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Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

A wildly diverse area covering specific studies in veterinary nursing and companion animal services, animal behaviour and health, the racing industry, horticulture and conservation, landscaping, bushland assessment and rehabilitation, nursery plants, conservation and land management, and biological surveys.

You will be learning from the best as our training programs in this area boast highly qualified, experienced and award winning lecturers. Much of your studies will be hands on in the field, taking part in projects and forming links with industry partners. 


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National ID State ID Title Qualification level Study mode Campus
KAA57 AUSCHEM Basic Course
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Part-Time
Skill set
Technology Park
AUSCHEM, chemicals, spraying

Become AusChem WA accredited 

This industry standard course is for those who need to acquire their AusChem WA accreditation. You will learn:

  • Training in safe and effective chemical use in the grower's industry
  • Best practice for selecting, handling and applying chemicals for control of weeds and pests
  • Identify hazards and put in place risk controls
  • Legislative and legal responsibilities  

 This Skill Set is designed for people who will be spraying WITHOUT supervision. 

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course: 

AHCCHM307         Prepare and apply chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases

AHCCHM304         Transport and store chemicals.

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Pam Francis | Commercial Training Coordinator - Geraldton   

9956 2704 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

KAA58 AUSCHEM Reaccreditation Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Technology Park
Important Information COVID-19
It was recently announced that WA TAFE colleges in will be pausing training and educational delivery starting Monday 30 March,2020.   Therefore this course is currently not available.  For more information visit https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/marketing/coronavirus-covid-19-update-tafe 

Renew your AusChem accreditation

This skill set is for those who need to renew their AusChem accreditation. AusChem accreditation is required every 5 years and brings growers up-to-date with risk management procedures and latest best practices. 

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course: 

AHCCHM404          Develop procedures to minimise risks in the use of chemicals

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Pam Francis | Commercial Training Coordinator - Geraldton   

9956 2704 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

AHCSS00074 AD882 Agricultural Chemical Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Carnarvon Campus
agriculture, farm, chemical, land, chemical, transport, pest control, weeds, environment, rural,

Safely handle and store agricultural chemicals. 

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

Topics covered include:

  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Prepare chemicals to control pests, weeds and diseases 
  • Use sprayer,wipers and applications 

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course:

AHCCHM307          Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

AHCCHM304          Transport and store chemicals 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Kelly O' Malley | Academic Program Assistant MAES

9956 6175 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

AUR30416 BAG3 Agricultural Mechanical Technology
Half price
Certificate III Apprenticeship
Geraldton Campus
Merredin Campus
Moora Campus
Northam Campus
o000000, o000001, agriculture, agricultural machinery, mechanical, hydraulic operations, agricultural equipment, training fee relief, fee reduction, fee relief

Specialise in agricultural vehicles and equipment with this hands-on technical course.

This apprenticeship program will enable you to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work on agricultural machinery and equipment and covers mechanical, electrical and hydraulic operations and braking systems.


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AHC30116 BCW6 Agriculture
Half price
Certificate III External mode
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, agriculture, farm, livestock, crops,

Does a life on the land appeal to you?

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.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

 

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AHC40116 BDF2 Agriculture
Certificate IV External mode
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, FARM, farm hand, farm supervisor

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.

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming operations to breed and raise livestock or grow crops. You will be able to choose from specialisations in beef production, grain production, horse breeding, and sheep and wool production. You will also learn skills in supervising the maintenance of property, machinery and equipment, and supervising work routines and staff performance.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

AHC50116 BDD8 Agriculture
Diploma External mode
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, Station Manager, Production manager, Farm manager

Fancy a life 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.

Budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management are a sample of the vital agriculture skills you will gain in this comprehensive course.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

AHC20116 BCZ7 Agriculture
Certificate II External mode
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Merredin Campus
C000000, C000009, labourer, farm hand, station worker, farm assistant, stockperson, stockman, stockwoman

Open the gate to a career in Agriculture.

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.       

Our Focus on Flexible Options                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

ACM30117 BDN1 Animal Studies
Certificate III Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
ACM30117, BDN1, animal attendant, animal trainer, animal care, animals

If you dream of a  career working with animals this entry-level course might be just what you are looking for! 

