply chemicals70
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals50
AHCIRG408Schedule irrigations50
AHCLSK402Develop livestock feeding plans140
AHCLSK407Plan and monitor intensive production systems120
AHCPMG412Develop a pest management plan90
AHCSOL401Sample soils and interpret results60
AHCWHS401Maintain work health and safety processes70
BSBPMG417Apply project life cycle management processes40

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information. Practical placement will be done on the job and simulated where possible.

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

 

For Business and Industry


We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 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) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
 
 
 
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Concession
Indicative total tuition fee#
Check your eligibility
Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#
 
Non-Apprentice
$0.00
$0
$19375
Apprentice/Trainee
$
$
$

Table 2

Average course
material fees*

$125

Average course
consumable fees*
$125

# 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 such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)


 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None

Exemptions

The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1250 1250 $0.00 $0.00 $15.50

^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 2019. 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.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

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 will study at the Broadmeadows campus.

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 Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may want to continue your studies with a Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will be interviewed by our teachers to assess your suitability for the course.