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  • Academic title
    Agriculture Certificate II (NRT) - Armidale Campus
  • Course description
    The Certificate II in Agriculture contains 5 groups of units.
    Group 1 contains four mandatory units. Learners must complete all units in
    this group.
    Group 2 contains all units addressing the key technical functions that have
    been designated for the rural specialisation at AQF level 2.  Learners must
    complete at least ten units from group 2 but can complete up to
    Group 3 contains units addressing relevant units of competency at AQF
    levels 1, 2, and 3 from the Rural Production Training Package (RTE03) and
    common units of competency from the Conservation and Land Management
    Training Package (RTD02), the Amenity Horticulture Training Package
    (RTF03), and other endorsed training packages.  Learners may complete up
    to three units from this group.  

    However learners should be aware that to receive the Certificate II in
    Agriculture 17 units of competency must be completed and at least 13 of the
    units of competency presented for this qualification must relate to rural
    work procedures, activities or contexts.
    To complete units in groups 1, 2, and 3 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
    Group 886 is a RURAL S.T.E.P. group designed for secondary school teachers
    undertaking training to achieve RTE20103 Certificate II in Agriculture.
    Group 887 contains enrichment units which do not count towards completion.
    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

    Group 1

    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

    At least 10 and no more than 13 module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    BSBCMN107A     Operate a personal computer     20     
    MEM9.1AA     Draw and interpret sketch     18     
    MEM9.2B     Interpret technical drawing     36     
    MNC.G25.A     Access, update and retrieve simple computerised information     30     
    MNC.G26.A     Operate a computer to produce documents     30     
    RTC2016A     Recognise plants     20     
    RTC2026A     Undertake propagation activities     20     
    RTC2209A     Install, maintain and repair fencing     20     
    RTC2210A     Maintain properties and structures     20     
    RTC2301A     Undertake operational maintenance of machinery     30     
    RTC2306A     Operate vehicles     30     
    RTC2307A     Operate machinery and equipment     30     
    RTC2309A     Operate tractors     30     
    RTC2401A     Treat weeds     30     
    RTC2404A     Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders     20     
    RTC2704A     Provide basic first aid     10     
    RTC2706A     Apply chemicals under supervision     15     
    RTD2313A     Clean machinery of plant, animal and soil material     15     
    RTD2703A     Operate in isolated and remote situations     30     
    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     
    RTE2102A     Brood poultry     20     
    RTE2103A     Carry out milking shed routines     20     
    RTE2104A     Carry out regular horse observation     30     
    RTE2105A     Collect, store and handle eggs from breeder flocks     20     
    RTE2106A     Care for and train working dogs     20     
    RTE2107A     Crutch sheep     20     
    RTE2108A     Identify and sex birds     20     
    RTE2109A     Incubate eggs     20     
    RTE2110A     Maintain livestock water supplies     20     
    RTE2111A     Identify and mark livestock     20     
    RTE2112A     Milk livestock     20     
    RTE2113B     Monitor livestock to parturition     20     
    RTE2114A     Monitor water supplies     20     
    RTE2115A     Muster and move 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     
    RTE2124B     Carry out birthing duties     20     
    RTE2127A     Castrate livestock     20     
    RTE2128B     Provide feed for livestock     20     
    RTE2129A     Move and handle pigs     20     
    RTE2130A     Ride horses and care for equipment     40     
    RTE2131B     Care for health and welfare of livestock     20     
    RTE2132A     Assist with artificial insemination procedures     20     
    RTE2133A     Artificially inseminate pigs     20     
    RTE2134A     Assist with feeding in intensive production systems     20     
    RTE2136A     Load and unload livestock     20     
    RTE2138A     Shear goats     100     
    RTE2140A     Maintain health and welfare of poultry     20     
    RTE2141A     Set up shed for placement of day old chickens     20     
    RTE2142A     Collect and pack eggs for human consumption     20     
    RTE2143A     Mate pigs and monitor dry sow performance     20     
    RTE2144A     Carry out regular livestock observation     20     
    RTE2145A     Care for weaner and grower pigs     20     
    RTE2146A     Mix and mill standard stockfeed     20     
    RTE2147A     Beak trim chickens     20     
    RTE2149A     Shear sheep to improver level     100     
    RTE2150A     Maintain intensive production growing environments     20     
    RTE2151A     Maintain health and welfare of pigs     20     
    RTE2201A     Carry out basic electric fencing operations     20     
    RTE2205A     Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures     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     
    RTE2302A     Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing     20     
    RTE2303A     Operate cane haulage vehicle     20     
    RTE2308A     Operate ride-on vehicles     20     
    RTE2310A     Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing     20     
    RTE2314A     Mechanically test milking machines     20     
    RTE2503B     Observe and report on weather     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     
    RTE2707B     Follow site quarantine procedures     20     
    RTE2804A     Provide information on products and services     20     
    RTE2901A     Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures     20     
    RTE2902B     Collect and record production data     20     
    RTF2504A     Determine basic properties of soil/growing media     25     
    WRRCA1B     Operate retail equipment     21     
    WRRS1B     Sell products and services     18     


