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  • Objectives
    You will learn how to work effectively in the beef industry and will acquire the basic technical skills that will allow you to be employed as a supervised worker in the industry.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is for people in rural industries with no expertise but who want to develop basic technical and husbandry skills in the beef production industry.
  • Academic Title
    Agriculture (Beef Production) Certificate II (NRT)
  • Course description
    What you must do to complete the course
     
    The course structure below shows what you must do to complete this course.
    units/modules are arranged in groups and sometimes also in subgroups.
     
    You must complete each group as specified as well as following the course
    completion instructions.   If a course contains optional groups there will
    statement at the top of the course indicating how many you must do.  At the
    top of any group containing optional subgroups there will be a statement
    saying how many you must do.
     
    The Training Package requirements for RTE20103 Certificate II in
    Agriculture specialising in Beef Production are:
     
    A total of 17 Units of competency must be completed
    -   9 units must be selected from Group A (including the 4 designated
    compulsory units)
    -   5 additional units must be selected from Group A and/or B
    -   3 additional units must be selected from Groups A, B and/or C
     
    For a Certificate II in Agriculture specialising in Beef Production at
    least 13 of the Units of competency presented for this qualification must
    relate to beef production work procedures, activities or contexts. In
    addition, at least 13 of the units selected to make up this qualification
    must be aligned clearly to Certificate II outcomes. Elective units should
    be selected in accordance with local work undertaken and local industry
    advice.  

    The TAFE NSW Certificate II in Agriculture specialising in Beef Production
    contains 5 groups of units.
     
    Group 1 contains four mandatory units which directly align to the four
    designated compulsory units in Group A in the Certificate II in Agriculture
    specialising in Beef Production from the Training Package.
     
    Group 2 contains all units addressing the key technical functions that have
    been designated for the beef production specialisation at AQF level 2.
    These units directly align to the remaining Units of competency in Group A
    Training Package. Learners must complete at least five units from Group 2.
     
    Group 3 contains other units addressing technical functions that have been
    designated for the beef production specialisation at AQF level 2. These
    units directly align to the units of competency in Group B in the Training
    Learners may complete eight units from Group 3.
     
    Group 4 contains units addressing relevant Units of competency at AQF
    levels 1, 2 or 3 from the Conservation and Land Management Training
    Package (RTD02), the Rural Production Training Package (RTE03), the
    Amenity Horticulture Training Package (RTF03) and/or any other endorsed
    Training Packages.  Learners may complete a maximum of three units from
    this group.  

    However learners should remember that to receive the Certificate II in
    Agriculture specialising in Beef Production, 17 units of competency must be
    completed and at least 13 of the units of competency presented for
    this qualification must relate to beef production work procedures,
    activities or contexts. In addition, at least 13 of the units selected to
    make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to units of competency
    with Certificate II outcomes. Elective units should be selected in
    accordance with local work undertaken and local industry advice.
     
    Groups 1, 2, 3 and 4 contain units that directly align with the respective
    units of competency.  To complete these units, learners must be able to
    present evidence to prove they can achieve the unit of competency.  The
    course completion requirements specify the units that must be completed
    for the learner to achieve the qualification.
     
    Group 777 is an enrichment group that contains units which allow
    students to complete NSWTHAZ201A and/or NSWTHAZ301A (NSW developed chemical
    units).
     
    The nominal duration of each unit is indicative only and is based on
    face-to-face delivery mode with time allocated to evaluate the evidence
    presented by the learner.
     
    Learner Support
    ===============
    Learners requiring additional/tutorial support should be co-enrolled in the
    fee-exempt Learner Support course 9999.  This course provides up to 36
    actual hours of support across all AQF levels.
     
    Course Elective Completion:
    At least 13 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 2, 3, 4

    Group 1 COMPULSORY GROUP A UNITS

    All module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    RTC2701A     Follow OHS procedures     15     
    RTC2702A     Observe environmental work practices     15     
    RTC2705A     Work effectively in the industry     10     
    RTC2801A     Participate in workplace communications     10     


    Group 2 GROUP A ELECTIVE UNITS

    At least 5 module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    RTC2209A     Install, maintain and repair fencing     20     
    RTC2210A     Maintain properties and structures     20     
    RTC2306A     Operate vehicles     30     
    RTC2704A     Provide basic first aid     10     
    RTC2706A     Apply chemicals under supervision     15     
    RTE2113B     Monitor livestock to parturition     20     
    RTE2114A     Monitor water supplies     20     
    RTE2115A     Muster and move livestock     20     
    RTE2128B     Provide feed for livestock     20     
    RTE2131B     Care for health and welfare of livestock     20     
    RTE2901A     Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures     20     


