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  • Objectives
    You will learn how to organise and coordinate the procedures employees in the agriculture industry must carry out as well as learning technical skills that a senior employee/supervisor on an rural enterprise should have. You will also be able to implement and monitor occupational health, safe working practices and quality assurance practices to industry standards.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is for people in the agriculture industry with some expertise who want to develop advanced technical and supervisory skills. It also provides the underpinning knowledge required to apply these skills in the workplace. This course is also suitable for owners of agriculture operations who want to enhance their technical and supervisory knowledge and skills.
  • Academic Title
    Agriculture Certificate IV (NRT) - Armidale Campus
  • Course description
    The Certificate IV in Agriculture contains 5 groups of units.
     
    Group 1 contains modules addressing the key technical, supervisory and
    planning functions that have been designated for the Agriculture
    specialisation at AQF level 4. These modules directly align to the units
    of competency in Group B in the Training Package.  Learners must complete
    at least ten but no more than twelve units from this group.
     
    Group 2 contains units addressing relevant units of competency at AQF
    levels 3, 4 or Diploma 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. These units directly align to the units of competency
    in Group C in the Training Package. Learners may complete a maximum of two
     
    However learners should remember that to receive the Certificate IV in
    Agriculture, 12 units must be completed and at least 10 of the units
    presented for this qualification must relate to agriculture work
    procedures, activities or contexts. In addition, at least 10 of the units
    selected to make up this qualification must be aligned clearly to units of
    outcomes. Elective units should be selected in accordance with local work
    undertaken and local industry advice.
     
    Groups 1 and 2 contain units that directly align with the respective units
    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 'shell' units which allow
    students to complete NSW developed chemical units.  These units do not
    count towards course completion.
     
    Group 778
    is an enrichment group that contains 'shell' units which allow
    students to complete NSW developed salinity units. These units do not count
    towards course completion.
     
    Group 887 is an enrichment group that contains units which provide
    underpinning knowledge and skills to support other units in this course.
    These units do not count towards course completion.
     
    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.
     
    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.

    Course Elective Completion:

    At least 12 elective modules/units must be completed. These may be chosen from groups 1, 2