    No more than 3 module/units may be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    FPICOR2205A     Follow OHS policies and procedures     20     
    FPICOT2204A     Maintain chainsaws     16     
    FPICOT2206A     Cross cut materials with a hand-held chainsaw     30     
    FPICOT2221A     Trim and cross cut felled trees     40     
    FPIFGM2208A     Fall trees manually (basic)     40     
    FPIFGM3204A     Fall trees manually (intermediate)     40     
    HLTFA301B     Apply first aid     15     
    MEM12.23A     Perform engineering measurements     45     
    MEM18.1C     Use hand tools     18     
    MEM18.2B     Use power tools/hand held operations     18     
    MEM5.12C     Perform routine manual metal arc welding     18     
    MEM5.50B     Perform routine gas metal arc welding     18     
    MEM5.7C     Perform manual heating and thermal cutting     18     
    RTC1006A     Support nursery work     20     
    RTC1201A     Maintain the workplace     10     
    RTC1202A     Support landscape work     20     
    RTC1301A     Operate basic machinery and equipment     20     
    RTC1302A     Assist with routine maintenance of machinery and equipment     20     
    RTC1701A     Follow basic chemical safety rules     5     
    RTC1801A     Prepare for work     10     
    RTC2005A     Fell small trees     20     
    RTC2012A     Plant trees and shrubs     20     
    RTC2203A     Conduct visual inspection of park facilities     20     
    RTC2304A     Operate and maintain chainsaws     30     
    RTC3016A     Provide information on plants and their culture     50     
    RTC3201A     Conduct operational inspection of park facilities     30     
    RTC3206A     Erect timber structures and features     40     
    RTC3209A     Plan and construct conventional fencing     30     
    RTC3211A     Implement a maintenance program for an aquatic environment     50     
    RTC3213A     Implement property improvement, construction and repair     40     
    RTC3218A     Undertake a site assessment     40     
    RTC3310A     Operate specialised machinery and equipment     40     
    RTC3311A     Perform specialised machinery maintenance     40     
    RTC3401A     Control weeds     40     
    RTC3404A     Control plant pests, diseases and disorders     40     
    RTC3701A     Respond to emergencies     30     
    RTC3704A     Prepare and apply chemicals     15     
    RTC3705A     Transport, handle and store chemicals     15     
    RTC3805A     Coordinate work site activities     40     
    RTD1501A     Support natural area conservation     20     
    RTD2004A     Collect, prepare and preserve plant specimens     20     
    RTD2022A     Carry out natural area restoration works     30     
    RTD2101A     Apply animal trapping techniques     20     
    RTD2116A     Muster pest animals     20     
    RTD2125A     Use firearms to humanely destroy animals     20     
    RTD2126A     Recognise animals     20     
    RTD2202A     Conduct erosion and sediment control activities     20     
    RTD2206A     Install aggregate paths     20     
    RTD2312A     Inspect machinery for plant, animal and soil material     15     
    RTD2402A     Clear features that harbour pest animals     20     
    RTD2403A     Conduct vertebrate pest activities from aircraft     20     
    RTD2405A     Tag and locate Judas animals     30     
    RTD2501A     Maintain cultural places     20     
    RTD2502A     Maintain wildlife habitat refuges     20     
    RTD2703A     Operate in isolated and remote situations     30     
    RTD2802A     Record information about country     20     
    RTD2803A     Observe and report plants and/or animals     20     
    RTD3034A     Implement revegetation works     40     
    RTD3125A     Respond to wildlife emergencies     40     
    RTD3132A     Survey pest animals     40     
    RTD3202A     Construct access tracks     40     
    RTD3205A     Construct conservation earthworks     40     
    RTD3212A     Implement erosion and sediment control measures     40     
    RTD3315A     Transport machinery     20     
    RTD3405A     Monitor and evaluate the local pest management action plan     30     
    RTD3501A     Assist in the implementation of legislation     25     
    RTD3502A     Carry out inspection of designated area     30     
    RTD3505A     Maintain natural areas     20     
    RTD3507A     Undertake sampling and testing of water     30     
    RTD3508A     Perform diving for scientific purposes     30     
    RTD3509A     Collect and preserve biological samples     50     
    RTD3703A     Respond to rescue incidents     40     
    RTD3706A     Maintain biological cultures     50     
    RTD3707A     Release biological agents     30     
    RTD3709A     Handle and store explosives     20     
    RTD3710A     Identify and select explosive products     20     
    RTD3711A     Prepare and use explosives     20     
    RTD3802A     Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge     60     
    RTD3804A     Supervise park visitor activities     25     
    RTD3811A     Coordinate board/committee elections     20     
    RTD3812A     Coordinate fund-raising activities     20     
    RTD3813A     Coordinate social events to support group purposes     20     
    RTD3814A     Present proposed courses of action to meeting     20     
    RTD3815A     Represent group at functions     20     
    RTD3816A     Service committees     30     
    RTD3817A     Propose appropriate uses of traditional customs     40     
    RTD3903A     Work in an Indigenous community or organisation     50     
    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     
    RTE2134A     Assist with feeding in intensive production systems     20     
    RTE2607A     Install micro-irrigation systems     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     
    RTE3103A     Apply quality assurance procedures in wool preparation     30     
    RTE3105A     Carry out feedlot operations     30     
    RTE3107A     Carry out post-shearing procedures     30     
    RTE3108A     Class wool     60     
    RTE3109A     Class goat fibre     30     
    RTE3110A     Coordinate and monitor intensive production performance     30     
    RTE3111A     Appraise wool using industry descriptions     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     
