With a growing demand for food and fibre there is a greater demand than ever for the skills and experience to sustain and grow a farming business. Our Certificate IV in Agribusiness will take your farming business into the future.
Plant the seeds of success in the Agriculture business/Agribusiness
The Certificate IV in Agribusiness integrates business fundamentals with the skills required to operate and develop a farming production enterprise – skills in demand for farm managers, operators and owners.
Course suite includes property planning, production management, risk management, budgets, record keeping, quality assurance and work health and safety.
Industry connections and resources
Your teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic are experts in their fields of pasture, sheep and beef production and so you benefit from learning from the best.
Field activities and/or workshops are delivered on our farm at Yan Yean and also at other industry sites.
Graduates can gain entry across a wide range of farming enterprises and related agricultural businesses, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and operators.
Assessment methods include online written activities, assignments, folio work, products, observation and blended (a combination of assessment methods).
DepartmentHorticulture and Landscaping
Class Schedule: *
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor
Modes of Delivery
Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250
Assessment MethodsAssessment is based on your ability to achieve unit outcomes and assessment methods include demonstration of skills, tests and assignments, folios and log books, oral activities, and third party reports. At the commencement of each unit, you will be given an outline of what is to be covered and how the unit will be assessed
MaterialsA list of equipment and reference material will be distributed at the start of the course. You will need suitable clothing and footwear for practical farm activities
- it is preferred that you have completed Year 12 or equivalent or a Certificate III in Agriculture or related study
Pathways to further studyThese qualifications may lead to further study at diploma or bachelor level - Agriculture, Agribusiness or in the Agricultural Science arena
Career PathwaysGraduates can gain entry across a wide range of farming enterprises and related agricultural businesses, such as
- stock and station agents
- farm management
- farm operation
Units Of Study
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCAGB301||Keep production records for a primary production business||60|
|AHCAGB401||Plan and implement property improvement||80|
|AHCAGB402||Analyse and interpret production data||100|
|AHCBUS404||Operate within a budget framework||50|
|AHCLSK501||Manage livestock production||180|
|AHCPMG411||Ensure compliance with pest legislation||50|
|AHCWHS401||Maintain work health and safety processes||70|
|AHCWRK401||Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures||100|
|AHCWRK402||Provide information on issues and policies||60|
|BSBRES401||Analyse and present research information||40|
|BSBRSK401||Identify risk and apply risk management processes||50|
|PSPPM402B||MANAGE SIMPLE PROJECTS||65|
Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.