    Group 1

    At least 10 and no more than 12 module/units must be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    BSBADM402A     Produce complex business documents     40     
    BSBADM405A     Organise meetings     30     
    BSBADM407A     Administer projects     30     
    BSBADM506A     Manage business document design and development     40     
    BSBCMN405A     Analyse and present research information     30     
    BSBCMN413A     Implement and monitor environmental policies     40     
    BSBHR402A     Recruit and select personnel     50     
    BSBSBM402A     Undertake financial planning     40     
    BSBSBM403A     Promote the business     50     
    BSBSBM405A     Monitor and manage business operations     40     
    BSBSBM406A     Manage finances     40     
    BSBSBM407A     Manage a small team     40     
    RTC4306A     Supervise maintenance of machinery and equipment     50     
    RTC4512A     Prepare acid sulphate soil management plans     50     
    RTC4513A     Supervise acid sulphate soil remediation and management projects     50     
    RTC4701A     Implement and monitor the enterprise OHS program     15     
    RTC4702A     Minimise risks in the use of chemicals     25     
    RTC4703A     Plan and implement a chemical use program     25     
    RTC4905A     Cost a project     40     
    RTC4908A     Supervise work routines and staff performance     40     
    RTC4911A     Operate within a budget framework     40     
    RTD4406A     Implement pest management action plans     40     
    RTD4811A     Provide information on environmental issues and policies     50     
    RTE3112A     Handle and care for stallions     30     
    RTE3307A     Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair     30     
    RTE3801A     Provide on-job training support     30     
    RTE4002A     Develop a crop regulation program     40     
    RTE4008A     Maintain grain quality in storage     40     
    RTE4009A     Plan a pasture establishment program     40     
    RTE4010A     Supervise agricultural crop maintenance     40     
    RTE4011A     Manage pastures for livestock production     40     
    RTE4012A     Supervise horticultural crop harvesting     40     
    RTE4018A     Supervise agricultural crop establishment     40     
    RTE4026A     Supervise agricultural crop harvesting     40     
    RTE4101A     Carry out stud stable management duties     60     
    RTE4102A     Supervise feedlot operations     40     
    RTE4103A     Determine wool classing strategies     40     
    RTE4104A     Develop livestock feeding plans     40     
    RTE4105A     Escort animals during export     40     
    RTE4106A     Supervise raising young horses     60     
    RTE4107A     Supervise artificial breeding and/or embryo transfer programs     40     
    RTE4108A     Manage horses for stockwork     40     
    RTE4109A     Oversee animal marking operations     40     
    RTE4110A     Supervise natural mating of livestock     40     
    RTE4111A     Manage shearing and crutching operations     30     
    RTE4112A     Manage milking shed routines     40     
    RTE4114A     Plan and monitor intensive production systems     40     
    RTE4115A     Plan to exhibit livestock or fleece     40     
    RTE4116A     Implement a feeding strategy for pig production     40     
    RTE4117A     Implement intensive production systems     40     
    RTE4118A     Develop feeding plans for an intensive production system     40     
    RTE4119A     Supervise animal health programs     40     
    RTE4120A     Implement and monitor animal welfare programs     40     
    RTE4123A     Use individual fleece measurements to prepare wool for sale     30     
    RTE4124A     Pregnancy test animals     40     
    RTE4125A     Supervise nutrition and feeding in an intensive production system     40     
    RTE4127A     Class wool for special markets     30     
    RTE4129A     Apply advanced shearing techniques     80     
    RTE4202A     Design livestock handling/accommodation facilities     40     
    RTE4203A     Implement and monitor a property improvement plan     60     
    RTE4301A     Conduct major repair and overhaul of machinery and equipment     40     
    RTE4302A     Design and fabricate milking equipment installations     40     
    RTE4304A     Install milking equipment     40     
    RTE4305A     Performance test milking machines     40     
    RTE4307A     Carry out cleaning-time tests of milking machines     40     
    RTE4309A     Design and install on-farm milk cooling and storage     40     
    RTE4310A     Conduct equipment experting for machine shearing     40     
    RTE4401A     Control weeds, pests and/or diseases in crops     40     
    RTE4511A     Develop a soil use map for a property     40     
    RTE4601A     Acquire resources for irrigation installation and construction     40     
    RTE4602A     Determine hydraulic parameters for an irrigation system     40     
    RTE4603A     Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection program     40     
    RTE4604A     Determine seasonal irrigation scheduling tasks     40     
    RTE4605A     Schedule irrigations     40     
    RTE4606A     Supervise on-site irrigation and construction work     40     
    RTE4607A     Plan on site irrigation system installation and construction work     40     
    RTE4608A     Plan and co ordinate gravity-fed irrigation systems     40     
    RTE4609A     Implement, monitor and adjust irrigation schedules     40     
    RTE4801A     Provide advice on marketing the clip     30     
    RTE4812A     Coordinate customer service and network activities     40     
    RTE4813A     Provide information and advice on wool preparation     30     
    RTE4901A     Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements     60     
    RTE4902A     Support and review business structures and relationships     50     
    RTE4903A     Arrange transport for grain or livestock     40     
    RTE4904A     Arrange employment for shearing operations     20     
    RTE4913A     Analyse and interpret production data     40     
    RTE4914A     Participate in an e-business supply chain     40     
    RTE4915A     Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures     30     
    RTE4916A     Prepare shearing team wages     20     
    RTE4917A     Account for shearing shed supplies     20     
    RTE5107A     Select animals for breeding     100     
    RTE5301A     Design livestock effluent systems     100     
    RTE5916A     Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports     100     
    RTE5921A     Market products and services     100     
    RTF4004A     Develop a plant nutrition program     40     
    RTF4014A     Plan a growing-on program     30     
    RTF4015A     Plan a propagation program     30     
    RTF4023A     Promote plant health     40     
    WRRI1B     Perform stock control procedures     36     
    WRRI5A     Maintain and order stock     36     
    WRRO1B     Manage merchandise and store presentation     30     
    WRRS4B     Build relationships with customers     20     

