Certificate II in Agriculture


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 carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

Possible job titles include:

  • Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
  • Assistant farm or station hand
  • Assistant farm or station worker
  • Assistant farm or station labourer

Pathways from the qualification
On completion of this course, you can continue your journey in agriculture by progressing through higher qualifications. Some of the qualifications available include:

Certificate III Certificate IV Diplomas
Certificate III in Agriculture

Certificate III in Rural Operations

Certificate III in Rural Merchandising

Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)

Certificate III in Rural Machinery Operations
Certificate IV in Agriculture

Certificate IV in Organic Farming

Certificate IV in Agribusiness
Diploma in Agriculture

Diploma in Agribusiness Management

Diploma in Organic Farming

Course structure

Packaging rules:
18 units must be completed:

  • 3 core units plus
  • 15 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 7 units from Group A
  • 5 units from the remaining units in Group A, or from Group B
  • Up to 3 may be selected from the remaining units listed in this qualification or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Sample Training Plan

Below is a sample unit list.

Core Units

  • AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
  • AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
  • AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

  • AHCBIO201 Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material
  • AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
  • AHCPMG201 Treat weeds
  • AHCINF201 Carry out basic electric fencing operations
  • AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
  • AHCINF203 Maintain properties and structures
  • AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
  • TLID1001 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods
  • AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
  • AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observation
  • AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
  • AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
  • AHCLSK211 Provide feed for livestock
  • HLTAID003 Provide first aid

Course Code:

Certificate II

Delivery mode:
New Entrant Traineeship
School Based Traineeship
Fee for Service

Course Fees:
New traineeships commencing from 1 January 2020 are fully subsidised by the NSW Government under Smart and Skilled.

For traineeships commenced prior to 1 January 2020, student fees are capped at $1,000 with the remaining qualification price subsidised under NSW Smart and Skilled.

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