Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Whether you're interested in landscaping and horticulture, farming or animal care or conservation and land management, these courses and qualifications can set you up for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career. 

These industry areas cover a range of occupations including veterinary nurse, equine (horse) care, landscape designer or horticulturist, farm worker, laboratory technician and viticulture. There's even a course that could lead you to a career inspecting, documenting and maintaining Aboriginal cultural and heritage sites across Australia. 

Included in this group are environmental pursuits such as impact assessments, land management or the conservation of ecosystems in our rivers, forests and oceans.

Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

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Considering a career in agriculture?

Muresk Institute is Western Australia's skills hub for modern agriculture – offering a wide range of nationally accredited courses, as well as workshops and professional development, hand-picked from leading training providers and industry experts across the country.

If you want to upskills, or acquire a new skill to keep up with the rapidly evolving agriculture industry, visit the Muresk Institute website to find out more.

Please note: Not all courses at Muresk are subsidised through Jobs and Skills WA.

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industry course list: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Using this course list
The list presented here is only for this industry category.  You can select a qualification or course title to see a list of training providers in Western Australia who deliver it – then select a provider to find out more.

A full course list across all industry areas is available here

Industry categories
The list of courses displayed for a selected industry category is intended to assist individuals learn more about occupation and training pathways, and may not represent all possible pathways for an industry.  For further assistance on occupation and training pathways please contact your nearest Jobs and Skills Centre on 13 64 64. 

Please note
The vocational education and training (VET) courses delivered in Western Australia on this course list are funded through the Department of Training and Workforce Development; these are referred to as publicly funded training.  A range of qualifications and courses for priority industry areas and occupations are subsidised under Jobs and Skills WA, to reduce the cost of training in priority skill areas. To find out more about which courses are subsidised, please take a look at the information available on the main Training page.

Other non-publicly funded courses are available through TAFE colleges and private providers; however these are not included in this course list. To find these other courses, you can search a list of all VET courses in WA via the website.

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    Advanced Diploma of Laboratory Management

    National ID : MSL60122 | State ID : BIX4

    Ready to step up and supervise and/or manage laboratory operations? Skill up for a range of job roles including laboratory supervisor or manager, senior technician and similar.

    Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

    National ID : AHCSS00074 | State ID : AD882

    Get specialised skills and knowledge for agriculture or farming - FEE FREE!

    If you work with chemicals in an agricultural or farming setting; and would like the skills to handle, transport, and store them safely — this is the short course for you!

    Bandsaw Operator (Small Stock) Skill Set

    National ID : AMPSS00003 | State ID : AD692

    Join WA's world class meat industry! Fee-free!

    With this skill set,  you’ll have the opportunity to gain specialised bandsaw operator skills in a modern meat processing facility.  

    Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set

    State ID : AE387

    Start your career in agriculture — Fee-free!

    The Broadacre Harvest Operations Skill Set will give anyone new to the agricultural industry the skills and knowledge to safely undertake employment for harvest operations in the broadacre sector.

    Broadacre Seeding Operations Skill Set

    State ID : AE400

    Sow the seeds for a career in agriculture — Fee-free!

    If you’d like to kickstart your career in the agriculture industry where you could work in the beautiful pastures of WA's south west or the golden fields of the Wheatbelt, this skill set is for you! You will gain the knowledge and skills to safely apply chemicals and operate a range of machinery used for seeding — including tractors, boomsprays and air seeders — to comply with work health and safety procedures.

    Carcase Trimming (Retain Rail) Skill Set

    National ID : AMPSS00007 | State ID : AD704

    Chop Chop! Fee-free!

    Western Australia's known for its high quality meat products such as beef, chicken, pork, and more. You’re needed to join the team to help bring WA’s famous meat to the world!

    Certificate I in Conservation and Ecosystem Management

    National ID : AHC10120 | State ID : BGF6

    Thinking about a career in conservation?

    If you're thinking about a future career working in conservation and ecosystem management; working with plants and animals, conservation earthworks, Indigenous land management, environmental sustainability, lands, parks and wildlife, natural area restoration and management, weed management and vertebrate pest management, this qualification is the perfect choice!

    Certificate I in Horticulture

    National ID : AHC10322 | State ID : BJB8

    Get your green thumb to work, and kickstart a career!

    If you love working with your hands and watching things grow — a career in horticulture could be for you! This is an industry with a fantastic range of job and career opportunities, and this course can start it all for you.

    Certificate II in Agriculture

    National ID : AHC20116 | State ID : BCZ7

    Get ready for a career in agriculture!

    Get qualified as a farm hand with the Certificate II in Agriculture and gain job ready skills to set you up for a wide range of career options across agriculture, agribusiness and rural operations.

    Certificate II in Animal Care

    National ID : ACM20121 | State ID : BGQ7

    Doggone it, what a great career!

    If you’re just starting out on your dream of working with animals, this is a great place to start! This nationally recognised training course qualifies you for support roles at animal shelters, kennels, pet shops, and wildlife centres — the perfect way to kickstart your career in animal care, or gain the skills and experience to get you into other areas such as veterinary nursing.

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