    Group 3 GROUP B ELECTIVE UNITS

    No more than 8 module/units may be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    RTC2016A     Recognise plants     20     
    RTC2301A     Undertake operational maintenance of machinery     30     
    RTC2309A     Operate tractors     30     
    RTD2703A     Operate in isolated and remote situations     30     
    RTE2106A     Care for and train working dogs     20     
    RTE2110A     Maintain livestock water supplies     20     
    RTE2111A     Identify and mark livestock     20     
    RTE2124B     Carry out birthing duties     20     
    RTE2130A     Ride horses and care for equipment     40     
    RTE2132A     Assist with artificial insemination procedures     20     
    RTE2134A     Assist with feeding in intensive production systems     20     
    RTE2136A     Load and unload livestock     20     
    RTE2205A     Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures     20     
    RTE2308A     Operate ride-on vehicles     20     
    RTE2503B     Observe and report on weather     20     
    RTE2601A     Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation     20     
    RTE2707B     Follow site quarantine procedures     20     
    RTF2504A     Determine basic properties of soil/growing media     25     

    Group 4 GROUP C UNITS

    No more than 3 module/units may be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    RTC1701A     Follow basic chemical safety rules     5     
    RTC3704A     Prepare and apply chemicals     15     
    RTC3705A     Transport, handle and store chemicals     15     
    RTE1001A     Support agricultural crop work     20     
    RTE1005A     Support horticultural production     20     
    RTE1101A     Support extensive livestock work     20     
    RTE1102A     Support intensive livestock work     20     
    RTE1103A     Support woolshed operations     20     
    RTE1104A     Support horse work     20     
    RTE1105A     Undertake basic shearing and crutching     20     
    RTE1106A     Shear sheep to novice level     80     
    RTE1601A     Support irrigation work     20     
    RTE2002A     Assist with prescribed burning     20     
    RTE2003A     Carry out postharvest operations     20     
    RTE2006A     Carry out basic canopy maintenance     20     
    RTE2010A     Establish horticultural crops     20     
    RTE2011A     Assist agricultural crop establishment     20     
    RTE2018A     Regulate crops     20     
    RTE2021A     Support horticultural crop harvesting     20     
    RTE2028A     Undertake field budding and grafting     20     
    RTE2029A     Assist agricultural crop maintenance     20     
    RTE2030A     Assist agricultural crop harvesting     20     
    RTE2104A     Carry out regular horse observation     30     
    RTE2112A     Milk livestock     20     
    RTE2117A     Pen up sheep     20     
    RTE2118A     Handle livestock using basic techniques     20     
    RTE2119A     Perform board duties     20     
    RTE2120A     Assist with pressing wool     20     
    RTE2121A     Provide daily care for horses     40     
    RTE2123A     Collect semen     20     
    RTE2127A     Castrate livestock     20     
    RTE2137A     Assist with natural mating procedures and prepare for parturition in horses     30     
    RTE2144A     Carry out regular livestock observation     20     
    RTE2146A     Mix and mill standard stockfeed     20     
    RTE2148A     Handle young horses     40     
    RTE2150A     Maintain intensive production growing environments     20     
    RTE2201A     Carry out basic electric fencing operations     20     
    RTE2212A     Prepare grain storages     20     
    RTE2213A     Weld and fabricate stainless steel     40     
    RTE2214A     Clean intensive productions sheds     20     
    RTE2216A     Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching     20     
    RTE2308A     Operate ride-on vehicles     20     
    RTE2601A     Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation     20     
    RTE2602A     Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2603A     Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes     20     
    RTE2604A     Maintain drainage systems     20     
    RTE2605A     Maintain gravity fed irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2606A     Maintain pressurised irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2607A     Install micro-irrigation systems     20     
    RTE2804A     Provide information on products and services     20     
    RTE2901A     Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures     20     
    RTE2902B     Collect and record production data     20     
    RTE3002A     Co-ordinate a crop regulation program     30     
    RTE3003A     Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting     30     
    RTE3006A     Establish pastures and crops for livestock production     30     
    RTE3008A     Handle bulk materials in storage area     30     
    RTE3009A     Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities     30     
    RTE3013A     Implement a postharvest program     30     
    RTE3022A     Undertake agricultural crop maintenance activities     30     
