Qualification: Certificate III

National Code: AHC30116

Duration: 12 Months

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

The testamur issued for this qualification is to be titled AHC30115 Certificate III in Agriculture.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

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


Core and Elective Units

*Elective units can be changed to meet your needs and employment context within the limits of the packaging rules specific to the qualification.

Total number of units to complete: 16
Number of core units: 2
Number of elective units: 14

Unit Code Unit Title (core)
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes
Unit Code Unit Title (electives)
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
HLTAID003 Provide first aid
AHCINF302 Plan and construct an electric fence
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestock
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCLSK308 Identify and draft livestock
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCLSK325 Castrate livestock
AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry
AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results
AHCWOL310 Press wool for a clip
AHCWOL311 Perform shed duties


chemical training; construct conventional and electric fences; livestock feeding, watering, husbandry; soil sampling and testing; first aid; castrating livestock


JOB OPORTUNITIES – Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farm or station worker
  • Livestock transport driver
  • Shed hand


ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – There are no entry requirements for this qualification. Credit for this qualification may come from completion of Certificate II in Agriculture


TRAINING OPTIONS – Flexible delivery with on farm, onsite training and assessment.


Location:                        Traineeships across NSW

Start Date:                   Flexible – can start any time

Attendance:                  Flexible

Contact name:             John Dwyer

Telephone:                    0427324435

Email:                             johndwyer-aat@bigpond.com


COSTS – The amount you will pay will depend on your individual circumstance.

Government subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $1000

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption.

Please contact Australian Agricultural Training for a personal fee assessment or check our website www.aussieagtraining.com for the fee schedule.

PAYMENT OPTIONS – Australian Agricultural training can make arrangements for payments by instalment please contact us.


LEARNING RESOURCES – AAT course notes will be provided electronically via USB or may be purchased in paper based volumes. First Aid manual to be purchased at cost from Australian Agricultural Training.


UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER – If you are a new or continuing student undertaking nationally recognised training you need a USI to receive your qualification or statement of attainment. Australian Agricultural Training can assist you with this or alternatively you can create your USI by going to https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi


ENROLMENT INFORMATION – Please contact Australian Agriculture Training on 0432665331 or email phillipward-aat@bigpond.com


THIRD PARTY PROVISION – Australian Agricultural  Training contracts Royal Life Saving New South Wales to provide the learning materials and assessments for the unit HLTAID003 Provide first aid. Australian Agricultural Training employs and accredited Royal Life Saving trainer and assessor to conduct the training and assess the learners.


RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) – You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course, if so you may wish to have this recognised. This may reduce your training time. Please contact us.


TRAINING PATHWAYS – Pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

Certificate IV in wool classing

Diploma of Agriculture