With a Certificate III in Animal Studies from Central Regional TAFE you will gain the skills you need to work as an animal attendant or trainer. It is also the perfect foundation course for people looking to move into specialised streams within the animal care industry.

This course will give you broad skills in basic care and the capture, handling and transportation of companion animals, as well as specialised skills in either behavioural sciences, veterinary nursing, or wildlife care. 

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to work as an animal trainer or health officer, or trainee veterinary nurse. It will also give you the knowledge required to complete further studies in the field.

KAA84 Beginners Beekeeping Skill Set
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
beekeeping, bees, bee, honey, smoking, apiary, hive, hobby, KAA84

Learn about the basics of hobbyist beekeeping! 

We are partnering with local apiarists and in this course you will gain knowledge and practical skills in backyard beekeeping using both the traditional langstroth hives and flow hives. 

Topics covered include:

 

Course Content 

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course:

AHCBEK203          Open and reassemble a beehive   

AHCBEK205          Use a bee smoker

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Kelly O'Malley | Academic Program Assistant MAES - BCMI Campus

9956 6175 | 1800 672 700

Email: bcmi@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

KAA14 Chainsaw Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Kalgoorlie Campus
chainsaw, tree lopping, cutting, safety,
Important Information COVID-19
It was recently announced that WA TAFE colleges in will be pausing training and educational delivery starting Monday 30 March,2020.   Therefore this course is currently not available.  For more information visit https://www.centralregionaltafe.wa.edu.au/marketing/coronavirus-covid-19-update-tafe 

 

Safely use a chainsaw

This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge required to safely operate a hand-held chainsaw and maintain it in working condition.

Topics covered include:

  • OHS - Duty of Care
  • Personal protective equipment and clothing
  • Chainsaw components and functions
  • General maintenance tasks/tensions
  • Correct start-up procedures
  • Safe techniques for crosscutting and felling 

 

Course Content

AHCMOM213         Operate and maintain Chainsaws

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment 

 

Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Pam Francis | Commercial Training Coordinator - Geraldton Campus

9956 2704 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack

KAB37 Conduct Tractor Operations Skills Set
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Northam Campus
KAB37, tractor, tractor operations, construction, mining, industry, safety. licence, agriculture

Safely operate a tractor. 

Gain the skills and knowledge to safely use a tractor on a work site.

Topics covered include:

  • Safe operating techniques
  • Fit, use and remove attachments
  • Routine maintenance
  • Safety 

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised unit of competency is included in this course: 

RIIMPO3015E          Conduct tractor operations 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Tracy Hicks | Commercial Training Coordinator - Kalgoorlie Campus

9088 6830 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

 

AHC21016 BDF0 Conservation and Land Management
Half price
Certificate II External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible
Online delivery
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
c000000, c000010, lands, parks, wildlife, ranger, bushcare, environmental worker

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, operating machinery, recognising flora and fauna, planting shrubs and trees, organising propagation, restoring and maintaining wildlife habitat refuges, treating weeds, safely handling chemicals, collecting seeds, and implementing workplace safety and health measures.

This qualification is offered as a dual certificate along with the Certificate II in Horticulture at our Geraldton Campus.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location!  

 

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AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management
Certificate III External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible
Online delivery
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
C000000, C000010, C000002, online, land management, parks, wildlife, aboriginal, indigenous, biodiversity, flora, fauna, environmental

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career as a conservation worker, parks and wildlife ranger, or bush restoration worker.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the land conservation industry, maintaining natural areas and wetlands, providing cultural knowledge, revegetation programs, planting shrubs and trees, treating weeds, collecting seeds, and workplace safety and health.

Working in the Conservation and Land Management industry is for people who would love to work in an outdoor environment and recognise the value in restoration of natural bushland and coastal areas. 

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

AHC40916 BCZ9 Conservation and Land Management
Certificate IV External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
c000000, c000010, wildlife, bush, regeneration

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Certificate IV in Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to specialise in the land conservation industry, including natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, developing and leading teams to implement conservation, and land management strategies.

AHC51116 BDA6 Conservation and Land Management
Diploma External mode
Flexible delivery
Online Learning
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
c000000, c000010, bush regeneration, wildlife manager, ranger

Are you looking for a career working with plants and animals?

