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Course overview

Gain the necessary skills to conduct an Artificial Insemination (AI) program on your own livestock.  This skill set is delivered in partnership with Beef Breeding Services.


This course is offered at locations listed per the intakes below. 

Current intake/s*:

Intake date/s Location

12-15 June 

4-7 July

'Berrigurra', Blackwater

*Short course schedule is subject to change without notice. Please contact us to confirm locations and times.

Future intakes will be added periodically. Check back regularly for updates or contact us if you are interested in this course.


Participants will develop their knowledge and skills to:

  • prepare for insemination
  • time insemination to coincide with oestrus cycles
  • prepare equipment and work sites
  • correctly select and thaw semen for insemination
  • inseminate animals
  • clean up, and
  • record data after insemination is complete.

This skill set is delivered in partnership with Beef Breeding Services. Training is intended for on farm use.

Our AI course is delivered under the AHC30110 Certificate III in Agriculture qualification and is primarily targeted at students who already have some experience.  If a student is new to the industry (and specifically – new to the cattle industry), then we will send workbooks / online exercises to the student prior to their practical skills application and assessment session.  The student will need to complete this fundamental theory work before their practical session.

Course fees*:

Fee type Accredited
Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate $1,294 per person

*Prices may vary if a short course has additional requirements including, but not limited to, specific venue hire, catering requests, travel beyond one (1) hour from any QATC college or training hub, or if enrolment numbers are not expected to meet the usual minimum quantity of participants. If a given short course has a price that varies from above, it will be specified separately against that intake.


This short course contains employability skills. Following completion of this short course, successful participants will receive a Statement of Attainment. This training could lead to further studies in Agriculture.


​Long work trousers, a long sleeved work shirt and protective footwear are mandatory dress for this course.


Coordinate artificial insemination & fertility management of livestock


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock.  

This unit covers the process of undertaking the monitoring and mating of animals and defines the standard required to: prepare females for insemination; detect females in oestrus; sterilise equipment and prepare hygienic worksite prior to insemination procedures; arrange for the collection or ordering of semen; coordinate the artificial insemination of animals; store and maintain an inventory of commercial semen; coordinate and record the results of pregnancy testing.

Additional Information



Meals and accommodation is available for participants of this course:

Fee Type Amount
Meals and accommodation (dorm-style) $68 per day

For more information see the 'Schedule of accommodation fees' on our Policies page.

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.

For information about refunds please refer to the our Refund Policy on our Policies page.

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

At a glance

  • Short Course
  • Accredited
  • 4 days
  • Multiple intakes
  • 1 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $1,294