TAFE Queensland

Certificate III in Rural Operations

TAFE Queensland

Course details

CRICOS course code: 095726J

Level of study: Career Based/Vocational


Kick start your career in rural operations with this entry-level course. Get the qualification you need to start working as a senior operations farmhand, or in a variety of other roles across supporting industries. The agriculture and rural operations industry is growing, with up to 50,000 new jobs estimated to become available in the next five years.

This course will give you the skills you need to operate a variety of equipment including tractors and quad bikes, perform a range of farm maintenance activities, care for animals, monitor weather conditions, and more. You will also have the opportunity to choose a specialist stream in either horsemanship or beef cattle. Our highly experienced staff are still strongly embedded in the industry and will give you the one-on-one guidance you need to succeed.

Successful completion of this course will give you the practical skills to seek employment in a wide range of settings within agriculture and rural operations, or take the next step with further education.

Unit Introduction

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 14 elective units.


AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

Job Prospects

  • Rural Sales Assistant
  • Rural Operations Worker
  • Senior Rural Operations Farmhand

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Course opportunities

Tuition Fees (AUD $): 10,000 Per Year
Start date: 12 July 2021
Duration: 1 year
Study mode: Full time

Toowoomba Campus

100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba Queensland 4350

Entry criteria

Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 10 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion.

Students should be a minimum of 18 years of age. Student visa applicants under the age of 18 will be accepted where they demonstrate that they will be accompanied by a parent, legal custodian or a suitable relative who is aged 21 or over. This arrangement requires the approval of the Department of Home Affairs.

Academic IELTS 5.5 (no individual band less than 5.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other; TOEFL: PBT score of 506; iBT score of 46 with 4 in Reading /Learning and 14 in writing /speaking; PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English) overall score of 42 with Reading /Learning /writing /speaking score of 42; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) score of 162.


TAFE Queensland
South Bank Campus
66 Ernest Street Brisbane Queensland 4101