About this course

The better you know how to operate and maintain a tractor, the safer and more productive your farm will be. Learn about how to set up tractors for your business, become familiar with the controls of tractors, and learn how tractors affect biosecurity.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • safely operating tractors with or without attached equipment
  • identifying components, controls, checks, operation status
  • setting and securing equipment for operation
  • WHS Licensing and Legislation.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $550 GST-free (weekdays), $640 GST-free (weekends)


  • Prepare a tractor for operation (including routine checks)
  • Operate a tractor safely
  • Complete and check tractor operations (including shutdown procedures)

  • $550 GST-free (weekdays)
  • $640 GST-free (weekends)

You may be eligible for funding through the NSW AgSkilled training program if you work in the cotton and grains industry. To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

    Day 1

  • Hazard, risk and control options
  • Perform pre-start checks on unfamiliar tractor
  • Daily service a tractor
  • Perform weekly/50hr service on tractor
  • Drive a tractor (basic)
  • Day 2

  • Attach, reverse and remove a trailed implement
  • Attach and remove a 3-point linkage implement
  • Attach and remove implement fitted with remote hydraulics
  • Attach, operate and remove PTO driven implement
  • Operate a tractor and implement in field condition
  • Remove attachments, park tractors and review course

There are no entry requirements for this course.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM202 Operate Tractors.

Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.

Upcoming Scheduled Courses

  • When

    27 Aug 2020 - 28 Aug 2020

  • Location

    Paterson campus

  • Venue


  • Contact details

    Contact Name: Sophie Smethurst

    Phone: Call +61249398881

    Email enquiries: sophie.smethurst@dpi.nsw.gov.au

  • Additional information

    ENROL NOW https://online.tocal.nsw.edu.au/Applications/Index.html?crs=PRF1036&crsoff=20-003

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