Farming and Primary Production

Farming and Primary Production

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Farming, primary production and agriculture are critical to the Australian economy, and our cultural landscape. With a TAFE NSW course, you can build a strong career on the land, whether it’s learning the essentials of crop harvesting, combining science and sustainability when breeding cattle or becoming a certified wool classer. Gain practical experience on our specialist agriculture facilities across the state and graduate with skills to keep Australia moving.

Agribusiness

Learn the underpinning principles of agribusiness as you combine your passion for the land with business savvy skills to ensure the ongoing success of the agriculture industry.

  • Statement of Attainment Farm Conventional Fencing

    900-80147

    Consider the landscape as you develop your ability to design, plan, repair and construct conventional (non-electric) fences. Learn how to budget the costs of labour and materials, which are essential in agriculture, horticulture or land management.

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  • Statement of Attainment Side by Side Operations

    900-81671

    Gain the confidence to safely operate side by side utility vehicles on a range of terrains. Learn practical skills on training circuits or farms and get ready to excel in your agricultural career.

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Agricultural Technology

Specialise in the agricultural mechanical industry as you develop the tools to operate, repair and maintain the farm equipment that keeps the agriculture industry turning.

  • Statement of Attainment Farm Fencing

    900-81493

    Build your confidence and develop your abilities in planning, constructing and maintaining fences. Whether you are new to the industry or expanding your skillset, this ability is practical and highly useful, and is applicable to various industries.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Presenting on-air and to camera

    900-82741

    Create podcasts, news and advertisements in this taster to the world of screen and media. The course is perfect for anyone who wants to write content and learn to broadcast it, either behind or in front of the camera.

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  • Statement of Attainment Farm Tractors

    SG00007525

    Get hands-on experience in operating farm tractors and basic machinery. Taught by industry experts, you'll be guided through essential workplace safety knowledge and practical skills and will gain credit towards a full qualification in Agriculture.

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  • Certificate III Agricultural Mechanical Technology

    AUR30416-01

    Equip yourself with the tools you need to become an agricultural mechanic. Learn how to repair a range of machinery and system faults while working in workshops, or on properties and stations across Australia.

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  • Certificate III Agricultural Mechanical Technology

    AUR30420-01

    Acquire the skills and tools you need to become an agricultural mechanic. Learn to repair a range of machinery and system faults while working in workshops, properties and stations across Australia in this recognised skills shortage area.

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Agriculture

Specialise in the agricultural mechanical industry as you develop the tools to operate, repair and maintain the farm equipment that keeps the agriculture industry turning.

  • Statement of Attainment Quad and Two Wheel Motor Bike Operation

    900-81570

    Ride your way to an active career in the agriculture, horticulture, landscaping or parks and gardens industries. Learn safe active riding techniques and ride on a variety of surfaces and terrain under supervision at a TAFE NSW campus.

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  • Statement of Attainment Quad Bike Operation

    900-81569

    Learn practical riding skills and weight distribution techniques to operate a quad bike safely on different types of terrain. Gain practical experience and ride your way to a successful career in agriculture, production horticulture or landscaping.

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  • Statement of Attainment Quad Bike Operation

    SG00007320

    Learn practical riding skills and weight distribution techniques to operate a quad bike safely on different types of terrain. Gain practical experience and ride your way to a successful career in agriculture, production horticulture or landscaping.

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  • Statement of Attainment Safe Tractor Operations

    900-80108

    Learn the ins and outs of how to operate a range of tractors safely under different road and load conditions. Earn credit towards a full qualification and apply your knowledge in the agriculture, horticulture and land management sectors.

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  • Statement of Attainment Game Harvester

    900-81367

    Study in the Australian outback alongside a fully licensed harvester. Gain all the skills you'll need for wild game harvesting, help farmers keep their livestock safe and build strong industry connections while in the great outdoors.

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  • Certificate II Agriculture

    AHC20116-01

    Turn your love of the land into a career as a station or farmhand in the important agriculture industry. Learn the essentials for farming animals and crops in a practical, supportive teaching environment.

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  • Certificate III Agriculture (Dairy Production)

    AHC30216-01

    Nourish your skills for a career in the dairy industry. Whether you are a first or fifth-generation farmer, you’ll graduate with everything you need to succeed as a dairy farmworker, competent in milk operations, pasture growth, machinery operations, and animal welfare.

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  • Certificate III Agriculture

    AHC30116-01

    Ignite your passion for farming as you develop essential skills to work on the land. Specialise in livestock, machinery or cropping, and gain practical experience before working as a farm foreman, cropping overseer or machinery operator in a dynamic industry.