When you complete the Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you will be ready for a career in conservation work, parks and wildlife, or regeneration work.

You will have the skills and knowledge to lead in the land conservation industry, across such areas as natural resource management, land management, mine site rehabilitation, managing staff and leading teams to implement conservation programs, and land management strategies.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

O9502P O9502P Dog and Cat Management Control
Short Course Face to face (class room)
Northam Campus
dog, cat, microchip, animal, animal management, ranger, canine, O9502P, local government, pound

Learn to care for our four legged friends

In this short course you will partake in work place health and safety processes involved in animal care.

You will learn:

  • Understand and interpret dog and cat management
  • Apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs
  • Ensure appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Tracy Hicks | Commercial Training Coordinator - Kalgoorlie Campus

9088 6830 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

MSS50218 BEA8 Environmental Monitoring and Technology
Diploma Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
C000000, C000005, conservation, environmental impact, environment, ecosystem, monitoring

Assist in the management of environmental issues with this diploma.

With a growing importance on conservation and environmental impact of business, this is a good time to join this industry. It is a growing area that is linked to our resource industry and increasing issues with the degradation of ecosystems. This course covers the skills and knowledge you need to apply a range of methods and technologies to conduct environmental sampling, testing and monitoring. The skills are used in most industry sectors and to assist environmental scientists, engineers and planners with site assessment, minimising environmental impacts of processes and remediation/rehabilitation of sites.

MSS40218 BEA9 Environmental Monitoring and Technology
Certificate IV Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
C000000, C000005, science, laboratory, enrvironmental,

With more and more businesses interested in conservation and keen to reduce their impact on the environment there has never been a better time to join this growing industry. 

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to collect and analyse environmental samples and process environmental data for the purpose of minimising the impact of human activity on the environment. Students undertake a range of field-based activities including vegetation surveys, geological formation recognition, water and soil sampling and testing and the use of GPS in environmental monitoring applications.

ACM30918 BEE1 Equine Hoof Care
Certificate III Continuous Enrolment
Workplace Assessment
Geraldton Campus

This qualification reflects the role of practitioners undertaking equine barefoot care. It covers hoof care, hoof trimming and the provision of services to assist in optimising environmental and nutritional requirements of equines in a range of varied contexts that may be complex and non-routine.

The duties require discretion and judgement and the ability to communicate information accurately to owners or carers concerning equine health and hoof care in a variety of circumstances

O9503P O9503P Firearms Handling and Safety
Short Course Face to face (class room)
Northam Campus
firearms, local government, ranger, safety,

Learn how to safely and accurately handle firearms. 

In this short course you will spend one day in the classroom and another day out on a firing range. You will learn the underpinning theory and legislation that covers the safe handling and operation of a firearm. For the practical part of this course completed at an outdoor firing range,  you will perform a range of exercises to improve your experience and skills in using a firearms.  

 

Certification

Upon successful completion students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

 

Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Sharleen Jordan | Lecturer – Northam Campus

9622 6746  | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack

SFI30219 BEI7 Fishing Operations
Certificate III Face to face (class room)
Full-Time
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
fishing,operations, maritime, vessels, ships, deckhand,

Do you enjoy fishing and want to work in the seafood industry? 

This qualification will further expand your knowledge and skills in fishing processes, techniques and management. 

This qualification is suited for individuals employed or as senior deckhands or occupational divers on commercial fishing vessels in the fishing or seafood industry. 

You will learn the skills and knowledge in:

  • Using fishing gear and equipment
  • Cleaning and maintenance of equipment 
  • Handle, harvest and sort catch 
  • Work health and safety requirements 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact:  BCMI Campus:

9956 6175 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au 

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

ACM20217 BDN6 Horse Care
Certificate II Continuous Enrolment
Workplace Assessment
Geraldton Campus

This is a general qualification for entry into industry sectors where horses are used. Job roles may include stable hand; farm hand; groom, stock rider; or trail-ride assistant. The qualification is suitable for individuals who undertake routine activities under supervision with limited responsibility for their own work.

The qualification provides individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to work safely when handling and caring for horses. It includes stable duties, fitting gear, and assisting with horse exercise work, competition and transportation requirements. The skills and knowledge needed to ride horses are also included if they are occupational requirements.

