Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40110)

Qualification: Certificate IV
Course Code: AHC40110
Study mode: Online
Payment options: Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: Approx. 500 hours. 10 hours/week = 1.5 years
Start date: Anytime – start today!
Awarded by: Western Sydney Institute of TAFE (RTO 9000)
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

Further your career in the agriculture industry and become qualified for a supervisory position with this nationally recognised Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40110). Delivered online, this course is designed to be flexible and suit your schedule. You will learn specialist skills, including OH&S process, planning and management strategies for livestock and pasture, pest control, chemical use, machinery operation and maintenance and key aspects of agribusiness.

The online components of this course are delivered online through Upskilled and Western Sydney Institute of TAFE, and you will be required to coordinate regular (minimum monthly) access to a farm enterprise that has livestock and suitable pastureland in order to complete required work tasks for the course.


There are no specific prerequisites for this course; however, it is highly recommended that you already hold a Certificate III in Agriculture, or equivalent, before undertaking this course.

You will need to have regular/reliable access (i.e. be able to access the site at least once per month) to a farm enterprise that has a herd of livestock and pastureland suitable to sustain the herd of livestock. Access to this site must include relevant permissions to enter the site regularly as well as complete required work tasks within the site. To successfully demonstrate required depth and breadth of skills and knowledge the site selected must meet the above parameters. Before commencing assessment work it is highly recommended that you discuss site selection with your course coordinator.

Areas of study

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

  • AHCOHS401A - Maintain OHS
  • AHCWRK313A - Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • AHCPCM402A - Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
  • AHCBAC403A - Supervise agricultural crop establishment
  • AHCBAC404A - Plan and implement agricultural crop maintenance
  • AHCBAC401A - Manage pastures for livestock production
  • BSBRSK401A - Identify risk and apply risk management processes
  • AHCBUS404A - Operate within a budget framework
  • AHCBUS403A - Support and review business structures and relationships
  • AHCLSK309A - Implement animal health control programs
  • AHCCHM401A - Minimise risks in the use of chemicals
  • AHCAGB402A - Analyse and interpret production data

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40110) from Western Sydney Institute of TAFE.

Completion of this course will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the operations and practices necessary to perform at a supervisory level within the agricultural industry.

This qualification enables you to successfully perform in a number of senior roles within the industry, including:

  • Farm team leader
  • Farm supervisor
  • Shed supervisor
  • Agribusiness manager

Finance options

Upskilled offers a choice of two convenient payment options to help make studying more affordable:

Option 1

Start now, pay later with a flexible payment plan. No deposit, no interest to pay for 24 months! Get started for just $38 per week.

Option 2

Save 15% when you pay upfront.


Upskilled offers their recruitment service on behalf of Western Sydney Institute of TAFE (RTO 9000) at no expense to you, as they receive remuneration from their providers.

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Upskilled is a leading Registered Training Organisation (RTO) that delivers innovative, effective and efficient vocational education, training and short courses for working professionals, job seekers and school leavers. As one of the largest RTOs in Australia, Upskilled partners with businesses and career-minded individuals to achieve amazing outcomes. Choose from over 100 qualifications across more than 20 disciplines and start chasing your dream career today. With Upskilled, you're qualifying for tomorrow!
As a student of Upskilled you will have access to continued support, advice and guidance from your online trainer via phone or email. Your trainer will give you valuable feedback on your assessments and help you with your course material. Additional support with your study is also available during out-of-work hours via phone or Skype.

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