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Livestock Handling Skill Set

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Set yourself up for livestock management 

This skill set will provide the knowledge to understand and manage livestock such as cattle, sheep, horses and goats. It's the perfect introductory to our Agriculture and Livestock Management courses that are available, providing you with the stepping stones into further training opportunities.

Our Livestock Handling Skill Set will have you learning about:

  • Handling livestock using basic techniques
  • Administering medication
  • Identifying and drafting livestock
  • Complying with industry animal welfare requirements.

If you're aged 15—24 years (not at school), receiving the JobSeeker or JobKeeper payment, receiving Youth Allowance, AUSTUDY or ABSTUDY or holding a pensioner concession card, Health Care Card or a Repatriation Health Benefits Card issued by the Department of Veterans' Affairs, or a dependent of persons who are inmates of a custodial institution, you are eligible to enrol for free!

^ Please note: Eligibility requirements apply to some of the free training.

RTO Entrance Requirements

Any person currently prohibited under the Animal Welfare Act 2002 from handling animals, will be ineligible for entry into the course. Learning outcomes include an understanding of specific legislation, and industry-specific terminology such that a minimum year 10 level English is regarded as a minimum.


Upon successful completion you will receive a Certificate of Attainment. Please note: This is not an accredited course.

Study options and how to apply

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Semester 2, 2022

Northam - Livestock Handling Skill Set, Muresk - 5 September 2022 to 24 February 2023

Duration 20 Weeks
When Semester 2, 2022
Where Northam
How On Campus
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $210.60 $44.71 $255.31
Concession $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Please note: Where displayed, fees are only an estimate. 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.
  • Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
  • 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 2021, students born on or after 1 July 2003 who are at least 15 years old in 2021) 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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