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Certificate IV in Agriculture

Career Area:Environmental, Horticulture & Primary Industries National Code:AHC40110
Certificate IV in AgricultureThis course is for people wanting to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to
become specialists within the agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the
needs of supervisors or team leaders in the agriculture industry.

You will learn about maintaining safe work practices, as well as selected skills
areas which could include: cropping; dairy; livestock production; agribusiness;
chemicals use; irrigation; horse breeding; machinery operation and maintenance;
merchandising and sales; organic production; pest management; soils; and wool.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

Career Pathways

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles
relevant to this qualification include:
- Farm team leader
- Farm supervisor
- Shed supervisor

Prior Learning

For further information please refer to the Recognition area of the Hunter TAFE website.

Students with Disabilities

If you are considering studying with Hunter TAFE and are unsure what impact your disability may have on your study, please feel free to contact Disability Services to find out!

Delivery Locations, Important Dates, Study Options and Timetables

Scone Campus

Course Availability

Start Date Study Options How to Enrol Proposed Timetable Fees & Charges Units of Competency Important Information
Various Part Time Day
Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time, part-time day or evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225

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The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,770.00
Second Qualification Fee is $3,240.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan.

For more information please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans .

To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AHCAGB401A - Implement and monitor a property improvement plan
  • AHCBAC401A - Manage pastures for livestock production
  • AHCBAC402A - Plan a pasture establishment program
  • AHCBUS402A - Cost a project
  • AHCLSK409A - Supervise animal health programs
  • AHCLSK411A - Supervise natural mating of livestock
  • AHCLSK412A - Arrange livestock purchases
  • AHCLSK413A - Design livestock handling facilities
  • AHCLSK416A - Identify and select animals for breeding
  • AHCMOM402A - Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment
  • AHCOHS401A - Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processes
  • AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret results
Other Information

This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version of this qualification will soon be available. This means that Hunter TAFE may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling during this time must complete the qualification by the transition date or transition to a new qualification when it becomes available. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.

Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us.

Drop in attendance sessions are conducted at Scone Campus, for theory and some practical classes. Dependant upon units selection, Block release attendance is required for up to 2 days each.

Enquire Now
Scone Campus campus
Semester: Semester Various,
Study Options: Part Time Day, , weeks
How to Enrol: Thanks for visiting! We are currently taking enquiries for this course.

Depending on demand, this course may be available to study full-time, part-time day or evening. Students can discuss options to study flexibly, on campus, with a mix of campus and online or in the workplace.

This training may be subsidised by the NSW Government.

This course is also available as a Traineeship.

We encourage you to enquire now so we can keep in touch with you on when and how to enrol.

Alternatively call us on 131 225
Proposed Timetable:
Information Session:
Fees & Charges: The 2017 Smart and Skilled Schedule prices are:

First Qualification Fee is $2,770.00
Second Qualification Fee is $3,240.00

The Concession Fee for this course is $240.00. You may also be eligible for a fee exemption. Your eligibility for a concession or exemption will be confirmed at enrolment.

The fees indicated above are based on students who have been approved for training subsidised by the NSW Government. If you do not qualify for training subsidised by the NSW Government, please do not hesitate to contact us on 131 225 to find out how Hunter TAFE can assist you to achieve your study and career goals.

A VET Student Loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of the courses fees. More information will be provided to you at the Enrolment Session. Please note it is a requirement to read the 2017 VET Student Loan Information booklet before applying for this loan.

For more information please visit https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans .

To download the VET Student Loan 2017 Information booklet please visit https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/vet_student_loan_student_infomation_booklet_2017_0.pdf

Students can pay their fee upfront or undertake a Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan which will commence at the time of enrolment. A copy of the Hunter TAFE Instalment Plan Agreement can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.

If your employer is covering the cost of your student fees, a letter or purchase order from your employer is required.

Costs associated with work experience and field trips such as food, transport and accommodation will be at the student’s own expense.

The Hunter TAFE Fee and Refund Policy advises students of their obligations with regard to student fees and additional costs, and eligibility requirements for refunds. The policy can be found on the Hunter TAFE website.
Units of Competency:

This is an indication of what Units of Competency may be studied in this qualification, and will be confirmed prior to enrolment. To discuss with a member of our team, submit an enquiry online or call 131 225.


  • AHCAGB401A - Implement and monitor a property improvement plan
  • AHCBAC401A - Manage pastures for livestock production
  • AHCBAC402A - Plan a pasture establishment program
  • AHCBUS402A - Cost a project
  • AHCLSK409A - Supervise animal health programs
  • AHCLSK411A - Supervise natural mating of livestock
  • AHCLSK412A - Arrange livestock purchases
  • AHCLSK413A - Design livestock handling facilities
  • AHCLSK416A - Identify and select animals for breeding
  • AHCMOM402A - Supervise maintenance of property machinery and equipment
  • AHCOHS401A - Maintain occupational health and safety (OHS) processes
  • AHCSOL401A - Sample soils and interpret results
Important Information: Other Information

This qualification has become superseded across Australia and an updated version of this qualification will soon be available. This means that Hunter TAFE may continue to deliver the old qualification for 12 months from the date of change. Students enrolling during this time must complete the qualification by the transition date or transition to a new qualification when it becomes available. Transitioning to a new qualification will not result in financial penalty.

Further information will be provided during the time of your enrolment. To talk about transition dates or for help to identify the right course for you, please contact us.

Drop in attendance sessions are conducted at Scone Campus, for theory and some practical classes. Dependant upon units selection, Block release attendance is required for up to 2 days each.

Disclaimer

Courses will run subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability is subject to review and change.