Courses

Diploma of Agriculture

AHC50116

With our Diploma of Agriculture you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increased concern about the welfare and husbandry of livestock, soil health, and sustainable farming and climate risk management, Agriculture is a dynamic industry that will provide a rewarding career.

Strengthen your employment prospects

With the Diploma of Agriculture you will gain specialised, professional skills and knowledge that you can utilise within a variety of enterprises around Victoria and the country. Learn the rationale behind many different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and be able to identify practices to improve farming efficiency.

Budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management are a sample of the vital agriculture skills you will gain in this comprehensive course.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers are experts in their fields of wool, sheep, and beef production.

The Diploma of Agriculture is delivered and assessed at our Epping campus and the Yan Yean Farm training complex, equipped with agricultural facilities of the highest standards.

Royal Agricultural Society – Student award available each year.

Employment outcomes

Graduates may gain entry into a wide range of occupations available within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators.

Assessment

Assessment methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.

Contact

For further information on the Diploma of Agriculture, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

Local Students

Code

AHC50116

VTAC Code

Epping 6900210284

Campuses

EPPING, Northern Lodge

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8400

Duration

Full-time: 18 months

Part-time: 4 years
course duration may vary depending on your individual learning requirements

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 Career Advisor

Fees

Eligible:$7250
Ineligible:$14150

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 Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

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Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects

Materials

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

  • preferred completion of Year 12 or a Certificate II in Agriculture as part of Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools (VETiS), a VCE Agriculture or Horticulture program to Certificate IV, or a Certificate III or IV in Agriculture, Horticulture, or Conservation and Land Management
  • relevant industry experience will also provide entry into this course

Pathways to further study

As a graduate of this course, you may articulate into the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology a La Trobe University qualification, taught at Melbourne Polytechnic. International Students can articulate into the Melbourne Polytechnic conferred Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology with 8 subjects/1 year credit.

Career Pathways

Graduates may enter a wide range of occupations within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators

Enrolment Intake

  • February

International Students

Code

AHC50116

CRICOS Code

092578G

Campuses

EPPING, NORTHERN LODGE

Duration

Full-time: 18 months

Fees

  • Tuition fees per semester: $6200
  • Tuition fees per year: $12400
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Entrance Requirements


Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognised equivalency

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects

Materials

Lists of materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department. Clothing and footwear for suitable for field activities will also be required

Pathways to further study

As a graduate of this course, you may articulate into the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology a La Trobe University qualification, taught at Melbourne Polytechnic. International Students can articulate into the Melbourne Polytechnic conferred Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology with 8 subjects/1 year credit.

Career Pathways

Graduates may enter a wide range of occupations within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators

Enrolment Intake

  • February
  • July
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Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

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
AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies 120
AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan 120
AHCAGB507 Select and use agricultural technology 100
AHCAGB509 Select and implement a Geographic Information System (GIS) for sustainable agricultural systems 60
AHCBAC401 Manage pastures for livestock production 120
AHCBAC503 Manage integrated crop and pasture production 120
AHCBAC505 Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops 130
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports 140
AHCLSK312 Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock 80
AHCLSK504 Develop livestock health and welfare strategies 150
AHCLSK505 Develop production plans for livestock 180
AHCSOL502 Manage soils to enhance sustainability 100
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports 60
AHCWRK505 Manage trial and research material 140
VU21627 DESIGN AND MANAGE A CROP AND PASTURE NUTRITION PROGRAM 100

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.