Agriculture and Land Management

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Some of the greatest challenges facing our world today concern the natural world and our limited natural resources. A career in agriculture could be for you if climate change, farming, agronomy and viticulture interest you.

Melbourne Polytechnic's Agriculture courses focus on a balance of the academic, practical and industry elements. We work with primary industry specialists to explore the latest in farming technology, such as ultrasound scanning of beef cattle, fertiliser field trials and cell grazing.

Career paths are emerging in soil science, sustainability, land management and rural business advice, to compliment traditional cattle and sheep farming.

Melbourne Polytechnic has commercial standard properties at Eden Park and Yan Yean, with facilities including a fully functional 600-ha broad acre operation. We offer many pathways for students to further their studies. Opportunities for complementary education in our Agriculture and Animal Studies Department, exist where students can complete the same core subjects and electives in different industries.

Courses
Certificate III in Agriculture
Melbourne Polytechnic's Certificate III in Agriculture is the entry-level qualification necessary to start your career in agriculture or to build on prior qualifications. This course can get you started in a rewarding career that can take you all over the country.

Certificate IV in Agriculture
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate IV in Agriculture will build your leadership potential for a career on the land.

Diploma of Agriculture
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.

Diploma of Conservation and Land Management
Would you like to turn your commitment to the environment into a successful career? With our Diploma of Conservation and Land Management you can help manage Australia’s natural resources in the long term. With the extensive field experience, knowledge and practical skills gained through this course, you will be trained to identify and respond proactively to the challenges of biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology
This is one of the few agriculture degrees in Australia with a practical focus. It was designed with industry input to meet industry needs.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Viticulture and Winemaking - Local Students
Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology Degree with a major in Viticulture and Winemaking will give you a leading edge in the competitive Australian wine industry. We'll drink to that!

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agronomy - Local Students
The Agriculture and Technology degree majoring in Agronomy will give you a leading edge in plant production industries.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agronomy - International Students
Agronomy is the study of management in crops and pastures with a focus on sustainability and agricultural production. The world’s agriculture industry faces many challenges in the future with climate change, a growing world population, new technologies and changing resource conditions.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Viticulture and Winemaking - International Students
Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Viticulture and Winemaking will give you a leading edge in the competitive Australian wine industry. We'll drink to that!

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - International
In the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology, you will specialise in agronomy or viticulture and winemaking, while gaining a deep understanding of innovative farming practices in challenging environments.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Equine Studies - Local Students
Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Equine Studies will help turn your love of horses into your career.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Sports Turf Science and Management
Would you like to manage turf at golf courses, cricket pitches, bowling greens, sports fields or turf farms? The Agriculture and Technology degree majoring in Sport Turf Science and Management will give you a leading edge in this unique industry.

Short Courses
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

Home Butchery
This practical course gives participants the opportunity to learn and develop knowledge of the basic home butchery course

Farm Chemical Users Course
Have you ever needed to understand farm chemicals? Melbourne Polytechnic is offering the Farm Chemical Users Course’s that will assist you meet the essential requirements to acquire an Agricultural Chemical User’s Permit (ACUP).

Whole Farm Planning
Learn the full set of basics of Farm Planning at Melbourne Polytechnic's farm in Yan Yean, feel confident and educated to your life on the land.

Farm Fencing
Melbourne Polytechnic is providing training in the basic skills of conventional farm fencing for land owners and tenants of small farms or if you are building your knowledge to enable you to work in the rural areas.

Introduction to Tractors Course
This short course will provide participants with the understanding of the safe operation of tractors in any given situation, with or without attached equipment and the application of skills to safely utilise the various components and controls of tractors.



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