Machinery Operations - Certificate III Rural Operations - RST

Machinery Operations

Course Overview

The Regional Skills Training (RST) Ticket and Licencing Program offers training under the following qualification:

  • AHC32822 Certificate III in Rural Operations

This course is best suited for students who are:

  • Experienced in aspects of the Primary Production sector but need to update licenses, tickets or want to learn some new skills
  • New entrants to the Agricultural or Civil Construction industries

Students participating in this course have the opportunity to upskill, gain tickets and develop a safe system of work. This program is suited to all sectors across Primary Industries as well as the Civil Construction industry.

Machinery Operations
Machinery Operations


Students will cover core topics of Work Health and Safety and Environmentally sustainable work practices as well as a selection of industry relevant topics such as:

Mobile plant operation including:

  • Land forming machinery and equipment
  • Front end loader
  • Telehandler
  • Skid Steer
  • Excavator
  • Backhoe loader

Operating machinery and equipment such as:

  • Broadacre sowing
  • Chemical application
  • Specialised machinery and equipment

Machinery maintenance

Working at heights and confined spaces

During the enrolment process RST staff will work with you to develop a training plan that targets your areas or skill development and the needs of your business.

Other topics

  • Chemical accreditation
  • First aid
  • Forklift
  • Quad bike
Machinery Operations Frontend Loader
Machinery Operations Maintenance
Machinery Operations Excavator

Studying with RST

RST travel to deliver our training wherever our students can easily meet. Workshops are delivered on farms and other venues local to you. RST’s head office is located on a broadacre farm based on the Yorke Peninsula and students are invited to visit the farm to gain additional competencies in machinery that may not be readily available on their own property.

RST understands the busy times around seeding and harvest and we structure our training around these busy times.

You can enrol and commence your training at any time.

By attending all scheduled workshops and completing all assessments a course should take between 18 months and three years to complete depending on your needs and work commitments. You are able to attend workshops and complete tickets at your own pace.

Please refer to the course fee sheet for information on fees and charges as well as concessions that may be available.

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