Certificate IV in Agribusiness


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.

Employment outcomes

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).

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Full-time: 18 months
Day-time delivery

Part-time: 3 years

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

Blended, Online



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

Find out more on fees and charges

Assessment Methods

Assessment 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


A 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

Entrance Requirements

  • it is preferred that you have completed Year 12 or equivalent or a Certificate III in Agriculture or related study

Pathways to further study

These qualifications may lead to further study at diploma or bachelor level - Agriculture, Agribusiness or in the Agricultural Science arena

Career Pathways

Graduates can gain entry across a wide range of farming enterprises and related agricultural businesses, such as
  • stock and station agents
  • farm management
  • farm operation

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July

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.

Code Subjects Hours
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

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.