18 months full time
Agriculture in Australia is a $60 billion industry responsible for almost 95% of Australia’s food supply. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116, will teach you specialist skills and industry knowledge that are in high demand across Australia to service this growing industry.
Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116 will train you in vital agricultural business skills and practical techniques, such as budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management. At our fully-equipped Epping campus and Yan Yean working farm training complex, you’ll have the opportunity to work with the latest in agricultural technology. Boasting an expert roster of teachers and industry professionals in sheep and beef production, you'll gain real world, on-farm experience as you study with Victoria’s largest provider of agricultural education.
Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture AHC50116 will have an abundance of skills and growing expertise to move into the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises. You may end up in a career as a stock and station agent, a farm manager or the operator of your very own farm.
Applicants who have completed the Certificate IV in Agriculture AHC40116 have direct access and pathway, with 4 units/6 months credit, to the Diploma in Agriculture AHC50116.
3 days per week
Assessment methods for this course includes observation and written assessment.
The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.
|AHCAGB513||Develop a farm plan||Elective||120|
|AHCAGB521||Select and use agricultural technology||Elective||100|
|AHCBAC509||Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and disease control in crops||Elective||130|
|AHCBAC510||Manage integrated crop and pasture production||Elective||120|
|AHCBIO401||Plan and implement a biosecurity program||Elective||120|
|AHCBUS518||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports||Elective||140|
|AHCLSK402||Develop livestock feeding plans||Elective||140|
|AHCLSK504||Develop livestock health and welfare strategies||Elective||150|
|AHCLSK510||Develop production plans for livestock||Elective||180|
|AHCSOL508||Manage soils to enhance sustainability||Elective||100|
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
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This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy.
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The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form from the Apply Now page.
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It is a mandatory government requirement for all prospective students to complete an online literacy and numeracy assessment.
Once you are ready to enrol, you will be invited to attend our Skills and Job Centre, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.
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