Certificate III inRural Operations
This qualification could lead to employment opportunities such as a team leader or senior team member within multifunctional job roles that suit regional areas of Australia.
Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to: Certificate IV in Agriculture, Certificate IV in Horticulture, Certificate IV in Production Horticulture or any other suitable qualification.
You must be employed in the industry as a Trainee or Apprentice to enrol in this course. Each student will undertake a Pre-Training Review before enrolling to help confirm the proposed course is suitable. It will provide valuable information about an individual’s existing skills and knowledge, language, literacy and numeracy skills and whether the course will help in achieving learning and/or employment goals.
Expected Time to Complete
Where & When
Units, Fees & Study Options
Select Funding Option:
- Mildura Campus (starting January)3 Years, Flexible/Online, Part Time
- Government Subsidised
- Traineeship Concession
- Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised
- Skills Recognition Concession
- Skills Recognition Self-funded
|AHCWHS301||Contribute to work health and safety processes||50.00||$215.00||$30.00||$43.00||$30.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$115.00||$30.00||$23.00||$30.00||$100.00||$20.00||$150.00||$265.00||$30.00|
|AHCWRK309||Apply environmentally sustainable work practices||50.00||$215.00||$30.00||$43.00||$30.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$115.00||$30.00||$23.00||$30.00||$100.00||$20.00||$150.00||$265.00||$30.00|
|FDFOP2030A||Operate a process control interface||40.00||$172.00||$25.00||$34.40||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$92.00||$25.00||$18.40||$25.00||$80.00||$16.00||$120.00||$212.00||$25.00|
|FDFFS3001A||Monitor the implementation of quality and food safety programs||70.00||$301.00||$25.00||$60.20||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$161.00||$25.00||$32.20||$25.00||$140.00||$28.00||$210.00||$371.00||$25.00|
|FDFPPL2001A||Participate in work teams and groups||30.00||$129.00||$25.00||$25.80||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$69.00||$25.00||$13.80||$25.00||$60.00||$12.00||$90.00||$159.00||$25.00|
|AHCWRK308||Handle bulk materials in storage area||60.00||$258.00||$30.00||$51.60||$30.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$138.00||$30.00||$27.60||$30.00||$120.00||$24.00||$180.00||$318.00||$30.00|
|FDFTEC3003A||Apply raw materials, ingredient and process knowledge to production problems||60.00||$258.00||$25.00||$51.60||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$138.00||$25.00||$27.60||$25.00||$120.00||$24.00||$180.00||$318.00||$25.00|
|FDFTEC3001A||Participate in a HACCP team||50.00||$215.00||$25.00||$43.00||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$115.00||$25.00||$23.00||$25.00||$100.00||$20.00||$150.00||$265.00||$25.00|
|TLID1001||Shift materials safely using manual handling methods||20.00||$86.00||$20.00||$17.20||$20.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$46.00||$20.00||$9.20||$20.00||$40.00||$8.00||$60.00||$106.00||$20.00|
|FDFOP2061A||Use numerical applications in the workplace||30.00||$129.00||$25.00||$25.80||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$69.00||$25.00||$13.80||$25.00||$60.00||$12.00||$90.00||$159.00||$25.00|
|FDFOP3003A||Operate interrelated processes in a production system||60.00||$258.00||$25.00||$51.60||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$138.00||$25.00||$27.60||$25.00||$120.00||$24.00||$180.00||$318.00||$25.00|
|FDFFS2001A||Implement the food safety program and procedures||30.00||$129.00||$25.00||$25.80||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$69.00||$25.00||$13.80||$25.00||$60.00||$12.00||$90.00||$159.00||$25.00|
|MSL973001||Perform basic tests||60.00||$258.00||$25.00||$51.60||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$138.00||$25.00||$27.60||$25.00||$120.00||$24.00||$180.00||$318.00||$25.00|
|FDFOP2023A||Operate a packaging process||40.00||$172.00||$25.00||$34.40||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$92.00||$25.00||$18.40||$25.00||$80.00||$16.00||$120.00||$212.00||$25.00|
|FDFOP2004A||Clean and sanitise equipment||30.00||$129.00||$25.00||$25.80||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$69.00||$25.00||$13.80||$25.00||$60.00||$12.00||$90.00||$159.00||$25.00|
|FDFOP2013A||Apply sampling procedures||20.00||$86.00||$25.00||$17.20||$25.00||Please enquire||Please enquire||$46.00||$25.00||$9.20||$25.00||$40.00||$8.00||$60.00||$106.00||$25.00|
This course includes the following methods of assessment: Observation and oral questioning, Practical task, Knowledge based test, Third party report.
