Short Courses


Are you interested in the fundamentals of farming?

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of short practical courses for those who own, manage or work on rural properties. You can learn to drive a tractor, build a farm fence, basic handling of livestock, grazing management, using chemicals on farm and more. Some short courses can count towards a qualification in Agriculture. Melbourne Polytechnic offers numerous pathways for students to further their studies. Many courses complement each other and allow students to gain deeper knowledge and higher qualifications.

Short Courses
Whole Farm Planning
Learn the full set of basics of Farm Planning at Melbourne Polytechnic's farm in Yan Yean and fell confident and well on the way to your life on the land.

Grazing Management (PROGRAZE)
Melbourne Polytechnic's short course in Grazing Management (PROGRAZE) is designed for individuals who want to better manage their pastures and optimise livestock production. It provides practical skills and background knowledge about how pastures and livestock interact.

Farm Chemical Users Course
Melbourne Polytechnic's Farm Chemical Users short course is run over three days and is an essential requirement to gain an Agricultural Chemical User's Permit (ACUP) in the primary industries.

Farm Fencing Course
Farm Fencing is a short course offered as a weekend workshop at Melbourne Polytechnic's fully fitted training farm, in Yan Yean.

Fork Lift Licence
Our Fork Lift Licence Training Course is designed for participants who are required to have a licence to operate a fork lift truck for employment or part of their own business operations. This course consists of the following unit of competency: TLILIC2001A Licence to operate a forklift truck

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