    RTE3117A     Coordinate milking operations     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     
    RTE3122A     Prepare livestock for shearing     30     
    RTE3123A     Pregnancy test pigs     30     
    RTE3124B     Rear newborn and young livestock     30     
    RTE3126A     Remove and facilitate reuse of effluent and manure from an intensive productions system     30     
    RTE3127A     Treat rectal prolapse in pigs     30     
    RTE3128A     Collect, store and administer colostrum     30     
    RTE3129A     Shear sheep to professional level     100     
    RTE3130A     Supervise clip preparation     30     
    RTE3131A     Transport livestock     30     
    RTE3133B     Prepare livestock for competition     30     
    RTE3134A     Slaughter livestock     30     
    RTE3135A     Artificially inseminate birds     30     
    RTE3136A     Comply with industry animal welfare requirements     30     
    RTE3137A     Carry out basic hoof care procedures     30     
    RTE3138B     Determine wool characteristics     30     
    RTE3139A     Maintain consistent shearing performance     40     
    RTE3140A     Carry out post-mortem examination of livestock     30     
    RTE3141A     Prepare fleece wool for classing     30     
    RTE3142A     Prepare skirtings and oddments     40     
    RTE3143A     Monitor intensive livestock production growing environments     30     
    RTE3144A     Prevent and treat equine injury and disease     30     
    RTE3145A     Press wool     30     
    RTE3146A     Process and store semen     30     
    RTE3147A     Prepare for and implement natural mating of livestock     30     
    RTE3148A     Assess conformation of horses     30     
    RTE3149A     Supervise free-range poultry operations     30     
    RTE3210A     Plan and construct an electric fence     30     
    RTE3301A     Operate a cane harvester     30     
    RTE3302A     Carry out minor service of milking equipment     30     
    RTE3304A     Maintain and service shearing handpieces     30     
    RTE3305A     Install and terminate extra low voltage wiring systems     30     
    RTE3307A     Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair     30     
    RTE3308A     Operate a dairy recycling system     30     
    RTE3309A     Operate machinery in adverse conditions     30     
    RTE3312A     Service and repair bores and windmills     30     
    RTE3313A     Monitor and provide advice on cleaning milking machines     30     
    RTE3314A     Transport farm produce or bulk materials     30     
    RTE3316A     Disconnect/ reconnect fixed wired equipment     30     
    RTE3317A     Carry out minor service of milking equipment     30     
    RTE3318A     Prepare combs and cutters for machine shearing     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     
    RTF1002A     Support arboricultural work     20     
    RTF1003A     Support turf work     20     
    RTF1004A     Support gardening work     20     
    RTF1007A     Support floricultural production     20     
    RTF2001A     Apply a range of treatments to trees     30     
    RTF2008A     Maintain indoor plants     20     
    RTF2009A     Perform above ground pruning     20     
    RTF2013A     Pot-on plants     20     
    RTF2014A     Prepare and maintain plant displays     20     
    RTF2015A     Prepare turf surfaces for play     30     
    RTF2017A     Prune shrubs and small trees     30     
    RTF2019A     Renovate grassed areas     20     
    RTF2020A     Assist with turf construction     20     
    RTF2023A     Support turf establishment     30     
    RTF2024A     Tend nursery plants     20     
    RTF2025A     Transplant small trees     15     
    RTF2027A     Undertake standard climbing techniques     20     
    RTF2204A     Construct low-profile timber or modular retaining walls     30     
    RTF2207A     Protect trees during construction work     20     
    RTF2208A     Lay paving     30     
    RTF2211A     Prepare a grave site     10     
    RTF2215A     Assist with landscape construction work     30     
    RTF2311A     Undertake stump removal     10     
    RTF3001A     Construct turf playing surfaces     40     
    RTF3004A     Implement a grassed area maintenance program     30     
    RTF3005A     Deliver and promote sales of plants     30     
    RTF3007A     Fell large trees     40     
    RTF3010A     Establish turf     40     
    RTF3011A     Implement a plant establishment program     40     
    RTF3012A     Implement a plant nutrition program     30     
    RTF3014A     Implement a propagation plan     50     
    RTF3015A     Implement a tree maintenance program     30     
    RTF3017A     Implement a tree pruning program     40     
    RTF3018A     Implement a tree transplanting program     30     
    RTF3019A     Remove trees in confined spaces     40     
    RTF3020A     Install and maintain interior plant displays     40     
    RTF3021A     Maintain nursery plants     40     
    RTF3023A     Monitor turf health     30     
    RTF3025A     Prepare specialised plants     40     
    RTF3026A     Receive and dispatch plants and other nursery products     20     
    RTF3027A     Renovate sports turf     30     
    RTF3028A     Perform specialist amenity pruning     30     
    RTF3031A     Undertake complex tree climbing     40     
    RTF3032A     Install cable and bracing     20     
    RTF3033A     Implement a maintenance program for hydroponic systems     40     
    RTF3035A     Implement a tree protection program     30     
    RTF3036A     Plan and establish plant displays     40     
    RTF3203A     Construct brick and/or block structures and features     40     
    RTF3204A     Construct concrete structures and features     40     
    RTF3207A     Implement a landscape maintenance program     30     
    RTF3208A     Install metal structures and features     30     
    RTF3215A     Install hydroponic systems     40     
    RTF3216A     Install water features     30     
    RTF3217A     Set out site for construction works     40     
    RTF3219A     Construct stone structures and features     40     
    RTF3220A     Implement a paving project     30     
    RTF3221A     Implement a retaining wall project     40     
    RTF3503A     Sample soils and analyse results     40     
    RTF3510A     Design and prepare growing media     30     
    RTF3702A     Undertake aerial rescue     60     

