Certificate III in Agriculture - AHC30116

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00103D

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 perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include: Farm or station hand Farm or station worker Livestock transport driver. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 16 units: 2 core
  • 14 elective


  • Prepare fleece wool for classing
  • Provide first aid in remote situations
  • Perform routine gas tungsten arc welding
  • Process workplace documentation
  • Plan, prepare and conduct mulesing procedures
  • Carry out feedlot operations
  • Plan and prepare for alpaca shearing
  • Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
  • Transport machinery
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Operate row crop planting and seeding machinery and equipment
  • Implement animal health control programs
  • Test grains and seeds on receival
  • Plan and construct an electric fence
  • Prepare workplace documents
  • Weld using gas tungsten arc welding process
  • Monitor pen condition and ration suitability
  • Carry out emergency disease or plant pest control procedures at infected premises
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Use hand held e-business tools
  • Service and repair bores and windmills
  • Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
  • Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment
  • Perform manual heating and thermal cutting
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Artificially inseminate livestock
  • Operate broadacre and row crop harvest machinery and equipment
  • Carry out post-shearing procedures
  • Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems
  • Coordinate and monitor livestock transport
  • Operate precision control technology
  • Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock
  • Operate tractors
  • Monitor weather conditions
  • Troubleshoot irrigation systems
  • Slaughter livestock
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Collect samples for a rural production or horticulture monitoring program
  • Prepare livestock for competition
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Perform routine oxy acetylene welding
  • Identify and draft livestock
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Class goat fibre
  • Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads
  • Operate specialised machinery and equipment
  • Implement pest management strategies
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Apply fatigue management strategies
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  • Monitor livestock production growing environments
  • Implement procedures for calving
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Castrate livestock
  • Process customer complaints
  • Respond to wildfire
  • Conduct civil construction grader operations
  • Implement property improvement, construction and repair
  • Process and maintain workplace information
  • Prepare to receive grains and seeds
  • Communicate electronically
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Monitor animals in intensive production systems
  • Operate a cane harvester
  • Install drainage systems
  • Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting
  • Care for livestock in transit
  • Collect, store and administer colostrum
  • Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • Euthanase livestock
  • Maintain and monitor feed stocks
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Conduct dropped ovary technique procedures for spaying cattle
  • Coordinate and monitor production performance
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Control weeds
  • Plan to exhibit livestock
  • Establish horticultural crops
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Conduct grader operations
  • Transport farm produce or bulk materials
  • Use application equipment to apply fumigant in confined spaces
  • Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems
  • Prepare livestock for shearing
  • Implement a post-harvest program
  • Plan a plant establishment program
  • Class alpaca fleece
  • Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response
  • Administer medication to livestock
  • Install hydroponic systems
  • Press wool for a clip
  • Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Work in a team
  • Implement feeding plans for livestock
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Weld using gas metal arc welding process
  • Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes
  • Sample soils and interpret results
  • Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing
  • Collect semen
  • Perform machinery maintenance
  • Plan and navigate routes
  • Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock
  • Rear newborn and young livestock
  • Operate mobile irrigation machinery and equipment
  • Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production
  • Maintain livestock water supplies
  • Conduct manual fumigation of vertebrate and invertebrate pests
  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment
  • Design and produce business documents
  • Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • Regulate crops
  • Process and store semen
  • Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching
  • Weld using manual metal arc welding process
  • Care for and train working dogs
  • Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
  • Fumigate soil
  • Maintain financial records
  • Mix and mill standard stockfeed
  • Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant
  • Provide first aid
  • Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock
  • Conserve forage
  • Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
  • Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive production system
  • Identify plant specimens
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities
  • Carry out movement and security procedures
  • Maintain pastures and crops for livestock production
  • Perform shed duties
  • Implement feeding plans for intensive production
  • Establish agricultural crops
  • Maintain agricultural crops
  • Keep production records for a primary production business
  • Harvest horticultural crops mechanically
  • Handle bulk materials in storage area
  • Use business technology
  • Work safely at heights
  • Conduct front-end loader operations
  • Operate and maintain gravity fed irrigation systems
  • Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
  • Estimate/calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
  • Apply biosecurity measures
  • Perform routine manual metal arc welding
  • Prepare animals for parturition
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Mate and monitor reproduction of alpacas

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Rowan (Rural Science) Domestic: $13,991
  • Full-time : 1 year

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