Certificate II in Agriculture - AHC20122


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 03654D

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in rural and regional Australia, and supporting job roles in agriculture including livestock production, cropping or in the case of mixed farming workplaces, both cropping and livestock. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:Assistant animal attendant/stockpersonAssistant farm or station hand/worker/labourerAssistant farm fencing contractorFarm machinery workerJillaroo/JackarooSaleyard livestock worker.Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in agriculture but also other rural and regional sectors.Individuals with this qualification carry out routine tasks under supervision where the work is predictable and structured with limited judgement requirements.The qualification is suited to VET programs delivered to secondary school students or learners with no previous connection the agriculture industry or relevant employment history.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Recognise plants
  • Muster and move livestock
  • Recognise and respond to fire emergencies on a composting site
  • Carry out regular livestock observation
  • Load and unload horses
  • Assist with artificial insemination procedures
  • Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
  • Assist with garden soil health and plant nutrition
  • Collect and record production data
  • Conduct dozer operations
  • Observe workplace quality assurance procedures
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Collect, store and handle eggs from breeder flocks
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate tractors
  • Inspect and clean machinery, tools and equipment to preserve biosecurity
  • Care for health and welfare of livestock
  • Assist with pressurised irrigation operations
  • Prepare livestock for competition
  • Participate in workplace health and safety processes
  • Clean out production sheds
  • Assist agricultural crop establishment
  • Operate two wheel motorbikes
  • Identify seeds
  • Plant horticultural crops
  • Handle horses safely
  • Recognise raw materials, production processes and products on a composting site
  • Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • Carry out wool pressing
  • Assess and receive raw materials for composting
  • Apply food safety procedures
  • Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Grade and pack eggs for human consumption
  • Apply pest animal control techniques
  • Provide feed for livestock
  • Support horticultural crop harvesting
  • Observe and report on weather
  • Use hand and power tools
  • Assist agricultural crop harvesting
  • Follow site biosecurity procedures
  • Conduct scraper operations
  • Load and unload livestock
  • Conduct excavator operations
  • Work effectively in industry
  • Collect and pack eggs for human consumption
  • Maintain drainage systems
  • Harvest, treat and store seed
  • Conduct grader operations
  • Carry out birthing duties
  • Move and handle pigs
  • Participate in workplace communications
  • Operate vehicles
  • Monitor water supplies
  • Identify and mark livestock
  • Assist with surface irrigation operations
  • Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
  • Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
  • Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
  • Handle livestock using basic techniques
  • Monitor livestock to parturition
  • Handle horses safely
  • Treat weeds
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Assist with low volume irrigation operations
  • Pen sheep
  • Assist with feeding in a production system
  • Work safely at heights
  • Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
  • Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
  • Operate cane haulage vehicle
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • Maintain health and welfare of poultry
  • Maintain properties and structures
  • Perform board duties
  • Carry out canopy maintenance
  • Prepare grain storages
  • Operate commercial lawnmowers
  • Maintain and use hand tools
  • Prepare a working sample
  • Prepare to work safely around horses
  • Apply chemicals under supervision
  • Assist agricultural crop maintenance
  • Conduct front-end loader operations
  • Set up sheds for placement of poultry
  • Use and maintain basic hand tools and equipment for garden and farm
  • Carry out basic electric fencing operations
  • Milk livestock
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • Carry out post-harvest operations

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Shepparton - William Orr Domestic: $6,077
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Shepparton - William Orr.

Tuition fees vary according to eligibility for funding and concession. Fees may include tuition fees, materials fees and an annual student services fee.

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