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  • Certificate IV Agriculture

    AHC40116-01

    If you want to be part of leading agricultural operations in a growing industry, take the leap towards a farm or station manager role. Learn the essentials of agribusiness and get real-world leadership experience in livestock production and cropping and pasture management.

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  • Diploma Agriculture

    AHC50116-01

    Take your agriculture career to the next level and learn the in-demand skills to better lead the flock. Whether you are already managing farms or stations, are a sole operator of an agribusiness or looking to take the next step in your agriculture career, this course will help you get ahead.

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Cotton

Weave a career in this specialist field as you learn to use technical ginning equipment, understand production processes and contribute to Australian cotton farming.

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Livestock

Working with livestock is more than an Australian icon. It's a fulfilling and challenging career area that embraces husbandry, science, environmental concerns, animal welfare and more.

  • Statement of Attainment Cattle Health and Feeding

    900-82031

    Launch a career in agriculture and learn about sustainable grazing strategies that support cattle health. Develop good observational skills to inspect pasture conditions and cattle behaviour while getting hands-on experience in various locations.

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  • Certificate III Feedlot Operations (Pen Riding)

    AHC33316-03

    Saddle up your next career and give yourself the skills to work with growth and maintance of livestock. Learn how to identify animals’ state of welbeing across large groups, safely apply agricultural chemicals and manage a sustainable environment.

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  • Certificate III Feedlot Operations (Feeding and Milling)

    AHC33316-02

    Beef up your career while giving yourself the skills to work with the growth and maintenance of livestock. Learn to apply health and safety regulations, when using machinery, applying chemicals and maintaining a sustainable environment.

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  • Certificate III Feedlot Operations (Feedlot Maintenance)

    AHC33316-01

    Learn what it takes to become feedlot maintenance supervisor or agricultural maintenance contractor. Be prepared to work in a fulfilling role outdoors with your hands and face the everyday responsibilities and challenges in feedlot and agriculture.

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Meat Processing

Carve out an exciting career in butchery as you bring paddock to plate. Use your specialised skills to create beautiful cuts of meat that are at home on the BBQ hotplate or charcuterie board.

  • Statement of Attainment Harvesting Wild Game Animals

    900-80638

    Study in the Victorian or Western Australian outback alongside a fully licensed harvester. Gain all the skills you'll need for wild game harvesting, help farmers keep their livestock safe and build strong industry connections.

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  • Certificate II Meat Processing (Food Services)

    AMP20117-01

    Discover a a flexible career in meat preparation. Gain a wide range of skills in butchery, food preparation and customer service. Learn about the retail meat industry as you develop skills to thrive in a range of roles like deli and in-store butcher assistant.

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  • Certificate II Meat Processing (Abattoirs)

    AMP20316-01

    No overview available

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  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Slaughtering)

    AMP30516-01

    Master your knife skills and learn about the Australian meat industry’s history and future. Gain practical and theoretical knowledge with this workplace-based course, prioritise animal care and welfare, and experience first-hand the everyday opportunities and challenges involved in abattoir work.

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  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)

    AMP31016-01

    Build a unique skillset to take a leap into a career in smallgoods meat producing. This hands-on course provides you with access to industry approved facilities and prepares you with all the skills and knowledge needed to enter the niche smallgoods production industry.

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  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Retail Butcher)

    AMP30815-01

    Become a trade qualified butcher and discover a passion for artisanal, quality meat preparation and sales. Be ahead of consumer tastes and trends in sustainable and ethical meat selection as you gain the skills to start your own fine meats business or deli.

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Organic Farming

Farm for the future as you develop skills to farm organically using synthetic herbicides and pesticides combined with traditional farming techniques to ensure sustainability.

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Permaculture

Combine your passion for the environment and sustainability to plan, design and create future-proof spaces that promote health, wellness and organic farming practices.

  • Certificate III Permaculture

    AHC33816-01

    Turn your love for the environment into a sustainable future and learn to create flourishing ecosystems. Discover how permaculture principles contribute to environmental and community wellbeing and learn to establish and maintain permaculture systems for private clients, organisations or community entities.

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  • Certificate IV Permaculture

    AHC42116-01

    Cultivate your career as a project supervisor, designer or horticulturalist in permaculture worksites. Harness your passion for the environment, self-sustainability and the principles of caring for the earth to create stunning, future-proofed spaces for generations to come.

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  • Diploma Permaculture

    AHC52116-01

    Take your passion for nature and the outdoors and apply it to designing a sustainable form of productive living. Learn how to design a functioning permaculture system that can reduce impact on the natural environment and facilitate community-inclusive programs.

