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The perfect educational and career path for those who love to work in the great outdoors and have a passion for all things nature and science.

A diverse range of qualifications covering agriculture, horticulture and production nursery, landscaping, laboratory skills, viticulture and wine industry operations, conservation and land management.


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AHC32516 BDD7 Aboriginal Sites Work Certificate III Albany

The qualification enables individuals to undertake work associated with inspecting, documenting and maintaining Aboriginal cultural and heritage sites. The qualification enables individuals to operate under recognised, appropriate cultural supervision to undertake work associated with inspecting, documenting and maintaining Aboriginal cultural and heritage sites. 

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC33116 BDA2 Advanced Wool Handling Certificate III Narrogin

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in Shearing Shed Hands or Wool Handler.
You will have the skills and knowledge to handle wool and work in a shearing shed. You will learn skills penning sheep, performing board duties, pressing wool, and prepairing sheep for shearing and crutching. You will also learn about first aid, effective communication,responding to emergencies, and safety in the workplace.
Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC50116 BDD8 Agriculture Diploma Narrogin

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.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

This course is delivered via South Regional TAFE at the Muresk Campus based near Northam, Western Australia. 

AHC30116 BCW6 Agriculture Certificate III Manjimup
Narrogin

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production, horticulture or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both horticulture and livestock.
Individuals with this qualification perform tasks in a variety of contexts, which involve some judgement in selecting equipment and services.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC30216 BDE3 Agriculture (Dairy Production) Certificate III Bunbury

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to work as a farm hand in dairy or livestock farming. You will learn skills in stock handling and feeding, milking operations, workplace health and safety, farm maintenance and machinery and equipment operation. You will also learn about first aid, effective communication, responding to emergencies and safety in the workplace.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

MAA18 Auschem Accreditation - Risk Management in Pesticide Use Short Course Esperance
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River
Mount Barker
Narrogin

Description

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to manage risks associated with chemical use, and to understand your obligations in the areas of duty of care, quality assurance and environmental management.

Participants will learn on a practical level how to improve their integrated pest management programmes, to better choose the right chemical for the job and to apply it more accurately.  The course is designed for people who will be spraying chemicals without supervision.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals
    AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals

MAA19 Auschem Reaccreditation Short Course Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River
Mount Barker
Narrogin

Description

This one-day course is an essential update for primary producers in all aspects of chemical use and is designed to maintain AusChem WA accreditation. It covers new information in environmental safety, personal and occupational health and safety, legislation, spraying and calibration techniques, residues and resistance to chemicals.

This course is suitable for:
    farmers/food producers
    people employed by a shire (not those contracting to a shire)
    DEC employees spraying on DEC land
    National Resource Management employees spraying on their land (not contract sprayers doing the job)
    mine rehabilitation and weed eradication employees where they are spraying on mine land.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCCHM401  Develop Procedures to Minimise Risks in the Use of Chemicals

MAA11 Chainsaw Short Course Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Esperance
Katanning
Manjimup
Margaret River
Mount Barker
Narrogin

Description

This course covers the process of maintaining, preparing and operating hand-held chainsaws in a work environment.

These skills can be transferred to the homestead, are useful for home gardners and could lead to employment in parks and gardens or landscaping.

You will gain skills and knowledge in understanding the correct type of chainsaw for a particular task, how to use the chainsaw, maintain the chainsaw and store suitable personal protective equipment.

You will also carry out routine checks and maintenance on a chainsaw, apply appropriate chainsaw techniques, cutting methods according to manufacturer’s specifications and documented low risk work procedures; assess and minimise environmental impacts of chainsaw use; maintain records of chainsaw training and certification, risk assessment and use.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws

AHC21016 BDF0 Conservation and Land Management Certificate II Albany
Bunbury

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in conservation and land management.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC31416 BDC1 Conservation and Land Management Certificate III Albany
Bunbury
Esperance

This qualification provides a general vocational outcome in the conservation and land management industry.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC40916 BCZ9 Conservation and Land Management Certificate IV Albany
Bunbury

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge to become specialists within the conservation and land management industry.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

FWP30216 BAL0 Harvesting and Haulage Certificate III Albany

This qualification is designed for job roles in the harvesting and haulage sector of the forest and wood products industry. The harvesting and haulage sector is responsible for cutting down trees, plantation and native, and transporting them to a mill or port facility. The product might be timber logs or chip and the species harvested range from blue gum for woodchip, pine for chip and timber and native timber for chip or timber. Residues are also used for mulch, pelleting, bio fuel and oil production.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

MAA22 Health Department Pesticide Spraying - Handheld / Backpack Short Course Albany
Bunbury

Description

This course is for those seeking to obtain the mandatory licence required to meet Health Department requirements for a Pest Management Technician licence if you are spraying chemicals for commercial gain.
If only a backpack or hand held device is used for spot spraying then this course is suitable.
It may lead to employment in Lawn & Garden, Landscaping, Bushland & Mine Site Rehabilitation.

