Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110)

Qualification: Certificate III
Course Code: AHC30110
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
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Duration: Self-paced; max 18 months
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: OTEN - Open Training & Education Network (RTO 90004)
This course meets Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

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About this course

Learn the basic practical skills needed to work as a farm or station hand with this online Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110) course from SEEK Learning and OTEN. The course requires you to have regular access to a farm, and is the perfect study choice for individuals living in remote or regional areas.

Throughout the duration of this self-paced learning program, you will be trained across three basic areas, which include handling and caring for livestock, maintaining agricultural crops, and the appropriate use of chemicals for weed control and pest reduction. By learning how to establish pastures and crops, undertake basic soil analysis and implement plant nutrition programs, you will be well equipped with the skills needed to work on a range of crop farms.

The course also addresses key areas such as conventional fencing and animal health control programs to give you the skills required for employment on ranches, stations and cattle farms.


To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must have:

  • Regular access to a suitable farm
  • Appropriate protective clothing and equipment
  • A camera for recording assessments

Areas of study

In this agriculture course, the subjects you will study include:

  • AHCOHS301A - Contribute to WHS processes
  • AHCPMG301A - Control weeds
  • AHCWRK305A - Co-ordinate work site activities
  • AHCSOL201A - Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media
  • AHCBAC306A - Establish agricultural crops
  • AHCBAC302A - Establish pastures and crops for livestock production
  • AHCLSK205A - Handle livestock using basic techniques
  • AHCPCM301A - Implement a plant nutrition program
  • AHCWRK313A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCLSK309A - Implement animal health control programs
  • AHCLSK311A - Implement feeding plans for livestock
  • AHCWRK302A - Monitor weather conditions
  • AHCINF303A - Plan and construct conventional fencing
  • AHCCHM303A - Prepare and apply chemicals
  • AHCCHM304A - Transport handle and store chemicals


Here's how a SEEK Learning consultant can help you.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30110) from OTEN.

By studying this course you gain the practical skills needed to work on crop farms and cattle stations, and be able to care for a variety of livestock and oversee the maturity of different crops.

Finance options

There are a few payment options for this course:

  • Payment plans: Eligible students may be able to pay for this course through weekly, fortnightly and monthly repayments. This flexible payment plan does not require a deposit and involves no interest for the first 12 months. After this period, students will be charged 19.95% per annum on the amount that remains to be paid.

  • Upfront payment: Pay for this course upfront via credit card or bank transfer.
SEEK Learning offers a vast selection of tertiary and vocational courses through some of Australia’s leading education providers. You can study an accredited TAFE, university and IT course, as well as customised training packages, from recognised course providers. With flexible study and finance options and many courses available through correspondence and online studies, you can gain any number of career-boosting qualifications at your convenience with SEEK Learning.
As a student of OTEN through SEEK Learning, you will be periodically contacted by your teachers to discuss your education progress. Your enquiries will also receive priority attention and your assignments will be marked and returned within seven working days.

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