Diploma of Rural Machinery Management

The Diploma of Rural Machinery Management reflects the role of personnel working as managers of farm machinery contract services.


Packaging Rules

Completion of ten (10) units made up of one (1) core unit and nine (9) elective units.


a minimum of three (3) units must come from elective group A

a minimum of four (4) units must come from elective group A or B

a maximum of two (2) units may be selected from units aligned to Certificate IV or above in AHC10 or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in machinery management.


Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCOHS501A

Manage Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) processes


Machinery operation and maintenance

Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCMOM501A

Manage machinery and equipment

add topic AHCMOM502A

Implement a machinery management system

add topic AHCMOM601A

Analyse machinery options

Occupational Health and Safety

Unit code

Unit title

add topic BSBOHS504B

Apply principles of OHS risk management

add topic BSBOHS506B

Monitor and facilitate the management of hazards associated with plant



Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCAGB502A

Plan and manage infrastructure requirements

add topic BSBWOR501B

Manage personal work priorities and professional development


Unit code

Unit title

add topic AHCBUS501A

Manage staff

add topic AHCBUS503A

Negotiate and monitor contracts

add topic AHCBUS504A

Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders

add topic AHCBUS506A

Develop and review a business plan

add topic AHCBUS507A

Monitor and review business performance

add topic AHCBUS508A

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

add topic TLIL5019A

Implement and monitor transport logistics

add topic TLIR4002A

Source goods/services and evaluate contractors

add topic TLIR4003A

Negotiate a contract


    Qualification pathways

    Pathways into the qualification

    This qualification may be accessed by direct entry.

    Pathways from the qualification

    Further training pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to, Advanced Diploma of Agriculture.

    Australian Apprenticeships

    This qualification is suitable for an Australian Apprenticeship.

    Job roles

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

    Machinery operations manager

    Harvesting contractor/manager

    Rural plant contractor

    Farm machinery contract manager

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Licensing Information

Not Applicable

Employability Skills


Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Reading and interpreting workplace related documentation.

Interpreting the needs of internal/external customers

Applying numeracy skills to workplace requirements


Working as an individual and a team member

Working with diverse individuals and groups

Applying knowledge of own role as a part of a team


Developing practical and creative solutions to workplace problems

Showing interdependence and initiative in identifying problems

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

Developing a strategic, creative long-term vision

Planning and organising

Collecting analysing and organising information

Using basic business systems for planning and organising

Being appropriately resourceful

Taking initiative and making decisions within workplace role.

Determining or applying required resources

Managing time and priorities


Having a personal vision and goals

Taking responsibility at the appropriate level


Being open to learning, new ideas and techniques

Learning new skills and techniques

Managing own learning


Using technology and related workplace equipment

Using basic technology skills

Applying OHS knowledge when using technology