AHC20122 - Certificate II in Agriculture

Gain essential skills in livestock, crop management, and more with our Certificate II in Agriculture. Tailored electives, flexible delivery and hands-on training will equip you for a successful career in the Agriculture industry. Start growing your future today – enquire now! 

Course Overview

The Certificate II in Agriculture is designed for those starting their journey in the agricultural industry. This course provides you with the foundational knowledge and practical skills essential for working in various agricultural sectors, including livestock, crops, and farming operations. Learn about livestock handling, fencing, machinery operation, and more, with guidance from our experienced Trainer Assessors. This course is ideal for those seeking an entry-level role in agriculture or wishing to gain further skills to support their career advancement.



3 - 6 months


Study online. Gain real world skills.


Varies per location, enquire to find out more | VETiS funding available

Career opportunities

Farm Worker | Livestock Hand | Crop Farm Worker


16 units of competency | Nationally recognised

Entry requirements

No formal prerequisites


Certificate III Agriculture | Diploma of Agriculture | Various industry pathways


Experienced industry experts


Combination of online theoretical assessments and hands-on practical assessments in person.

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Course Delivery and Duration

Our guides and assessments have been uniquely developed to best equip you for the real world! We have ensured you will remain engaged while completing your studies and provide real life, relatable scenarios to set you up for your future!


This course can take three to six months to achieve the Certificate II in Agriculture. The course is designed as a blend of online and in-person learning.


Online learning for the theory component of the course provides flexibility and convenience, allowing students to study at their own pace and from any location with an internet connection. The practical assessment, however, requires in-person learning and evaluation. This combination of online and in-person learning helps students balance their studies with work, life, and other commitments by minimising the amount of time spent in a conventional classroom setting.


Career Opportunities and Pathways

The Certificate II in Agriculture provides various career and study pathways, including:



Career Pathways in a variety of industries:

  • Farm Worker: Work on farms assisting with livestock handling, crop management, and general farm maintenance.
  • Livestock Hand: Specialise in handling livestock, ensuring their welfare and managing their care.
  • Crop Farm Worker: Engage in planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops across various farming enterprises.

Study Pathways:

  • Certificate III in Agriculture: Further develop your skills in agriculture with a higher-level qualification.
  • Diploma of Agriculture: Advance your expertise and prepare for roles like farm management or agribusiness.
  • Further Studies within Agriculture and Related Industries: Expand your knowledge in sustainable farming, agribusiness, and other specialised areas.

These are just a few examples, and the specific career and study opportunities and pathways will depend on your skills, interests, and experience.


In total, you need to complete 16 nationally recognised units of competency. This qualification is nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and upon completion you will be issued with a Statement of Attainment.

We offer a variety of different elective units for this qualification to ensure we meet your needs. Our team will work with you to find the best units tailored to your career goals.



Core units:


AHCWHS202 Participate in workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK211 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices
AHCWRK212 Work effectively in industry
AHCWRK213 Participate in workplace communications


12 Elective units to be chosen from:


AHCBIO204 Follow site biosecurity procedures
AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCDRG202 Maintain drainage systems
AHCINF206 Install, maintain and repair farm fencing
AHCIRG219 Assist with low volume irrigation operations
AHCLSK204 Carry out regular livestock observation
AHCLSK205 Handle livestock using basic techniques
AHCLSK305 Maintain livestock water supplies
AHCLSK308 Identify and draft livestock
AHCLSK311 Implement feeding plans for livestock
AHCMOM201 Operate two wheel motorbikes
AHCMOM202 Operate tractors
AHCMOM203 Operate basic machinery and equipment
AHCMOM204 Undertake operational maintenance of machinery
AHCMOM208 Conduct excavator operations
AHCMOM216 Operate side by side utility vehicles
AHCMOM217 Operate quad bikes
AHCMOM301 Coordinate machinery and equipment maintenance and repair
AHCMOM302 Perform machinery maintenance
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment
AHCMOM305 Operate specialised machinery and equipment
AHCBEK203 Open and reassemble a beehive
AHCBEK205 Prepare and use a bee smoker
AHCBEK206 Assemble and maintain beekeeping components
AHCPHT215 Plant horticultural crops
AHCPMG301 Control weeds
AHCPMG308 Implement pest management strategies
AHCWHS302 Contribute to workplace health and safety processes
AHCWRK320 Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid
MEM18001 Use hand tools
MEM18002 Use power tools/hand held operations
RIIMPO317F Conduct roller operations
RIIMPO318F Conduct civil construction skid steer loader operations
TLID0020 Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

*Elective units may change depending on delivery location and individual requirements

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course however students will require:

  • A sufficient level of language, literacy and numeracy is required for students to be able to complete the required assessments

Support and assessments

Our trainers are dedicated to helping you succeed and will be available to answer your questions and provide feedback on your progress. They will provide you with the guidance and support you need to fully understand the course material, as well as offer suggestions for further learning opportunities.

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Upon completion of the course, you will possess not only real-world skills and understanding, but also a nationally recognised and accredited qualification. Apply your skills in a dynamic new position or pursue a new exciting career path - Enquire below and start your future now!


Upcoming Programs

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Mackay SHS - AHC20122 Certificate II in Agriculture Mackay $0.00
Certificate II in Agriculture - Malanda MALANDA $0.00