Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade

Employer: Greensil & Co. 

Braden Hellmuth developed an interest in agriculture as a 14-year-old picking fruit during his school holidays. He was encouraged to attend university where he completed a science degree. After graduating in 2013, he was drawn back to working on the land.

Braden had a limited knowledge of anything mechanical and even less on hydraulics or maintaining machinery. To further improve his learning, he enrolled in a Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade.

With new technology and automation entering the agricultural industry, Braden plans to undertake further studies. He has gained qualifications in data cabling, a range of licences relevant to the industry, hydraulics competencies and is currently doing a Certificate II in Automotive Air Conditioning Technology, further expanding his skills.

Braden regularly travels to Europe and America to attend trade shows and to evaluate and purchase new specialised equipment for his employer.