EPPING, Yan Yean
Agriculture and Animal Studies
03 9269 8615
Total Hours: 28
- 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.
DIPLOMA 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
and if this changes in the future we'll wear the cost of changing it back.
Those who choose to be assessed for the unit AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan will need to undertake tasks such as written assessments, farm surveys, produce and present a whole farm plan
Bring pen and paper, aerial photograph of your property (if using) – hardcopy or electronic (can bring laptop computer), wear clothing and footwear, sun protection suitable for outdoor activities on the farm.
No prior knowledge and experience required
Pathways to further study
Further study may be undertaken in related diploma courses.
Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site