Certificate III in Feedlot Operations - AHC33316


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in beef cattle feedlot operations. Electives must be chosen to cover a feedlot maintenance, pen riding, or feeding and milling stream.The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC33316 Certificate III in Feedlot Operations. An additional descriptor may be added by the RTO to reflect unit selection. This includes:AHC33316 Certificate III in Feedlot Operations (Feedlot Maintenance)AHC33316 Certificate III in Feedlot Operations (Feeding and Milling)AHC33316 Certificate III in Feedlot Operations (Pen Riding)No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 17 units: 6 core
  • 11 elective


  • Implement animal health control programs
  • Plan and construct an electric fence
  • Monitor pen condition and ration suitability
  • Enter and work in confined spaces
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Operate a grinding process
  • Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Identify and draft livestock
  • Operate specialised machinery and equipment
  • Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  • Implement property improvement, construction and repair
  • Prepare to receive grains and seeds
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Monitor animals in intensive production systems
  • Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • Euthanase livestock
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Control weeds
  • Operate vehicles
  • Administer medication to livestock
  • Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Perform machinery maintenance
  • Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock
  • Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs
  • Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
  • Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive production system
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Implement feeding plans for intensive production
  • Handle bulk materials in storage area
  • Work safely at heights
  • Conduct front-end loader operations
  • Clean and maintain livestock pens
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Prepare grain storages

Study information

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