The course timeline is very flexible and works well around the busy periods of farming.
The Regional Skills Training (RST) Ticket and Licencing Program offers training under the qualification:
- AHC32816 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 industry
If you are a school student and are looking to undertake a qualification while at school or a School-based Apprenticeship/Traineeship (SBAT), please have a look at our Primary Production Program.
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 including broadacre cropping, livestock, pastoral, mixed farming enterprises, dairy, fruit and vegetable, viticulture, nurseries, irrigation and production horticulture.
RST will work with you to determine the most suitable course to meet your needs.
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 (front end loaders, skid steers, backhoe loaders, excavators and telehandlers)
- Welding and workshop tools
- Advanced welding
- Machinery maintenance
- Chainsaw operations
- Working at heights and confined spaces
- Spray solutions chemical accreditation
- Crop Agronomy (pest, disease and weed control)
- First Aid
- Safely ride Quad Bikes
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.
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 broad acre 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.
What our students say
I would and have recommended that people complete this course because it was the best thing for me my schooling and it also helped me get into Vet. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
It has given me the ability to apply my learning straight away to the family business and dig deeper, looking beyond the surface questions to keep developing and up skilling.
Such a welcoming environment and experienced teachers who care about your studies.
With the Diploma of Agribusiness Management I was successful in my application to manage a large mixed farming enterprise.
It has helped me know more about myself and career options I might want to take as well as given me life skills.
During each workshop or assignment, the relevancy, support and encouragement were amazing.
The RST staff are very enthusiastic and very keen to help growers.
RST was great to study with as they were very helpful with choosing the right course and the flexible study options they have while I was working full time.
During my training through RST, I absolutely loved putting the skills I learnt at workshops to practice at my workplace.