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Overview

The Advanced Livestock Management program (based on AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture) reflects the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees, and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises. This full time course focuses on acquiring more advanced skills in sheep and cattle management.

 

What will students be doing during the Advanced Livestock Management program at Emerald Agricultural College?

Students are welcomed as part of our livestock production entity at Emerald Agricultural College. Additionally, because we operate our EAC entity alongside with our other properties, including at 'Berrigurra' station at Blackwater, students will have the opportunity to work within a geographically diversified production enterprise.   Students help us make decisions that relate to our livestock production activities throughout the February - November months that the Advanced Livestock Management program is run throughout, giving the an end-to-end opportunity to learn throughout an annual production cycle in a beef and mixed cropping business.

 

 

 

 

COURSE LOCATIONS

This course is offered at the following QATC locations:

  • Emerald Agricultural College (full time on-campus)

 

Current intakes:

Intake date/s Location
Semester 1, 2018 Emerald Agricultural College

 

COURSE & FEE STRUCTURE

This course is designed to be completed over 33 weeks. The training has a strong focus on business practices and provides skills and knowledge in areas such as budgeting and financial reports, business performance, farm planning, breeding strategies and animal health and livestock plans.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for this course are listed on the Schedule of Tuition Fees & Census Days, which can be downloaded via the button on the right.

The maximum amount that can be borrowed under a VET Student Loan for this course is listed on the VET Student Loans (Courses and Loans Caps) Determination.

Incidental fees

Incidental fees are fees for things which are not a compulsory part of your course (i.e. they are fees for things that are optional).  The incidental fees for this course are set out in the table below. 

Incidental fee description Amount ($)
Residential accommodation fees As per the accommodation fees schedule

Please note that incidental fees cannot be paid via a VET Student Loan.

 

CAREERS

​Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors.  Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

- farm production manager

- production unit manager

- station/property manager

 

Additionally, the Diploma of Agriculture can provide you with credit for further study, in CQUniversity's Bachelor of Agriculture.  Five of the units within the Advanced Livestock Management program (AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture) can be used to acquire direct credit during Year 1 of this Bachelor degree, making the pathway to degree qualification that bit easier for Advanced Livestock Management Program graduates.

CRITERIA

Entry requirements

We are required to make sure that you are academically suited to this course. Before offering you a place in the course, we must obtain evidence that you have either:

  • Finished year 12; or
  • Finished a Certificate IV or higher qualification; or
  • Have literacy and numeracy at exit level 3 on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

Other compulsory requirements

There are no other compulsory requirements.

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria will be used to assess applications in the situation that there are more applications received than places available:

  • Relevant industry experience
  • Resume
  • Interview
  • Completion of AHC32810 Certificate III in Rural Operations or AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations
  • Generally we will have enough places in each course of study for all people who apply (providing that applicants meet any compulsory requirements). However, in the event that more applications are received than places available, then we use a merit based process to assess applications.

UNITS OF STUDY

Develop a whole farm plan

AHCAGB505

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a whole farm plan. This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. (Source: training.gov.au as at June 2017)

Select and use agricultural technology

AHCAGB507

This unit of competency covers the selection and application of modern agricultural technology in production systems. Applications include the recording and reporting of farm activities, mapping, farm and production planning, data collection and analysis and variable rate technology. This unit assists land managers to make informed decisions specific to production systems and applications.

 

Applications in agricultural science range from spatial information tools to the precision application of production inputs and growth models for the improvement of production.

 

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety legislation and codes, and sustainability practices.

 

This unit is applicable to persons who have a role in managing or operating a land based production business or providing expert advice such as consultants, industry specialists and extension officers.

 

Source: training.gov.au accessed 12/12/2017

Develop production plans for livestock

AHCLSK505

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop production plans for livestock. 

This unit applies to managers of intensive or extensive livestock production systems.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They analyse design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems. 

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

 

Develop livestock health and welfare strategies

AHCLSK504

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement preventative health treatment and welfare strategies for animals. 

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They analyse design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems. 

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Manage staff

AHCBUS501

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage staff.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Monitor and review business performance

AHCBUS507

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and review business performance. 

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation, sustainability practices and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Identify and select animals for breeding

AHCLSK416

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to identify and select animals for breeding.

 

This unit applies to supervisors and managers on livestock farms.

 

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

 

This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and for the quality of the work of others within known parameters. They use discretion and judgement in the selection, allocation and use of available resources and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems.

Source: training.gov.au accessed 12/12/17

Develop and implement a breeding strategy

AHCLSK503

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a livestock breeding program. 

This unit applies to managers of livestock enterprises responsible for selection and breeding programs and the use of resources appropriate to meet the breeding aims of the enterprise.

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They analyse design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems. 

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Collect and manage data

AHCWRK502

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to collect, analyse and manage data.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They demonstrate deep knowledge in a specific technical area and analyse, design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Arrange marketing of livestock

AHCLSK502

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to arrange for the marketing of livestock and associated products.

This unit applies to livestock production managers whose job role includes livestock marketing. 

All work must be carried out to comply with workplace procedures, work health and safety, animal welfare and biosecurity legislation and codes of practice and sustainability practices.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They analyse design and communicate solutions to sometimes complex problems.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

VET STUDENT LOANS

 

VET Student Loans are available for this course. Eligible students can apply for a loan from the Commonwealth for all or part of their tuition fees. Before making any decisions about whether to use VET Student Loans, and to assess their eligibility, students must read the VET Student Loans information booklet 2017.

In accordance with s142 of the VET Student Loan Rules 2016 (Cth), we advise that VET Student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements, and a VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges RTO Code 31258 also uses the business names Rural Training Queensland, Emerald Agricultural College and Longreach Pastoral College.

For more information about VET Student Loans, visit www.studyassist.gov.au, read the fees policy on our fees and funding page, or contact us on 1800 888 710. .

Additional Information

Course disclaimer

All information quoted is current at the date of publication. This information is applicable for Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reserves the right not to offer a course or unit and/or to decline the enrolment of a student in a course or unit on the basis of student demand and/or resource constraints. QATC advises that course offerings, structures, prices, instructors, assessment, unit objectives, and content may be subject to change without notice as circumstances dictate and reserves its rights generally.

Prospective students should contact QATC to ensure the information they are viewing about this training is still current.

Depending on training requirements and personal circumstances, students may be eligible for financial support, course funding or fee subsidies from government initiatives. For more information, refer to individual course pricing and the QATC Fees and Funding page.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO 31258

Course Details - At a glance

This full time course focuses on acquiring more advanced skills in sheep and cattle management.

  • On Campus
  • Full Time
  • 33 weeks
  • Sem 1, 2018
  • 10 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Co-contribution fee rate: $8,080