18 months full time / available part time
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.
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 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 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.
Face to face and on line delivery is scheduled over:
Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM
Assessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written tests, practical demonstrations and folio.
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|
|AHCAGB518||DEVELOP CLIMATE RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES||Elective||120|
|AHCBAC503||MANAGE INTEGRATED CROP AND PASTURE PRODUCTION||Elective||120|
|AHCBAC509||PLAN AND MANAGE LONG-TERM WEED, PEST OR DISEASE CONTROL IN CROPS||Elective||130|
|AHCBUS508||PREPARE AND MONITOR BUDGETS AND FINANCIAL REPORTS||Elective||140|
|AHCLSK312||COORDINATE AI AND FERTILITY MANAGEMENT OF LIVESTOCK||Elective||80|
|AHCLSK504||DEVELOP LIVESTOCK HEALTH AND WELFARE STRATEGIES||Elective||150|
|AHCLSK505||DEVELOP PRODUCTION PLANS FOR LIVESTOCK||Elective||180|
|AHCSOL502||MANAGE SOILS TO ENHANCE SUSTAINABILITY||Elective||100|
|AHCWRK505||MANAGE TRIAL AND RESEARCH MATERIAL||Elective||140|
You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.
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|Government subsidised fee||Non-subsidised fee|
|Maximum annual amenities||$250||$250|
The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
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 19 November 2020. 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.
The fees for those ineligible for a government-funded enrolment.
The cost of tuition for those eligible for government funding.
Amenities fees are used to improve non-academic services including libraries, counselling services, student support, and recreational activities.
Amenities must be paid each academic year you are enrolled.
'We’d been discussing what projects we had coming up that we needed to go and buy materials for. And so then the scholarship came and it was just a sigh of relief.'
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.
When we receive your application, the International Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss your application and provide you additional instructions.
If you'd like to speak to one of our International Office staff directly, call +61 3 9269 8400
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