Certificate IV in Agriculture - AHC40116

Federation University Australia

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

This qualification 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.Individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include: Farm team leaderFarm supervisor.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 12 units: 1 core
  • 11 elective


  • Plan and conduct laboratory/field work
  • Supervise acid sulphate soil remediation and management projects
  • Plan and implement a chemical use program
  • Report on financial activity
  • Interpret and apply irrigation designs
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Oversee alpaca farm activities
  • Develop a soil use map for a property
  • Manage organic livestock production
  • Supervise maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
  • Supervise natural mating of livestock
  • Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system
  • Manage small business finances
  • Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program
  • Supervise irrigation system installation
  • Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals
  • Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
  • Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock
  • Arrange livestock purchases
  • Design livestock handling facilities
  • Identify and select animals for breeding
  • Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
  • Account for shearing shed supplies
  • Supervise agricultural crop establishment
  • Save, prepare and store agricultural seed
  • Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
  • Plan and implement property improvement
  • Design and install enterprise milk cooling and storage
  • Coordinate customer service and networking activities
  • Determine wool classing strategies
  • Make a presentation
  • Provide information on fertilisers and soil ameliorants
  • Prepare shearing team wages
  • Develop and implement business structures and relationships
  • Produce complex desktop published documents
  • Prepare acid sulphate soil management plans
  • Implement workplace information system
  • Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment
  • Pregnancy test animals
  • Provide advice on agronomic products
  • Operate within a budget framework
  • Supervise feedlot operations
  • Provide advice and sell farm chemicals
  • Design and fabricate milking equipment installations
  • Manage organic soil improvement
  • Plan a pasture establishment program
  • Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements
  • Oversee animal marking operations
  • Maintain grain quality in storage
  • Handle, store and grade deer velvet
  • Plan to exhibit livestock
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing
  • Provide information on issues and policies
  • Supervise artificial breeding and embryo transfer programs
  • Develop livestock feeding plans
  • Plan and monitor intensive production systems
  • Analyse and interpret production data
  • Manage simple projects
  • Implement a feeding strategy for pig production
  • Manage pastures for livestock production
  • Deal with conflict
  • Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • Escort livestock during export
  • Schedule irrigations
  • Plan, implement and review wool harvesting and clip preparation
  • Sample soils and interpret results
  • Participate in an e-business supply chain
  • Provide advice and sell machinery
  • Provide advice on livestock products
  • Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
  • Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance
  • Arrange employment for shearing operations
  • Monitor and manage small business operations
  • Install milking equipment
  • Develop a pest management plan
  • Cost a project
  • Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements
  • Performance test milking machines
  • Supervise work routines and staff performance
  • Harvest deer velvet
  • Manage milking shed routines
  • Implement intensive production systems
  • Develop feeding plans for a production system
  • Supervise animal health programs
  • Supervise agricultural crop harvesting
  • Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale
  • Apply advanced shearing techniques
  • Maintain work health and safety processes
  • Arrange transport for farm produce or livestock
  • Establish work routines and manage wool harvesting and preparation staff
  • Manage biodynamic production
  • Carry out cleaning-time tests of milking machines

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Mount Rowan (Rural Science) Domestic: $14,229
  • Full-time : 1 year

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