AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

The Certificate III in Agriculture will give you the skills and knowledge to work independently, and in teams, doing a wide variety of practical tasks. You will gain hands-on experience in machinery operation, selecting suitable management techniques and thinking through what the best way to manage the unexpected.

Note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

This course will run over 26 weeks. This course is delivered in modules and each module has a classroom, self-directed study, and practical component.

This course is delivered face to face

Nil Applicable

The Victorian Government is making vocational education and training more accessible to people who do not hold a post-school qualification, or who want to gain a higher qualification than they already hold. You are eligible for a Skills First-subsidised training place if you are:

• an Australian citizen

• an Australian Permanent Resident (holder of a permanent visa)

• a New Zealand citizen

And have commenced no more than:

• 2 subsidised courses in a year;

• 2 subsidised courses at the same time;

If you are enrolled at a school, you will not be able to receive a government subsidised training place for a course through Skills First.


Fee for Service $16,420
Skills First Funded $750
Skills First Funded Concession $150
Aboriginal Access Fee Waiver $0

• At the time of enrolment, you must disclose any medications or disability which may affect your learning or physical ability to conduct safe operation of plant machinery (including any vision impairment)
• You must understand and speak the English language and have the ability to conduct Mathematical Calculations at a level that enables the safe operation of plant machinery
• You must supply your current drivers licence or another form of photo identification and Medicare card. Eligible students applying for funding must provide their health care card.
• All course participants will be provided with a student information book detailing their rights and responsibilities.

This qualification is from the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. This course prepares you to work across different industry sectors and can lead to in-demand roles like farm foreman, cropping overseer or machinery operator in the evolving agriculture industry.

Students are required to demonstrate competence to the standard as prescribed in the assessment criteria. Qualified assessors will conduct a written and practical assessment at the completion of each unit of competency. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is offered to students who have previous experience in the industry.

All courses require a position holding deposit of 50% at pre-enrolment. Applicants will be advised of the amount prior to booking. Payment for the balance is required prior to the course commencement. Facilities include Credit Card, EFTPOS, Cheque or Cash.
NOTE: All course documentation is included in these fees.

A minimum of 3 working days (72 hours) notice is mandatory for cancellation or withdrawal from this course. Dependent upon circumstances, students may be offered an alternative date for training.

Should the student not wish to reschedule, 50% of the full fees will be retained by 1 Stop Driving School, the remainder of the fees will be returned to the original payee. There is no charge for a student to transfer to an alternative date provided the 3 working days (72 hours) notification is received.

In the event notification of cancellation is not received within 3 working days (72 hours) by 1 Stop Driving School and/or the student does not attend training, the full course fee will be applicable. The Student/Employer/Employment Agency is liable for full course fees upon non-attendance and will be invoiced accordingly.

If 1 Stop Driving School cancels the training course, then a full refund will be returned to the payer.

REFUNDS – A time frame of up to ten (10) working days is required to process refunds, any course materials or resources supplied to students are to be returned to 1 Stop Driving School upon cancellation, alternatively the cost of the materials will be invoiced to the client.

Recognition of Prior Learning is a process where people are provided with an opportunity to have their skills and knowledge assessed that they have developed outside the formal education system, for example:- life experience, informal training or work experience. The process involves the student providing physical evidence of their experiences that correlate with the unit of competency, you will then need to partake in an interview with the RPL assessor to ascertain that sufficient evidence has been provided. Students are required to complete an RPL application and will be advised of the cost prior to enrolment. If the student intends to apply for RPL, they MUST advise administration prior to enrolment.

1 Stop Driving School will recognise the AQF VET qualifications and VET statements of attainment issued by any other RTO. Credit Transfer is available for students who have previously completed units provided the units are relevant to the qualification the student is enrolling in and can be identified as a current or equivalent unit of competency.

This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training and applicants deemed competent at the conclusion of the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for units completed or a RII30820- Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations on completion of the full qualification and wallet-sized competency cards for plant machinery & first aid.

This qualification is Nationally Recognised Training and applicants deemed competent at the conclusion of the course will be provided with a Statement of Attainment for units completed or a AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture on completion of the full qualification and wallet sized competency cards for plant machinery & first aid.

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG302 Control plant pests, diseases and disorders
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
HLTAID011 Provide first aid
TLIF2010 Apply fatigue management strategies
TLIE0008 Calculate mass, area and quantify dimensions
TLIE0002 Process workplace documentation
TLIE3004 Prepare workplace documents
AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM207 Conduct front-end loader operations
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
RIIMPO319E Conduct backhoe/loader operations
RIIWHS202E Enter and work in confined spaces
RIIWHS204E Work safely at heights
AHCMOM315 Operate chemical application machinery and equipment
AHCMOM311 Operate precision control technology

AHCMOM317 Operate tractor with attachment
RIIHAN309F Conduct telescopic materials handler operations
RIIHAN308F Load and unload plant
AHCPCM205 Fell small trees