AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness

The Certificate IV in Agribusiness provides individuals in rural and regional areas with the skills and knowledge to work in industries associated with agriculture, horticulture and conservation land management, as well as local government, eco-tourism, hospitality and small business or social enterprises. For rural and regional workers, land-based workers and small business owners/partners, this course will provide the skills required to make a business or enterprise more sustainable.

This qualification is designed to develop and enhance a range of supervisory, operational and administrative skills required for employment in rural or regional businesses and is suitable for those who wish to start up a small business or social enterprise, or maintain an existing one. This course provides technical and applied business knowledge and skills to prepare participants for supervisory and management careers in rural and regional businesses.



Delivery Method
The program is delivered flexibly, so the learners can determine how quickly they work through the units and complete the program. The program is delivered using a blended learning mode. Blended learning means the student will access learning content and complete learning activities through a combination of modes, including:

  • IBT’s online learning management system which provides student learning resources in the form of readings, workbooks, slides, documents, videos, websites, quizzes, activities and assessments
  • Group workshops – face-to-face, teleconference and online
  • Work site visits
  • Personal mentoring with a tutor/assessor.

This course is designed to offer participants progressive improvement in their work practices. As such learning activities and assessment tasks are developed around real work experience and workplace projects, where possible.

Qualification Pathways
IBT offer a pathway from the AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations to the AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness, the AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management and the AHC60316 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management for successful graduates who meet the industry experience entry requirements.

ACH10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package is the framework for VET for those engaged in the agriculture and production horticulture industries. The Training Package supports a wide range of learning pathways. These include institution-based programs, workplace and school-based training, as well as other flexible combinations of workplace and off-the-job training and assessment.

Qualifications within ACH10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package can be achieved through a variety of pathways including new apprenticeships (traineeships), as illustrated in Volume 1 – Qualification Framework – of the Training Package.

Further advice about pathways and qualifications should be directed to the Agri-food Industry Skills Council on telephone 02 6163 7200 or email reception@agrifoodskills.net.au


You may be eligible for a government-subsidised training place in Victoria.

To ascertain if you are eligible to receive government funding please call 03 5472 4126You will be required to attend a meeting to identify your eligibility.

You can also use the link below to receive an indication if you may be eligible to recieve a government subsidesed placement.
However we will confirm this at the pre-training review.

Eligibility Indicator


The program is delivered over a total duration of up to 12 months.

Face to face delivery and mentoring is conducted over 10 months, followed by a period for learners to collate their evidence and complete their formal assessment tasks. The additional time also allows learners to strengthen their understanding of the material presented and apply to the workplace where appropriate.

AHCWHS401 – Maintain work health and safety processes
AHCBUS301 – Use hand held e-business tools
BSBITU306 – Design and produce business documents
AHCAGB301 – Keep production records for a primary production business
BSBITU404 – Produce complex desktop published documents
BSBSMB406 – Manage small business finances
AHCBUS401 – Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements
BSBLDR403 – Lead team effectiveness
AHCBUS509 – Develop and implement business structures and relationships
BSBCMM401 – Make a presentation
AHCWRK401 – Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures
TAEDEL301 – Provide work skill instruction