Certificate III in Agriculture

Longerenong College

Course details

CRICOS course code: 094490K

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


This one-year training program includes two qualifications which are taught
concurrently. This ensures the course content provides an appropriate mix of
both practical and theory-based training.
The course content includes a wide range of agricultural training with the key
focus areas being dryland broadacre cropping, sheep and beef cattle production.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, it is highly recommended
that graduates continue into the Advanced Diploma of Agriculture (AHC60316)
course to further enhance career opportunities.

Course Structure
A total of 16 units made up of two (2) core units and fourteen (14) elective units
must be completed and deemed competent to gain the qualification Certificate III
in Agriculture.

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may vary for each competency, but will include one or more
of the following:
• Third party report (written)
• Question and answer
• Demonstration/observation
• Written activities
• Test (oral, written or practical)


Certificate III/IV graduates from Longerenong are highly sought after by rural production and agribusiness enterprises. Employment outcomes are wide ranging and include careers such as:
• Agricultural contractor
• Farm hand
• Farm manager
• Livestock agent
• Overseer
• Technical assistant (agricultural research)


AHCCHM303: Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304: Transport and store chemicals
AHCINF204: Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
AHCINF303: Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCLSK203: Carry out birthing duties
AHCLSK301: Administer medication to livestock
AHCLSK308: Identify and draft livestock
AHCLSK331: Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
AHCMOM202: Operate tractors
AHCMOM207: Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCMOM212: Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM213: Operate and maintain chainsaws
AHCPMG412: Develop a pest management plan
AHCWHS301: Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWOL202: Perform board duties
AHCWRK302: Monitor weather conditions
AHCWRK309: Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
BSBFIA301: Maintain financial records
BSBITU306: Design and produce business documents
HLTAID003: Apply first aid

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
18,000 Per Year
Read moreCourse Tuition Fees: 18,000 (Includes Tours and Materials Fee); Non Tuition Fees: Student Services and Amenities Fee: 350
Feb 2023 32 weeks
Read more32 teaching weeks and 7 holiday weeks plus 1 orientation week

Full time
Longerenong College
229 Longerenong Road
Ballarat Victoria 3401

Entry criteria

To be eligible for enrolment, you must be at least 18 years of age


  • A minimum of Australian Year 12 qualification or country equivalent
  • Enthusiasm and previous agricultural experience are advantages


International students must provide one of the follow requirements to enter any course: IELTS 5.5


Longerenong College
229 Longerenong Road
Ballarat Victoria 3401
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