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Agriculture - Diploma (AHC50116-01V01)
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Study area: Agriculture 
National code: AHC50116  (Nationally Recognised Training)
Location  Attendance  Duration  Commencing  Attendance days 
Goulburn  Part Time Day  2 Years 24-Jul-2018  Tue 
Features: VET student loans 
Description: This qualification reflects 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.
Industry expects individuals with this qualification will take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.
Job roles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

Farm production manager
Production unit manager
Station/property manager.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication. 
Entry requirements: There are no entry requirements for this qualification. 
Career opportunities: Farm production manager
Production unit manager
Station/property manager Dairy Master Technician
Farm Manager (Cropping)
Farm Manager (Livestock)
Organic Farmer
Poultry Production Manager 
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: Goulburn
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Offering name: Diploma of Agriculture 
Offering code: 18GLB-217 
Attendance mode: Part Time Day 
Study mode: Course-Mixed Mode 
Duration: 2 Years
Scheduled attendance: Block: C Floor: 2 Room: 4 
Hours per week:
Starting from: 24 July 2018 
Times: 9:00am to 4:00pm
About: Participants are to wear long trousers, cotton drill shirt, fully enclosed leather boots and sun protection. First day of attendance 24 July 9am - 4pm.

Volume of Learning:
Your learning commitment (known as the volume of learning) for this qualification is a minimum of 1000 hours. This includes approximately 432 hours of 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 Diploma level course. Skills required include essay writing and referencing, typing skills, computer literacy, reading and analysing material and resources, problem solving, the ability to be a self- direct learner, advanced communication skills and manage time effectively

Learner Support:
If you think you might need help with choosing, enrolling in or completing your course check out the TAFE NSW Illawarra https://www.tafeillawarra.edu.au/support-for-students website. You will be able to complete self-assessment checklists, find specialist information and locate the contact details of staff to help with your individual needs.

This course is for people who want to develop their technical skills and knowledge for positions with livestock, cropping or mixed farming enterprises. Jobs include Farm Manager, specialist livestock production manager and owner manager small farm production.
Applying and enrolling: Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not 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: Your application will now be assessed and we will let you know the outcome. If you indicated you would like a VET Student Loan we will be in touch with you soon to assess your eligibility and to explain how to proceed.

If you do apply for a VET Student Loan you will need to have your Tax File Number (TFN) handy. If you do not have a TFN you can apply for one through most Australia Post outlets, and obtain a Certificate of Application for a TFN. Once you receive your TFN from the Australian Tax Office (ATO) you must contact your college so they can arrange for you to enter it into your VET Student Loan application. 
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.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The Unit of Study fees below apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study. We will advise you of any fee reductions you are entitled to before you enrol.
Course fees: $4,820
Fee explanatory text: The Unit of Study fees below, apply if this is not your first qualification. Your actual fee may be less depending on your previous study or experience. Make sure you talk to a teacher as soon as possible about applying for Recognition.

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their courses fees. More information will be provided if when you enrol.

AHC50116, 18GLB-217 18GLB-013 S&S VSL UOS 1 $603
Start: Monday, 30 July 2018 Census Date: Monday, 3 September 2018

AHC50116, 18GLB-217 18GLB-014 S&S VSL UOS 2 $603
Start: Monday, 15 October 2018 Census Date: Monday, 5 November 2018

AHC50116, 18GLB-217 19GLB-007 S&S VSL UOS 3 $603
Start: Monday, 4 February 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 March 2019

AHC5116, 18GLB-217 19GLB-008 S&S VSL UOS 4 $603
Start: Monday, 29 April 2019 Census Date: Monday, 3 June 2019

AHC501116, 18GLB-217 19GLB-009 S&S VSL UOS 5 $603
Start: Monday, 22 July 2019 Census Date: Monday, 5 August 2019

AHC50116, 18GLB-217 19GLB-010 S&S VSL UOS 6 $603
Start: Monday, 14 October 2019 Census Date: Monday, 4 November 2019

AHC50116, 18GLB-217 20GLB-001 S&S VSL UOS 7 $603
Start: Monday, 3 February 2020 Census Date: Monday, 2 March 2020

AHC50116, 18GLB-217 20GLB-002 S&S VSL UOS 8 $599
Start: Monday, 28 April 2020 Census Date: Monday, 1 June 2020
Comments: First day of attendance is Tuesday 24 July 9am - 4pm.

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