About the course
The Certificate IV in Agriculture course is packaged to commence with the Certificate II in Agriculture and Certificate III in Agriculture in first year. Successful completion of these qualifications allows progression to the Certificate IV in second year. The training program is a nationally accredited course of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package. The course provides practical training in farming, related technologies and business studies, with a particular focus on broadacre cropping and animal production.
Participants who successfully complete the Certificate IV training program are also provided with the opportunity to transition into the second year of the Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management if they wish to further their agricultural studies.
An integral component of the Certificate IV course is two 8 week periods of industry placement where students are able to focus on a particular career direction in their chosen agricultural sector. Students are able to identify potential employers, develop and implement a range of skills and gain a good understanding of how to become a valuable contributor to a farming or agribusiness enterprise.
What are the career outcomes?
Certificate IV graduates from Longerenong are highly sought after by rural production and agribusiness enterprises. Employment outcomes are wide ranging and include careers such as:
- Agricultural contractor
- Farm hand
- Farm manager
- Livestock agent
- Technical assistant (agricultural research)
How do I gain a qualification?
The course has been designed to meet the qualification requirements of the Certificate II, Certificate III and Certificate IV in Agriculture as part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package (AHC) and as prescribed by the Australian Qualifications Framework.
What do I study?
Students will complete a Certificate II in Agriculture (AHC20116) and Certificate III in Agriculture (AHC30116) in first year and Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116) in the second year.
Units are delivered under topic areas such as:
First year (Certificate II and III)
Second year (Certificate IV)
How is the course delivered?
Most students complete the course by full-time study. There are two semesters per year, each of 16 weeks. Timetabled sessions are a combination of lectures, practical activities, demonstrations and tours.
Part-time study is also available. People wishing to apply for part-time study will be assessed on an individual basis.