Agriskills Entry Program

Note: TasTAFE is currently reviewing this program and potentially restructuring it to better cater to demand.

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.

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.

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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

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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