National Certificate in Agriculture (Introductory Skills)

(Level 2)

Purpose of qualification:

The qualification is suitable for people with no previous experience in the agriculture industry, and is designed to provide them with basic living and agricultural skills for employment in the rural sector. It is also suitable for those who are new to working in agriculture.

The compulsory section includes the skills related to livestock grazing, handling, health and treatment; and hazard identification and safe work practices.  This section also includes knowledge related to animal welfare; physical wellbeing of agriculture workers; the safe operation of agricultural vehicles; and hazard control and the consequences of injury in a rural workplace.