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High-level skills for a rewarding life on the land

These qualifications reflect the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises Course details

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Toowoomba

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Hoa Thuy Ngo

Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture

Australia has all the key points that I wanted for studying abroad: good living conditions, beautiful weather, and a friendly social community. I feel very safe asking for directions and catching public transport here, and my classmates and teachers have been very supportive. I love walking about and enjoying the trees and landscaped gardens on campus. These refresh my mind and my body. Choosing Brisbane as my study location has been a fantastic decision. After graduation I plan on working in Australia for a few years and then volunteering abroad to help other people in need. Eventually I’d like to use the knowledge and practical skills I gained at TAFE Queensland to build a private organic farm in Vietnam.

Hoa Thuy Ngo
Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Key dates

Location Workload Delivery Key Date
Toowoomba Full Time Classroom 29/01/2018
16/07/2018
29/01/2019
15/07/2019

Entry requirements

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection - Welfare Requirements For Student Visa Applicants Under 18.

Location/s

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Resources required

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Courses may require different resources, depending on your study location;

  • Supply and wear safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS2210
  • Wear cotton long sleeve shirts, long trousers, and a broad brimmed hat.
  • It is also recommended that you bring sunscreen and a water bottle.

 

Timetable

Timetables may be available online or may be provided to you at your program orientation.

Your timetable may change every semester and you must be able to manage your commitments to ensure attendance at all your classes.

Timetables will be different across TAFE Queensland locations. This is an example of what a course timetable could look like -  

Monday and Tuesday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Wednesday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Or

Wednesday and Thursday 8.00 am - 4.45 pm and Friday 8.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Placement

Some qualifications require students to participate in vocational placement to successfully complete and achieve their TAFE Queensland award. If vocational placement is a course requirement it will be organised by your School/Faculty and you will be provided with all the information you need to prepare. Remember you are responsible for ensuring you have met all the requirements to participate in vocational placement.

Confidentiality
During these placements, you may become familiar with information that is confidential to that workplace (for example financial or business affairs, personal affairs and family background of staff and clients, technical information, trade secrets, know-how, formulae, processes, ideas, and inventions). You must not divulge any confidential information that you become aware of during a placement. Breaches of confidentiality will be considered to be acts of behavioural misconduct and may result in disciplinary action.

Units

Certificate III in Rural Operations:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 16 units:
Core Competencies: 2
Elective Competencies: 14

Diploma of Agriculture:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: This Diploma has no core units
Elective Competencies: 10

Diploma of Agribusiness Management:

To achieve this qualification you will need to complete 10 units:
Core Competencies: This Diploma has no core units
Elective Competencies: 10

The units listed below are recognised in both Diploma qualifications as elective choices; therefore by successfully completing these units, you will have satisfied the requirements for both qualifications.

Diploma of Agriculture and Diploma of Agribusiness Management

Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan Elective
AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies Elective
AHCAGB502 Plan and manage infrastructure requirements Elective
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports Elective
AHCBUS507 Monitor and review business performance Elective
AHCBUS506 Develop and review a business plan Elective
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective
AHCBUS502 Market products and services Elective
AHCAGB503 Plan and monitor production processes Elective
AHCNAR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies Elective
AHCLSK501 Manage livestock production Elective Diploma of Agriculture
AHCBAC408 Manage agricultural crop production Elective Diploma of Agriculture

Certificate III in Rural Operations

Core and Elective Units
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes Core
AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices Core
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies Elective
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors Elective
AHCLSK301 Administer medication to livestock Elective
AHCINF303 Plan and construct conventional fencing Elective
AHCLSK309 Implement animal health control programs Elective
AHCMOM212 Operate quad bikes Elective
AHCLSK206 Identify and mark livestock Elective
AHCLSK210 Muster and move livestock Elective
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock Elective
AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observation Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Elective
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery Elective
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Elective

Disclaimer

Not all electives available at all campuses.

The course cost indicated is for students on an international student visa. If you are visiting Australia on a non-student visa, (e.g. partner visa, working holiday, employer sponsor etc.) please contact us directly for the price applicable to you.

