Certificate IV in Agriculture

Charles Darwin University (CDU)

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It 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.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


12 units: 1 core; 11 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Maintain Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes. Elective: Manage pastures for livestock production; Supervise agricultural crop establishment; Maintain grain quality in storage; Save, prepare and store agricultural seed; Manage milking shed routines; Plan to exhibit livestock; Develop livestock feeding plans; Implement and monitor animal welfare programs; Oversee animal marking operations; Arrange livestock purchases; Implement a feeding strategy for pig production; Cost a project; Monitor and manage small business operations; Plan and implement a chemical use program; Handle, store and grade deer velvet; Handle and care for stallions; Supervise on-site irrigation installation and construction work; Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment; Develop a soil use map for a property; Arrange employment for shearing operations; plus more.

Study Pathways:

Further training pathways include Diploma of Agriculture

Further information:

Suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Katherine Rural No Part time 2 years
Katherine Rural No Full time 1 year
Charles Darwin University is the major tertiary education and vocational education and training institution in the Northern Territory.

Originally established as a tertiary institution in 1974, it became the Northern Territory University in 1989 and Charles Darwin University in 2003.

The main University campus is located at Casuarina in Darwin with campuses at Alice Springs, Katherine and Palmerston. VET courses are also offered at Jabiru, Nhulunbuy, Tennant Creek and Yulara Centres as well as at various remote community centres.

The University provides multi-sector education with Senior Secondary, VET, Higher Education and Research facilities.

CDU also deliver a number of courses through the Australian Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Education (ACIKE), which is a joint initiative between Charles Darwin University (CDU) and the Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE). The three main sites for delivery will be at the main ACIKE Hub CDU Casuarina campus and at the BIITE campuses at Batchelor and the Alice Springs Desert Peoples' Centre.

Provider CRICOS: 00300K (NT); 03286A (NSW)

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