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.
Course Code: SAH016
Melbourne Polytechnic offers this full and vibrant short course as a series of weekend workshops at our working training farm in Yan Yean. The Whole Farm Planning short course will give you the full set of basics of Farm Planning.
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CampusesEPPING, Yan Yean
DepartmentAgriculture and Animal Studies
Total Hours: 50
- introductions and aims
- history of whole farm planning
- purchase of aerial photographs
- land classification and capabilities
- the planning process
- sustainable land management
- soils, limiting factors for land use
- soil sampling and understanding analysis results
- soils practical exercise
- using and understanding aerial photographs
- itemising physical and natural resources and infrastructure
- protecting wetlands and waterways
- soil erosion and landcare
- managing water requirements on farms
- designs of troughs tanks and water reticulation
- protection against fire and drought
- managing pastures, weeds and pests
- livestock health and welfare
- identifying the legal requirements of land management
- protecting endangered species and areas of cultural significance
- developing risk management strategies
- managing climate and direction for the business
- SWOT analysis
- selecting an enterprise
- land mapping using a GPS Electronic mapping and computer applications, e.g. Tumaus
- developing an action calendar of operations
- implementation of your whole farm plan
- funding opportunities for revegetation and land care works
- establishing budgets for planned projects
- monitor and review your plan
- Participants will have the opportunity to develop a farm plan for their own or another property.
- On completion of the unit of competency you will earn credit towards attaining a Nationally Recognised qualification in either the Certificate IV or Diploma in Agriculture.
Related CoursesDIPLOMA OF AGRICULTURE, DIPLOMA OF AGRONOMY, DIPLOMA OF CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT
- Rural land owners, land managers or anyone who has an interest in holistic property planning for land productivity, biodiversity and stewardship.
No concession or government funding applies
- Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
- Credit Card
- Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies