Food, Plant and Animal Industries Training Areas


Melbourne Polytechnic’s Food, Plant and Animal Industries offers a range of qualifications, skills sets and customised training to specifically cater for the training needs of your employees.

Flexible Training solutions to meet your needs

We can deliver training based on your particular workforce planning requirements. This includes nationally accredited qualifications, specific units or customised programs.

Fast track to an apprenticeship/traineeship

Melbourne Polytechnic offers various apprenticeships/traineeships in the:

Agriculture and Animal Studies

  • Wool clip preparation
  • Agriculture
  • Companion Animal Services
  • Aquaculture
  • Farriery
  • Racing – Stable hand and Track rider
  • Meat Processing
  • Driving Operations
  • Production Horticulture
  • Wine Industry Operations
  • Civil Construction

and Horticulture and Landscaping

  • Arboriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscape Construction
  • Parks and Gardens
  • Pest Management
  • Production Nursery
  • Retail Nursery
  • Sports Turf Management

Short courses

We offer a wide range of short courses:

  • Beef Livestock Essentials
  • Farm Chemicals User Course
  • Farm Fencing
  • Grazing Management
  • Beef and Sheep Breeding
  • Tractors
  • Whole Farm Planning
  • Introduction to Wine Making
  • Wine Appreciation
  • Certificate in Wines
  • Award in Wines and Spirits
  • Basic Home Butchery
  • Chain Saw Competency
  • Customised Programs for Industry Requirements
  • Fumigation Licensing Courses
  • GIS surveys
  • Irrigation Certificate III
  • Irrigation Design
  • Pest Control Licensing courses
  • Site surveys
  • Tree surveys
  • Vermin Control Licensing Courses
  • Weed Control Licensing Courses

These are all accredited units which may gain you credits to a full qualification in the future.

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