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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 II in Agriculture
Open the gate to your career in Agricultural operations. If you are interested in gaining hands-on agricultural training, this program is designed for you. Our Certificate II in Agriculture provides a general introduction to agriculture skills and techniques.

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 III in Conservation and Land Management
Our Certificate III in Conservation and Land Management Traineeship will provide you with field experience, knowledge and practical skills in conservation and land management and enable you to identify and respond proactively to biodiversity loss, global warming and environmental damage.

Certificate III In Laboratory Skills
Start you career in the Sciences with a Certificate III in Laboratory Skills

Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration
Our Certificate III in Natural Area Restoration provides a starting point into a career in natural resource management, with a focus on restoring degraded natural areas. If you are interested in the preservation of beautiful natural areas, conservation and land management – this is the course for you.

Certificate IV in Agribusiness
With a growing demand for food and fibre there is a greater demand than ever for the skills and experience to sustain and grow a farming business. Our Certificate IV in Agribusiness will take your farming business into the future.

Diploma Of Agribusiness Management
Agriculture is an important component of the Australian economy and the biggest employer in rural and regional communities

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 Agronomy
Be at the forefront of farming knowledge! Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agronomy teaches specialised, professional skills and knowledge designed specifically for farm application. On completion, you will be well equipped to guide decisions about crops, pasture, and chemical and fertiliser application.

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
Combine your interest in Agriculture and Technology and be at the forefront of the industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's Agriculture and Technology bachelor degree, offered in partnership with La Trobe University.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Viticulture and Winemaking - Local Students
Our Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology degree 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 - Aquaculture - Local Students
The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Aquaculture provides a leading edge in this fascinating industry.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agronomy - Local 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 - Agribusiness - Local Students
Australia’s agriculture industry faces challenges in the future with climate change factors, a growing world population, new markets and changing technologies. The Bachelor of Agriculture majoring in Agribusiness will provide you with an exciting and rewarding career.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Aquaculture - International Students
The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in Aquaculture provides a leading edge in this fascinating industry.

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 - Agribusiness - International Students
Australia’s Agriculture industry faces challenges in the future with climate change factors, a growing world population, new markets and changing technologies. The Bachelor of Agriculture majoring in Agribusiness will provide you with an exciting and rewarding career.

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!

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.

Farm Fencing
This course will give you the skills and knowledge to enable you to fulfil farm fencing on your own property.

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

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.

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).



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