Agriculture – Certificate II
This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture. The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work.
|HSC credit||ATAR pathway|
Trainees can enter the agriculture industry with little or no experience but want to work in livestock, cropping or mixed farming enterprises as farm assistants or station hands. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to carry out routine tasks under general supervision and exercise limited autonomy with some accountability for their own work. Possible job roles include being an assistant animal attendant/stockperson, farm or station hand, worker or labourer.
Outcome on completion of your HSC
Certificate II in Agriculture AHC20116 from AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
Pathway to Certificate III in Agriculture AHC30116.
Both on the job and off the job and can be delivered face-to-face, flexibly or mixed mode.
The SBT term is calculated in months from the date of commencement to 31 December of the HSC year.
Undertake a minimum of 100 days in paid employment and training.
Complete Certificate II in Agriculture.
The employment and training can be undertaken during school time, after school and during school holidays.
How will you be assessed?
Both on the job and off the job through written tests, project work and practical exercises.
|Course||ATAR eligibility||HSC unit credit|
Minimum 4 units credit (depending on units chosen) over two years towards your HSC for the formal training component (VET course).
Industry-based Learning course
This optional course recognises the significant work component involved in the school based apprenticeship.
The course offers an additional 4 units credit towards your HSC.
This HSC VET course does not contribute towards the calculation of the ATAR.