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AHC32816 Certificate III Rural Operations


The AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations Construction is a nationally recognised qualification providing employment options in the areas of agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management as well as several other industries. You will learn about safe work practices and environmentally sustainable work practices, as well as selected industry-specific skills and knowledge.

Core offers all students the opportunity to obtain recognition of their existing skills and knowledge gained through their relevant job experience. This means you only train in areas that you are not currently familiar with and can reduce the duration of your course significantly.

Over 91% of students who complete this course are employed or go onto further study.

From Myskills.gov.au – December 2017


Total No. Of Units 16
No of Core Units 2
No of Elective Units 14


Unit Code Unit Title Core/Elective
AHCWHS301 Contribute to Work Health and Safety Issues Core
AHCWRK309 Apply Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices Core
AHCSOL301 Prepare growing media Elective
AHCPMG301 Control weeds Elective
AHCCHM303 Prepare and apply chemicals Elective
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals Elective
AHCDRG301 Install drainage systems Elective
AHCMOM314 Transport machinery Elective
AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors Elective
AHCMOM212 Operate Quad Bikes Elective
AHCMOM213 Operate and Maintain Chainsaws Elective
AHCMOM304 Operate machinery and equipment Elective
AHCNAR303 Implement revegetation works Elective
AHCLSC301 Set out site from construction works Elective
AHCSOL303 Implement Soil Improvements for Garden and Turf Areas Elective
FWPCOT2237 Maintain Chainsaws Elective
FWPCOT2238 Cut Materials with a Hand Held Chainsaw Elective
FWPCOT2239 Trim and Cut Felled Trees Elective
  • Alternate electives may be available upon request.


Funding Options

Students wishing to do this course can be provided with subsidised funding as follows.

Department of Education – Certificate 3 Guarantee

Course Fees

Department of Education РCertificate 3 Guarantee   $50

Fee for Service

The fee for service charge of this course is $3,576 – please contact us for information about payment plan options.


Some training is conducted in the classroom where students will develop their theoretical knowledge and also at nurseries where students will undertake practical projects in a variety of settings as well as self directed learning at home.

Students learn in smaller classroom sizes and activities are designed so that students can take what they have learnt and apply to it a workplace straight away.


On completion, you will be eligible to receive the qualification AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

This qualification lends itself to multiple other qualifications in the Agricultural and Horticultural Industry


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