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Course overview

Gain the necessary skills to conduct pregnancy testing on your own livestock.


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

Current intake/s*:

Intake date/s Location
27-29 June at Berrigurra Station, 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.


This skill set covers pregnancy testing cattle and defines the standard required to:

  • draft animals and source information on joining to assist in pregnancy testing
  • restrain each animal for pregnancy testing using humane methods and facilities
  • detect pregnancy through several manually determined key indicators
  • maintain records of pregnancy testing
  • monitor animals after pregnancy testing

Training is intended for on farm use.

Our preg testing 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 $1,220 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.



AgForce Member discount of 20% on the course fee* - tell us your member number when booking and paying for your course.

*Discount applies to the advertised Fee-For-Service rate


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.


Pregnancy test animals


This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out pregnancy testing in livestock.

This unit can be delivered in the context of the following industries: cattle and horses.

This unit does not cover ultrasound scanning for pregnancy diagnosis.

This unit applies to those whose job role includes testing animals for pregnancy using manual diagnosis procedures. Veterinary advice may need to be sought in some cases where pregnancy symptoms are difficult to detect, or animals are to be identified as pregnant for sale.

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.

All units of competency dealing with animals in the AHC Training Package have the requirements for animals to be handled humanely to minimise stress and discomfort.

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

(Source: as at August 2017)

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
  • 3 days
  • Multiple intakes
  • 1 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $1,220