Certificate II and III in Agriculture 

School based traineeships give trainees the opportunity to build their knowledge and develop real skills in their area of interest whilst still attending school and gaining points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). Trainee-ships are usually offered to students from Years 10 to 12.

Employment: School based trainees are required to complete 375 hours (50 days) of employment in each 12 month period of their training to gain valuable hands-on experience. Work usually occurs during the school holidays and can be carried out on the family farm. A school based traineeship cannot begin unless the participant has a suitable host employer.

Training: Training blocks are five days long and consist of formal training sessions and assessments supported and guided by highly qualified instructors with current industry knowledge. All trainees are required to attend these blocks which occur on a range of properties suited to the particular training needs.

 

 

Outcomes

On successful completion of a school based traineeship students will:

  • Receive a nationally recognised qualification (AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture or AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture)**

  • Gain points towards the QCE

  • Obtain valuable skills and hands on experiences through employment in the industry.

  • AHC20116- for more information go here: AHC20116

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture - for more information go here: AHC30116

Fees 

For information on training subsidies and eligibility please contact us at training@northernskills.com.au. 

 

 

Certificate II and III in Conservation and Land Management 

School based traineeships for Years 10 to 12 are also available in the area of Conservation and Land Management. They give trainees the opportunity to build their knowledge and develop real skills in their area of interest whilst still attending school and gaining points towards their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE). 

Both Conservation and Land Management and Agricultural qualifications share common core units which form the foundation of knowledge for each certificate.

From 2017 the two core units for the Certificate III qualifications in agriculture and conservation and land management are:

AHCWHS301 Contribute to work health and safety processes.

AHCWRK309 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices. 

From 2017 the three core units for Certificate II qualifications in agriculture are:  

AHCWHS201  Participate in work health and safety processes  

AHCWRK209  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices. 

AHCWRK204 Work effectively in the industry

The two core units for Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management are: 

AHCWHS201  Participate in work health and safety processes  

AHCWRK209  Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices. 

The qualifications 

Agriculture

AHC30116 - Certificate III in Agriculture consists of 16 completed units including two core units and 14 elective units.

AHC20116 - Certificate II in Agriculture consists of 18 completed units including three core units and 15 elective units. 

Conservation and Land Management

AHC21016 - Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management consists of 15 completed units including two core units and 13 elective units. 

AHC31416 - Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management consists of 16 units including two core units and 14 elective units.

AHC20116 Certificate II in Agriculture

AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

AHC21016 Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management

AHC31416 Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management

Elective units 

Students chose from elective units to give them a wide range of skills and knowledge in a range of topics including: 

Livestock management

Operating and maintaining machinery and equipment

Horsemanship

Quad bikes and motor bikes

Chemical use

Soil and water conservation

Working with native animals

Pest control

Welding

Chainsaw operation

Tractor operation

Effective communication

Use of e-tools

 

 

 

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Traineeships are an ideal pathway for those who want to work in Australia's rural and conservation and land management sectors. 

Enquire today about about how gain practical, valuable skills and knowledge in the agricultural and resource management industries.