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Agriculture

Diploma Of

Code: AHC50116 Cricos: 092578G

Overview

Campus

Epping, Yan Yean at Northern Lodge

Campus

Epping, Yan Yean at Northern Lodge

Duration

2 years full time / available part time

Duration

2 years full time / available part time

Next Intake

Midyear

Next Intake

February, July, February, Midyear

Grow your career in the agriculture industry

Agriculture in Australia is a $60 billion industry responsible for almost 95% of Australia’s food supply. Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture, will teach you specialist skills and industry knowledge that are in high demand across Australia to service this growing industry.

Learn in the field from industry experts

Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture 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 wool, sheep, and beef production, you’ll gain real world, on-farm experience as you study with Victoria’s largest provider of agricultural education.

Reap the rewards of an agricultural qualification

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture 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.

Career Pathways

Where will this take me

Graduates may enter a wide range of occupations within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Operator
  • Stock Manager

Pathways

As a domestic graduate of this course, you may apply for credits in the La Trobe Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology (SBATE) taught at Melbourne Polytechnic.
As an International Students you can articulate into the Melbourne Polytechnic conferred Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology with 8 subjects/1 year credit.

Akolda Bil

"It means future to me now. All I was doing before this was working in small jobs, or jobs that aren't going to get me far in life, so studying is a huge deal to me. It got me where I am now.... And it actually, studying gave me a path to go somewhere in my life."

Course Details

Class Schedule

course duration may vary depending on your individual learning requirements

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Course Advisor

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects

Units of Study

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact us for the latest student contact hours information.

Units of Study
Code Subject Elective Hours
AHCBAC505 PLAN AND MANAGE LONG-TERM WEED, PEST OR DISEASE CONTROL IN CROPS Core 130
AHCBAC503 MANAGE INTEGRATED CROP AND PASTURE PRODUCTION Core 120
AHCLSK504 DEVELOP LIVESTOCK HEALTH AND WELFARE STRATEGIES Core 150
AHCAGB501 DEVELOP CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT STUDIES Core 120
AHCBUS508 PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS Core 140
AHCAGB505 DEVELOP A WHOLE FARM PLAN Core 120
AHCSOL502 MANAGE SOILS TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY Core 100
AHCLSK505 DEVELOP PRODUCTION PLANS FOR LIVESTOCK Core 180
AHCWRK505 MANAGE TRIAL AND RESEARCH MATERIAL Core 140
AHCLSK312 COORDINATE AI AND FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK Core 80

Fees & Costs

Displayed course fees are indicative only. There are many variables that impact the total amount of your full course costs including qualification for government subsidies, concessions or recognition of prior learning. Tuition fees do not include the cost of student amenities or material costs.

To find out if you’re eligible for a Government subsidy we recommend you contact us help you find out.

Melbourne Polytechnic offers a range of payment options to help you pay your tuition fees, so you can get on with your studies.

Fees displayed are effective for new applications received on or after 1 November 2019. Tuition fees do not include textbooks, course materials or overseas student health insurance and visa fees.

After initial deposit, international students are able to pay tuition fees in installments, four times per year.

For more detailed information please read the International Student Fees.

Tuition Fees
$8250.00 - $16100.00
$7000 per semester
$14000 per year
Estimated based on eligibility
Course Fees are only estimated. Find out what subsidies apply to you by contacting us.

Materials and Amenities cost

A list of equipment and reference material will be distributed at the start of the course. You will need suitable clothing and footwear for practical farm activities. Lists of materials, books and timetables will be provided at course induction or class enrolment by the teaching department. Clothing and footwear for suitable for field activities will also be required
Materials Costs
$65.00
$65.00
Estimated
Material Costs are only estimated.

Attend an Info Session 

Now’s the time to register for our information and enrolment sessions. We give you an in-depth look at your chosen area of study and a tour of our department facilities.

Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants should however be aware that this course is at post-year 12 level

Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or Melbourne Polytechnic recognised equivalency.

Next Steps

We're really excited for you to join the Melbourne Polytechnic community and we look forward to supporting you on your education journey.

The first step to enrolling is completing the application short form. You'll then receive a link to complete a few more personal details.

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 of our Skills and Job Centres, or come to campus to complete your enrolment in person.

For Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas, you may be eligible for a VET Student Loan. Read more about them here.

If you need assistance with your application and the next steps, you can contact one of our Education and Course Advisors on 03 9269 8400 or follow a step-by-step guide to enrolling for vocational education local students.

All future international students will need to complete the short application form. After this, you will be redirected to the full enrollment application form and provide further documentation and forms specifically for International Students. Following this, you will be contacted by a member of the International Office who will support you in the next steps.

You'll find a step-by-step guide to enrolling for international admissions here

If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 03 9269 8400