Course Description

The entry level Certificate II will give you the fundamental skills needed to start working on a farm and help you build an all-round knowledge to impress potential employers.

The Certificate II in Agriculture will:

  • Prepare you for work on a farm, teaching you how work effectively in the agricultural industry.
  • Teach you how to keep the farm safe and well maintained, including how to undertake general maintenance and repair works.
  • Give you the skills to look after livestock.
  • Ensure you have the knowledge to establish, grow and harvest crops.

You’ll also have a chance to put what you learn into practice through five workplace projects. These projects will help you demonstrate your knowledge, observe procedures in a real workplace and develop contacts within the agriculture industry.

Why study this course?

  • The Certificate II in Agriculture is an excellent introduction to the industry. It teaches you a wide range of skills, including farming basics, use of machinery, and management of livestock and crops to help you become the all-round employee that farms look for.

  • It has been designed in consultation with farm industry experts, so you can be sure that the skills and techniques you learn will be relevant when you enter the workplace.

  • This qualification is built around a simulated farm business called Miltop Downs. Using the Miltop Downs website, you’ll be able to put what you learn into the context of a real farm and better understand how to apply your skills to typical scenarios that arise on a farm.

  • The course will give you access to Trade Hub as part of your studies. Trade Hub is a literacy and numeracy support tool, which explains key concepts that you will need to understand to work in agriculture (area, volume, instructions, and safety documents).

Potential career outcomes

  • Assistant Crop Farm Worker
  • Assistant farm hand
  • Assistant Livestock Farm Worker