AHC32816 Cert III in Rural Operations

What is the purpose of this course?

The Rural Operations Cert III provides a wide range of options to acquire skills and knowledge to work in a rural setting. This may include mixed farming and agricultural production, but can also cater for a blend of skills that extend to other rural and regionally-based enterprises such as retail and agribusiness, local government, tourism, transport, construction and mining.

This qualification covers multifunctional roles in agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management, and other related industries. It also covers other industry sectors, such as local government, tourism, hospitality, transport, construction, information technology and metals.

Job roles and titles vary across different sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • People wishing to work professionally in the Rural, Construction and Transport industry;
  • People already working in the Rural, Construction and Transport industry wishing to upgrade their skills;
  • People wishing to undertake traineeships in the Rural, Construction and Transport industry;

Successful achievement of the licensing units within the qualification must align with licensing and regulatory requirements applicable to driving and state/territory regulatory requirements.

For more details please contact Ben Thain on 0427 259 181 ben.thain@itq.net.au

Download the Brochure here.

AHC32816 Certificate III in rural operations: 16 units

AHCWRK309 – Apply environmentally sustainable work practices

AHCWHS301 – Contribute to work health and safety processes

AHCMOM302 – Perform machinery maintenance

AHCMOM304 – Operate machinery and equipment

AHCMOM211 – Operate side by side utility vehicle

AHCMOM212 – Operate quad bikes

AHCWRK303 – Respond to emergencies

AHCWRK311 – Conduct site inspections

FWPCOT2237 – Maintain chainsaws

FWPCOT2239 – Trim and cut felled trees

RIISAM203D – Use hand and power tools

RIIERR205D – Apply initial response first aid.

RIIMPO335D – Conduct skid steer loader operations without attachments

RIIMPO031E – Conduct backhoe loader operations

RIIMPO317D – Conduct roller operations

TLIC3003A – Medium rigid vehicle


Applicants attempting licencing units must comply with state licencing requirements.

 Course Duration:

Each qualification is expected to take up to 12 months to complete, however some learners may wish to apply themselves to complete earlier.

Course Dates and Times:

Course is based online with combination learning at ITQ offices so you can learn at your own pace.

Onsite trainers are available Monday to Friday and students have access to ITQ training rooms.

Training times are from 8.00am to approximately 4.00pm each day

Please contact our office to find out our course schedule.


Supervised written and/or verbal and practical assessment


A full qualification for AHC32816 Certificate in Rural Operations will be issued to applicants who meet the criteria required from the Training Package.

Cert 3 Guarantee – VET Funding Eligibility Criteria

Funding Details:

The Certificate 3 Guarantee supports eligible individuals to complete their first post-school certificate III level qualification and increase their skills to move into employment, re-enter the workforce or advance their career. It also supports Queensland’s Year 12 graduates to transition to employment by providing fee-free training in high priority qualifications.

Participants must be; • 15 years of age or above • no longer at school • a QLD resident • not currently enrolled in another course, hold or have previously enrolled into a Certificate III or higher level Qualification

The Certificate 3 Guarantee Program is a Department of Education & Training Initiative

TLIC 3003A Lesson allowance for Medium Rigid Vehicle licencing:

5 x 1 hour lesson Medium Rigid and 1 x test hire. Please be advised that there is a Qld Transport test fee and licence application fee payable to TMR by student.

Medium Rigid – Non- Concessional $180.00 Concessional $80.00

Upgrade options available H.R (Only if RPL applies to Medium Rigid Vehicle)

7 x 1 hour lesson Heavy Rigid and 1 x test hire. Please be advised that there is a Qld Transport test fee and licence application fee payable to TMR by student.

(If H.R truck available in your area)

Heavy Rigid – $500.00


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