Meet the challenges of the growing Australian agriculture industry and develop the practical skills required to work with livestock, cropping or mixed farming enterprises with the AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture.


While agricultural employment has been slowly declining in recent years, it’s still an integral and vital part of the Australian workforce and lifestyle. This sector of employment is made up of a variety of career pathways, such as farm hands, station hands, and livestock farmers. There are many skills you can pick up and develop on-site, which will complement this qualification.


Jobs within this sector have a stable growth, meaning that there will be myriad options available for those who wish to pursue a career within the agricultural industry. This industry has, and will continue to do so, provide jobs to more than 300,000 people, with most of these workers living out in regional Australia. If the regional locale isn’t suitable for full-time work, then you work on a season-by-season basis.


Upon completion of this qualification, you will become equipped with the knowledge to bolster this sector and make a significant impact on the agricultural industry and the lives of many Australians.


With this qualification, you will gain essential knowledge and skills in various areas. These skills include how to handle utility vehicles and quad bikes, chemical transport, application and storage, control weeds and pests and provide plant and soil profiles.


This nationally accredited qualification provides the foundations required to upskill and pursue further course studies in the agriculture industry or go on to university.


Due to low demand, enrolments in this course are currently closed. Please contact us to discuss available study options.


Successful completion of this qualification may lead to employment as a:

  • Senior Farm Hand
    Coordinate and oversee the day-to-day tasks and operations on a farm, while supervising the work of farm hands, to ensure processes run as smoothly as possible.
  • Jackaroo/Jillaroo
    Maintain and repair farm equipment, fences/yards and machinery and complete day-to-day work on a sheep or cattle station.
  • Station Hand
    Perform the day-to-day tasks required to maintain a farm or property, in which tasks may include feeding and handling livestock, maintenance of station vehicles, general animal husbandry and pasture and fencing maintenance.


These services are delivered on behalf of The Learning Collaborative by approved Third Parties. Our Third Parties are conveniently located throughout south-east Queensland.


It is the responsibility of the approved Third Parties to recruit, enrol, support, train and assess students undertaking this course. The Learning Collaborative, in consultation with the approved Third Parties, is responsible for support and certification of all students enrolled in this course.


Full fee payment option available. Please contact us for more information.


This qualification contains 16 units. These units are made up of 2 core units plus 14 elective units, which may be taken from the elective units listed in the training package. Elective units will be tailored to suit the student’s chosen industry. View training package.


There are no entry requirements for this qualification. However, students may be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment to determine any learner support requirements.


For all students undertaking nationally recognised training in Australia, it is mandatory to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). To make your USI, visit the Australian government page here: Create a USI.


If students hold prior relevant work experience or formal qualifications issued by other Registered Training Organisations (RTOs), these may count as credit towards specific units. Please contact us for more information regarding eligibility or applications for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).


For further information, please download the information sheet below or contact us.



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