    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     

    Group 886 ENRICHMENT

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

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    5832B     Tractor operation & safety (instructor)     24     
    NSWTHAZ402A     Tractor risk assessment     15     
    RTC2309A     Operate tractors     30     
    RTC3704A     Prepare and apply chemicals     15     
    RTC4703A     Plan and implement a chemical use program     25     
    RTE3713A     Carry out workplace OHS procedures     30     

    Group 887 ENRICHMENT

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

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    1209A     OHS induction (workcover no. 03493)     5     
    3223A     Senior first aid     18     
    5585N     Farm butchery     36     
    FPIC2007A     Maintain chainsaws     10     
    FPIC2011A     Cross-cut materials with a hand held chainsaw     20     
    FPIFGM069A     Trim and cross-cut felled trees (non-commercial / non-production)     20     
    FPIFGM110A     Fell trees manually - basic (non-commercial / non-production)     40     
    FPIFGM111A     Fall trees manually - intermediate (non-commercial / non-production)     40     
    FPIOHS1A     Follow defined occupational health and safety policies and procedures     20     
    MEM5.12AB     Perform routine manual metal arc welding     20     
    MNCG1048A     Conduct forklift operations     40     
    MNMOCC1207A     Conduct front end loader operations     30     
    MNMOLH305A     Conduct front end loader operations     30     
    NSWTCOM208A     Organise and complete a job application and interview     20     
    NSWTEQU307A     Ride and lead performance horses     50     
    NSWTEQU309A     Assist in the education of performance horses to work with livestock     50     
    NSWTSFM202A     Participate in work placement or work experience     30     
    NSWTSFM203A     Undertake and evaluate work placement/work experience     20     
    NSWTSIM301A     Understanding GPS on the farm     25     
    RTC2304A     Operate and maintain chainsaws     30     
    RTC2704A     Provide basic first aid     10     
    SROEQO009A     Plan conditioning and training programs for horses     60

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