Certificate III in Rural Operations

TAFE NSW
Indicative Price: Full fee $8,400, max. fee if eligible for subsidy $2,620.
Duration: 1 year
Qualification: Certificate III
Location: Wollongbar Campus

Are you keen to expand your expertise in rural or regional areas? Join TAFE NSW’s Certificate III in Rural Operations to qualify for a career in a range of rural enterprises and agencies. Our award winning teachers will coach you in a variety of skills specific to jobs in rural industries, including how to contribute to work health and safety and environmentally sustainable work practices.

Possible industries for employment include agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management, or join other rural industry sectors such as local government, tourism, hospitality, construction, community services, information technology and transport. You will also qualify for more advanced TAFE courses, including animal studies.

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Units Of Study:

Units may include:

  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Plan and construct an electric fence
  • Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • Implement property improvement, construction and repair
  • Undertake preparation of land for agricultural crop production
  • Establish agricultural crops
  • Maintain agricultural crops
  • Undertake agricultural crop harvesting activities
  • Operate pressurised irrigation systems
  • Identify and draft livestock
  • Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Perform machinery maintenance
  • Operate machinery and equipment
  • Operate specialised machinery and equipment
  • Ground spread fertiliser and soil ameliorant
  • Operate broadacre and row crop harvest machinery and equipment
  • Operate broadacre sowing machinery and equipment
  • Operate row crop planting and seeding machinery and equipment
  • Control weeds
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
  • Work effectively in the industry
  • Operate tractors
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Operate a cane harvester
  • Operate land-forming machinery and equipment
  • Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
  • Establish horticultural crops
  • Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock
  • Prepare, monitor and maintain biological agents
  • Maintain natural areas
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Provide appropriate information on cultural knowledge
  • Observe and report plants or animals
  • Recognise plants
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Carry out basic hoof care procedures
  • Carry out mare mating or artificial insemination procedures
  • Prevent and treat equine injury and disease
  • Assess suitability of horses for stock work
  • Operate cane haulage vehicle.
Online Course: No
Funding Available: Yes

Eligibility Criteria :

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

However, if you are under 17 years and wish to enrol you will need to have completed Year 10 or have special permission from school and TAFE to do so.

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Certificate III

Course Types:

Part-timeOn campus

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