Charles Darwin University

Certificate II in Agriculture - AHC20116

Charles Darwin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00300K

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:Assistant animal attendant/stockpersonAssistant farm or station handAssistant farm or station workerAssistant farm or station labourer.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 18 units: 3 core
  • 15 elective


  • Muster and move livestock
  • Assist agricultural crop harvesting
  • Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
  • Move and handle pigs
  • Conduct weighbridge operations
  • Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching
  • Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocks
  • Carry out post-harvest operations
  • Milk livestock
  • Construct and repair beehives
  • Carry out regular livestock observation
  • Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing
  • Assist with low volume irrigation operations
  • Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Care for weaner pigs
  • Conduct dozer operations
  • Assist agricultural crop maintenance
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Use a bee smoker
  • Operate tractors
  • Carry out birthing duties
  • Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
  • Maintain production growing environments
  • Care for health and welfare of livestock
  • Maintain health and welfare of poultry
  • Maintain drainage systems
  • Use power tools/hand held operations
  • Support horticultural crop harvesting
  • Carry out canopy maintenance
  • Clean out production sheds
  • Operate two wheel motorbikes
  • Use hand tools
  • Provide basic emergency life support
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Assist agricultural crop establishment
  • Shear sheep to improver level
  • Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures
  • Carry out wool pressing
  • Conduct erosion and sediment control activities
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Shear sheep to novice level
  • Apply pest animal control techniques
  • Provide feed for livestock
  • Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens
  • Support alpaca shearing operations
  • Support beekeeping work
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Shear goats
  • Conduct scraper operations
  • Shear alpacas
  • Load and unload livestock
  • Monitor livestock to parturition
  • Carry out alpaca handling and husbandry operations
  • Conduct excavator operations
  • Set up, operate and maintain water delivery systems for compost
  • Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material
  • Open and reassemble a beehive
  • Conduct grader operations
  • Collect and pack eggs for human consumption
  • Operate vehicles
  • Monitor water supplies
  • Identify and mark livestock
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing
  • Assist with surface irrigation operations
  • Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece
  • Handle livestock using basic techniques
  • Observe and report on weather
  • Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
  • Plant horticultural crops
  • Carry out basic electric fencing operations
  • Collect and record production data
  • Grade and pack eggs for human consumption
  • Treat weeds
  • Care for health and welfare of pigs
  • Pen sheep
  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Assist with feeding in a production system
  • Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • Maintain properties and structures
  • Operate cane haulage vehicle
  • Assist with artificial insemination procedures
  • Follow site quarantine procedures
  • Care for grower and finisher pigs
  • Perform board duties
  • Operate in isolated and remote situations
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Participate in work health and safety processes
  • Crutch sheep
  • Work safely at heights
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Conduct front-end loader operations
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Prepare grain storages
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment

Study information

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Katherine Town Centre No
Remote Learning No

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