Certificate II in Agriculture

This qualification provides an entry level occupational outcome in agriculture.

The qualification enables individuals to select a livestock production or cropping context as a job focus or, in the case of mixed farming enterprises, both.


Packaging Rules

Completion of seventeen (17) units made up of two (2) core units and fifteen (15) elective units.


a minimum of seven (7) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of five (5) units must come from elective groups A or B

a maximum of three (3) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificates II or III in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture.


Occupational health and safety

add topic AHCOHS201A Participate in OHS processes


add topic AHCWRK209A Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


Broadacre cropping

add topic AHCBAC201A Assist agricultural crop establishment

add topic AHCBAC202A Assist agricultural crop maintenance

add topic AHCBAC203A Assist agricultural crop harvesting

add topic AHCBAC204A Prepare grain storages

add topic AHCBAC205A Operate cane haulage vehicle


add topic AHCDRY201A Milk livestock


add topic AHCLSK201A Assist with feeding in a production system

add topic AHCLSK202A Care for health and welfare of livestock

add topic AHCLSK203A Carry out birthing duties

add topic AHCLSK204A Carry out regular livestock observation

add topic AHCLSK205A Handle livestock using basic techniques

add topic AHCLSK206A Identify and mark livestock

add topic AHCLSK207A Load and unload livestock

add topic AHCLSK208A Monitor livestock to parturition

add topic AHCLSK209A Monitor water supplies

add topic AHCLSK210A Muster and move livestock

add topic AHCLSK211A Provide feed for livestock

add topic AHCLSK212A Ride horses to carry out stock work

add topic AHCLSK213A Clean out production sheds

add topic AHCLSK214A Maintain production growing environments

add topic AHCLSK215A Carry out alpaca handling and husbandry operations


add topic AHCWAT201A Set up, operate and maintain water delivery systems for compost


add topic AHCWRK204A Work effectively in the industry

add topic AHCWRK205A Participate in workplace communications


Artificial insemination

add topic AHCAIS201A Assist with artificial insemination procedures


add topic AHCBEK201A Support beekeeping work

add topic AHCBEK202A Use a bee smoker

add topic AHCBEK203A Open and reassemble a beehive

add topic AHCBEK204A Construct and repair beehives


add topic AHCBIO201A Inspect and clean machinery for plant, animal and soil material

add topic AHCBIO202A Follow site quarantine procedures


add topic AHCCHM201A Apply chemicals under supervision


add topic AHCDRG201A Maintain drainage systems

First aid

add topic HLTFA201A Provide basic emergency life support

Horse breeding

add topic AHCHBR201A Monitor horse health and welfare

add topic AHCHBR202A Handle young horses

add topic AHCHBR203A Provide daily care for horses

add topic AHCHBR204A Assist with mating procedures and parturition of horses


add topic AHCINF201A Carry out basic electric fencing operations

add topic AHCINF202A Install, maintain and repair fencing

add topic AHCINF203A Maintain properties and structures

add topic AHCINF204A Fabricate and repair metal or plastic structures


add topic AHCIRG201A Assist with the operation of gravity fed irrigation

add topic AHCIRG202A Assist with the operation of pressurised irrigation

add topic AHCIRG204A Lay irrigation and/or drainage pipes

add topic AHCIRG205A Maintain gravity-fed irrigation systems

add topic AHCIRG206A Maintain pressurised irrigation systems

Machinery operation and maintenance

add topic AHCMOM201A Operate two wheel motorbikes

add topic AHCMOM202A Operate tractors

add topic AHCMOM203A Operate basic machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM204A Undertake operational maintenance of machinery

add topic AHCMOM205A Operate vehicles

add topic AHCMOM206A Conduct grader operations

add topic AHCMOM207A Conduct front-end loader operations

add topic AHCMOM208A Conduct excavator operations

add topic AHCMOM209A Conduct dozer operations

add topic AHCMOM210A Conduct scraper operations

add topic AHCMOM212A Operate quad bikes

add topic FPICOT2234A Operate 4x4 vehicle

add topic TLID1007C Operate a forklift

add topic TLID2207C Conduct weighbridge operations

Pest management

add topic AHCPMG201A Treat weeds

add topic AHCPMG202A Treat plant pests, diseases and disorders

Pork production

add topic AHCPRK201A Care for health and welfare of pigs

add topic AHCPRK202A Care for weaner and grower pigs

add topic AHCPRK203A Move and handle pigs


add topic AHCPLY201A Collect store and handle eggs from breeder flocks

add topic AHCPLY202A Maintain health and welfare of poultry

add topic AHCPLY203A Set up shed for placement of day-old chickens

add topic AHCPLY204A Collect and pack eggs for human consumption

Production horticulture

add topic AHCPHT201A Plant horticultural crops

add topic AHCPHT202A Carry out canopy maintenance

add topic AHCPHT203A Support horticultural crop harvesting

add topic AHCPHT205A Carry out postharvest operations


add topic AHCSHG201A Crutch sheep

add topic AHCSHG202A Assist in preparing for shearing and crutching

add topic AHCSHG203A Shear sheep to novice level

add topic AHCSHG204A Shear sheep to improver level

add topic AHCSHG205A Grind combs and cutters for machine shearing

add topic AHCSHG206A Prepare handpiece and downtube for machine shearing

add topic AHCSHG207A Shear goats

add topic AHCSHG208A Shear alpacas

add topic AHCSHG209A Support alpaca shearing operations

Soil and water conservation

add topic AHCSAW201A Conduct erosion and sediment control activities

Soils and media

add topic AHCSOL201A Determine basic properties of soil and/or growing media

Tools and equipment

add topic MEM18001C Use hand tools

add topic MEM18002B Use power tools/hand held operations

Vertebrate pests

add topic AHCVPT201A Clear features that harbour pest animals

add topic AHCVPT202A Muster pest animals

add topic AHCVPT203A Use firearms to humanely destroy animals


add topic AHCWOL201A Pen sheep

add topic AHCWOL202A Perform board duties

add topic AHCWOL203A Carry out wool pressing

add topic AHCWOL204A Undertake basic skirting of alpaca fleece


add topic AHCWRK201A Observe and report on weather

add topic AHCWRK203A Operate in isolated and remote situations

add topic AHCWRK206A Observe enterprise quality assurance procedures

add topic AHCWRK207A Collect and record production data

add topic TLID107C Shift materials safely using manual handling methods


    Qualification Pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry. Completion of the Cotton Industry Skill Set will provide credit in this qualification.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Certificate III in Agriculture (Dairy Production), Certificate III in Pork Production, Certificate III in Horse Breeding.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Licensing considerations

    There are no specific licences that relate to this qualification.

    Job roles

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

    Assistant animal attendant/stockperson

    Assistant Farm or Station hand

    Assistant Farm or Station worker

    Assistant Farm or Station labourer

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Refer to Pathways Information

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Listening and understanding

Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation

Writing to audience needs

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements

Establishing/using networks


Working as an individual and a team member


Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

Solving problems individually or in teams

Applying a range of strategies in problem solving

Using numeracy skills to solve problems

Initiative and enterprise

Adapting to new situations

Being creative in response to workplace challenges

Identifying opportunities that might not be obvious to others

Generating a range of options in response to workplace matters

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role

Determining or applying required resources

Adapting resource allocations to cope with contingencies


Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Learning in order to accommodate change


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills