COURSE FACT SHEET Beef Skills Level IV AHC40110 Agriculture (Beef) This qualification provides students with the skills and knowledge required for working in senior positions within the beef industry and may provide a pathway into further study. At Emerald Agricultural College, students gain hands-on experience in cattle production, cattle health and nutrition across the two working properties Berrigurra and Narayen. They contribute to the daily operations of the breeding and finishing enterprise, as well as learning horsemanship skills through mustering and drafting and business skills in the classroom. Course Type Certificate IV Course Location Emerald Delivery Mode Full Time Career Opportunities Graduates from this course may find themselves running their own Beef Enterprises, or working as a Livestock Farm Supervisor. Farm Supervisors supervise breeding, feeding, animal health, machinery and equipment use; direct and oversee staff activities; handle budgets and supplies and carry out other general farm administrative tasks. Course Structure This course is designed to be completed full time at Emerald Agricultural College over one semester. It provides skills and knowledge in areas such as animal health programs, supervising feedlot operations, artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock, operating within a budget framework, supervising work routines and staff performance and planning a pasture management program. Entry Requirements For entry at Certificate IV level, the recommendation is completion of the Certificate III course or equivalent, and/or mature age with current or prior work experience. eac.edu.au Fees and Charges Fee for service (No Non-concessional concession Concession card or al Resourc First (Not hold or be have e aid already previously trainin (Health undertaking an completed g Care/Pension Fee equivalent an Card) qualification) equivalent or higher qualification ) AHC40110 Certificate IV in $7,500 Agricultur e $5,533 Residential Accommodation The Emerald campus provides single study bedrooms for up to 150 students. Rooms are fully furnished and serviced weekly. Each residential block has a common room, fitted with a television, kitchenette and dial-in telephone. A full laundry service is provided with coinoperated machines available for out-of-hours use. A range of rental, share and full board accommodation is available in the town of Emerald for students who may wish to live off-campus. Accommodation, Meals and Laundry $5,111 $840 $110 Full time residential student $360/week Day Student- Morning Tea/Lunch $14.00/day How to Enrol We suggest students attend a course selection meeting to determine your unit choices and career pathways. The meeting can be done at Emerald Agricultural College or over the phone. To help us determine your best course options, please provide us with a copy of your birth certificate, school results and any other documentation which may assist our discussion. Please contact the College directly to arrange a meeting. You will be provided with an information package containing enrolment form, course outline and payment options. To confirm placement within the program you will need to complete the enrolment form and pay a deposit of $150.00. To hold a place for accommodation at Emerald Campus an additional $150.00 deposit is required. The Emerald Agricultural College year is made up of 2 semesters. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) RPL may provide you with exemptions. RPL takes into account any previous study, work and life experience against the competencies being studied. Please read the list of courses for this program and consider if you wish to apply for RPL. There is an administrative cost involved to RPL. Disclaimer All information quoted is current as at date of publication. Information may change and prospective students should contact Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges to ensure the information they have received about this training is still current. Concessional students are those who hold a Health Care concession card or Pensioner concession card, or are the partner or dependant of a person who holds one of these cards and are named on the card. Concessional students also include those of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent.
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