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Agriculture - Certificate II (AHC20116-01V01)
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Study area: Agriculture 
National code: AHC20116  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Locations:
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Yallah  Flexible  28 Weeks 30-Jan-2018  Thu 
Features: Traineeships, School trainees, TVET 
Description: This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture.

The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both.
Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors and may include:
- Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
- Assistant Farm or Station hand
- Assistant Farm or Station worker
- Assistant Farm or Station labourer

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Career opportunities: Assistant animal attendant/stockperson Assistant Farm or Station hand Assistant Farm or Station worker Assistant Farm or Station labourer 
Support for students: TAFE NSW has a range of support services available including support for students with disabilities, extensive library and information services, career advice and counselling, children's centres and support for multicultural or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. No matter what your circumstances are, TAFE NSW can assist you in many ways. 
Course availability
Location: Yallah
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Offering name: Certificate II in Agriculture - Yallah and Nowra 
Offering code: 18YLH-015 
Attendance mode: Flexible 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 28 Weeks
Scheduled attendance: Frist Class Thursday 8 February 2018 1:30pm to 5:30pm Building A, First floor, Room AF11 
Starting from: 30 January 2018 
Times: 1:30pm to 5:30pm
About: Classes run at our farm at Yallah Campus, just down the road from Wollongong. Your orientation class will be held at Yallah Campus in classroom AF09 at 1:30pm on Thursday 8 February 2018. This is a flexible delivery course. You will work online using Moodle. Your teacher will set activities and be in contact throughout your training. The practical component will take place in week blocks at Yallah Campus. The proposed dates and times for the blocks will run from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday from the 16 to the 20 April, 9 to the 15 July and 1 to the 5 October 2018. Students must wear appropriate clothing with enclosed shoes and hat/suncream and arrange their own accommodation and transport as required. This course will only run with sufficient numbers and the delivery format may change as required but students will be notified in advance.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 600 hours. This includes approximately 200 hours face to face training. You will need to allocate the remaining hours to engage in a range of activities to support your learning which may include:
• Independent study
• Work placement or simulated workplace activities
• Research and projects
• Preparation of assessment tasks
• Field/industry visits
• Tutorials
• Learning support
Required Student Skills:
This is a Certificate II level course, individuals undertaking this course will be required to undertake one or more of the activities listed above,

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out TAFE Illawarra’s support-for-learners website. You’ll be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

Would you like to turn your passion for Agriculture into a livelihood or just expand your interest with new knowledge and skills? Come to Yallah (just down the road from Wollongong) to study our Certificate II in Agriculture. Learn about the Industry that produces the food and fibre we use every day.

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture and enables individuals to select a livestock production &/or cropping context as a job focus. Further training pathways from this qualification include Certificate III in Agriculture (General or Dairy Production), Certificate III in Pork Production and Certificate III in Horse Industry. Topics covered may include, Pastures, Livestock handling, Farm chemical application, Machinery maintenance, Quad bike operation, Livestock feeding & Animal health, fencing.

Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:
• Assistant animal attendant/stockperson
• Assistant Farm or Station hand
• Assistant Farm or Station worker
• Assistant Farm or Station labourer

There are no entry requirements for this course which consists of 3 core and 15 elective units. It will be delivered using a blended model with some class attendance at our farms at Yallah campus (just down the road from Wollongong) and also independent learning using an online Moodle platform. You will need access to a computer and reliable internet to complete this course.

Students will be required to bring writing material and provide their own (PPE) Personal Protective Equipment such as covered footwear, long sleeve shirt and pants for classes and workshops. This is a Certificate II level course. Skills to study effectively include reading and writing to interpret information, the ability to work a team, receive and act on instructions and communicate with others.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you don’t already have a USI, you can easily create one at https://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi. Once you have your USI, you can add TAFE Illawarra to your USI account via the Manager Permissions page on the USI website. You will need to enter these details when adding us: code: 90006, name: TAFE NSW - Illawarra Institute. You can find out more about applying and enrolling at: http://www.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/course-and-careers/applying-and-enroling



Application next steps: Thanks for your application! A TAFE Illawarra staff member will soon be in contact to guide you through the next steps. 
Smart and Skilled: This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
(TAFE NSW - Provider Code: 90006)

The cost of this course will vary based on your eligibility for a Smart and Skilled Student Fee. Eligibility criteria can be found on the Smart and Skilled website or you can call us on 1300 766 123 for further information and advice.
Course fees:
Description Amount
First qualification $1,120
Second qualification $1,340
Concession $160
Exemption $0
Full Fee $5,380
Comments: Thank you for your payment and welcome to you course

Your first class will be held at the Yallah Campus in classroom AF09 at 1:30pm on Thursday 8th February 2018. Classes run for 4 hours each week for 3 terms. You will need reliable internet and computer access to complete this course.

Your teacher will provide you with your individual timetable in you first class.

If you require any further information at this time, please call our Customer Service Centre on 1300 766 123.

Recognition:
Recognition is the process by which you can demonstrate you already have the skills or competencies taught in a unit or qualification. It is the recognition of the skills, knowledge and experience you have gained through previous studies, work and life in general. Put simply, it means if you can demonstrate you already have the skills and experience you can complete a part or a whole qualification without needing to attend classes.
There are two types of Recognition:
• Credit Transfer, which allows you to receive credit for unit/s of competency previously successfully completed.
• Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), which is an assessment process of your previous skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the course you are enrolled.
You can apply for recognition online: http://search.illawarra.tafensw.edu.au/recognition/ or for more information visit www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/getrecognised or email illawarra.recognition@tafensw.edu.au 
Contact: For further information contact Customer Service Centre Information on 1300 766 123