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Agriskills Entry Program

The Agriskills Entry Program is an initiative developed in conjunction with Fruit Growers Tasmania. Consisting of short, sharp skill sets, the program enables new and existing workers to get ‘job ready skills’ required by the industry.

Participants will gain a variety of essential industry-relevant and transferable skills and the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge required to potentially transition into a Certificate II traineeship or Certificate III apprenticeship. On successful completion of units, a credit will be provided towards a Certificate II or III in Agriculture.

The program consists of three separate skill sets. Participants must commence training in Skill Set 1 before applying for Skill Set 2 or Skill Set 3.

Entry to the program is open to persons who are
  • of working age;
  • a resident of Tasmania;
  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen, an Australian permanent resident, or on a state sponsored visa on a pathway
  • to permanent residence;   and
  • seeking ongoing employment opportunities in Tasmania's agricultural sectors.


The price for each skill set is heavily subsidised to provide a pathway into employment for Tasmanians and an opportunity for those already working in the industry to up-skill. Skill set 1: Subsidised $513 or $370 concession Skill set 2: Subsidised $513 or $370 concession Skill set 3: Subsidised $205 or $91 concession.

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Agriskills Entry Program (Skill Set 1) 
  • Operate and maintain chainsaws 
  • Operate side by side utility vehicles
  • Operate quad bikes
  • Shift materials safely using manual handling methods

Subsidised $ 513.00    Concession* $ 370.00

Agriskills Entry Program (Skill Set 2) 
  • Operate tractors
  • Conduct front-end loader operations
  • Licence to operate a forklift truck

Subsidised $ 513.00    Concession* $ 370.00

Agriskills Entry Program (Skill Set 3) 
  • Transport and store chemicals
  • Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases

Subsidised $ 205.00    Concession* $ 91.00

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TasTAFE Agriculture short courses

TasTAFE short courses offer practical skills for the workplace and hands-on experience that can be applied in a range of roles across the agriculture sector.

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