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AHC32816 - Certificate III in Rural Operations


Course Overview

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management and at least one and up to four other related industries. Depending on the units selected individuals will be able to seek employment not only in rural industries but also other industry sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, information technology and metals. 

Industry expects individuals with this qualification to perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures. 

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

  • 16 units of competency:
  • 2 core units plus
  • 14 elective units.

Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:

  • select at least 6 units from Certificate III qualifications in the AHC endorsed Training Package
  • up to 8 units aligned to AQF levels 2, 3, or 4 qualifications may be selected from up to 4 currently endorsed Training Packages or Accredited Courses.

Students have 18 months to complete their qualification and they are able to complete their course work at their own pace using their selected delivery option.


In the Certificate III in Rural Operations you will be required to complete 2 core units and 14 elective units. 

  •  a minimum of seven (7) units from Certificate III in the AHC10 endorsed training package
  • a maximum of seven (7) units must come from units aligned to Certificates II, III or IV from up to three (3) other currently endorsed training packages or accredited courses. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in AgriFood industries.


Core Units

AHCOHS301A Contribute to OHS processes

AHCWRK313A Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices

If students are not sure what units they would like to select, they can contact the office and discuss what units would benefit them most in their situation.


  • Face-to-Face
  • Workplace
  • Blended




Students who successfully complete the course will receive the nationally recognised Certificate for AHC32810 Certificate III Rural Operations. This Qualification is from the latest version of the AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package and is the most up-to-date qualification in AgriFood industries.

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