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

Course Units
  • Core Units (Mandatory)

    AHCBIO303         Apply biosecurity measures

    AHCWHS302       Contribute to workplace health and safety processes

    AHCWRK320       Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

    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.

  • Students who are assessed as competent will receive a Qualification recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework. This certification is nationally recognised. The qualification is issued by Australian Operator Training (RTO 41351).
Course Duration

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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