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AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture

AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture

National ID AHC40116 State ID BDF2

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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This course is half price for everyone (excl. school students) as part of the Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative. Fees are also capped at $1,200; or $400 if you're aged 15—24 or eligible for a concession. Find out more here.

^ 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.


When Available all year round.

Study Mode Workplace.

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.

Please note: This qualification is in transition, and the course code is subject to change.

Some things you'll learn:

  • How to plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations
  • How to breed and raise livestock or grow crops
  • How to supervise the maintenance of property, machinery and equipment
  • How to supervise work routines and staff performance
  • And much more!

This course is right for you if:

  • You have experience in the agriculture industry 
  • You're working in the industry and wanting to upskill
  • You are a manager, supervisor or team leader in the agriculture industry
  • You're wanting to specialise in a specific area of agriculture 

Important information

Select your preferred campus and apply

Available all year round, 2024


Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2024
Where Merredin
How Workplace Delivery

Units and fees

To attain this qualification, you are required to successfully complete twelve (12) units of competence, comprising one (1) core and eleven (11) elective units selected from the options provided below. 

For an approximate fee estimate, mark the boxes below corresponding to the number of units needed for this course. The estimated fees will be displayed on the right-hand side.


National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
AHCWHS401 Maintain work health and safety processes $64.80 $0.00


Unit Selection - Group A

A total of 11 elective units must be selected to achieve the qualification. Students are to complete four (4) electives from Group A.

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Plan and implement a pasture establishment program
$178.20 $0.00
Supervise agricultural crop establishment
$40.50 $0.00
Supervise agricultural crop harvesting
$40.50 $0.00
Maintain grain quality in storage
$48.60 $0.00
Save, prepare and store agricultural seed
$24.30 $0.00
Develop livestock feeding plans
$64.80 $0.00
Implement and monitor animal welfare programs
$64.80 $0.00
Oversee animal marking operations
$32.40 $0.00
Supervise animal health programs
$64.80 $0.00
Supervise natural mating of livestock
$16.20 $0.00
Identify and select animals for breeding
$16.20 $0.00

Unit Selection - Group B

Students are to complete another five (5) electives from either Group A electives or from the units listed below.

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Analyse and interpret production data
$56.70 $0.00
Cost a project
$64.80 $0.00
Operate within a budget framework
$40.50 $0.00
Supervise work routines and staff performance
$64.80 $0.00
Make presentations
$48.60 $0.00

Unit Selection - Imported

Up to two (2) units may be selected from the list below.

National ID Unit title General fee Resource fee
Comply with industry animal welfare requirements
$32.40 $0.00
Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
$89.10 $0.00

Please note: Course information and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Fees may differ between campus locations due to the difference between elective units in the course study plan or a need to adapt courses to meet local industry needs.
  • Fees may also differ for individuals depending on units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning (RPL).
  • Fees are payable at the time of enrolment.
  • Total fees quoted include tuition fees and resource fees. You may also be required to purchase text books, uniforms or other personal equipment that are not included in this fee estimate.
  • For Lower Fees, Local Skills (half-price) courses please refer to additional eligibility information above.
  • Concession rates: If eligible, proof of concession must be presented.
  • Concessions and the secondary school age fee cap do not apply to commercial courses (short courses), or Foundation Programs (i.e ESL and General Education).
  • Secondary school aged persons (in 2024, students born on or after 1 July 2006 who are at least 15 years old in 2024) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course (tuition) fee chargeable is $420. Additional resource fees and discretionary fees may apply. 
  • VET Student Loans for eligible courses and fee caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government.

More information: Visit our fees and payment options page or call us on 1800 672 700

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