Take your agriculture career to the next level and learn the in-demand skills to better lead the flock. Whether you are already managing farms or stations, are a sole operator of an agribusiness or looking to take the next step in your agriculture career, this course will help you get ahead.
This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Intensive and extensive cropping
Management and finance
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Experience in farm budgeting and livestock management
Understanding of crop and pasture management
Strategies for managing climate risk
Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities
This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
You'll need to provide a transcript of your Certificate III in Agriculture or its equivalent OR
Demonstrate direct industry experience of at least 5 years, as evidenced by your resume and cover letter
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
Good organisational and planning skills
Good computer skills
Ability to research and write reports
Access to a grazing or pasture property
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like: Farm production manager, Production unit manager, Agronomist and Station/property manager
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
The Diploma of Agriculture does not have any post-graduate courses.
The Diploma of Agriculture does not have any related courses.
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Agriculture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 10 Units of competency, including 10 core and 0 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
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