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Agriculture

Australia is well-known for being a world-class producer of agricultural products such as wheat, wool, and beef. This booming industry addresses not just a countrywide demand for product, but worldwide, too. Nowadays, work in rural operations and regional areas in Western Australia is increasing in order to keep up with this demand. 

At Central Regional TAFE, agriculture courses are offered to those who want to start a career off the beaten path. Industry-relevant training awaits you as you acquire practical skills and the right knowledge of general agricultural practices, whether you’re interested in working with livestock or with crop production.

Upon finishing our WA agriculture courses, you can find yourself in positions such as, but not limited to:

  • Agribusiness Administrator
  • Assistant Animal Attendant
  • Farm or Station Hand/Worker
  • Livestock Transport Driver
  • Agronomist
  • Piggery Attendant
  • Rural Merchandiser
  • Rural Sales Assistant, to name a few. 

Agriculture Courses

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
Free* Half price^ Skill sets VET Student Loans (VSL)
^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.
^ You’ll pay half price course fees on Lower fees, Local Skills qualifications, however please note other fees may apply such as for resources that are specifically needed for your course.
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State ID: KAA57
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

AUSCHEM Basic Course

The elemental skills for a career in chemicals.

Learn the essential skills required to safely and properly use and apply chemicals in multiple scenarios and industries. The skills and knowledge you'll learn in this short course set you up for confident chemical use and management.

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Handle chemicals safely.

This course is delivered in partnership with AusChem WA and will assist you to manage risks associated with chemical use, to understand your obligations in the areas of duty of care, quality assurance and environmental management.

On a practical level you’ll learn how to improve your integrated pest management programmes, to better choose chemicals for the job and accurate application. This training is essential for all agricultural stakeholders who use chemicals and is designed for people who will be spraying without supervision.

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State ID: KAA58
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

AUSCHEM Reaccreditation Skill Set

Manage big risks in any industry.

Update your accreditation with this short course covering new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying techniques, residues and much more.

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Renew your AusChem accreditation. 

This course is for those who need to renew their AusChem accreditation. AusChem accreditation is required to be renewed every 5 years. This training will bring growers up-to-date with risk management procedures and latest best practices. Growers will also be informed of changes involved in chemical use since their last course.

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State ID: AD882
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Agricultural Chemical Skill Set

Safe, secure, skilled.

Chemicals are one of the most commonly used tools in agriculture - learn how to safely and securely use, handle and store them with the latest information and practical advice in this all-important skill set.

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Safely handle and store agricultural chemicals. 

This course is suited for individuals responsible for applying chemicals in agricultural related industries.

Some things you'll learn:

  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Prepare chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases 
  • Use sprayer, wipers and applications 
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National ID: AHC20116
State ID: BCZ7
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Agriculture

Land a career working on the land.

Learn the fundamental skills you'll need for success in this practical and theoretical course, with a focus on livestock and crops. Start here, and take your farming career anywhere.

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Workplace Assessment

Open the gate to a career in Agriculture.

Looking for a career in agriculture? We offer a wide range of industry relevant agriculture courses that will give you the practical skills and knowledge to get where you want to go. Our award-winning lecturers will give you hands-on training on real farms where you will have the opportunity to take part in projects and form relationships with industry partners.

A Certificate II in Agriculture is an entry-level course focused on the fundamentals of modern farm work, including working with livestock and crops. This qualification is a starting point for anyone looking to work within any stream of agriculture. It will also set you up for a wide range of career and study paths across agriculture, agribusiness and rural operations.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30116
State ID: BCW6
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate III in Agriculture

A career that pays off every season.

Set yourself up for sustainable success with livestock, crops, machinery operations and more with this detailed and varied course. Practice real skills in various scenarios across multiple operations.

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Flexible
Online

If a life on the land appeals to you, now is the time to grab the wheel.

Learn vital skills for a sustainable industry from livestock breeding, health and transportation, to establishing pastures and crop harvesting. Become a qualified operator of machinery such as tractors, skid-steers and front-end loaders and learn best practice for building stock fences and more.

This qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock. Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services

Half price fees apply!

Certificate III
National ID: AHC40116
State ID: BDF2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate IV in Agriculture

Grow into a career with success on the horizon.

