Certificate III in Agriculture

Course Overview

AHC30122 – Certificate III in Agriculture


This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in agriculture including livestock production, cropping or in the case of mixed farming workplaces, both cropping and livestock. Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a wide variety of contexts, which will involve discretion and judgement in selecting and operating equipment, coordinating resources and applying contingency measures during work.


To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

16 units of competency:

  • 2 core units plus
  • 14 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

5 units must be from group A

5 units not already selected must be from groups A or B

the remaining 4 units must be selected from groups A, B, C or D, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course

elective units from group D can only be selected where required as a prerequisite.

Course Outline

Core Units

AHCWHS302   Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

AHCWRK320   Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

Elective Units

Group A

AHCAGB302   Keep production records for a primary production business

AHCBIO303   Apply biosecurity measures

AHCBUS301   Use hand held e-business tools

AHCCHM304   Transport and store chemicals

AHCCHM307   Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCINF306   Plan and construct an electric fence

AHCINF307   Plan and construct conventional fencing

AHCLSK324   Care for and train working dogs

AHCLSK331   Comply with industry animal welfare requirements

AHCMOM301   Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair

AHCMOM302   Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304   Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM305   Operate specialised machinery and equipment

AHCPMG301   Control weeds

AHCPMG302   Control plant pests, diseases and disorders

AHCWRK212   Work effectively in industry

AHCWRK213   Participate in workplace communications

AHCWRK314   Monitor weather conditions

AHCWRK315   Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK317   Coordinate work site activities

AHCWRK323   Operate in isolated and remote situations

Group B


AHCLSK322   Transport farm produce or bulk materials

AHCMOM201   Operate two wheel motorbikes

AHCMOM202   Operate tractors

AHCMOM206   Conduct grader operations

AHCMOM207   Conduct front-end loader operations

AHCMOM213   Operate and maintain chainsaws

AHCMOM216   Operate side by side utility vehicles

AHCMOM217   Operate quad bikes

AHCMOM303   Operate a telehandler

AHCMOM307   Operate a cane harvester

AHCMOM310   Operate land-forming machinery and equipment

AHCMOM311   Operate precision control technology

AHCMOM313   Operate mobile irrigation machinery and equipment

AHCMOM314   Transport machinery

AHCMOM315   Operate chemical application machinery and equipment

AHCMOM316   Refuel machinery or vehicle

AHCMOM317   Operate tractors with attachments

AHCPER334   Read and interpret property maps and plans


Group C


BSBINS201   Process and maintain workplace information

CPPFES2005   Demonstrate first attack firefighting equipment

FWPCOT3325   Operate four wheel drive vehicle on unsealed roads

FWPCOT3329   Perform complex four wheel drive operations

HLTAID011   Provide First Aid

HLTAID013   Provide First Aid in remote or isolated site

RIIHAN309F   Conduct telescopic materials handler operations

RIIMPO318F   Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations

RIIMPO319E   Conduct backhoe/loader operations

RIISAM203E   Use hand and power tools

RIISAM205E   Cut, weld and bend materials

RIIWHS202E   Enter and work in confined spaces

RIIWHS204E   Work safely at heights

TLIB0012   Maintain and use hand tools

TLID0001   Load and unload vehicles carrying special loads

TLID0002   Care for livestock in transit

TLID3035   Operate a boom type elevating work platform

TLIE0002   Process workplace documentation

TLIE0008   Calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions

TLIE3004   Prepare workplace documents

TLIF2010   Apply fatigue management strategies

TLIH0005   Interpret road maps and navigate pre-determined routes

TLIH0006   Plan and navigate routes

TLILIC0003   Licence to operate a forklift truck

TLILIC2014   Licence to drive a light rigid vehicle

TLILIC2015   Licence to drive a medium rigid vehicle

TLILIC2016   Licence to drive a heavy rigid vehicle

Course Inclusions

  • Training will be conducted by one of our experienced trainer / assessors who have industry currency and supported by a strong knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and industry standards.
  • Practical and theoretical activities drive the training experience to ensure that the training is engaging, interesting and relevant.
  • 12 months of training. Up to 12 trainees per course.
Participants must
  • Be at least 15 years of age
Equipments requirements
  • We supply all equipment necessary for you to undertake training in training centre

    Certain training equipment may be required for some units, please contact us to discuss.




Appropriate clothing, closed-in footwear.

Course Duration

6 to 12 months


$4,500.00 pp for public courses.

For group bookings outside our public course schedule or at your location, please contact our office on 07 49822541


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