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This unit of competency is designed to provide learners with a broad understanding of feedlot production systems, operational structures and challenges faced within the industry. Whilst there are no mandatory entry requirements for this unit, it applies to personnel interested or involved in the feedlot industry. This unit may be studied individually or as part of the overall 10148NAT - Certificate IV in Feedlot Production (Feeding Management) qualification. The detail below sets out the key components studied within this unit.
- Grain markets
- Beef markets and consumers
- Feedlot production and operational structure
- Environmental, design, community, welfare and bio-security considerations
To assist you in deciding if you are ready for study at this level:
- Do you want to understand more about working in a feedlot production system?
- Are you looking to better understand the challenges faced by the industry?
- Are you self-motivated? Do you have a range of study skills and tools to direct your study? Organising your study time, so as to prioritise your workload, will allow you to get the most out of your studies and meet your assessment deadlines.
- Study will involve a range of reading, written activities and conducting research. You are required to have literacy levels equivalent to a successful
completion of year 10 English.
It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access seventyWest online systems and a computer with up to date software, including Microsoft office. You will also require a valid and appropriate email address and personal stationery (pen and paper).
seventyWest will provide the relevant learning resources (workbooks) for this course.
This unit is delivered in self-paced online study mode.
The duration of the training is 35 hours (typically up to 1 month)
Course AwardOn successful completion, students will be awarded a Statement of Attainment in FPMFPS401 - Work within a feedlot production system