Diploma of Agriculture

Build on your existing experience to become a leader in Australia's agriculture industry.
Length
2 Years part time
Qualification Code
AHC50116

Build on your existing experience to become a leader in Australia's agricultural industry. Our program will set you up to confidently manage or supervise agricultural enterprises. We'll provide you with a practical style of training, where you'll learn business skills like managing staff and monitoring financial reports. You'll also hone in on tools to meet future agricultural challenges, by developing climate risk management strategies and drawing up whole farm plans.

Just a few years ago, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation estimated that by 2050, food production worldwide needs to increase by 70 percent. Become part of the solution by leveraging emerging technologies and approaches in the multi-billion dollar agricultural industry.

 

 

 

  • Farm manager
  • Farmer

On completion of this program you can expect to work in the agriculture sector associated with managing farming operations or employment related agribusiness fields.

The course content below provides all possible units related to the course. If the course has various streams, the units you are required to study will depend on your chosen stream.

DEVELOP WHOLE FARM PLAN
AHCAGB505
MANAGE PASTURES FOR LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
AHCBAC401
MANAGE AGRICULTURAL CROP PRODUCTION
AHCBAC408
MANAGE STAFF
AHCBUS501
DEVELOP AND REVIEW A BUSINESS PLAN
AHCBUS506
PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS
AHCBUS508
MANAGE LIVESTOCK PRODUCTION
AHCLSK501
ARRANGE MARKETING OF LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK502
DEVELOP PRODUCTION PLANS FOR LIVESTOCK
AHCLSK505
MANAGE MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT
AHCMOM501
IMPLEMENT A MACHINERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
AHCMOM502
SAMPLE SOILS AND INTERPRET RESULTS
AHCSOL401
MANAGE SOILS TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY
AHCSOL502
PROVIDE SPECIALIST ADVICE TO CLIENTS
AHCWRK509
PROVIDE SPECIALIST ADVICE TO CLIENTS
AHCWRK509A
Wednesdays 6.30 to 10.00pm

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018)

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Entry requirements (non year 12)

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a higher education study

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Admissions Criteria for applicants with a vocational education and training study

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

Admissions Criteria for applicants with work and life expereince

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this program.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for selection and application


Interview


Compulsory: All applicants must attend an interview prior to enrolment. The purpose of the interview is to discuss your eligibility and suitability for the program by going over the literacy and numeracy review and the pre-training review form. The interview is the last step before enrolment and you will usually be able to enrol on the same day. Timely applicants will be contacted by a FedUni staff member to arrange an interview time. Late applicants should call 1800 333 864.


Pre-training review (VET)


Compulsory: All applicants must complete a pre-training review form prior to enrolment. The form will assist in determining your suitability to enrol in the program that you have applied for. You should complete the green section of the form and then bring it along to your pre-enrolment interview where the teacher/coordinator will complete the rest of the form with you. Visit our website for more information and to download the form.
 

Language literacy and numeracy assessment (VET)


Compulsory: All applicants must complete a literacy and numeracy review prior to enrolment. The review is designed to assess your skills to ensure you have the foundations for successful completion of your studies. It will also enable teachers to identify any gaps in your current skills and allow them to offer additional support with literacy and/or numeracy to assist you to manage the requirements of your program.  For more information and to complete the review visit our website.
 

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our TAFE application page for further information.

For information in relation to the University and students rights and responsibilities please refer to the VET Information Guide.

Applicants need to demonstrate the literacy and numeracy skills required to undertake this course through a test as part of the application process. The test will be conducted through Federation College prior to commencement of training. Feedback will be provided to the applicant on their results and types of support, if necessary, available to them.

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3701410474 (Ballarat - Admin Campus)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: LLH

National course code: AHC50116

Fees are subject to change annually.

Tuition and material fees (if applicable) will be charged at enrolment.

For further information regarding tuition and material fees, please view 2021 Indicative Course Fees (pdf, 756kb) .  

Indicative government-subsidised and full-fee course fees are shown on this document, and should be read in conjunction with the information on the TAFE fees website.

Eligible applicants/students accessing government-subsidised training under the 'Skills First Program' need to be aware enrolling in a qualification may affect their ability to access future government-subsidised training.

Fee assistance: VET Student Loans may be available for eligible Diploma and Advanced Diploma enrolments.

For further information on paying your fees please refer to the Fees, charges and eligibility on the TAFE fees website.
 

2021 TAFE Eligibility Exemptions

 

You could be eligible for government subsidised study at Federation University Australia through the TAFE eligibility exemptions. 

If you have been deemed ineligible for a government subsidised place because you have a higher qualification or have commenced two qualifications at the same level you may be eligible to enrol in a government subsidised place with a TAFE eligibility exemption. Please refer to the TAFE fees website or contact the course coordinator
 

Please note: A limited number of TAFE eligibility exemptions are available so contact us now to secure your place for 2021.

If what you have learned at work, from other programs, courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this program, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. The University is obliged to recognise the AQF qualifications and statements of attainment issued by other registered training organisations. For further details contact Federation University on 1800 333 864.

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

Federation TAFE

Course coordinator

Sharon Cini