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Certificate II in Agriculture

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  • Objectives
    Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate II in Agriculture (Dairy Production) and Certificate II in Agriculture (Grain Production) are traineeships specifically designed for people working in rural industries. These practical courses will develop your technical, husbandry and/or farming skills. The courses combine hands-on farm work and training in a rural environment. The Certificate II in Agriculture will enable you to work effectively in the rural industry in a supervised capacity. Several streams are available in each course to enable you to select an area of specialisation. Each stream has a list of competencies that may be chosen. These streams encourage students to focus their study on beef production, dairy production, grain production, poultry production and sheep and wool production. Certificate II in Agriculture graduates can look forward to working on properties or rural enterprises engaged in primary production. Certificate III in Agriculture graduates will be able to work in the same industries in more senior roles.
  • Entry requirements
    You must be currently employed as a trainee under a training contract. You will need to undertake a Pre-training Review to determine your current skills and literacy and numeracy abilities. This Review will form the basis of your Individual Training Plan.
  • Academic Title
    Certificate II in Agriculture
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate II in Agriculture . The Modules / Units of Competency and hours listed below are included in the current Gordon course structure and are subject to change.
    Title     Approx. Hours

    Follow OHS Procedures     20
    Observe Environmental Work Practices     20
    Work Effectively in the Industry     20
    Participate in Workplace Communications     30
    Recognise Plants     40
    Install, Maintain and Repair Fencing     30
    Maintain Properties and Structures     30
    Undertake Operational Maintenance of Machinery     30
    Operate Vehicles     20
    Operate Machinery and Equipment     30
    Operate Tractors     30
    Treat Weeds     40
    Treat Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders     30
    Provide Basic First Aid     10
    Apply Chemicals Under Supervision     30
    Clean Machinery of Plant, Animal and Soil Material     20
    Assist Agricultural Crop Establishment     60
    Assist Agricultural Crop Maintenance     40
    Assist Agricultural Crop Harvesting     60
    Crutch Sheep     40
    Maintain Livestock Water Supplies     30
    Identify and Mark Livestock     20
    Milk Livestock     30
    Monitor Livestock to Parturition     30
    Monitor Water Supplies     20
    Muster and Move Livestock     25
    Pen Up Sheep     10
    Handle Livestock Using Basic Techniques     30
    Perform Board Duties     80
    Assist with Pressing Wool     10
    Carry Out Birthing Duties     40
    Castrate Livestock     20
    Provide Feed for Livestock     40
    Care for Health and Welfare of Livestock     40
    Assist with Artificial Insemination Procedures     20
    Load and Unload Livestock     20
    Care for Health and Welfare of Pigs     40
    Carry Out Basic Electric Fencing Operations     40
    Prepare Grain Storage     40
    Assist in Preparing for Shearing and Crutching     20
    Operate Ride-On Vehicles     30
    Prepare Handpiece and Downtube for Machine Shearing     20
    Observe and Report on Weather     25
    Assist with the Operation of Pressurised Irrigation     40
    Lay Irrigation and/or Drainage Pipes     25
    Maintain Drainage Systems     20
    Provide Information on Products and Services     60
    Observe Enterprise Quality Assurance Procedures     30
    Collect and Record Production Data     30
    The Certificate II in Agriculture, Certificate II in Agriculture (Dairy Production) and the Certificate II in Agriculture (Grain Production) are all one-year part-time courses. Student intakes, generally activated by an employer reference, are ongoing throughout the year. Students may be required to attend up to ten six-hour long classes throughout the year and can also expect outside classroom study. Methods of delivery and delivery dates will be negotiated.

    Pathways »
    Links and options exist between various levels of study. Accredited pathways exist enabling students to move between courses within the Gordon and to other higher education institutions.

    Certificate II in Agriculture

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    Certificate III in Agriculture
    Recognition of Prior Learning »

    Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience. For further information refer to the RPL brochure that can be found under Downloads & Forms.
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