Australian Beekeeping Traineeship Program

Do you want to become a beekeeper? Do you want to improve your skills and knowledge about bees and the Australian beekeeping industry? Do you want to improve your management skills? Specialised beekeeping traineeships are now available in:

  • Certificate III in Beekeeping  

These certificates are nationally recognised. They will provide an excellent grounding in beekeeping skills and knowledge, as well as the general skills needed to be a good all-round employee or manager of a beekeeping business.

Visit for a full list of units covered in these certificate courses.

There is also material that can be used to make existing farm chemical safety courses more relevant to beekeepers. You can design your own training program by selecting units of competency that are relevant to your interests and the work that you will be doing. Courses may be available by correspondence or workshops or a mix of both.

The new traineeship will only be applicable to new enrolments from January 2012. The current learning resources are appropriate for the new core units and electives. Please see: AHC32010 Certificate III in Beekeeping (PDF)

Steps involved in Training in a Certificate in Beekeeping:

  1. Go – all information is available here for certificate course
  2. Choose the level of training which suits the needs of your business:
    AHC32010 – Certificate III in Beekeeping
  3. You may prefer to do just do one unit of competency and gain a Statement of Attainment in that unit of competency. e.g.  AHCWRK306A – Comply with industry quality assurance requirements
  4. Find the training organisation you would like to deliver the training by selecting ‘Find RTOs approved to deliver this unit’ at the top of the page.
  5. Ring the training company and find out if the training company you have chosen is still registered to deliver training to Beekeepers.
  6. Does the training company deliver complete certificates or only part of the Certificate?
  7. Where will the training be delivered – onsite or at a training room?
  8. Discuss your needs. Do you want a complete Certificate or just some areas of the Certificate?
  9. Find out payment arrangements with the training company you have chosen.
  10. Sign a Client Training Agreement with the Registered Training Company before any payments are transferred for training.

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA ) is the new national vocational education and training (VET) regulator.

Contact: Doug Baker
Program Manager Primary Industries – Land, Food and Manufacturing
Bendigo TAFE , PO Box 170, Bendigo VIC 3552

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