Certificate II in Rural Operations

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It provides an occupational outcome for industries and agencies in rural and regional Australia. Depending on the units selected, individuals can be employed not only in rural industries but also other rural and regional sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, community services, information technology and metals. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education


15 units: 3 core; 12 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Participate in WHS processes; Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices; Work effectively in the industry. Plus electives.

Study Pathways:

Certificate III in Agriculture; Certificate III in Production Horticulture; Certificate III in Horticulture

Further information:

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in AgriFood industries.

Related Careers:

Farm Hand, Jackaroo,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Emerald Training Hub No info No Full time
Dalby Training Hub No info No Online
Gatton Training Hub No info No Part time 12 months
Berrigurra Station No info
Longreach Training Hub No info No Full time
Bundaberg Training Hub No info
Gatton Training Hub No info No 12 months
Charters Towers Training Hub No info
Longreach Training Hub No info No
Mackay Training Hub No info
Walkamin Training Hub No info No
Rockhampton Training Hub No info
Ayr Training Hub No info No
Dalby Training Hub No info No
Emerald Training Hub No info No
Toowoomba Training Hub No info No 12 months
Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges is a Registered Training Organisation that provides training in a wide range of agricultural specialisations across a range of geographic and climatic regions throughout Queensland. The College was formed as a result of the merger of Dalby Agricultural College, Longreach Pastoral College, Emerald Agricultural College and the Australian College of Tropical Agriculture (Burdekin Agricultural College and Mareeba Environmental College). The College offers training in agriculture, horticulture and production horticulture, rural business management, automotive and engineering programs as well as conservation and land management. Other available training and qualifications include traineeships, apprenticeships, short and specialist courses, and tailored training for schools, business and industry.

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