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AGR1104 Farm Safety and Operations 1

Units : 0.5
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agriculture and Environmental Science
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Pass/Not Pass
Version produced : 18 May 2022

Overview

Professionals in Agricultural Technology and related disciplines are required to operate safely and effectively within a range of agricultural production environments. Agricultural environments pose a range of hazards including plant, chemicals, working with animals and remote locations. The agricultural industry has the highest fatality rate of any Australian industry. This course, with its sister course AGR2104 Farm Safety and Operations 2, delivers a range of practical competencies to prepare students for safely operating within these environments.

In this course, students will be assessed against a range of competencies related to safe and effective operations within agricultural production environments including the safe operation and maintenance of agricultural machinery, the safe use of farm chemicals and working safely at heights for the installation of communications technology to support the use of connected agricultural technology. A combination of theoretical concepts and hands on training will be provided to develop these workplace competencies.

This course contains a mandatory residential school for external students and mandatory on-campus laboratories or practical classes for on-campus students.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 18 May 2022