All courses offered by Central Outback Training are Nationally Recognised and aligned to the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

Current courses on offer


  • AHC30116 Certificate III in Agriculture
  • AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture
  • AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations

Each qualification offered has a specific course fee. Students who are eligible for a government funded Traineeship will only need to pay the compulsory student contribution fees set by each state or territory. Click on the courses tab for more information on the funded qualifications offered.

The fees listed below, are the all inclusive fees for a student not eligible for funding;

  • Certificate III in Agriculture                 $6500.00
  • Certificate III in Rural Operations      $6500.00
  • Certificate IV in Agriculture                 $7000.00

For more information see the Student Handbook on the courses information page.

Specialised training courses

Specialised training courses can be tailored to your workplace and delivered onsite. These courses are nationally recognised and employees issued with a statement of attainment.

  • Tractor operator and maintenance
  • 2 wheel motor bike operator and maintenance
  • Quad bike and side by side operator and maintenance
  • Chemical training – includes 3 units of competencies
  • 1080 Baiting
  • Mustering and processing livestock

About us

Central Outback Training is a Queensland based private RTO specialising in User Choice Funded Traineeships in Beef Production. Established in late 2008, Central Outback Training has a proven record in providing safe, practical and quality assured hands-on training delivered totally on-the-job to employees working in rural and remote areas of Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Whether you’re a sole operator looking to gain a recognised qualification or an organisation seeking to provide your employees with a traineeship or operators competencies, Central Outback Training can tailor a package to suit your individual workplace. Courses may be run as fully funded traineeships (subject to eligibility), or as Fee for Service specialised courses of 1 to 2 day duration.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) means recognition of competencies currently held. At Central Outback Training we appreciate the value of workplace and industry experience, and recognise that clients will acquire vocational skills and knowledge from a variety of sources other than formal training. All courses and competencies are available at the time of enrolment through (RPL).

All courses offered by Central Outback Training are Nationally Recognised and aligned to the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.

Our Students

“It was a very beneficial course”

JohnCertificate IV Trainee QLD, January 2017

“I was very happy with all the program”

MelissaCertificate IV Trainee QLD, January 2017

“Explanations were very detailed”

IsobelCertificate III WA, November 2016

“I enjoyed getting better skills, learning about safety and learning about the environment”

ConnorCertificate II Trainee QLD, November 2016

“Best aspects were learning how to budget with yards and selling cattle”

TysonCertificate IV Trainee WA, November 2016

“I thoroughly enjoyed this course as it shows the business side to the industry which is something that needs to be learnt to improve my career”

HenryCertificate IV Trainee WA, November 2016

“I believe this course covers all day to day duties and is relevant to the industry”

DaleCertificate III Trainee QLD, October 2016

“All the resources provided were relevant and useful. Learnt lots of new things about chemical applications”

HollyChemical Training WA, October 2016

“Helpful as I will be around many spraying of chemicals through the next few years”

CharlieChemical Training Course WA, October 2016

“Warren was good with how he explained a few difficult questions. I learnt a whole load of information that I wasn’t aware of. Excellent course!”

DaneCertificate III Trainee QLD, August 2016

“The training was great, easy to understand and I learnt things I didn’t know”

KawaneChemical Training QLD, August 2016

“I enjoyed the way the trainer took the time to explain each question in ways that I could understand”

WilliamCertificate III Trainee QLD, August 2016

“Trainer was very helpful and had good feedback and communication”

RosalieCertificate II Trainee QLD, July 2016

“The content and manner in which it was delivered was relevant to this industry and all the training was straightforward”

HollyCertificate III Trainee WA, July 2016