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Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool Production)

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  • Objectives
    The Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool Production) is a traineeship specifically designed for people working in rural industries. This practical course will develop your technical, husbandry and/or farming skills. The course combines hands-on farm work and training in a rural environment. The Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool Production) will enable you to work effectively in the rural industry in a senior role. 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 (Sheep and Wool Production)
  • Course description
    Modules / Units of Competency
    There are a number of Modules / Units of Competency that form the Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool 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
    Prepare Livestock for Parturition     50
    Rear Newborn and Young Livestock     50
    Transport Livestock     60
    Implement Animals Health Control Programs     50
    Carry Out Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Procedures     50
    Maintain and Monitor Environmental Work Practices     50
    Buy Online     15
    Sell Online     20
    Plan and Construct Conventional Fencing     60
    Prepare and Apply Chemicals     70
    Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals     50
    Establish Pastures and Crops for Livestock Production     80
    Artificially Inseminate Livestock     80
    Carry Out Basic Dentition Care Procedures on Horses     10
    Carry Out Post-Shearing Procedures     20
    Identify and Draft Livestock     40
    Euthanase Livestock     40
    Prepare Facilities for Shearing and Crutching     40
    Prepare Livestock for Shearing     40
    Prepare Livestock for Competitions     90
    Slaughter Livestock     40
    Carry Out Basic Hoof Care Procedures     50
    Coordinate Machinery and Equipment Maintenance and Repair     80
    Service and Repair Bores and Windmills     80
    Implement Vertebrate Pest Control Program     40
    Monitor Weather Conditions     60
    Use Hand-Held E-Business Tools     70
    Sample Soils and Analyse Results     60
    The Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool Production) is a two to three-year part-time course. 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 course.

    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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