Focus specifically on your chosen field in this hands-on course. Learn from industry professionals that know the business of farming across multiple areas and refine your skills in the field of your choice.

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Workplace Assessment

Get ahead of the field.

Become a specialist within the agriculture industry with a Certificate IV in Agriculture. This course is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry. You will be able to choose from specialisations in beef production, grain production, horse breeding, and sheep and wool production.

Certificate IV
National ID: AHC50116
State ID: BDD8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^
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Diploma of Agriculture

Reap what you sow whatever the season.

Specialise further in your chosen field in this comprehensive course, while also learning budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry, long-term crop management and more.

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Make a great living on the land.

With the Diploma of Agriculture from CRTAFE you will gain highly sought after specialised skills and knowledge. Learn comprehensively about different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and develop the skills to improve farming efficiency.

Diploma
National ID: ACM20117
State ID: BDN2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate II in Animal Studies

Learn about creatures great and small.

If you have a passion for animals this is perfect introduction into the industry. Learn a broad range of skills across multiple fields that will set you up for a career working with all sorts of creatures.

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Caring for animals can be your day at the office.

Take an animal studies course and kickstart a career caring for and working with animals in animal shelters, kennels or pet shops. Animal Studies courses will equip you with essential skills and knowledge in areas such as animal nutrition, animal ethics, handling and transportation of animals.

This is a general qualification for entry into sectors of the animal care and management industry, where you can provide care for animals in workplaces such as animal shelters, kennels, catteries, sanctuaries and veterinary clinics.

Certificate II
State ID: AE280
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
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Green Jobs - Seed Collection Skill Set

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils.

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Flexible

Are you passionate about the environment? 

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work on projects with conservation groups within the forestry or agriculture sector, nurseries and local councils. You will gain practical skills to support the collection, treatment and storage of seeds that can be applied to revegetation projects, habitat restoration and protection of existing and native vegetation. 

 

 

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National ID: AHC30416
State ID: BDB3
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Pork Production

And this little piggy went straight into a dynamic career.

Learn the ins and outs of working at a pig farm and get ahead of the workforce competition with skills in livestock care, transport, health and safety and more.

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Workplace Assessment

Bring home the bacon with a Certificate III in Pork Production. 

This entry level qualification is suited for those who wish to pursue a career in the pork industry as a piggery attendant or stock person. 

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to care for livestock
  • How to establish and maintain breeding programs
  • How to transport livestock
  • How to comply with industry animal welfare requirements
  • How to contribute to work health and safety processes
Certificate III
National ID: AHC21216
State ID: BDE2
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Half price^

Certificate II in Rural Operations

Make a great living off the land.

Work in rural operations is increasing in regional areas and around Western Australia. Get the skills to work in some of the exciting new operations happening near you and further afield. 

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Work in this industry and enjoy an outdoor office.

This qualification is delivered by industry experts who have years of experience working in rural environments. You will gain practical skills to work safely on rural work sites and carry out a range of manual tasks — as well as operate machinery and tools.

Students who complete this course can expect to find employment in entry level positions, in agriculture, market gardens, and mixed rural enterprises.

Certificate II
National ID: AHC30318
State ID: BEF8
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Certificate III in Rural and Environmental Pest Management

Keep valuable assets pest-free.

Begin a career where your skills in identifying and managing pests will be constantly in demand. This qualification could see you working in agriculture, conservation and land management, horticulture and beyond.

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Keep our livestock and farming pest-free.

This qualification provides the skills and knowledge required for pest management contractors, pest management field officers, vertebrate pest management field officers and weed management field officers in the pest management industry. This includes those who work in weed management as well as vertebrate pest management in conservation, land management, horticulture and agriculture settings.

 

Certificate III
State ID: AE379
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment
Free*
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Work in Agriculture Skill Set

This course is the ideal introductory training opportunity for those new to the agricultural and rural industries.

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Start your career in the agricultural industry. 

This course is the ideal introductory training opportunity for those new to the agricultural and rural industries. You will gain an introduction to essential farming skills including how to handle and apply chemicals, weed control, tractor operations, how to operate machinery and equipment and health and safety practices. 

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