AWARD COURSE

Certificate III in Rural Operations


National Code: AHC32816
TAFE SA Code: TP01119


Description

Learn the essentials for a job in the agriculture and animal care sectors. Gain practical skills to operate machinery and equipment, maintain facilities and general agriculture activities, as well as the vital skills involved in animal care.

Duration
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Up to 12 months 

Part Time

Locations & Applications

Campus / Location
Code
Study Mode
Study Load
Scheduled


Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access subsidised training will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Subsidised
$1,500
$3,000
Concession
$994
$1,988

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions apply to Subsidised Training only.

Subsidised Training Eligibility
Full Fee
$2,400
$4,800
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    This qualification provides an occupational outcome for industries and agencies in rural and regional Australia.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate III in Rural Operations (AHC32816)
    This qualification provides an occupational outcome in agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management and at least one and up to four other related industries. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services. Depending on the units selected individuals will be able to seek employment not only in rural industries but also other industry sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, information technology and metals. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 2 core units and 14 elective units.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    87%*
    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    89%*
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.



    * 2017 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.

    Core

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50
    Contribute to work health and safety processes 50

    Elective

    Name Nominal Hours
    Apply chemicals under supervision 30
    Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 30
    Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80
    Control weeds 70
    Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material 20
    Install, maintain and repair farm fencing 30
    Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
    Operate machinery and equipment 40
    Operate quad bikes 60
    Operate quad bikes 60
    Operate tractors 40
    Prepare and apply chemicals 70
    Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70
    Respond to emergencies 60
    Transport and store chemicals 50
    Undertake operational maintenance of machinery 30
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