AHC32822 - Certificate III in Rural Operations

Course Overview

This qualification describes the skills and knowledge for general job roles in agriculture, conservation land management and other related rural industries.

Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in the agriculture industry but also other rural and regional sectors, and community organisations.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Machinery operator
  • Vegetable/orchard worker
  • Station hand
  • Animal care worker
  • Pastoral worker
  • Animal attendant/stockperson
  • Rural services.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks under broad supervision involving a broad range of skills that are applied in a 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:

  • 3 core units plus
  • 13 elective units.

Course Outline

Core Units
  • Core Units (Mandatory)

    AHCBIO303         Apply biosecurity measures

    AHCWHS302       Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

    AHCWRK320       Apply environmentally sustainable work practices


Elective Units
  • Elective Units (Choose 13 units)
  • 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
  • AHCMOM213     Operate and maintain chainsaws
  • AHCMOM301     Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • AHCMOM302     Perform machinery maintenance
  • AHCMOM304     Operate machinery and equipment
  • AHCMOM314     Transport machinery
  • AHCMOM315     Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
  • AHCPMG301       Control weeds
  • AHCPMG302       Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • AHCWRK314       Monitor weather conditions
  • AHCWRK315       Respond to emergencies
  • AHCWRK321       Provide on-job training support
  • AHCWRK323       Operate in isolated and remote situations
  • CUAPHI316         Capture images using drone technology
  • FWPCOT3301      Trim trees using a pole saw
  • 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
  • RIIMPO317F       Conduct roller operations
  • RIIMPO318F       Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
  • RIIMPO319E       Conduct backhoe/loader operations
  • RIIMPO320F       Conduct civil construction excavator operations
  • RIIMPO321F       Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations
  • RIISAM203E        Use hand and power tools
  • RIIWHS202E       Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204E       Work safely at heights
  • TLILIC0003          Licence to operate a forklift truck

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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