    RTE3024A     Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production     30     
    RTE3029A     Establish agricultural crops     30     
    RTE3030A     Harvest horticultural crops mechanically     30     
    RTE3037A     Save, prepare and store agricultural seed     30     
    RTE3101A     Artificially inseminate livestock     30     
    RTE3102A     Educate, ride and care for horses     30     
    RTE3103A     Apply quality assurance procedures in wool preparation     30     
    RTE3104A     Carry out basic dentition care procedures on horses     30     
    RTE3105A     Carry out feedlot operations     30     
    RTE3106A     Carry out mare mating procedures     30     
    RTE3110A     Coordinate and monitor intensive production performance     30     
    RTE3113A     Identify and draft livestock     30     
    RTE3114A     Implement feeding plans for livestock     30     
    RTE3115B     Implement livestock husbandry practices     30     
    RTE3116A     Mate and monitor animals     30     
    RTE3118A     Implement feeding plans for intensive production     30     
    RTE3119A     Euthanase animals     30     
    RTE3120A     Prepare facilities for shearing and crutching     30     
    RTE3121B     Prepare animals for parturition     30     
    RTE3124B     Rear newborn and young livestock     30     
    RTE3126A     Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive productions system     30     
    RTE3128A     Collect, store and administer colostrum     30     
    RTE3131A     Transport livestock     30     
    RTE3133B     Prepare livestock for competition     30     
    RTE3134A     Slaughter livestock     30     
    RTE3136A     Comply with industry animal welfare requirements     30     
    RTE3137A     Carry out basic hoof care procedures     30     
    RTE3140A     Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock     30     
    RTE3143A     Monitor intensive livestock production growing environments     30     
    RTE3144A     Prevent and treat equine injury and disease     30     
    RTE3146A     Process and store semen     30     
    RTE3147A     Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock     30     
    RTE3148A     Assess conformation of horses     30     
    RTE3210A     Plan and construct an electric fence     30     
    RTE3305A     Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems     30     
    RTE3307A     Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair     30     
    RTE3309A     Operate machinery in adverse conditions     30     
    RTE3312A     Service and repair bores and windmills     30     
    RTE3314A     Transport farm produce or bulk materials     30     
    RTE3316A     Disconnect/ reconnect fixed wired equipment     30     
    RTE3402A     Implement animal health control programs     30     
    RTE3406A     Implement vertebrate pest control program     30     
    RTE3504B     Collect samples for rural production or horticulture monitoring program     30     
    RTE3506A     Monitor weather conditions     30     
    RTE3601A     Install irrigation systems     30     
    RTE3603A     Install drainage systems     30     
    RTE3604A     Troubleshoot drainage systems     30     
    RTE3605A     Troubleshoot irrigation systems     30     
    RTE3606A     Measure drainage system performance     30     
    RTE3607A     Measure irrigation delivery system performance     30     
    RTE3608A     Monitor and operate water treatment processes     30     
    RTE3609A     Operate fertigation equipment     30     
    RTE3610A     Operate gravity fed irrigation systems     30     
    RTE3611A     Operate pressurised irrigation systems     30     
    RTE3612A     Implement a maintenance program for an irrigation system     30     
    RTE3708A     Clean and fumigate intensive production sheds     30     
    RTE3712A     Administer medication to animals     30     
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures     30     
    RTE3714A     Maintain and monitor environmental work practices     30     
    RTE3801A     Provide on-job training support     30     
    RTE3806A     Provide advice and sell farm chemicals     30     
    RTE3807A     Provide advice and sell machinery     30     
    RTE3808A     Provide advice on agronomic products     30     
    RTE3809A     Provide advice on hardware products     30     
    RTE3810A     Provide advice on livestock products     30     
    RTE3819A     Process customer complaints     30     
    RTE3901A     Comply with industry quality assurance requirements     30     
    RTE3902A     Document a wool clip     30     
    RTE3904A     Keep records for a primary production business     40     
    RTE3905A     Sell products and services     30     
    RTE3907A     Use hand-held e-business tools     40     
    RTE3908A     Maintain and monitor feed stocks     30     


    Group 777 ENRICHMENT

    You may choose modules/units from this group but they do not count towards

    course completion

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    NSWTHAZ201A     Use hazardous substances safely     15     
    NSWTHAZ301A     Manage residues in product     20     

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