Certificate III in Agriculture


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in agriculture including livestock production, cropping or in the case of mixed farming workplaces, both cropping and livestock. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.


Course structure

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:
16 units of competency:

  • 2 core units plus
  • 14 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.

To provide the Certificate III in Agriculture, the electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • 5 must be selected from the electives listed in Group A
  • 5 must be selected from remaining electives in Group A, or from electives listed in Group B, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification
  • 4 may be selected from the remaining electives listed in Groups A or B, or from the Prerequisite Requirements list if a unit is a required for packaging the qualification, or from any currently endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course packaged at Certificate II, III or IV levels.

Where appropriate, electives may be packaged to provide a qualification with a specialisation area as follows:

  • 10 electives must be selected from Group A, including at least 5 units beginning with the code AHCLSK and at least 5 units beginning with the code TLI for the award of the Certificate III in Agriculture (Livestock Transport).

Course Code:

Certificate III

Delivery mode:
New Entrant Traineeship
School Based Traineeship
Classroom - intensive

Course Fees:
There are currently a range of NSW Government Subsidies available through Smart & Skilled funding. Based on your circumstances, student fees are calculated individually. It is best to contact Australian Training Plus to discuss your options and eligibility for funding opportunities.