Certificate III in Agriculture

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include: Farm or station hand, Farm or station worker and Livestock transport driver.

Entry Requirements:

No minimum education. Prerequisite units may apply to some electives.

Structure:

16 units: 2 core;14 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Apply environmentally sustainable work practices; Contribute to work health and safety processes. Electives: Test grains and seeds on receival; Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response; Keep production records for a primary production business; Use hand held e-business tools; Prepare and apply chemicals; Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing; Collect semen; Install drainage systems; Install hydroponic systems; Conduct dropped ovary technique procedures for spaying cattle; plus more.

Related Careers:

Farm Hand,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Ayr Training Hub No info No
Ayr Training Hub No info No
Dalby Training Hub No info No
Dalby Training Hub No info No
Gatton Training Hub No info No
Gatton Training Hub No info No
Emerald Training Hub No info No
Emerald Training Hub No info No Full time
Emerald Training Hub No info No
Toowoomba Training Hub No info No 24 months
Toowoomba Training Hub No info No 24 months
Longreach Pastoral College & Rosebank Station No info No
Longreach Pastoral College & Rosebank Station No info No Full time
Longreach Pastoral College & Rosebank Station No info No

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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