This certificate will teach you vital skills for a sustainable agriculture industry; from livestock breeding, health and transportation, establishing pastures, and crop harvesting to work as a farmhand or station worker
You'll become a qualified operator of machinery such as tractors, skid-steers and front end loaders; and learn best practices for building stock fences.
You'll also learn how to work safely on farms and other agricultural worksites. What a great start to a great career!
This course is FREE in 2023! No course fees apply, from 1 January 2023.
Some eligibility criteria apply, and other fees may apply for this course. Please read the FAQs on our Skills Ready page for further information
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If a life on the land calls to you, now is the time to grab the wheel.
Learn vital skills for a sustainable industry from livestock breeding, health and transportation, to establishing pastures and crop harvesting. Become a qualified operator of machinery such as tractors, skid-steers and front-end loaders and learn best practice for building stock fences and more.
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. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services
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 III in Agriculture 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.
Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures.
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.
When you completed this course you will be ready for a career in agriculture. This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, horticulture or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both horticulture and livestock. You will have the skills and knowledge to perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services.
Choose a private training provider that delivers this course
This course is also available from registered training organisations (accredited private training providers) that are funded through Jobs and Skills WA. Select from the list below, and follow the link to the provider’s website for further information.
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 crops 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
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.