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Rural Operations

Explore the possibilities as you breathe in the fresh country air and develop foundational skills to work across a broad range of areas across the agricultural industry.

Viticulture

  • Statement of Attainment Managing Pests & Diseases in Vineyards

    SG00008889

    Combat different vine pests, diseases and disorders and arm yourself with the knowledge to treat them. Gain a solid understanding of how to produce healthy vines and high quality grapes and launch a successful career in the viticulture industry.

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  • Certificate III Wine Industry Operations (Cellar Operations)

    FBP30921-04

    Tailor your speciality units and learn to operate winery equipment, produce wine and build a career in the winemaking and cellar operations sector. Gain technical knowledge as you discover what goes into making a stellar bottle of wine.

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  • Certificate III Wine Industry Operations (Viticulture)

    FBP30921-05

    Tailor your speciality units and build a career as a wine grape grower or viticulturist. Learn horticulture and science techniques to become a grapevine cultivation extraordinaire.

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  • Diploma Viticulture

    AHC51519-01

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Wool

Be in a class of your own as you join the Australian wool industry. We’re the number one producer of premium quality wool in the world and you’ll develop the skills to handle, class and shear in sheds across the country.

  • Statement of Attainment Shearing (Introduction to Shearing and Wool Harvesting)

    SG00006774

    Learn essential techniques to position and control sheep for shearing and crutching. Maintain equipment, apply safe work and animal welfare practices and build the critical skills needed to launch a career in this booming and rewarding industry.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Wool Harvesting

    900-81520

    Enhance your career opportunities in the shearing and wool handling industries and find work as a shearer, wool handler or wool presser. Equip yourself with a range of intensely physical and technical skills to work in these competitive fields.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Wool Classing

    900-81579

    Launch your career and work as a skilled shedhand. Take the first step towards a full qualification and gain the essential skills to become a registered wool classer or wool broker in this skills shortage affected industry.

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  • Statement of Attainment Basic Shearing Principles

    900-82728

    Practice your newfound skills on live sheep on a real farm and gain work as a novice shearer. Step into the shed with modern shearing equipment and techniques in an iconic Australian industry.

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  • Statement of Attainment Woolclasser Retraining Program

    900-81524

    Update your knowledge and your skills through re-training. Keep yourself updated with current standards and new developments in the wool classing industry. Renew your proficiency and re-register with the AWEX as a licensed wool classer.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Shearing and Wool Handling

    900-82126

    Learn essential techniques to position and control sheep for shearing and crutching. Maintain equipment, apply safe work and animal welfare practices and build the critical skills needed to launch a career in this booming and rewarding industry.

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  • Statement of Attainment Introduction to Shearing and Wool Harvesting

    900-82140

    Kickstart your career in the shearing industry. Grind combs and cutters to get the best cut and learn to choose the right equipment for the job. Gain essential skills in crutching sheep and get firsthand experience penning sheep for shearing.

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  • Statement of Attainment Improver Shearing Skills

    900-81521

    Move up to the next level of competition and gain more advanced and more efficient shearing techniques. Improve the speed and quality of your shearing skills. Learn to stretch and practise your skills under highly experienced industry professionals.

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  • Statement of Attainment Improver Shearing

    900-82969

    Shear sheep from basic to improver level. Gain shearing techniques and better equipment maintenance skills that will improve the speed and quality of your shearing, allowing you to advance your skills and move to higher levels of competition.

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  • Certificate II Shearing

    AHC21316-01

    If you have little to no experience in shearing, then this intensive two-week course is the perfect step into the industry. Practise in a real farm environment with live sheep as you learn safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.

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  • Certificate II Wool Handling

    AHC21416-01

    Make your mark in the wool industry with an entry-level qualification to get you working in a shearing shed or a wool-classing program. Start your career as a roustabout or shearing shedhand as you learn to pen sheep and handle wool.

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  • Certificate III Shearing

    AHC32916-01

    Learn the skills you need to shear at a professional level at any shearing shed in the country. With TAFE NSW you can gain the speed and accuracy to enter shearing competitions and graduate with industry recognition.

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  • Certificate III Advanced Wool Handling

    AHC33116-01

    Turn wool off a sheep’s back into your career pathway with a practical education in wool handling. Learn to set up a shearing shed, handle animals ethically and process wool to industry-standards. Identify the quality of wool from characteristics and learn to follow health and safety procedures.

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  • Certificate IV Wool Classing

    AHC41316-01-GR

    Develop the skills to become a professional wool classer registered with the Australian Wool Exchange (AWEX). Build your career in wool handling and wool clip preparation and be part of a prestigious and profitable industry.

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