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.
You'll learn how to work safely on a farm — operating a range of machinery such as motorbikes and tractors; how to carry out standard jobs such as mustering, marking livestock, fencing, and weed control; and gain hands on practical experience working on a farm.
WA's agriculture industry offers a fantastic range of job and career opportunities, and this is the perfect course to get you started!
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Open the gate to a career in Agriculture.
Looking for a career in agriculture? We offer a wide range of industry relevant agriculture courses that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to get where you want to go. Our award-winning lecturers will give you hands-on training on real farms where you will have the opportunity to take part in projects and form relationships with industry partners.
A Certificate II in Agriculture is an entry-level course focused on the fundamentals of modern farm work, including working with livestock and crops. This qualification is a starting point for anyone looking to work within any stream of agriculture. It will also set you up for a wide range of career and study paths across agriculture, agribusiness and rural operations.
Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change
A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, away from bustling cities and towns.
The Certificate II in Agriculture is an entry-level course suitable for students who wish to try their hand in cattle station operations. Participants will learn through hands-on training, reflecting the cycle of work on a cattle station.
This course is not campus based but delivered upon request to a closed group on rural properties across the Kimberley and Pilbara regions. Please contact us for more information.
Participants will undertake a range of activities including:
- Preparing for the mustering season
- Livestock mustering, handling and husbandry activities
- End-of-year maintenance
Students will gain comprehensive knowledge of animal handling techniques including horsemanship and cattle management, fencing, station and machinery maintenance, and weed management skills. This qualification can lead participants on an exciting path from year 1 stockman, to head stockman and eventually, station manager.
Open the gate to a career in Agriculture. If you are interested in gaining hands-on agricultural training, this program is designed for you. Our Certificate II in Agriculture provides a general introduction to agriculture skills and techniques. This qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.
South Regional TAFE is transitioning this qualification to the new training package in 2024. Students will be enrolled into the new units developed to meet current and future industry needs. Fees may vary for courses transitioning to the new training package.
Choose a private training provider that delivers this course
This course is available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are also funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider's website for further information about the course and how to enrol.
This qualification is delivered 100% at your workplace and tailored to suit your requirement and to service your industry (Agriculture, Rural Operation, Feedlots) with the best practise used in Australia. This qualification provides trainees with the basic skills and knowledge essential in agricultural production. A trainee undertaking this role will acquire a broad range of skills in one or more agricultural sectors, such as broad acre cropping (e g. grains, sugarcane, etc.) and livestock (e.g. sheep, beef, horses etc.). You can then choose to specialise in one of these areas: Livestock, crops or mixed livestock crops, cattle production, cattle handling, fencing, maintenance and repair of basic machinery, pen riding and much more. What will I learn? Tending livestock, Planting and harvesting crops:
- Mustering, moving and penning up livestock
- Driving a range of farm vehicles including tractors Controlling weeds and pests
- Applying chemicals
- Providing support for basic repair of plant and machinery
- Performing routine maintenance including basic fencing and irrigation. Cattle production – intensive, semi- intensive
- Materials for handling cattle, cattle identification Branding, ear marking and ear tags
- Branding, ear marking and ear tags
The information presented on the course lists within this website is provided to the Department of Training and Workforce Development by the WA TAFE colleges and private training providers, and is offered as a guide only. It is updated regularly, however some changes to details may occur in between updates. You should always contact the TAFE or private training provider directly to confirm details and/or ask questions.