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From 1 January 2015 the NSW Government will be introducing changes to how students access government subsidised training. These changes are part of the Smart and Skilled reforms of the NSW vocational education and training system. Courses will have a new fee structure and students will be required to meet eligibility arrangements to allow them to access government subsidies training places. Visit the Smart and Skilled website www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/  for further information on Smart and Skilled, including eligibility requirements.

The different employment options in agriculture and the appropriate training to achieve entry into those can be identified from the flowchart which can be downloaded here.

Information on the content of units within each of the courses below can be found on the Training.gov.au website

- conduct a Search for the content of units of competency using the Unit Code Number which can be found in the Course Brochure for each course.

For more information on any of these courses please contact Graeme Anderson (02 6939 5040) , Head Teacher. 

The following qualifications from the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package (AHC10) are available for study through the Agriculture Department at Primary Industries Centre

Diploma in Agriculture (AHC50110)

Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40110)

Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110)

Certificate II in Agriculture (AHC20110)

Advanced Diploma in Agriculture (AHC60110)

Diploma in Agribusiness Management (AHC51410)

Certificate IV in Agribusiness (AHC41010)

 

Diploma in Agriculture (AHC50110)

This is a course for people who wish to be trained for employment as a farm manager, or in the rural service or regulatory industries. This is a registered course for international students to study in Australia.

There are a wide range of elective options for farming, pasture & grain production (including plant nutrition, weed and pest control, and grain storage), sheep and cattle production (including nutrition, health, breeding), as well as business management topics such as marketing, business planning, property planning, sustainable land use, budgeting, climate risk management, and staff management.

Students have the choice of full-time study (4 days a week), flexible distance study through mail-out packages, or part-time attendance at PIC.

If you are already employed in this sector, you may be able to obtain recognition for your current skills and knowledge. Diploma graduates from the Primary Industries Centre may be able to gain entry to university agricultural degrees and gain credit for related subjects.

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Units and delivery pattern

Contact Primary Industries Centre Course Information Officer to find out more

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Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40110)

This is a course for people who wish to be trained for employment as a farm overseer, or in the rural service industry. This course is available for people to enrol in as part of a rural traineeship. This is a registered course for international students to study in Australia.

There are a wide range of elective options for farming, pasture & grain production (including plant nutrition, weed and pest control, and grain storage), sheep and cattle production (including nutrition, wool production, and pasture management), as well as business topics such as record keeping, budgeting, staff supervision, and customer relations.

Students have the choice of full-time study (4 days a week), flexible distance study through mail-out packages, or part-time attendance at PIC.

If you are already employed in this sector, you may be able to obtain recognition for your current skills and knowledge.

Course brochure

Units and delivery pattern

Contact Primary Industries Centre Course Information Officer to find out more

Open an Application Form for this course.

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Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110)

This is a course for people who wish to be trained for employment as a farm hand, or in the rural service industry. This course is available for people to enrol in as part of a rural traineeship.

There are a wide range of elective options for farming, pasture & grain production (including crop establishment, weed control, and machinery operation), sheep and cattle operations (including husbandry, feeding, and transport), as well as fencing, building repair & maintenance, machinery repair & maintenance, record keeping and customer advice.

Students have the choice of part-time study (1 day a week), or flexible distance study through mail-out packages (for a limited range of units only).

If you are already employed in this sector, you may be able to obtain recognition for your current skills and knowledge.

Course brochure

Units and delivery pattern

Contact Primary Industries Centre Course information Officerto find out more

Open an Application Form for this course.

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Certificate II in Agriculture (AHC20110)

This is a course for people who wish to be trained for employment as a supervised farm hand. This course is available for people to enrol in as part of a rural traineeship.

There are a wide range of elective options for grain production (including crop establishment and machinery operation), sheep and cattle operations (including husbandry and basic handling), as well as fencing, building maintenance, machinery maintenance, and record keeping.

Students attend for part-time study (1 day a week).

Course brochure

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Advanced Diploma in Agriculture (AHC60110)

This is a course for people who wish to be trained for employment as a farm business manager.

There are a range of elective options for business management such as international and domestic marketing, business planning and performance analysis, risk management, strategic planning, and staff and industry leadership.

Students study by flexible distance mode through mail-out packages. Recognition of current competency and previous training is a major contributor to completion of this course.

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Diploma in Agribusiness Management (AHC51410)

This course is for people wishing to be employed as a business manager on properties engaged in agriculture.

There are a range of elective options for business management such as budgeting and financial management, business planning, contract negotiation, marketing and property planning.

Students study by flexible distance mode through mail-out packages, or through a felxible combination of distance study and attendance at classes. Recognition of current competency and previous training is a major contributor to completion of this course.

Course brochure

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Certificate IV in Agribusiness (AHC41010)

This is a course for people who wish to be trained for employment as a farm administrator, farm secretary, or contribute to the business management of their family enterprise.

There are a range of elective options for business management such as record keeping, budgeting and financial management, quality assurance, OH&S risk management, marketing and property planning.

Students study by flexible distance mode through mail-out packages, or through the "Credit Where Credit's Due" program - a locally delivered series of workshops programmed at regular intervals over a period up to 1 year. Recognition of current competency and previous training is a major contributor to completion of this course.

Course brochure

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