    Group 2

    No more than 2 module/units may be completed

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    HLTFA301B     Apply first aid     15     
    RTC3209A     Plan and construct conventional fencing     30     
    RTD3212A     Implement erosion and sediment control measures     40     
    RTD3507A     Undertake sampling and testing of water     30     
    RTD4507A     Produce maps for land management purposes     120     
    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     
    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     
    RTE3112A     Handle and care for stallions     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     
    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     
    RTE4108A     Manage horses for stockwork     40     
    RTE5002A     Manage integrated crop and pasture production     100     
    RTE5006A     Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and/or disease control in crops     100     
    RTE5007A     Plan and manage stored grain program     100     
    RTE5014A     Manage agricultural crop production     100     
    RTE5015A     Manage the harvest of agricultural and horticultural crops     100     
    RTE5016A     Develop production plans for crops     100     
    RTE5101A     Develop and implement a breeding strategy     100     
    RTE5103A     Manage livestock production     100     
    RTE5104A     Develop livestock health and welfare strategies     100     
    RTE5106A     Develop production plans for livestock     100     
    RTE5205A     Plan and manage infrastructure requirements     100     
    RTE5304A     Implement a machinery management system     100     
    RTE5515A     Manage natural areas on a rural property     100     
    RTE5516A     Develop a whole farm plan     100     
    RTE5523A     Develop climatic risk management strategies     100     
    RTE5524A     Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies     100     
    RTE5525A     Manage trial and/or research material     100     
    RTE5601A     Audit irrigation systems     100     
    RTE5602A     Design irrigation system maintenance and monitoring programs     100     
    RTE5603A     Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems     100     
    RTE5604A     Develop an irrigation and drainage management plan     100     
    RTE5605A     Establish and maintain an irrigation-related environmental protection programs     100
    RTE5606A     Manage water systems     100     
    RTE5607A     Design drainage systems     100     
    RTE5608A     Design water treatment systems     100     
    RTE5807A     Manage staff     100     
    RTE5901A     Develop a marketing plan     100     
    RTE5902A     Develop and review a business plan     100     
    RTE5903A     Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program     100     
    RTE5906A     Monitor and review business performance     100     
    RTE5909A     Develop a sales strategy for rural products     100     
    RTE5912A     Plan and monitor production processes     100     
    RTE5917A     Arrange livestock purchases     100     
    RTE5918A     Arrange marketing of livestock     100     
    RTE5920A     Negotiate and monitor contracts/commercial agreements     100     
    RTE5922A     Plan production for the whole farm/land based business     100     
    RTF3012A     Implement a plant nutrition program     30     
    RTF3503A     Sample soils and analyse results     40     

    Group 776 ENRICHMENT

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

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    NSWTSIM301A     Understanding GPS on the farm     25     
    NSWTSIM401A     Use remote sensing data as a decision support tool in agriculture     25     

    Group 777 ENRICHMENT


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

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs

    NSWTHAZ301A     Manage residues in product     20     
    NSWTHAZ406A     Manage persistent chemicals     15     

    Group 778 ENRICHMENT

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

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    NSWTSAL201A     Report on incidences of salinity     15     
    NSWTSAL301A     Seek salinity advice     25     
    NSWTSAL302A     Implement practices for managing salinity     25     
    NSWTSAL401A     Determine modifications to agricultural production systems     25     
    NSWTSAL402A     Assess salinity impacts and investigate management options     25     

    Group 887 ENRICHMENT

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

    Modules/Units    Name    Hrs
    FPIC2007A     Maintain chainsaws     10     
    FPIC2011A     Cross-cut materials with a hand held chainsaw     20     
    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     
    FPIFGM069A     Trim and cross-cut felled trees (non-commercial / non-production)     20     
    FPIFGM2208A     Fall trees manually (basic)     40     
    FPIFGM3204A     Fall trees manually (intermediate)     40     
    ICAU1128A     Operate a personal computer     15     
    ICAU1211A     Operate accounting applications     30     
    ICAU2231A     Use computer operating system     20     
    MEM5.12AB     Perform routine manual metal arc welding     20     
    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     
    NSWTHAZ402A     Tractor risk assessment     15     
    RTC1701A     Follow basic chemical safety rules     5     
    RTC2005A     Fell small trees     20     
    RTC2304A     Operate and maintain chainsaws     30     
    RTC2309A     Operate tractors     30     
    RTC2701A     Follow OHS procedures     15     
    RTC2704A     Provide basic first aid     10     
    RTC2706A     Apply chemicals under supervision     15     
    RTC3213A     Implement property improvement, construction and repair     40     
    RTC3704A     Prepare and apply chemicals     15     
    RTC3705A     Transport, handle and store chemicals     15     
    RTE2106A     Care for and train working dogs     20     
    RTE2308A     Operate ride-on vehicles     20     
    RTE5103A     Manage livestock production     100     
    RTF5521A     Monitor and manage soils     140

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