About this course

Have proven experience with tractors and want to learn to operate a tractor and chaser bin to safely provide support in a harvest situation? Grain harvest workers need to safely operate and maintain sophisticated machinery and equipment while maintaining high standards of product hygiene. The 2-day Harvest Operations course, is aimed at participants who already possess proven tractor skills and who would like further training in managing a tractor & chaser bin & other relevant machinery in a harvest situation.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • the processes of grain harvest from the field to bulk storage
  • basic operational principles of a combine harvester, grain cartage, handling and storage
  • introduction to WHS on farm.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $950 GST-free. Nil to eligible applicants
Accredited Course: Yes

Upcoming dates

Egelabra13 - 14 October

Mungindi

16 - 17 October

Riverina

TBA

Macquarie Valley

18 - 19 October

Details

  • Prepare basic machinery and equipment for use
  • Operate basic machinery and equipment
  • Check, clean and store basic machinery and equipment
  • Prepare for agricultural crop harvesting operations
  • Prepare harvesting machinery and vehicles for crop harvesting operations
  • Assist with harvesting of crops
  • Understanding the processes of grain harvest from the field to bulk storage

$950 GST-free

Nil to eligible applicants

You may be eligible for funding through the Smart and Skilled program. To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

  • Training in Tractor/Chaser bin operation in conjunction with Combine Harvester under field conditions.
  • Basic awareness training in safe operation of grain handling equipment such as “chaser bins”, augers, conveyors, elevators etc
  • Overview of the processes of grain harvest from the field to bulk storage
  • Introduction to the basic operational principles of a combine harvester, grain cartage, handling and storage.
  • Introduction to WHS and the hazards and risks relating to grain harvest operations. Fire safety (temperature, wind etc), sun safety, hydration
  • Grain handling using tractor powered equipment, storage, and handling of grain
  • Daily service and maintenance; basics of machine cleaning
  • Trailed implement and PTO attachment
  • Machinery maintenance, cleaning and hygiene issues when moving between fields and farms
  • Effective cleaning methods and practices

  • This course is delivered using both indoor and outdoor instruction.

You should already have experience with tractors.

This course is mapped to the following national units of competency:

  • AHCBAC203 - Assist with agricultural crop harvesting
  • AHCMOM203 - Operate basic machinery and equipment


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