AHC32816 – Certificate III in Rural Operations

At a Glance


Up to 24 Months

Delivery Options

Flexible: Online + Face to Face
Recognition of Prior Learning

Entry Requirements

Participants must have working experience in the building and construction industry.


A nationally recognised qualification


$3,9900 per person.
Funding Options may be available

This qualification provides an occupational outcome in the agriculture, horticulture and conservation and land management industries and at least one (and up to four) other related industries.

Occupational outcomes may include positions in rural industries but also other industry sectors, such as local government and construction.

Construction Industry Training currently offer two different pathways for this course:

  • Rural Pathway
  • Civil Construction Pathway

The qualification has 2 core units of competency plus 14 elective units. A total of 16 units are required to be completed to achieve the qualification.

Trade contractor licencing varies across states and territories and additional requirements may be required for attainment of this licence. Please check with your local regulatory body e.g. QBCC in Queensland.

By successfully completing this program, you will receive a nationally recognised qualification for:

  • AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations


AHCWHS301Contribute to work health and safety processes.
AHCWRK309Apply environmentally sustainable work practices.

Fourteen (14) Electives to be chosen.

AHCLSC301Set out site for construction works.
AHCIRG345Install pressurised irrigation systems.
AHCIRG346Operate pressurised irrigation systems.
AHCIRG338Troubleshoot irrigation systems.
AHCCHM307Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases.
AHCCHM304Transport and store chemicals.
AHCPMG301Control Weeds.
AHCINF202Install, maintain and repair farm fencing.
AHCMOM21Operate and maintain chainsaws.
AHCMOM217Operate quad bikes.
AHCMOM216Operate side by side utility vehicles.
RIISAM203EUse hand and power tools.
RIIMPO317FConduct roller operations.
RIIMPO318FConduct civil construction skid steer loader operations.

Who is this qualification for?

Those seeking an occupation in the agriculture, horticulture, conservation and land management, rural, and/or civil construction industry or industries.

Learning Options

This course is offered via the following methods in various locations across South-East Queensland:

Group Based Delivery:

  • 14 weeks of initial classroom training – 2 days per week, allowing up to 12 months to complete the program
  • Optional tutorial days
  • Study of 25 hours per week is expected for this program

Flexible Delivery / Workplace Training:

  • Self paced distance learning allowing up to 2 years to complete the program
  • Regular Trainer contact via phone and email
  • Trainer one on one workplace visits when required
  • Study of 15 hours per week is expected

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

  • Skills and Gap Training available to experienced industry workers
  • Trainer/Assessor one on one workplace visits/s to assist with the application and undertake a personal interview to confirm your skills and knowledge
  • Self-paced learning for gap training

Course Inclusions

  • Access to a dedicated trainer/assessor until the program is completed.
  • Quality learning resources.
  • Access to additional support through the course program department.
  • Access to our Student Handbook.

Potential Funding Options May Include:

AHC32816 – Certificate III in Rural Operations

Total Units: 16



Certificate 3 Guarantee

Certificate 3 Guarantee Funding

Participants in this program may be eligible for funding via Certificate 3 Guarantee. Use the following form to determine your eligibility.

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