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AHC21216 Certificate II in Rural Operations

2018

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Overview

Estimated completion time: 1 year/s

The length of time to complete this qualification will depend on the location, study mode and selected units.
Refer to the relevant course information flyer for further information.

CDU Reference
Sector
Vocational Education & Training
Industry groups
PRIMARY INDUSTRY
Occupation types
Farm, Forestry And Garden Workers Nfd

This qualification provides an occupational outcome for industries and agencies in rural and regional Australia.

Depending on the units selected individuals can be employed not only in rural industries but also other rural and regional sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, community services, information technology and metals.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

This qualification may be available by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Entry requirements

For CDU entry requirements, refer to the relevant course information flyer or contact the VET team.

Course fees

Based on course nominal hours of between 335 - 780 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,005.00 - $2,340.00
Domestic Full Fees: $5,695.00 - $13,260.00
Fee for Service: as per fee for service agreement

The following Fees are applicable to this course:

Domestic Students

Domestic full fees

This course is a full fee paying course. VET full fees will apply to all new and continuing domestic students enrolling in this course.
2018: Information about fees for non-subsidised VET courses is available 2018 VET Fees.pdf

VET tuition fees

This course is subsidised by the NT Government. Information about VET Tuition fees for eligible NT residents is available in the VET Student Guide, VET Fees online or 2018 VET Fees.pdf. VET Tuition Fees for 2018 will be charged at $3.00 per nominal hour for subsidised training.

Career opportunities

Occupations relevant to this qualification in industry sectors such as Livestock, Farming include:

  • Abattoir Stock Handler
  • Rural Operations Worker
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    RPL is the acknowledgement of a person's skills and knowledge acquired through previous training, work or life experience, which may be used to grant status or credit in a subject regardless of how and where they were attained, including overseas.
    This can include skills from:

    • Previous study excluding courses at another VET/TAFE institution, but including courses at school or college, through adult education classes or training programs at work;
    • Work experience (including both work that is paid and unpaid); and/or
    • Life experience (for example leisure pursuits or voluntary work).

    RPL is a form of assessment. It is used to determine whether a person has acquired, through formal or informal learning, the skills and experience consistent with the stated competency standards that comprise a qualification. RPL is not time referenced, so there are no parameters on how or when the skills are acquired. However, the skills that have been acquired through life experience etc., must be current and must match the elements and performance criteria contained in the individual unit.

    Students seeking RPL need to indicate this on their enrolment form at the time of enrolment.

    For further information please refer to the Applicant's Guide to the Recognition of Prior Learning or contact the RPL Coordinator on 1800 085 209 or email vet.rpl.enquiries@cdu.edu.au.

    Credit Transfer
    Charles Darwin University as a Registered Training Organisation recognises the Australian Qualifications Framework qualifications and Statement of Attainments issued by any other Australian Registered Training Organisation.

    Students are encouraged to submit any requests for credit from previous studies at the time of enrolment, to ensure they are not enrolling in units they may not need to undertake.
    In order to apply for exemption/credit transfer from units completed at another training organisation, you will need to complete an Application for Exemption Form available from any campus, centre, or team, or a copy of the form can be obtained from the web.

    Your completed Application for Exemption form together with attached documentary evidence (certified copy of Qualification/Statement of Attainment) to support your request for exemption/credit transfer should be submitted directly to the University either in person or by mail. Requests without documentary evidence will not be processed and will be returned to students. There are no fees attached to Credit Transfers.

    Pathways from the qualification

    AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture, AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations, AHC30716 Certificate III in Horticulture or AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management.

    VET to Higher Education Pathway Mapping for completed Awards in the same field or discipline

     

  • This is a current, nationally accredited qualification from the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

  • VET for Secondary Students (VSS)

    Select VSS for more detail about this program.

    Employability skills

    Employability Skills are embedded in the training and assessment of national training package qualifications. Information on the Employability Skills relevant to your qualification can be obtained by visiting this website and keying in the national code for the qualification: training.gov.au

    Location and study mode

    Delivery at all locations is subject to sufficient demand and resources.

    Locations: Alice Springs, Casuarina, Katherine, Remote,

    Study Mode: Mixed mode
    Some components of this qualification may be available in other modes of delivery and not all modes are available at all locations.

    Subject to demand other locations and modes may become available throughout the year.

Contact details

Horticulture (Top End)
Location: Casuarina Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: 08 8946 6690
Email: horticulture@cdu.edu.au

Agriculture and Rural Operations (Top End)
Location: Katherine Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: 08 8973 8300
Email: agriculture@cdu.edu.au

Course structure

To achieve a CERTIFICATE II IN RURAL OPERATIONS a total of FIFTEEN (15) units of competency must be completed comprising THREE (3) Core and TWELVE (12) Elective units as detailed in the packaging rules and listed below.
 
Other electives of this qualification may be available therefore the range of Nominal hours may vary contact the team to discuss individual options
 
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 365-640.
 
Station Trainees
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
20
AHSWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
20
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
20
  Total nominal hours for core units
60
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
30
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
30
AHCINF204 Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures
60
AHCLSK202 Care for health and welfare of livestock
40
AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observations
40
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
30
AHCLSK206 Identify and mark livestock
20
AHCLSK207 Load and unload livestock
20
AHCLSK209 Monitor water supplies
20
AHCLSK210 Muster and move livestock
25
AHCLSK211 Provide feed for livestock
30
AHCLSK218
Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
Prerequisite requiremets:
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
50
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
30
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
40
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
30
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
30
AHCMOM205 Operate vehicles
20
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles
30
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes
60
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
40
AHCWRK203 Operate in isolated and remote situations
40
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
30
Other elective unit - AHC training Package (Max 5 units)
AHCLSK325 Castrate livestock
20
ACMEQU202
Handle horses safely
Prerequisite requiremets:
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
100
ACMEQU205
Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
60
ACMEQU206
Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter
Prerequisite requirements:
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
 
ACMHBR203
Provide daily care for horses
Prerequisite requiremets:
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
40
AHCHBR302
Carry out basic hoof care procedures
Prerequisite requiremets:
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour

45

FWPCOT3259 Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
40
FWPCOT3260 Recover four wheel drive vehicles
20
FWPFGM3215 Perform complex 4x4 operations
80
  Total nominal hours for elective units
305-580
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
365-640
 
 
Unit of comeptency  Prerequisite requirement
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely* ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter** ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*
ACMHBR203 Provide daily care for horses
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
ACMHBR302  Carry out basic hoof care procedures
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*
AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter**
 
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 390-565.
 

Remote and Regional Centres

Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWHS201 Participate in work health and safety processes
20
AHSWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
20
AHCWRK209 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
20
  Total nominal hours for core units
60
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCCHM201 Apply chemicals under supervision
30
AHCINF202 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
30
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
30
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
40
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
30
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
30
AHCMOM205 Operate vehicles
20
AHCMOM211 Operate side by side utility vehicles
30
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes
60
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws
40
AHCNSY203 Undertake propagation activities 30
AHCPCM201 Recognise plants 40
AHCPGD201 Plant trees and shrubs 20
AHCPGD203 Prune shrubs and small trees 35
AHCPMG201 Treat weeds 40
AHCSOL202 Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing 30
AHCWRK203 Operate in isolated and remote situations
40
AHCWRK205 Participate in workplace communications
30
FWPCOT3259 Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
40
FWPCOT3260 Recover four wheel drive vehicles
20
FWPFGM3215 Perform complex 4x4 operations
80
  Total nominal hours for elective units
330-505
  Total nominal hours for the qualification
390-565

 

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