Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) - AHC30216


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 03654D

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in the dairy industry. The dairy industry expects that graduates from this qualification will be able to perform a range of tasks associated with a person performing the job role of a dairy farmhand. This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 17 units: 11 core
  • 6 elective


  • Implement animal health control programs
  • Plan and construct an electric fence
  • Provide on-job training support
  • Service and repair bores and windmills
  • Artificially inseminate livestock
  • Coordinate and monitor livestock transport
  • Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock
  • Monitor weather conditions
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Collect samples for a rural production or horticulture monitoring program
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Identify and draft livestock
  • Operate specialised machinery and equipment
  • Implement a plant nutrition program
  • Respond to emergencies
  • Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  • Implement procedures for calving
  • Operate a dairy recycling system
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Castrate livestock
  • Implement property improvement, construction and repair
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Collect, store and administer colostrum
  • Maintain and monitor feed stocks
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Transport farm produce or bulk materials
  • Administer medication to livestock
  • Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
  • Coordinate milking operations
  • Implement feeding plans for livestock
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Rear newborn and young livestock
  • Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production
  • Maintain livestock water supplies
  • Mix and mill standard stockfeed
  • 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
  • Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities
  • Maintain pastures and crops for livestock production
  • Establish agricultural crops
  • Maintain agricultural crops

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Shepparton - William Orr Domestic: $3,164
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 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.

Further information

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

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