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-campus and remote (online) learning. This flexibility allows our students to continue to study in a safe, guided and supported manner.
Free TAFE and JobTrainer
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. If you're aged 17-24 or looking for work, you may be eligible for 80% discount on the course tuition fee through JobTrainer. JobTrainer is available until June 2021. It's important to know you may incur fees that you will need to cover yourself, such as student service fees or materials fees. Skills First (eligible) students are usually entitled to one Free TAFE fee waiver, however under JobTrainer you may be eligible for a second Free TAFE course. You may also be able to get an exemption if you don't meet the upskilling requirement. To find out more, call 13 TAFE (13 8233).
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|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes (AHCWHS401)||70
|Module Code||Module Title||Nominal Hours
|AHCAGB507||Select and use agricultural technology (AHCAGB507)||100
|AHCLSK404||Implement and monitor animal welfare programs (AHCLSK404)||80
|AHCLSK416||Identify and select animals for breeding (AHCLSK416)||100
|AHCMOM402||Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment (AHCMOM402)||80
|AHCPCM402||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program (AHCPCM402)||90
|AHCPER403||Design an urban permaculture system (AHCPER403)||80
|AHCPMG412||Develop a pest management plan (AHCPMG412)||90
|AHCLPW410||Produce maps for land management purposes (AHCLPW410)||120
|AHCBUS409||Participate in an e-business supply chain (AHCBUS409)||90
|AHCAGB521||Select and use agricultural technology (AHCAGB521)||100
|AHCAGB405||Analyse and interpret production data (AHCAGB405)||100
|AHCBAC402||Plan a pasture establishment program (AHCBAC402)||120
|BSBRSK401||Identify Risk And Apply Risk Management Processes (BSBRSK401)||50
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.
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).
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
# 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.
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).
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
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
student contact hours
Government Subsidised $/SCH
Indigenous Concession $/SCH
Full fee $/SCH
^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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.
What employment opportunities will I have?
This course may lead to employment as a:
• Farm production manager
• 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 email@example.com.
How will I be selected for this course?
All applicants will be interviewed by our teachers to assess your suitability for the course.