AHC20416 BDE6 Horticulture
Half price
Certificate II External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
C000000, C000002, gardeners, gardening, land management, plants, nurseries, parks and gardens, pest management, turf, turf management

Plant the seeds for an outdoor life and working in the garden!

this course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry. This qualification underpins a range of work functions and job roles that can lead to a horticulture trade qualification.

You will learn about:

  • Landscaping
  • Irrigation
  • Pruning
  • Planting
  • Treating weeds and pests and
  • Operating machinery.

Midwest students have the opportunity complete a dual qualification with the Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and completed within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

 

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AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture
Half price
Certificate III Face to face (class room)
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
c000000, c000002, parks and gardens, gardener

Do you have a green thumb and are keen to grow your horticulture skills?

When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper.

You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, implement propagation plans, control weeds, pests, and diseases, safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals, install irrigation, create plant displays, plant identification and nutrition, and workplace safety and health.

 

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AHC40416 BCW2 Horticulture
Certificate IV Face to face (class room)
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Kalgoorlie Campus
land management, gardening, conservation

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry.

MSL30118 BDV6 Laboratory Skills
Half price
Certificate III External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible
Online delivery
Geraldton Campus
TAFE18, Agriculture, Animals, Science,  Environment, C000000, Laboratory Operation, C000007

Learn the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples and to carry out, measure and record results of experiments in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences.

With a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills you will gain skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs. You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.

The work of technical assistants involves similar tasks within one scientific discipline with occasional peak periods and some interruptions. They:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples
  • conduct a wide range of basic tests and a limited range of specialised tests and measurements using manual, semi-automated and fully automated techniques
  • define and solve problems of limited complexity where the information available is less obvious, but not contradictory, and can be determined by direct reasoning
  • work under the direction and regular supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical personnel. The work of technical assistants is normally subject to frequent progress and quality checks, and
  • generally work in a team and may have responsibility for their own work outputs.

 

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MSL40118 BDV3 Laboratory Techniques
Half price
Certificate IV Face to face (class room)
Geraldton Campus
TAFE18, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000000, Laboratory Operation, C000007

Take the next step in your career with this workplace based intermediate-level course designed to enhance laboratory skills and broaden scientific knowledge in your chosen technical field.

This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to work as a technical assistant, technician or instrument operator. You will learn about quality control, performance of instrumental and non-instrumental tests, standardisation and the use of solutions.

Although technical officers generally work in a laboratory, they often work closely with personnel in other teams within a section of the workplace. They may liaise with suppliers to troubleshoot product non-conformance at the direction of laboratory supervisors or managers, or gather information on non-conformance and events that may lead to the modification of workplace procedures. They may also demonstrate methods to others and train them to collect samples and conduct basic tests reliably. The work of technical officers involves frequent peak periods and interruptions.

Technical officers:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples and communicate sample requirements to other personnel
  • conduct a wide range of routine and specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables
  • contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary
  • define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered
  • work under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals, and
  • generally work as part of a team and may have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area.

 

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MSL50118 BDV4 Laboratory Technology
Diploma External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible
Online delivery
Geraldton Campus
C000000, C000007, laboratory technology, laboratory

Gain complex skills in laboratory technologies

This course will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge you need to use laboratory application software, plan and conduct laboratory/field work and communicate and provide information to customers. You will also be able to specialise in a diverse range of industries including chemical, medical and pathological, mining, biological, and environmental fields.

Technical officers:

  • work according to established procedures in a structured environment
  • collect and prepare samples and communicate sample requirements to other personnel
  • conduct a wide range of routine and specialised tests where atypical samples may be involved and the instrumentation used has a wide range of operating variables
  • contribute to the modification of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and enterprise methods when necessary
  • define and solve problems where alternatives are not obvious and where investigations and trials may be required and the implications of various solutions considered
  • work under the direction and supervision of senior technical staff, laboratory or quality managers, or scientific/medical professionals, and
  • generally work as part of a team and may have a role in the planning of schedules and monitoring of resources in their work area.
Our Focus on Flexible Options
 

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

O9506P O9506P Livestock Management and Control Short Course
Short Course Face to face (class room)
Northam Campus
livestock, cattle,sheep,goat,horses, farm, rural, management, O9506P

Identify and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats 

You will gain the skills and knowledge to manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats which includes learning about their behavioural characteristics, welfare requirements, handling and transportation. 