Skills and knowledge elements include:
    Common weeds found in WA
    Common weed controls used in WA (following Integrated Pest Management strategies)
    Safe disposal of chemical residue and containers
    Correct Personal Protective Equipment for selected control measures
    Understanding a chemical label, schedules and use of chemicals
    Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    Groups of chemicals and their formulations

This course is delivered over 1 day.

Entry requirements
It is recommended that participants completing this course have significant prior knowledge and skills in spraying chemicals if looking to obtain a spraying license for lawn and garden, landscaping or mine site rehabilitation.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units.

    AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals
    AHCCHM304 Transport and Store Chemicals
    AHCPMG301 Control Weeds

MAB01 Health Department Pesticide Spraying - Mechanical / Boom Spray Short Course Albany
Bunbury

Description

This course is for those seeking to obtain the mandatory licence required to meet Health Department requirements for a Pest Management Technician licence if you are spraying chemicals for commercial gain.
These competencies are required to be completed where mechanical equipment is used to apply pesticides. Examples include boom spraying equipment including quad bike mounted or air blast equipment.
It may lead to employment in broadacre spraying of crops & pastures, forestry, pest & weed control in non-cropping situations and turf Management.

Skills and knowledge elements include:
    Common weeds found in WA
    Common weed controls used in WA (following Integrated Pest Management strategies)
    Safe disposal of chemical residue and containers
    Correct Personal Protective Equipment for selected control measures
    Understanding a chemical label, schedules and use of chemicals
    Understanding Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    Groups of chemicals and their formulations

This course is delivered over a 2 day period.

Entry requirements
It is recommended that participants completing this course have significant prior knowledge and skills in spraying chemicals if looking to obtain a spraying license for broadacre spraying with mechanical equipment.

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units.
    AHCCHM303 Prepare and Apply Chemicals
    AHCCHM304 Transport & Store Chemicals
    AHCPMG301 Control Weeds
    AHCPMG302 Control Plant Pests, Diseases and Disorders
    AHCCHM401 Develop Procedures to Minimise Risks in the Use of Chemicals
    AHCCHM402 Plan & Implement a Chemical Use Program

AHC20416 BDE6 Horticulture Certificate II Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Katanning
Margaret River

This course is for any interested people that want to learn a more about gardening and general horticultural practices. Such people may want to commence their own business or seek employment as a nursery hand within established horticultural businesses. There are no pre-requisites for this course aside from a strong interest in this industry area.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC30716 BDF1 Horticulture Certificate III Albany
Bunbury
Busselton
Margaret River

Are you looking for a career among the trees? When you complete the Certificate III in Horticulture you will be ready for a career working with plants as school or council gardener, groundskeeper, or self-employed landscaper. You will have the skills and knowledge to work effectively in the horticultural industry, implement propagation plans, control weeds, pests, and diseases, safely prepare, store, and apply chemicals, install irrigation, create plant displays, plant identification and nutrition, and workplace safety and health.

South Regional TAFE Campuses have well designed horticulture facilities.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses.  Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC40416 BCW2 Horticulture Certificate IV Albany
Busselton
Denmark
Margaret River

This qualification allows individuals to develop post-trade skills and knowledge across a broad coverage of the industry prior to undertaking higher level roles in the industry.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

MSL30116 AZR9 Laboratory Skills Certificate III Bunbury

This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to assist in collecting and preparing samples and to carry out, measure and record results of experiments in the physical, chemical, biological or life sciences. You will learn skills in maintaining a laboratory, routine sampling and testing, recording data, and using laboratory computing programs. You will also learn how to prepare cultures, perform sterile techniques and assist with field work.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

This course package is being superseded and will be replaced in 2019.

 

MSL40116 AZS7 Laboratory Techniques Certificate IV Bunbury

This qualification covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a range of laboratory techniques to conduct tests and sampling in a variety of industry sectors.

