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Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)

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  • Objectives
    Certificate III in Agriculture, Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) and Certificate III in Agriculture (Beef 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 III in Agriculture will enable you to work effectively in the rural industry in senior roles. 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 III in Agriculture graduates can look forward to working on properties or rural enterprises engaged in primary production in 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 III in Agriculture (Dairy Production)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production). 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

    Respond to Emergencies     60
    Co-ordinate Work Site Activities     70
    Implement Feeding Plans for Livestock     140
    Implement Livestock Husbandry Practices     80
    Mate and Monitor Livestock     80
    Coordinate Milking Operations     30
    Implement Feeding Plans for Intensive Production     100
    Prepare Livestock for Parturition     50
    Rear Newborn and Young Livestock     50
    Operate a Dairy Recycling System     40
    Implement Animals Health Control Programs     50
    Carry Out Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Procedures     50
    Maintain and Monitor Environmental Work Practices     50
    Comply with Industry Quality Assurance Requirements     40
    Use and Maintain Electronic Mail System     20
    Provide Basic First Aid     10
    Plan and Construct Conventional Fencing     60
    Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals     50
    Establish Pastures and Crops for Livestock Production     80
    Artificially Inseminate Livestock     80
    Euthanase Livestock     40
    Remove and Facilitate the Reuse of Effluent and Manure from an Intensive Production System     50
    Prepare Livestock for Competitions     90
    Plan and Construct an Electric Fence     60
    Coordinate Machinery and Equipment Maintenance and Repair     80
    Operate Gravity-Fed Irrigation Systems     50
    Operate Pressurised Irrigation Systems     50
    Administer Medication to Livestock     40
    Keep Records for a Primary Production Business     60
    Use Hand-Held E-Business Tools     70
    Implement a Plant Nutrition Program     60
    Sample Soils and Analyse Results     60
    Choose 3 Additional Units from Group A, B and/or C Below:
    Prepare and Apply Chemicals     70
    The Certificate III in Agriculture, Certificate III in Agriculture (Beef Production) and the Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production) are two to three-year part-time courses. Student intakes, generally activated by an employer reference, are ongoing throughout the year.

    Students can expect approximately one class (six hours) per month to study the Certificate III in Agriculture or the Certificate III in Agriculture (Beef Production). Students will attend approximately two classes per month for the Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production).

    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.
    Gordon Institute Support Services

    The Gordon offers a range of support services to assist prospective students with course, career or fee advice. For enrolled students, the Gordon provides general education support, counselling and careers advisors, disability support services and an Indigenous Education Unit. The Gordon also offers an on-campus Student Residence for students living away from home. If you need assistance in any of these aspects please let a Gordon staff member know so that we can arrange assistance where appropriate.

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