Want to convert your practical skills to paper?
You have worked hard by gaining skills and experience over the years, why not be recognised for it?
AgForce has developed a program that provides you with the opportunity to efficiently and formally recognise your skills without sitting in a classroom or writing an essay.
The method of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can quickly identify your skills in an effective, time efficient process and provides you with a fair and industry recognised assessment of your agricultural skills.
Am I eligible?
If you sometimes or regularly
complete the following tasks, you are eligible for RPL
What qualifications can I be recognised for?
- Make decisions depending on weather forecasts or events
- Manage your natural resources sustainably
- Manage workloads of family, contractors or staff
- Look after your own safety and try to minimise anyone else getting hurt on farm
- Look at all the production aspects of your farm or agribusiness and plan for the future
- Market your stock or grain either direct to market or through agents or representatives
- Plan upgrades or purchase new infrastructure on farm
- Handle, apply and store chemicals
- Maintain business documents (permits, PAYG/BAS, cashflows, banking) Prepare budgets, cashflows or financial documents
- Plan out how you are going to maintain or increase production on farm
- Review your business's performance and make changes to improve
AgForce is registered to deliver by Recognition of Prior Learning:
- Diploma of Agriculture AHC50110
- Diploma of Agribusiness Management AHC51410
The process is simple and completed through the following steps:
How much time will it take?
- Application form – this form is for you to provide information about your skills and experience. AgForce Training will review this information you have provided and begin to match up your skills to the units/subjects that make up the Diploma requirements.
- Conversation – during a phone conversation with the AgForce trainer you will have the opportunity to discuss and identify your previous experience and participate in a competency conversation which asks you industry/on-farm related questions relating to your experience.
- Demonstrations – you will be required to complete at least one practical paper-based exercise to demonstrate your level of competence. This exercise will confirm your level of competence.
- Further steps – after completing the exercise/s AgForce Training will give you information about the skills that have been recognised and whether you have gained the full qualification. If you do have skill gaps, these may be addressed through flexible training. Those applying for a Diploma by RPL with a partial RPL assessment can undertake the gap units needed to complete their qualifications, with the support of the experienced team at Rural Training Queensland- part of Qld Agricultural Training Colleges.
Take advantage of this initiative to learn more online or get your experience formally acknowledged. Contact AgForce Training on 07 3236 3100 or Rural Training Queensland on 1800 888 710.
You can complete one or both Diplomas at the same time. The time it takes to complete the program is up to you and how long it takes you to complete the application form, practical exercises and set aside time to talk to the trainer on the phone. How much does it cost?
Recognition of prior learning of one Diploma is $825, or can enroll for both Diplomas at the same time and only pay an additional $215.
Need to complete more training for your Diploma of Agriculture or Agribusiness Management?
A joint initiative between AgForce and Rural Training Queensland (Qld Agricultural Training Colleges) gives AgForce members the opportunity to complete Diploma qualifications through a combination of skills recognition and online self-paced study.
Accredited AgForce trainers offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment for units in the AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture and AHC51410 Diploma of Agribusiness Management, meaning members may be awarded a full qualification based on their experience alone.
However, for those who only attain partial accreditation through the RPL process, Rural Training Queensland is now on hand for AgForce members to complete all remaining units via flexible, online, self-paced study.
Those applying for a Diploma by RPL with a partial RPL assessment can now undertake the gap units needed to complete their qualifications, with the support of the experienced team at Rural Training Queensland- part of Qld Agricultural Training Colleges.
Diploma level training has a strong focus on management practices, and improves skills and knowledge in areas such as business performance, budgeting and financial reports, farm planning, production monitoring, livestock management and marketing.
AgForce as a non-for-profit organisation is determined to provide a quality product at a very reasonable price. Formal qualifications are very important and we want Queensland's agricultural industry to have access to competitive training prices that provide a great opportunity to recognise the high level of skills held in the industry, and not currently recognised. How do I get more information?
Contact AgForce Training for more details on (07) 3236 3100 or email us.