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

Structure:

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
Ayr Training Hub No info No
Dalby Training Hub No info No Online
Dalby Training Hub No info No
Gatton Training Hub No info No 12 months
Gatton Training Hub No info No Part time 12 months
Emerald Training Hub No info No
Emerald Training Hub No info No Full time
Walkamin Training Hub No info No
Toowoomba Training Hub No info No 12 months
Longreach Pastoral College & Rosebank Station No info No
Longreach Pastoral College & Rosebank Station No info No Full time

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is part of the fabric of Australian agriculture.  We are located throughout Queensland - at Longreach Pastoral College and Emerald Agricultural College as well as training hubs across the State.  

For 50 years, our unique mix of practical training supported by classroom-based learning has helped graduates enjoy rewarding careers in agriculture. Our graduates can be found in the bush or city, in Australia or overseas. 

Innovative programs are developed in consultation with industry, ensuring graduates are equipped to handle the challenges modern agriculture presents today and for years into the future. Our range of courses caters for high school students, school-leavers, career changers, and even those already in the agricultural workforce seeking to upskill or gain formal recognition of existing skills.

We also offer an alternate pathway for Year 11 and 12 students to achieve a QCE, agricultural certificates and CQUniversity study credit. Our partnership with CQUniversity provides a hands-on tertiary education. 

QATC offers a unique framework for undertaking a complete education in agriculture. qatc.edu.au

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