Course details

Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30116) – Focus on animal studies

During this course you will be required to complete two core units and 14 electives.

Core units

AHCWRK309 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWHS301 – Contribute to work health and safety processes

Elective units (14 required, choose from the list below)

BSBINM201– Process and maintain workplace information
HLTAID003 – Provide first aid
AHCLSK301 – Administer medication to livestock
AHCMER301 – Process customer complaints
BSBITU203 – Communicate electronically
AHCWRK302 – Monitor weather conditions
AHCWRK303 – Respond to emergencies
ACMGAS301 – Maintain and monitor animal health and wellbeing
ACMGAS303 – Plan for and provide nutritional requirements for animals
AHCPCM303 – Identify plant specimens
AHCMOM202 – Operate tractors
ACMGAS206 – Provide basic first aid for animals
BSBFLM303 – Contribute to effective workplace relationships
ACMSPE307 – Provide basic care of freshwater fish
ACMSPE310 – Provide basic care of mammals
AHCLSK206 – Identify and mark livestock
AHCLSK205 – Handle livestock using basic techniques

This qualification provides individuals with skills and knowledge to work in range of rural enterprise, agriculture and companion animal services. This qualification also contains units that enable individuals to study the basics in animal handling, livestock production with a focus on companion animal studies, workplace communications and livestock.

This course can prepare you for a variety of entry point job roles including:

  • farm hand;
  • animal and livestock handling;
  • companion animal services;
  • pet shops, boarding kennels; and
  • livestock husbandry.

Students enrolled in this course will also have the opportunity to participate in a complimentary second course to help them gain additional skills needed in the workplace. This includes communication, technological and problem solving skills. The Underpinning Skills for Industry Qualifications (USIQ) course will be held every Monday during term.

Suitable for:

School leavers, new entrants in to the agriculture industry and people looking for a pathway into further studies in agriculture or companion animal services.

Subject matter expert:
To be confirmed
Registered training organisation:
Central Regional TAFE
RTO Code: 52789
7 February – 21 September 2018

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Further study options:

​Certificate IV in Agriculture, veterinary nursing and diploma level courses in related industries.

Fee includes:
Course fee does not include catering or accommodation.
Fee information:



​​Muresk Institute offers a variety of accommodation with shared facilities (bathrooms and lounge/common rooms). For more information view our facilities and complete an accommodation request form.


​​Prue Jenkins
General Manager
Muresk Institute
T: 9690 1556

The above information is correct at the time of publishing however may be subject to change.

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