AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

Award Course
This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding


The Certificate III in Agriculture gives you the training you need to work in an agricultural setting. With a focus on cropping and food production, you will learn technical skills and theory in addition to workplace, OHS and communication skills.


This qualification could lead to ongoing employment as a farm or station hand.

Course Delivery

Mildura - Trainee based delivery.

Entry Requirements

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

1 Years

Units & Assessment
Core Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes 50 $30.00
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices 50 $30.00
Elective Units
Code Unit Name Hours Material
AHCAGB301 Keep production records for a primary production business 60 $30.00
AHCAGB302 Keep production records for a primary production business 60 $30.00
AHCBAC306 Establish agricultural crops 60 $30.00
AHCBAC307 Maintain agricultural crops 40 $30.00
AHCBAC308 Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities 80 $30.00
AHCBER301 Work effectively in an emergency disease or plant pest response 50 $30.00
AHCBIO302 Identify and report unusual disease or plant pest signs 50 $30.00
AHCBUS301 Use hand held e-business tools 70 $30.00
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision 30 $30.00
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals 70 $30.00
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCINF301 Implement property improvement, construction and repair 70 $30.00
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing 60 $50.00
AHCIRG306 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG332 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG338 Troubleshoot irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCIRG346 Operate pressurised irrigation systems 50 $30.00
AHCLSK322 Transport farm produce or bulk materials 50 $30.00
AHCLSK323 Maintain and monitor feed stocks 60 $30.00
AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements 40 $30.00
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors 40 $30.00
AHCMOM302 Perform machinery maintenance 50 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCMOM315 Operate chemical application machinery and equipment 90 $30.00
AHCNSY307 Operate fertigation equipment 70 $30.00
AHCPCM301 Implement a plant nutrition program 60 $30.00
AHCPCM302 Provide information on plants and their culture 70 $30.00
AHCPGD301 Implement a plant establishment program 80 $30.00
AHCPHT304 Harvest horticultural crops mechanically 50 $30.00
AHCPHT305 Regulate crops 30 $30.00
AHCPHT310 Coordinate horticultural crop harvesting 70 $30.00
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40 $30.00
AHCPMG301 Control weeds 70 $30.00
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders 80 $30.00
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results 60 $30.00
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20 $30.00
AHCWRK302 Monitor weather conditions 60 $30.00
AHCWRK303 Respond to emergencies 60 $30.00
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70 $30.00
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements 40 $30.00
BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records 60 $35.00
BSBINM201 Process and maintain workplace information 30 $30.00
BSBITU203 Communicate electronically 20 $30.00
BSBWOR204 Use business technology 20 $30.00
HLTAID003 Provide first aid 18 $35.00
MEM05012C Perform routine manual metal arc welding 20 $24.00
RIIMPO319D Conduct backhoe/loader operations 200 $20.00
RIIMPO321E Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations 160 $176.00
RIIMPO321F Conduct civil construction wheeled front end loader operations 160 $176.00
RIIWHS202D Enter and work in confined spaces 30 $33.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00
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.

Indicative Fees

2021 2022
Government Subsidised $3,644 $3,676
Concession $1,140 $1,153
Traineeship $3,225
Traineeship Concession $1,063
RPL Government Subsidised $1,892 $2,703
RPL Concession $378 $541
RPL Self-funded $2,838 $3,604
Self-Funded $4,591 $4,577

Free TAFE for Priority Courses is a Victorian Government program that covers your tuition fees to study in selected courses at TAFE, if you’re eligible. Eligibility criteria apply. Free TAFE on selected courses only. Other fees and charges may apply. See www.freetafe.vic.gov.au.

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 cancellations 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.
Intake Campus Course Details
2022 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee