AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENT

Certificate III in Agriculture at TAFE NSW

Inside an agriculture course… We spoke to:

Name: Sharni Salau

Studying: Certificate IV in Agriculture at TAFE NSW

Do you need to have come from a farming background?

Not at all. I did grow up on a property but you don’t need to have come from a farming background to do this course, they teach you everything from scratch.  For me, I also did Animal Studies while I was at school through TVET so that gave me a taste for TAFE and the industry.

What does this qualification give you?

You’re doing practical work every week, so you learn a lot pretty quickly. There are hundreds of acres for us to get experience on here – you learn about stock, machinery, soils, pastures and also the business side of it – so the accounting and finance.

When you finish you can be a supervisor or manager in the agriculture industry. That’s pretty broad I know, but you could work on a farm, in an agriculture business managing their process – or it could pave the path to get into agricultural economics.

Watch the full video for more of Sharni’s advice. 

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