Costs

Location Cost Duration
Toowoomba, South West    
Diploma of Agriculture
Diploma of Agribusiness Management
$12,000 1 Year
Certificate III in Rural Operations $12,000 1 Year

Outcome

AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture 092579F

AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management 092609E

AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations 095726J

Job prospects

  • Farm or station hand
  • Farmers And Farm Managers
  • Farm or station worker
  • Property Manager

Hoa Thuy Ngo

Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture

Australia has all the key points that I wanted for studying abroad: good living conditions, beautiful weather, and a friendly social community. I feel very safe asking for directions and catching public transport here, and my classmates and teachers have been very supportive. I love walking about and enjoying the trees and landscaped gardens on campus. These refresh my mind and my body. Choosing Brisbane as my study location has been a fantastic decision. After graduation I plan on working in Australia for a few years and then volunteering abroad to help other people in need. Eventually I’d like to use the knowledge and practical skills I gained at TAFE Queensland to build a private organic farm in Vietnam.

Hoa Thuy Ngo
Certificate II I Horticulture / Certificate III in Horticulture / Diploma of Horticulture
TAFE Queensland Brisbane

Application Process

Applying to TAFE Queensland International is easy. You can submit an application at any time, but get in early as positions are limited. Follow the steps below to apply to study at TAFE Queensland.

Before you apply

  1. Check the evidence required to apply for your visa

    Before you apply to study at TAFE Queensland, you should check what documents and evidence you will need to provide to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to support your visa application.

    How to check what evidence you will need to provide to obtain a visa:

    • Visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) page on the DIBP website
    • Scroll down to the Document Checklist Tool
    • Select the country listed on your passport
    • Enter 03020E in the Education Provider CRICOS code field
    • Answer the final question: I am one of the following
    • Click the Display Evidence button
    • Read through the Documentary Evidence List to find out what you will need to submit with your visa application

  2. Review Admissions criteria and key dates

    Some courses require you to meet additional entry requirements eg. Submit a portfolio or artwork with your application. Please check individual course requirements via the Course page.

  3. Prepare your certified supporting documents

    If you are an international student applying directly to TAFE Queensland, you will need to include certified copies of the following documents to support your application:

    • Copy of passport
    • Educational certificate and academic records
    • English language test results

  4. Applying as a mature aged student

    Mature age students (at least 21years of age and with work experience/other qualifications) may be admitted into a program without meeting the formal academic requirements.
    The following documentation is required to support your application:

    • Current CV
    • References on company letterhead from current or previous employers

    Where previous study/employment was conducted in English, submit a certified letter from the educational institution/employer confirming the language of instruction/employment was English.
  5. Under 18 students

    International student visa applicants under the age of 18 will only be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. For more information visit Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.

  6. Submit your application

    Submit your application and supporting documents through TAFE Queensland's online application portal or through a TAFE Queensland Registered Agent who can guide you through the enrolment process.

    Receive your Letter of Offer

    Accepting your Letter of Offer

    Note the expiry date for acceptance.

    • Meet all conditions as outlined in your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read and agree to the Terms and Conditions of your Letter of Offer and Acceptance
    • Read the International Student Refund Policy
    • Read the TAFE Queensland student rules
    • Pay the tuition fees as stated in your Letter of Offer
    • Pay for Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) as stated in your Letter of Offer, or arrange your own OSHC for the duration of your visa.

    Next Step

    Receive your Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE -required for visa lodgement). You will use this document to apply for your student visa.

    Apply for your visa

    To apply for your student visa, visit the DIBP website and click Apply Now. Follow the steps to create your ImmiAccount and apply for your visa.

    Travel to Queensland and attend Orientation

    Once you have received your student visa, you can travel to Queensland ready to attend the TAFE Queensland International Orientation.

Orientation

At the beginning of each semester orientation events are hosted across TAFE Queensland locations.

TAFE Queensland recommends you arrive two weeks prior to your course start date to allow time to organise and settle into your accommodation and prepare for your studies.

International Orientation details are emailed to you prior to commencing your studies or they can be accessed via the Orientation Schedule.

Program specific orientations are also conducted one week prior to the start of study. This is an opportunity for you to meet your teachers and classmates, get to know your campus, and familiarise yourself with your study schedule. 

Last updated on 6 October 2017

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