Topics covered include:

  • Practical horse, cattle and sheep handling skills
  • Pound operation skills
  • Safe work practices
  • Legislative requirements 

A Veterinarian with extensive large animal experience will present a lecture about health care and treatment for livestock including the recognition of ill health and how to provide emergency first aid. 

 

Certification

Upon successful completion students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

 

Enrolment & Enquiries 

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Anna Hall | Lecturer - Northam Campus

9622 6751 | 1800 672 700 

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au 

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack. 

AD737 Microchip Implantation for Dogs and Cats Skill Set
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Northam Campus
dog, cat, microchip, animal care, vet, nurse, AD737, tagging, implant, well being, WHS, pet

Implant microchips in dogs and cars with appropriate care 

You will gain the skills and knowledge to understand, interpret and apply microchip implantation procedures on cats and dogs, whilst exhibiting appropriate care for animals so that stress and discomfort is minimised. 

This skill set is targeted at individuals who are registered as a state or territory approved microchip implanter for cats and dogs. 

 

Course Content

The below nationally recognised units of competency are included in this course: 

ACMGAS301         Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing

ACMMIC401          Implant microchip in cats and dogs

ACMWHS201        Participate in workplace health and safety processes

 

Certification 

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol: 

Contact:  Sharleen Jordan | Lecturer - Northam Campus 

9622 6746 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below. 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

 

 

AHC30416 BDB3 Pork Production
Certificate III Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Merredin Campus
c000000, c000009, piggery attendant, stockperson

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. You will learn a range of skills including caring for livestock, establishing and maintaining breeding programs and livestock transportation.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

O9761P O9761P Reptile Handling and Capture Short Course
Short Course Face to face (class room)
Northam Campus
snake, reptile, handling, capture, care, ranger, LGA, council, local government, lizard, transportation, first aid, bite management

Learn how to capture and handle reptiles safely

This one day workshop will provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Describe the basic behaviour of reptiles and safe handling
  • Correct methods of transporting reptiles
  • The legal requirements of capturing and handling reptiles
  • Understanding symptoms and signs of snake bite
  • Demonstrate first aid management of a person who has been bitten by a snake
  • Complete a written assessment
  • Complete a practical skills assessment, and
  • Contribute to verbal discussion during the workshop.

This course will be delivered at the Midland Sports Complex, Patterson Drive Middle Swan.

 

Certification 

Upon completion of this course students will be issued with a Certificate of Participation

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact: Anna Hall | Lecturer – Northam Campus

9622 6751 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below.

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack

AHC21216 BDE2 Rural Operations
Half price
Certificate II Wiluna

Do you love working outdoors?

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.

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. 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

 

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AHC30318 BEF8 Rural and Environmental Pest Management
Certificate III External mode
Flexible
Carnarvon Campus

Become qualified in rural and environmental pest management 

This qualification  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.

You will learn how to: 

  • Participate in strategic invasive species management practices
  • Prepare for management programs
  • Complete and assess management programs
  • Carry out weed management programs that require chemical spraying
  • Maintain required records

 

Enrolment & Enquiries

For more information about this course and to enrol:

Contact:  Carnarvon Campus:

9941 0100 | 1800 672 700

Email: info@crtafe.wa.edu.au 

Enquiry Form: Complete the course enquiry form below 

 

To find out more about studying with us please also refer to our Course Guide and Student Information Pack.

MSL20118 BDV5 Sampling and Measurement
Certificate II External mode
Face to face (class room)
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Geraldton Campus
TAFE18, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000000, Laboratory Operation, C000007

Kick start your career in science with this entry-level course that will qualify you to gather samples required for a variety of industry testing situations.

Samplers and testers conduct limited sampling and testing as part of their duties in their particular industry. They apply a restricted range of skills and operational knowledge to perform these tasks and do not generally work inside a laboratory. They:

  • follow set procedures to sample raw materials and products
  • may package, label, store and transport samples
  • use simple equipment (hydrometers, thermometers and pH meters) to make measurements and perform basic tests that take a short time and involve a narrow range of variables and easily recognised control limits, and
  • may make visual inspection of products and packaging.