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
Your particular units of study will be determined from the core and elective units required for this qualification.
RPL is a formal assessment process that recognises relevant skills and knowledge you have already gained through previous training, work and life experiences. Contact the Institute today to discuss your options for RPL.
Average total fees to complete this course:
|Skills Recognition Govt Subsidised||$1,404|
|Skills Recognition Concession||$280|
|Skills Recognition Self-funded||$2,106|
Average total fees include designated materials and will vary according to your specific unit choices and other factors.
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
For information on refunds in relation to withdrawals, transfers and canellations refer to the following policies and procedures.
Refund of Course Fees Policy
Student Withdrawal and Refund of Course Fees Procedure
Please visit our Fees and Charges page for more information.
Financial Help for Students
Australian residents may be eligible to receive a variety of payments and subsidies to help them study.
Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY and ABSTUDY are support payments intended to cover a student’s general living expenses. Many Australians are eligible for one of these payments. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.
The Victorian Training Guarantee provides a subsidy for people undertaking an approved Victorian course that is at a higher level than any they have studied before (other conditions apply). This discount is included when we give you a quote. Please contact us to talk more about it.
Students who are single parents, caring for someone with special needs or are receiving a Disability Support Pension may be eligible for the Pensioner Education Supplement. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.
Trade Support Loans are low interest loans for people studying approved trades, agriculture and horticulture courses (including apprenticeships). Trade Support Loans can be spent on anything you need to learn your trade, including tools.
A VET Student Loan is a low interest loan scheme for approved Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Certificate IV courses. Under both schemes, eligible students can avoid paying their course fees up front. They only need to start paying them once they earn a substantial wage ($54,869 for the 2016-2017 financial year). A low rate of interest is charged. Please note that a VET Student Loan also includes a loan fee and can not be used to cover amenities, materials and some other fees and charges. Students should refer to the Institute’s VET Student Loans Student Entry Procedure for information on eligibility to access VET Student Loans.
Please contact us to talk more about these loan programs.
If a student has children, they may be eligible for Jobs, Education and Training Child Care fee assistance. This offers additional assistance to the Child Care Benefit and Child Care Rebate. Our Mildura Campus is home to TAFE Kids Inc, a centre offering child care and kindergarten services. It provides care to children of SuniTAFE students, staff and the general public. Please contact the Department of Human Services for more details.
Some software companies provide substantial discounts to SuniTAFE students. These include Microsoft and Adobe. Please talk to the SuniTAFE Bookshop for details.
The Support for Adult Australian Apprentices initiative can provide support payments to both apprentices aged 25 and over, and their employers. Please contact us for details.
Students may be eligible for Rent Assistance to help with accommodation costs. Our Mildura Campus includes Student Residences which can provide students with single and shared rooms in close proximity to all our campus facilities. Please contact us for details about our residences, and the Department of Human Services for information about Rent Assistance.
If you live near one of our campuses and plan to use a bus to attend classes, you may be eligible for a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card. This card gives people cheaper bus fares. Apprentices, people undertaking courses of less then ten weeks duration and part time students are not eligible. Please contact Public Transport Victoria for more details.
Students needing to leave home to attend one of our campuses may be eligible for the Fares Allowance. This can assist with up to three trips per year between the locality where you study and where you originally lived. If your trip involves Victorian buses or trains, having a Victorian Public Transport Student Concession Card will likely reduce the cost further. To learn more about the Fares Allowance, contact the Department of Human Services.
Financial Help for Business
You know your business. SuniTAFE knows training and the government incentives available to help businesses develop their staff. If you’d like to find out how we can help you improve your business through staff development, please contact us.