National code: AHC50122

    Diploma of Agriculture

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    OverviewAbout this course

    Prepare for various management jobs in the agriculture industry. Gain a greater understanding of the changing trends in agriculture. Develop advanced management plans that will allow you to tailor your strategies to each farm you’re working on.

    OutcomesWhat you'll gain

    Learning outcomes

    Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

    • Manage work health and safety processes

    • Develop sustainable work practices

    • Monitor business performance and budgets

    • Manage livestock production and welfare strategies

    • Manage crop and pasture production

    • Develop a farm plan and climate risk management strategies

    Course outcomes

    Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

    • A nationally accredited qualification at diploma level

    • Credit towards a university degree

    • The ability to plan and implement complex management strategies

    • Strong pathways to continue your studies and enhance your career opportunities

    SuitabilityIs this course right for you?

    Entry requirements

    This course requires evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

    • Successful completion of the Certificate III in Agriculture or equivalent qualification as evidenced by a copy of your transcript or certificate AND/OR

    • 2 years of experience working in farming and agriculture, as evidenced by your resume, a cover letter outlining your experience and a letter from an employer or supervisor

    • Before enrolling you must complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test and demonstrate a performance level of 5 for learning, 4 for reading, writing, oral communication and numeracy, and 3 for digital literacy. This helps us to determine that your skills match the demands of the course, to direct you to an alternative study option or to provide you with the appropriate support for your success.

    Entry recommendations

    To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

    • Experience in the rural industry or have completed a Certificate III or IV in Agriculture

    • Passion for working with the land and outdoors in all weather conditions

    • Access to a computer, MS Office (or similar) and the internet

    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.

    PathwaysFuture career and study options

    Career pathways

    Our graduates go onto roles like: farm production manager, production unit manager, pastoral operations manager , station/property manager and agribusiness manager.

    Study pathways

    Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

    Previous study3 Courses

    Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

    Further study0 Courses

    Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

    The Diploma of Agriculture does not have any post-graduate courses.

    Related study0 Courses

    Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

    The Diploma of Agriculture does not have any related courses.

    Your experience counts

    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.

    UnitsUnits taught in this course

    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 2 core and 8 speciality units.

    Please note, not all specialty units are offered at every TAFE NSW location. It is highly recommended that you check with your preferred campus for information about the specialty units offered at that location.

    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.

    • Manage workplace health and safety processesAHCWHS503

    • Develop workplace policy and procedures for environment and sustainabilityAHCWRK520

    TAFE NSW servicesFacilities and support

    TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

    • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

    • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

    • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

    • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

    • TAFE NSW Libraries

    • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

    • Read&Write literacy and study support software is available free for all TAFE NSW students to use while studying on campus and at home

    • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

    • Student associations – get social with our student community

    Study optionsFind a location to enrol