About this course

Thinking of working in grain harvest this season? Grain harvest workers need to safely operate and maintain sophisticated machinery and equipment while maintaining high standards of product hygiene. This introductory training program provides the basic skills required to be safe and productive in a harvest labour position and provide you with the opportunity to progress to highly skilled positions.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • understanding 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
  • basic tractor operation.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 3 days
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $675 GST-free. Nil to eligible applicants
Accredited Course: Yes

Details

  • prepare a tractor for operation (including routine checks)
  • Operate a tractor safely
  • Complete and check tractor operations (including shutdown procedures)
  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • Observe safe practices during work operations
  • Participate in arrangements for maintaining the health and safety of all people in the workplace

$675 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.

    Day 1: Introduction to grain harvest

  • 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.
  • The role and importance of harvest weed seed control processes.
  • Machine cleaning and hygiene when moving from field to field
  • Introduction to WHS and the hazards and risks relating to grain harvest operations. Fire safety (temperature, wind etc), sun safety, hydration
  • Basic awareness training:
    • Grain moisture content, aeration and drying
    • Working in confined spaces and heights awareness
    • Grain handling, storage, sampling/testing and pest management
    • Principles of grain product quality (Hygiene etc) including the requirement of end users
  • Day 2 and 3: Operate tractors training

  • Follow workplace procedures for hazard identification and risk control
  • Perform pre-start checks on unfamiliar tractor
  • Drive and operate tractor
  • Maintenance and machine cleaning
  • Drive a tractor (basic)

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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

  • AHCMOM202 - Operate tractors
  • AHCWHS201- Participate in work health and safety processes


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