AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

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


Certificate III in Rural Operations provides an occupational outcome in Agriculture, Horticulture, Conservation and Land Management and at least one and up to three other related industries.


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.

Course Delivery

This qualification is only available via workplace delivery. There are no on-campus classes for this course. Flexible options are available.

Entry Requirements

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

2 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
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals 50 $30.00
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases 70 $30.00
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment 40 $30.00
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20 $30.00
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70 $30.00
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements 40 $30.00
AHCWRK308 Handle bulk materials in storage area 60 $30.00
FBPBPG2003 Operate the carton packing process 20 $30.00
FBPBPG2004 Operate the palletising process 20 $30.00
FBPBPG2005 Operate the electronic coding process 20 $30.00
FBPBPG2006 Operate the bottle capsuling process 20 $30.00
FBPBPG3001 Operate the bottle filling process 60 $0.00
FBPBPG3004 Operate the bottle sealing process 40 $30.00
FBPCEL2007 Prepare and make additions and finings 40 $30.00
FBPCEL2008 Carry out inert gas handling operations 20 $30.00
FBPCEL2009 Carry out transfer operations 20 $30.00
FBPOPR2064 Clean and sanitise equipment 30 $30.00
FBPOPR2068 Operate a process control interface 40 $0.00
TLILIC0003 Licence to operate a forklift truck 40 $44.00

Course Assessment

  • Observation and oral questioning
  • Practical task
  • Portfolio
  • Knowledge based test
  • Written task
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

Government Subsidised $3,309
Concession $1,021
Traineeship $1,906
Traineeship Concession $743
RPL Government Subsidised $1,327
RPL Concession $265
RPL Self-funded $1,991
Self-Funded $3,972

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
2020 Ongoing Enrolment Mildura Campus Full Time, Part Time, Full Year, Trainee