Farming and Primary Production

Farming and Primary Production

20 Courses

Farming, primary production and agriculture are critical to the Australian economy, and our cultural landscape. With a TAFE NSW course, you can build a strong career on the land, whether it’s learning the essentials of crop harvesting, combining science and sustainability when breeding cattle or becoming a certified wool classer. Gain practical experience on our specialist agriculture facilities across the state and graduate with skills to keep Australia moving.

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Agribusiness

Learn the underpinning principles of agribusiness as you combine your passion for the land with business savvy skills to ensure the ongoing success of the agriculture industry.

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Agricultural Technology

Specialise in the agricultural mechanical industry as you develop the tools to operate, repair and maintain the farm equipment that keeps the agriculture industry turning.

  • Certificate III Agricultural Mechanical Technology

    AUR30416-01

    Equip yourself with the tools you need to become an agricultural mechanic. Learn how to repair a range of machinery and system faults while working in workshops, or on properties and stations across Australia.

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Agriculture

Specialise in the agricultural mechanical industry as you develop the tools to operate, repair and maintain the farm equipment that keeps the agriculture industry turning.

  • Certificate II Agriculture

    AHC20116-01

    Turn your love of the land into a career as a station or farmhand in the important agriculture industry. Learn the essentials for farming animals and crops in a practical, supportive teaching environment.

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  • Certificate III Agriculture (Dairy Production)

    AHC30216-01

    Nourish your skills for a career in the dairy industry. Whether you are a first or fifth-generation farmer, you’ll graduate with everything you need to succeed as a dairy farmworker, competent in milk operations, pasture growth, machinery operations, and animal welfare.

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  • Certificate III Agriculture

    AHC30116-01

    Ignite your passion for farming as you develop essential skills to work on the land. Specialise in livestock, machinery or cropping, and gain practical experience before working as a farm foreman, cropping overseer or machinery operator in a dynamic industry.

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  • Certificate IV Agriculture

    AHC40116-01

    If you want to be part of leading agricultural operations in a growing industry, take the leap towards a farm or station manager role. Learn the essentials of agribusiness and get real-world leadership experience in livestock production and cropping and pasture management.

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  • Graduate Diploma Agriculture

    AHC50116-01

    Take your agriculture career to the next level and learn the in-demand skills to better lead the flock. Whether you are already managing farms or stations, are a sole operator of an agribusiness or looking to take the next step in your agriculture career, this course will help you get ahead.

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Cotton

Weave a career in this specialist field as you learn to use technical ginning equipment, understand production processes and contribute to Australian cotton farming.

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Livestock

Working with livestock is more than an Australian icon. It's a fulfilling and challenging career area that embraces husbandry, science, environmental concerns, animal welfare and more.

Meat Processing

Carve out an exciting career in butchery as you bring paddock to plate. Use your specialised skills to create beautiful cuts of meat that are at home on the BBQ hotplate or charcuterie board.

  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Slaughtering)

    AMP30516-01

    Master your knife skills and learn about the Australian meat industry’s history and future. Gain practical and theoretical knowledge with this workplace-based course, prioritise animal care and welfare, and experience first-hand the everyday opportunities and challenges involved in abattoir work.

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  • Certificate III Meat Processing (Smallgoods - Manufacture)

    AMP31016-01

    Build a unique skillset to take a leap into a career in smallgoods meat producing. This hands-on course provides you with access to industry approved facilities and prepares you with all the skills and knowledge needed to enter the niche smallgoods production industry.

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Organic Farming

Farm for the future as you develop skills to farm organically using synthetic herbicides and pesticides combined with traditional farming techniques to ensure sustainability.

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Permaculture

Combine your passion for the environment and sustainability to plan, design and create future-proof spaces that promote health, wellness and organic farming practices.

  • Certificate III Permaculture

    AHC33816-01

    Turn your love for the environment into a sustainable future and learn to create flourishing ecosystems. Discover how permaculture principles contribute to environmental and community wellbeing and learn to establish and maintain permaculture systems for private clients, organisations or community entities.

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  • Graduate Diploma Permaculture

    AHC52116-01

    Take your passion for nature and the outdoors and apply it to designing a sustainable form of productive living. Learn how to design a functioning permaculture system that can reduce impact on the natural environment and facilitate community-inclusive programs.

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Rural Operations

Explore the possibilities as you breathe in the fresh country air and develop foundational skills to work across a broad range of areas across the agricultural industry.

Viticulture

Wool

Be in a class of your own as you join the Australian wool industry. We’re the number one producer of premium quality wool in the world and you’ll develop the skills to handle, class and shear in sheds across the country.

  • Certificate II Wool Handling

    AHC21416-01

    Make your mark in the wool industry with an entry-level qualification to get you working in a shearing shed or a wool-classing program. Start your career as a roustabout or shearing shedhand as you learn to pen sheep and handle wool.

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  • Certificate II Shearing

    AHC21316-01

    If you have little to no experience in shearing, then this intensive two-week course is the perfect step into the industry. Practise in a real farm environment with live sheep as you learn safe shearing techniques, the importance of animal welfare, and how to maintain your equipment.

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  • Certificate III Advanced Wool Handling

    AHC33116-01

    Turn wool off a sheep’s back into your career pathway with a practical education in wool handling. Learn to set up a shearing shed, handle animals ethically and process wool to industry-standards. Identify the quality of wool from characteristics and learn to follow health and safety procedures.

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  • Certificate III Shearing

    AHC32916-01

    Learn the skills you need to shear at a professional level at any shearing shed in the country. With TAFE NSW you can gain the speed and accuracy to enter shearing competitions and graduate with industry recognition.

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