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.

These courses aim to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • Safely operating tractors with or without attached equipment
  • Selecting, attaching, removing, testing and using three-point linkages, power take off driven and trailed implements
  • Using safe towing practices
  • Operate tractor on incline and off-road surfaces

At a glance:

Location: Any
Course duration: 2 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $830 GST Free, Nil to eligible applicants
Accredited Course: Yes
AgSkilled: Yes


  • Prepare tractor for operation
  • Select, remove and fit attachments
  • Operate tractor
  • Complete and check tractor operation

  • $830 GST Free

You may be eligible for funding. 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
  • 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
  • Day 2

  • Perform pre-start checks on unfamiliar tractor
  • Operate a tractor and implement in field condition
  • Remove attachments, park tractors and review course
  • review course

Please note: This program may vary due to weather requirements.

Participants must be 16 years old or over.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCMOM317 Operate tractors with attachments.

Additional Information

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