Broadacre Harvest Operations skill set

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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. Gain the knowledge to safely operate a range of machinery used for harvest — including commercial tractors, headers, augurs and the chaser-bin.  You'll also learn how to undertake agricultural crop harvesting.

This skill set is ideal for anyone wanting to enter the agricultural industry and gain employment as a farm worker during harvest, or as a starting point for a career in agriculture or farming. It's perfect for school leavers, career changers, or anyone wanting to update their skills according to current industry practices and equipment.

Skill sets
VET for secondary students
Industry: Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
WA State ID: AE387
What unit/s of competency are in this skill set?

This skill set contains the following nationally recognised unit/s of competency.

Unit code Unit title
AHCWHS302 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCBAC317 Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities
What is a skill set?

In vocational education and training (VET), a skill set is a short course that's developed by choosing individual units of competency from a full qualification (or qualifications) that target a specific set of skills and knowledge, to meet the needs of industry or a particular job role. 

The units of competency in a skill set are nationally accredited and recognised. 

This means that when you successfully complete a skill set, you will receive a Statement of Attainment as an official record. This verifies that you have completed those units, so that you can receive credit for them should you continue on to further study.

Skill sets are also used to upskill workers for specific skills and knowledge required for their job; or in situations where a full qualification is not required.

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What further study options are available from here?

The units in this skill set may lead to the reduced-fee qualifications listed below, and others that allow selection of these units.

Lower fees, local skills: Course fees reduced by half or more
  • Certificate III in Agriculture

Other courses

  • Certificate III in Rural Operations
Free advice and information about training options

It's important that you choose the best possible training option, to suit your needs. The good news is that there's something for everyone — whether you're just starting out and seeking your first job; skilling up for a career change or promotion, or whatever your situation... but getting some good advice is always a good idea.

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Centres are located across Perth and through regional WA — you can call your local JSC on 13 64 64 for a chat, or use our map to find your closest centre and drop in for a visit.

This course is not currently available at any WA TAFE colleges or private training providers.
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