This qualification 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.
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:
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Certificate III in Rural Operations
Certificate III in Agriculture
Certificate III in Horticulture
Certificate III Rural and Environmental Pest Management
Certificate III in Lands, Parks and Wildlife
Certificate IV in Agriculture
Certificate IV in Pest Management
Certificate IV in Horticulture
Diploma of Agriculture
Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Diploma of Retail Nursery Management
Diploma of Horticulture
15 units must be completed:
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:
Below is a sample unit list.
Upcoming Course Dates
New Entrant Traineeship
School Based Traineeship
Fee for Service
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.
For Fee for Service, contact us for a quote.