Comments about Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool Production) - On Campus - Geelong - Victoria
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.
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.
Certificate III in Agriculture (Sheep and Wool Production)
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.
Gordon Institute Support Services
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