The full time duration of this course is two semesters or one semester if specified units from Certificate III in Laboratory Skills are held. Please enquire for details.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

This course package is being superseded and will be replaced in 2019.

AHC30916 BDB7 Landscape Construction Certificate III Albany

This qualification will provide the practical skills and knowledge to design garden landscapes or renovate existing gardens. Students will also learn how to select materials and plants for landscape projects, set out and landscape a range of sites, and construct stone, brick, block and timber structures and features, about irrigation installation and safety in the workplace.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

MAA20 Operate Tractors Short Course Manjimup
Narrogin

Description

This course will take you through the process of operating tractors with or without attached equipment and defines the standard required to:    
    carry out pre-operational checks and maintenance including tagging defects
    set and secure attachments according to manufacturer's directions
    operate tractor in a safe and controlled manner
    implement shut-down procedures
    store machinery and equipment
    record maintenance and operation details

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors

AHC31016 BCY8 Parks and Gardens Certificate III Bunbury

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in parks and gardens. The parks and gardens industry expects this qualification to be achieved to meet job outcomes at this level.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC20316 BCW5 Production Horticulture Certificate II Denmark
Manjimup

The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production context as a job focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed enterprises.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

 

AHC30616 BDB4 Production Horticulture Certificate III Denmark

This qualification provides a vocational outcome in production horticulture. The qualification enables individuals to select a tree cropping, vegetable or berry production, grape growing or mushroom production context as a job focus, or a mixture in the case of mixed enterprises.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

MAA24 Quad Bike Training Short Course Manjimup
Narrogin

Description

This course will take you through the process of maintaining and operating quad bikes (four wheeled), and defines the standard required to:
    perform routine pre-operational checks and maintenance
    match, attach and operate equipment as described in the manufacturer's operators manual
    recognise and control hazards and risks
    safely operate quad bikes in a range of weather and terrain conditions
    monitor and maintain vehicle records

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

    AHCMOM212 Operate Quad Bikes

AHC32916 BCW7 Shearing Certificate III Narrogin

When you complete this course you will be ready for career in the Shearing Industry as a full time occupation.
You will have the skills and knowlege to shear sheep to a professional standard with increased speed and accuracy, with knowledge of how the Shearing Industry works, wool quality and Occupational Safety and Health.
Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC21316 BCY3 Shearing Certificate II Narrogin

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in the Shearing Industry and be able to shear sheep to Novice Level. You will have the skills and knowledge to prepare handpieces for machine shearing, position and crutch sheep, maintain and service shearing equipment and assist with shearing shed activities. You will also learn about First Aid, Effective Communication, Responding to Emergencies and Safety in the Workplace.          
Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC51516 BCW3 Viticulture Diploma Margaret River

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of managers in the viticulture industry.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

FDF30411 D684 Wine Industry Operations Certificate III Margaret River

This qualification targets those performing production related roles that require an application of wine industry specific skill and knowledge, including some technical and problem solving ability. You can choose to learn skills that relate to wine grape growing, cellar operations, cellar door sales or wine tourism, bottling and packaging.

Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC41316 BDD9 Wool Classing Certificate IV Narrogin

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in successful completion of this qualification and suitable experience provides you with the opportunity to become a professional wool classer.
You will have the skills and knowledge to sort classify and grade wool into various types for sale in the market.  You will learn skills in supervising work routines and staff performance, training, determining wool classing strategies, managing shearing and crutching operations, classing wool for special markets, providing information and advice on wool preparation, and implementing and monitoring quality assurance procedures.
Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC33016 BCY2 Wool Clip Preparation Certificate III Narrogin

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in Wool Classing. This course is designed to provide you with a range of practical skills, technical training and communication skills for a career in Wool Classing.
You will have the skills and knowledge to be a Wool Classer. This qulaification is also a specialist wool classing qualification for owner classers and enables them to apply for registration with AWEDX Ltd as an Owner Classer.
Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

AHC21416 BDD3 Wool Handling Certificate II Narrogin

When you complete this course you will be ready for a career in the wool industry as a wool handler or an agriculture assistant.
You will have the skills and knowledge to handle wool and assistg in a shearing shed. You will learn skills in penning sheep, performing board duties, assisting with pressing wool and preparing sheep for shearing and crutching. You will also learn about first aid, effective communication, responding to emergencies and safety in the workplace.
Not all study modes are offered at all campuses. Please check with your local campus for study modes and elective units offered.

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