There is a strong need for sample collection and laboratory skills across a variety of industries, from mining to food manufacturing and construction to pharmaceutical production. This qualification gives you the foundation-level skills to collect handle and transport samples.

You will get the practical skills and knowledge to record and present data, plan and conduct laboratory or field work, collect routine site samples, and perform basic tests. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to gather samples required for a variety of industry testing situations. It will also give you the foundation skills necessary to complete further studies in either environmental sciences, health or trades.

Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

ACM40412 J481 Veterinary Nursing
Certificate IV Face to face (class room)
Northam Campus
, TAFE18, C000000, Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment, C000004, Veterinary Nursing

Have you always wanted to work with animals?

Do you want to work in a profession where you are dealing with something different every day? Are you ready to play Nurse Dolittle and work with animals ranging from pocket pets, birds, reptiles, companion animals and livestock, to horses? Do you want to work in a profession that allows you to travel around our country and the world?

Vet nurses are often described as the face of the clinic as they are the first person a client and patient will see. There is the opportunity to create strong rewarding relationships with customers which will build trust and respect. Highly trained vet nurses can hold a great deal of responsibility within a clinic on many levels, including client and patient care, management of other staff and clinic activities, such as social media, fund raising and welfare awareness.

You will gain knowledge and skills in:

  • Working with teams of people who are willing to help make a difference to the lives of our animal companions.
  • Communicating and educating clients on better health care for their pets.Handling animals safely and confidently in a range of situations.
  • Dealing with emergencies.
  • Learning to work by yourself and developing problem solving techniques.
  • Observing, monitoring and recognising health issues in animals.
  • Educating clients in preventative medicine for their pets.
  • Being able to give advice and assist in treating diseases and illness.
  • Assisting the vet during surgery.
  • Performing and assisting with routine tests, x-rays and other diagnostic procedures.
  • Carrying out routine dental procedures including scale and polish teeth.
  • Being confident to organise clinic promotions and marketing of health products, and
  • Operating and maintaining equipment such as endoscopes, ultrasound and ECG machines.
AE139 Work in Agriculture Skill Set
Half price
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Merredin Campus
Moora Campus
Northam Campus

Want to a sample a sustainable career?

The agriculture sector in WA is an exciting and diverse area to work in, and it's not just all about growing crops — it offers an exciting mix of science, technology and nature. From working with livestock to using drone technology to manage large farms, the job opportunities are there once you're skills ready. This new skill set is the ideal introductory training opportunity for new entrants to the agricultural industry.

With the Work in Agriculture job ready skill set you'll learn about tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors, preparing and operating machinery and equipment, how to safely handle, prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, and carry out work health and safety procedures in the agriculture sector. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications. 

  • Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is available for free for eligible students. If this applies to you visit the fee free course page to enrol.

AE151 Work in Agriculture Skill Set (Fee Free)
Free
Skill sets
Skill set Face to face (class room)
Skill set
Batavia Coast Marine Institute
Merredin Campus
Moora Campus
Northam Campus

Want to a sample a sustainable career?

The agriculture sector in WA is an exciting and diverse area to work in, and it's not just all about growing crops — it offers an exciting mix of science, technology and nature. From working with livestock to using drone technology to manage large farms, the job opportunities are there once you're skills ready. This new skill set is the ideal introductory training opportunity for new entrants to the agricultural industry.

With the Work in Agriculture job ready skill set you'll learn about tractor operations under general supervision in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors, preparing and operating machinery and equipment, how to safely handle, prepare and apply chemicals for the control of pests, weeds and diseases, and carry out work health and safety procedures in the agriculture sector. 

Further study pathways

This skill set provides a pathway to further study in the following Lower fees, local skills half-price course fees qualifications. 

  • Certificate III in Agricultural Mechanical Technology
  • Certificate III in Harvesting and Haulage
  • Certificate II in Rural Operations
  • Certificate II in Horticulture
  • Certificate III in Agriculture
  • Certificate III in Horticulture
  • Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management 

Certification

Upon successful completion you will receive a Statement of Attainment

Fees

This course is free for eligible students (see below). If you are not eligible please visit the fee paying course page to enrol.

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