Short Courses

Short Courses

A wide variety of short courses are made available to all students attending the College of Agriculture at Harvey.  Often, external providers are used to deliver specialist programs in one and two day blocks.  Some of these are compulsory and some elective.

Nationally Recognised Training

·       Chemical Handling Competencies certificated course delivered by accredited personnel to give participants knowledge on the safe use and disposal of chemicals used in the agricultural industry. Units achieved AHCCHM303A       Prepare and Apply Chemicals, AHCCHM304A Transport, Handle and Store Chemicals.

·         First Aid Course (compulsory) A two day course.  On successful completion, participants receive a Senior First Aid Certificate from St John’s Ambulance. Unit achieved HLTAID003 Provide First Aid.

·       White Card - Occupational Health & Safety (compulsory) A four hour course delivered by college staff detailing information about worksafe, duty of care, hazard identification and reduction in the building industry. Unit achieved CPCCWHS1001 Prepare to Work Safely in Construction Industry.

·         Chainsaw Course (Elective) A two day course on servicing and using chainsaws for general use. Unit achieved AHCARB205A Operate and Maintain Chainsaws.

·         WA Recreational Skippers Ticket (Department of Transport)


·         FarmSafe (compulsory) A course delivered by an accredited trainer on farm on entry to the college.

·         Artificial Insemination of cattle (Provider - Herd Improvement Service of WA) (Elective) A two day industry level course on the basics of artificial insemination in cattle. 

·         Front-End Loader Use Course (Elective) – Provided by College personnel for general use of front-end loaders – not industry accredited.  Approximately one day. 

·         Ram Judging (Compulsory) – Utilising experts in the field providing sufficient knowledge for judging at major state events.

·         Heifer Selection (Elective) – Delivered by College personnel for students interested in this area.

·         Bronze Medallion (Elective) – Offered at the beginning of each year of 2.5 day duration.

·         Shearer Training (Elective) – Offered during school holidays of three days duration to extend students interested in pursuing this career.  Delivered and assessed by members of the profession. 

·         Water Wise Course (Elective) – A two day course offered to students interested in irrigation or horticulture. 

·         Shearer and Shedhand Training - College organised with extensions provided for interested students.

·         Low Stress Cattle handling (Elective) - Provided by external groups.

·         Keys for Life – Compulsory for Year 10 to assist young drivers obtain the theory part of their drivers licence.

·         Truck driving and forklift training - May become available to very senior students.

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