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AHC32816 Certificate III 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
Stock And Station Agent

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management and at least one and up to four other related industries.

Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services. Depending on the units selected individuals will be able to seek employment not only in rural industries but also other industry sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, information technology and metals.

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

This qualification may be suitable for Apprenticeships.

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 495 - 1,220 hours, approximate 2018 course fees will be:
VET Tuition Fees: $1,485.00 - $3,660.00
Domestic Full Fees: $8,415.00 - $20,740.00
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 Farming include:

  • Rural Merchandiser
  • Rural Operations Senior Farmhand
  • Rural Business 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

    • AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture
    • AHC40316 Certificate IV in Production Horticulture or
    • AHC40416 Certificate IV in Horticulture

    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

Conservation and Land Management (Central)
Location: Alice Springs Campus
Phone: 1300 00 SKILLS (1300 007 545)
Fax: N/A
Email: Clm.Central@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 III IN RURAL OPERATIONS a total of SIXTEEN (16) units of competency must be completed comprising TWO (2) Core and FOURTEEN (14) 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 495-1220.

WORKPLACE/CATTLE STATION
Code Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
50
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
50
  Total nominal hours for core units
100
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - NAMED ELECTIVES
ACMHBR203       
Provide daily care for horses 
Prerequisite unit:
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
40
ACMHBR302
Carry out basic hoof care procedures*
Prerequisite units:
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*
            ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour      
100
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
70
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
50
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
 
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
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestock
80
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
30
AHCLSK308 Identify and draft livestock
40
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs
50
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
140
AHCLSK320 Coordinate and monitor livestock transport
60
AHCLSK325 Castrate livestock
20
AHCLSK331 Comply with industry animal welfare requirements 40
AHCLSK337
Train, care for and ride horses for stock work*
Prerequisite units:
AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work*
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter*
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*
ACMEQU205 Apply knowledge of horse behaviour
100
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
30
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment 40
AHCMOM213 Operate and maintain chainsaws 40
AHCMOM304 Operate machineary and equipment 40
AHCWRK305 Coordinate work site activities 70
AHCWRK306 Comply with industry quality assurance requirements 40
 AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry 20
 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 20
  Total nominal hours for elective units
395-1120
  Total nominal hours for the qualification 495-1220

 Prerequisite Units are available for use as Elective units

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*
AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work***
ACMEQU202 Handle horses safely*
ACMEQU206 Perform horse riding skills at walk, trot and canter**
AHCLSK337 Train, care for and ride orses for stock work
AHCLSK218 Ride educated horses to carry out basic stock work***
 
 
The total Nominal Hours for the sequence listed below is 820-930.
 
CASUARINA/REMOTE
Code
Module/Unit of Competency
Hours
CORE UNITS OF COMPETENCY
AHCWRK309
Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
50
AHCWHS301
Contribute to work health and safety processes
50
 
Total nominal hours for core units
100
ELECTIVE UNITS OF COMPETENCY - NAMED ELECTIVES
AHCCHM303
Prepare and apply chemicals
70
AHCCHM304
Transport and store chemicals
50
AHCIRG331
Install pressurised irrigation systems
70
AHCLSC301
Set out site for construction works
50
AHCLSC302
Construct landscape features using concrete
80
AHCMOM304
Operate machineary and equipment
40
AHCPCM301
Implement a plant nutrition program
60
AHCPCM303
Identify plant specimens
80
AHCPMG301
Control weeds
70
AHCWRK305
Coordinate work site activities
70
AHCMOM201
Operate two wheel motorbikes
30
AHCMOM203
Operate basic machinery and equipment
40
AHCMOM213
Operate and maintain chainsaws
40
 FWPCOT3259
Operate a four wheel drive on unsealed roads
40
 FWPCOT3260
Recover four wheel drive vehicles
20
 FWPFGM3215
Perform complex 4x4 operations
20
 
Total nominal hours for elective units
395-910
 
Total nominal hours for the qualification
820-930
 

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