Certificate III in Rural Operations


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in agriculture, conservation land management and other related rural industries. Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in the agriculture industry but also other rural and regional sectors, and community organisations. Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Machinery operator
  • Vegetable/orchard worker
  • Station hand
  • Animal care worker
  • Pastoral worker
  • Animal attendant/stockperson
  • Rural services.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a 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 successfully complete this qualification, you must complete a total of 16 units of competency, including:

  • 3 core units
  • 13 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 find out more about this qualification and the options of elective units, please contact Australian Training Plus and speak with a Training Specialist. 

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.