AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture

Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants (RTO#45802) offers the nationally recognised AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture with high quality course materials and premier student support. We deliver training that is customised to meet the needs of our students and employers.


Where can it take your career?

The AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture is the latest nationally accredited qualification that equips you with the skills needed to select a livestock production, cropping or livestock context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both cropping and livestock.

This course is perfect for learners who want to be a:

    • Farm worker
    • Station hand
    • Farm foreman
    • Machinery operator


How is the course delivered?

Training is delivered via blended learning (face-to-face and distance components).

Course Duration: This course is designed to be completed within up to 48 weeks excluding holidays.

Expected Study Hours: Typical learners are expected to spend up to 1233 hours depending on existing knowledge, skills, and experience.

Note: Please read Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants Student Handbook and other policies and procedures including Refund Policy, Complaints and Appeals Policy, RPL Procedure prior to enrolling.


What will you learn in the AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture?

This course is designed to develop your expertise in agriculture. Among others, you will learn to:

    • Contribute to work health and safety processes
    • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
    • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
    • Perform machinery maintenance


How is the course structured?

All learners will be assessed through a combination of the following:

  • Observation during on-the-job or role play simulation
  • Questioning may include self-assessment, verbal answers, written questionnaires, activity modules or interview
  • Structured activities may include Projects, Case studies, presentations, role play, demonstration, progressive tasks


What are the entry requirements?

The units MEM05004, MEM05012, and MEM05050 included in the course packaging (see below) have the following pre-requisite units that students must complete before applying for this course:

  • MEM11011 Undertake manual handling
  • MEM13015 Work safely and effectively in manufacturing and engineering
  • MEM16006 Organise and communicate information

Students must present Statements of Attainment for the above units upon enrolment.

Forky Stick Training and Safety further screens learners according to the following criteria:

  • Must be 18 years or older,
  • Have sound language and literacy skills (at least Year 10 English, or equivalent),
  • Have basic computer skills, and
  • ALL learners will be required to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment (LL&N)*.

*Learners who do not meet the LLN requirements of the course may still enroll into the course provided the enrolment has been endorsed by the trainer and corresponding additional support strategies have been put in place.


What are the resources needed to complete the course?

To support you in your new course with Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants, we will provide the following:

  • AHC30116 learning and assessment suite which includes:
    • Learner Guides
    • Assessment Workbooks;
    • Templates for Projects and other activities;
  • Additional course readings and resources recommended by trainers.
  • Equipment and tools, including but not limited to:
    • Anchor points
    • Lanyards and connecting equipment
    • Harnesses
    • Fall arrest devices
    • Fall protection
    • Ladders
    • Elevating work platforms (EWPs)
    • Edge protections systems
    • General equipment maintenance
    • Scaffolds
    • Hoists
    • Jacks
    • Hand power tools
    • Water supply systems
    • Gas cylinders
    • Hoses
    • Blowpipes
    • Tips and nozzles
    • Regulators
    • Flashback arrestors
    • Electrode holder
    • Welding leads and gas shrouds
    • Gas regulators
    • Liners
    • Contact tips
  • Machinery and other equipment, including but not limited to:
    • Heavy earthmoving equipment
    • Tractors
    • Vehicles and trucks
    • Skid steer loaders
    • Self-propelled harvesters and pickers
    • Front-end loaders
    • Forklifts
    • Land levellers
    • Motorised turf mowing equipment
    • Grain handling equipment
    • Pumps
    • Spraying equipment
    • Hydraulic equipment
    • Stationary engines
    • Mulching and chipping equipment
    • Powered trailers
    • Three-point linkage equipment
  • Access to:
    • Confined space that is a reasonable facsimile of an industrial confined space
    • Storage facility for chemicals
    • Vehicle for transporting chemicals
  • Tools and equipment for working in confined spaces such as:
    • Instruments and monitors
    • Instruments used for pre-entry testing appropriate to the hazards
    • Continuous monitors appropriate for the hazards
    • Other devices used to test the confined space atmosphere
    • Communication equipment
    • Voice-visual contact
    • Lifeline communication
    • Radio communication
    • PPE, such as:
      • Ear protection
      • Lifelines and harnesses
      • Personal monitors and alarms
    • Relevant Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Appropriate welding equipment and materials
  • Resources, equipment and materials for installing drainage systems, including:
    • Work specifications and workplace procedures applicable to installing drainage systems
    • Drainage system installation equipment
    • Drainage system installation tools and equipment and procedures
    • Personal protective equipment applicable to installing drainage systems
  • Resources, equipment and materials for controlling weeds, such as:
    • Live weeds
    • Tools and equipment used for weed control program
    • Personal protective equipment
    • Safety data sheets
    • Regulations and codes of practice
  • Engine oil
  • Fuel, which can include one or more of the following:
    • Acetylene
    • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
    • Hydrogen
  • Materials such as:
    • Mild/low carbon steel
    • Cast iron
  • Consumables such as:
    • Filler rods
    • Fluxes
    • Filler wire
    • Shielding gas
  • Maintenance tools and equipment
  • Chemicals, including labels and Safety Data Sheets
  • Chemical measuring, mixing, and application equipment
  • Materials and equipment to handle, secure and protect chemical loads
  • Specific workplace documents, including work instructions and procedures for:
    • Chemical application
    • Chemical handling, storage and transport
    • Health and safety in the workplace
    • Machinery maintenance
    • Biosecurity procedures applicable to machinery and equipment operation
    • Record keeping
  • Manufacturers’ operation and maintenance instructions for the equipment
  • Access to weather forecasts to measure local weather
  • Legislation and regulations relevant to:
    • Use of chemicals, including its handling, storage and transport
    • Control of weeds

To complete your course, you will need ongoing access to the following:

  • A computer with an Internet access with a reliable speed of at least 5mbps
  • Google Chrome (recommended browser)
  • MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel or equivalent applications.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader or equivalent application
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Hard hat
    • Steel-capped safety boots
    • Safety glasses


What are the AHC30116 course units?

This course covers 16 units of competency (2 core units and 14 elective units)

Core units

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

Group A Elective units

  • AHCCHM307 – Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
  • AHCCHM304 – Transport and store chemicals
  • AHCLSK305 – Maintain livestock water supplies
  • AHCMOM302 – Perform machinery maintenance
  • AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery and equipment
  • AHCPMG301 – Control weeds
  • AHCWRK204 – Work effectively in the industry
  • TLIF2010 – Apply fatigue management strategies

Group B Elective units

  • AHCDRG305 – Install drainage systems
  • MEM05004 – Perform routine oxy fuel gas welding
  • MEM05012 – Perform routine manual arc welding
  • MEM05050 – Perform routine gas metal arc welding
  • RIIWHS202E – Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS204E – Work safely at heights


What are the course fees?

The AHC30116 course is available for only $5,899.

Initial deposit of $1,500.00 upon enrolment + remaining balance to be paid 11 monthly instalments of $400.

Please see Fees and Refunds Policy for more information.


What are the Qualification Pathways?

Learners may also consider additional training to complement their skills in agriculture, with courses such as:

    • AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture*
    • AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture*

*These courses are not offered by Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants. 

Is Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) available?

Forky Stick Training and Safety Consultants has a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process in place which is discussed in details in the RTO’s Recognition Policy and Procedure.

Prospective students are informed of the RPL Policy and procedures prior  to enrolment in the course and through a variety of means, including pre-enrolment interview, enrolment form, student handbook, and website.

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