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1 Year


This course is for people wanting to work on farms and stations as managers, or as sole operators of an agribusiness providing crop production advice and services to production enterprises.

You will learn about cropping, agribusiness and business functions, as well as selected skills areas which could include chemicals use, livestock production, machinery operations and maintenance, organic production, water and drainage, workplace safety.

No Licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Station manager, property manager, farm production manager, agronomist, Production unit manager


When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

  • Prerequisite: Certificate IV in Agriculture (AHC40116)
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

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    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Armidale Jul A$14,030
    Primary Industries Centre Feb , Apr A$14,030


    LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
    Armidale Feb , Jul A$14,030
    Primary Industries Centre Feb A$14,030


    Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.


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    To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

    Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

    • Packaging Rules
    • To achieve this qualification competency must be demonstrated in: 10 units of competency 0 Core units plus 10 elective units.
    • Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualifications Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid industry supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:
    • Select 5 units from Group A, Select 3 units from Group A or Group B
    • 2 units aligned to AQF level 4 or above may be selected from the elective list or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited course
    • Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in agriculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 5.
    • This qualification has no core units You will study a combination of the following elective units, which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit:
    • Elective Units
    • AHCAGB513 Develop a farm plan
    • AHCAGB518 Develop climate risk management strategies
    • AHCBAC408 Manage agricultural crop production
    • AHCBAC502 Manage forage conservation
    • AHCBAC503 Manage integrated crop and pasture production
    • AHCBAC504 Plan and manage a stored grain program
    • AHCBAC506 Manage the harvest of crops
    • AHCBAC507 Develop production plans for crops
    • AHCBAC508 Apply plant biology to agronomic practices
    • AHCBAC509 Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops
    • AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements
    • AHCBUS513 Market products and services
    • AHCBUS516 Develop and review a business plan
    • AHCBUS517 Monitor and review business performance
    • AHCLSK501 Manage livestock production
    • AHCLSK502 Arrange marketing of livestock
    • AHCLSK503 Develop and implement a breeding strategy
    • AHCLSK504 Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
    • AHCLSK505 Develop production plans for livestock
    • AHCLSK507 Plan, monitor and evaluate strategies to improve livestock through genetics
    • AHCORG507 Develop an organic or biodynamic management plan
    • AHCORG508 Prepare the enterprise for biodynamic or organic certification
    • AHCSOL502 Manage soils to enhance sustainability
    • AHCSOL503 Manage erosion and sediment control
    • AHCSOL504 Develop and manage a plan to reclaim land affected by salinity
    • AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production projects
    • AHCWHS502 Manage work health and safety processes
    • AHCAGB512 Plan and manage infrastructure
    • AHCAGB514 Manage application of agents to crops or pastures
    • AHCAGB515 Develop sustainable agricultural practices that utilise renewable energy and recycling systems
    • AHCAGB516 Select and implement a GIS for sustainable agricultural systems
    • AHCAGB517 Develop and manage a plan for sustainable production
    • AHCAGB519 Plan and monitor production processes
    • AHCAGB520 Plan production for the whole business
    • AHCAGB521 Select and use agricultural technology
    • AHCAGB522 Implement the introduction of biotechnology into the production system
    • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • AHCBUS514 Negotiate and monitor contracts
    • AHCBUS515 Prepare estimates, quotes and tenders
    • AHCBUS518 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
    • BSBFIM501 Manage budgets and financial plans
    • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
    • BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • TLIL5019 Implement and monitor transport logistics
    • TLIR4002 Source goods/services and evaluate contractors
    • TLIR4003 Negotiate a contract
    • AHCCHM405 Plan and implement a chemical use program
    • AHCCHM501 Develop and manage a chemical use strategy
    • AHCDER401 Handle, store and grade deer velvet
    • AHCDER501 Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements
    • AHCDER502 Harvest deer velvet
    • AHCDRG502 Design drainage systems
    • AHCLSK506 Design livestock effluent systems
    • AHCMER501 Develop a sales strategy for rural products
    • AHCMOM501 Manage machinery and equipment
    • AHCMOM502 Implement a machinery management system
    • AHCNAR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
    • AHCORG401 Manage biodynamic production
    • AHCORG402 Manage organic livestock production
    • AHCORG403 Manage organic soil improvement
    • AHCPCM505 Conduct environmental and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs
    • AHCSHG405 Arrange employment for shearing operations
    • AHCSUS501 Develop and manage a plan for sustainable supply and use of water on a farm
    • AHCSUS502 Develop and manage a plan to improve biodiversity on a farm
    • AHCWAT503 Manage water systems
    • AHCWRK502 Collect and manage data
    • AHCWRK504 Assess new industry developments
    • AHCWRK505 Manage trial and research material
    • AHCWRK509 Provide specialist advice to clients
    • AHCWRK511 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • AHCWRK512 Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program


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