If you're looking for a qualification that combines farming skills and business administration for jobs such as team leader or farm supervisor, this is the course for you!
You'll gain skills and knowledge to plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock or grow crops. You'll also learn how to supervise the maintenance of property, machinery and equipment; and supervise work routines and staff performance as well as
Depending on where you do your training, you may be able to choose units to specialise in areas such as beef or grain production, horse breeding, sheep and wool production, organic farming or working with livestock.
Choose a WA TAFE college that delivers this course
To find out more about doing this course at a WA TAFE college, select one of the TAFEs listed below to read their course descriptions. You'll also be able to see at which TAFE campus/es the course is delivered.
If you would like further information such as when the course is available and how to enrol, and details of course fees, or if you have questions about how the course is delivered, please follow the Find out more link to go to the TAFE's website where you will find full course details and contact information so that you can speak to the TAFE directly.
Get ahead of the field.
Become a specialist within the agriculture industry with a Certificate IV in Agriculture. This course is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry. You will be able to choose from specialisations in beef production, grain production, horse breeding, and sheep and wool production.
A career in agriculture is not only a job but a unique way of life, often away from bustling cities and towns.
The Certificate IV in Agriculture allows participants to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. The course has been designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.
Industry expects that individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.
This course is delivered on stations only.
This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.
Individuals with this qualification will take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and include Farm team leader or Farm supervisor.
Study modes and durations differ depending on your local campus. Please check with your local campus for more information.
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 course is delivered full-time directly in the workplace and will include 3 – 4 onsite training visits by the Trainer/Assessor.
The units selected have been designed in consultation with industry and best represents the occupational outcomes of workers who are employed within the beef production industry.
Completing this course will provide you will skills in:
- costing and designing projects
- managing livestock production
- supervising work programs and staff performances
Learners enrolling at this level must be working within the industry and employed in a position of authority.
Funding is available via WA User Choice Traineeship Program, subject to eligibility requirements.
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 will teach you intermediate skills in livestock and crop production, as well as giving you the option to specialise in organic production or agribusiness, should you want to own or manage your own business. Students gain further competencies at level four to equip them for employment as senior station hands, farm supervisors or in agribusiness. It also prepares them for future roles as business and farm managers.
What will I learn?
- students choose from a large range of elective units including livestock health, nutrition, feeding and breeding; feed lotting; pasture and crop production
- soil, pest management and project management
- farm finance and advice on selling farm machinery and farm chemicals
- total catchment management
- shearing and wool classing strategies
- handle and care for stallions
- supervising irrigation and systems installation
- conduct major repair and overhauls to farm machinery and equipment, and much more
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.