Three of the new agriculture, horticulture, conservation and ecosystem management (AHC) projects are now in the development stage. At this stage the project teams are engaging with stakeholders to gather further information and begin investigating potential solutions.

Rural Operations Project

The Certificate II in Rural Operations provides foundational skills required for roles in rural and regional industries. Consultation is underway to identify how this qualification is currently being used and how it can better meet the unique needs of the learners and workplaces that require these skills.

Register for online workshops

Online consultation workshops are taking place to discuss the Certificate II in Rural Operations with industry, trainers and others interested in the qualification. If you would like to attend an online workshop, please register for the session most applicable to you using the buttons below. Times are in AEST.

Face-to-face workshops

Key stakeholders have also been invited to take part in a consultation workshop during April. If you are interested in contributing, please contact Tom Vassallo [email protected]

  • Katherine, NT – Tue 9 April  
  • Broome, WA – Thu 11 April  
  • Toowoomba, QLD – Tue 16 April  
  • Brisbane, QLD – Wed 17 April  
  • Paterson, NSW – Fri 19 April

For more information, visit the project page

Shearing and Wool Classing Project

The project team have been consulting with stakeholders to review and update six qualifications and 34 units relating to shearing, wool handling and wool classing.

Your feedback is vital throughout the project, so that the updated skills standards reflect the current needs of industry.   

Site visits have been undertaken and a technical committee established to guide the initial development of draft units, skill sets and qualifications. The drafts will be made available on the project webpage for broad stakeholder consultation and feedback in May 2024. 

Register for a consultation workshop

In-person and online workshops are planned for May to coincide with the draft units, skill sets and qualifications being made available for broad stakeholder feedback. These sessions will provide further information about the work underway and how you can have input on the updated draft qualifications, skill sets and units of competency. Please register for a session that best suits you.

Two online sessions will also take place. 

For more information, visit the project page

Livestock Operations Project

Consultation is underway to revise 70 units and one qualification relating to the livestock industry. 

It is important that skills standards for working with and alongside livestock are kept up to date, so they reflect the latest technologies, equipment and animal handling techniques. 

Site visits have recently been undertaken and a technical committee established, to help inform updates to the qualification and units. Draft documents will be available for feedback on the project webpage in May. Workshops will also be held around the country and online to provide further information about the drafts and how to provide feedback. More information about the workshops will be available soon.

For more information, visit the project page

A Note for RTOs: