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The Diploma of Agriculture prepares graduates to work in senior supervisory roles such as station manager, property manager, farm production manager, production unit manager or agronomist in the growing agriculture industry.

Depending on your study location, you’ll learn your skills on working farms with shearing sheds, livestock and machinery. You will also learn the latest advanced farming technology to gain skills in precision and digital agriculture

**This qualification is superseded.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**


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Through theory and practical course work, you will learn: 

  • Intensive and extensive cropping
  • Livestock
  • Irrigation
  • Agronomy
  • Soil management


TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in agriculture, including:

  • Management of pasture and cropping systems
  • Livestock management
  • Animal welfare management
  • Budgets and financial management
  • Climate risk management


Stand out in a global job market with a range of key professional skills such as:

  • Problem solving and communication
  • Organisation and time management
  • Leadership and management


The United Nations has forecast a 70% increase in global food demand by 2050. Most of the growth in output in the last two decades was due to growth in farming productivity, rather than increases in the use of land and water, as producers seek and implement more efficient farming practices.

There are a number of changes that will shape global agribusiness in the next few years, these include:

  • Technology advancements and automation
  • Data collection and accurate record keeping will become more important including for audits, insurance, financing as well as in response to climate change regulation
  • Market opportunities are increasing for investors to support agribusiness, particularly in growth regions such as India and Brazil


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.


English Language Requirements:

TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you have:

  • Access to a grazing or pasture property

If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

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


From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from a range of courses offered at multiple campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network and socialise.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Primary Industries Centre (North Wagga Wagga) Feb , Jul A$14,030
LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
Primary Industries Centre (North Wagga Wagga) Feb , Jul A$14,030


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


TAFE NSW offers you a range of on campus study environments you will have access to industry specific computer rooms, working or virtual farms, study and presentation areas as well as general student facilities to enhance your learning and student experience.

Student facilities, amenities and support services include:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service 
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support 
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service 
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor


To receive this course students must complete all core units and a range of Additional units. 

Note: Additional units 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 at that location. TAFE NSW does not guarantee that speciality units listed will be offered at each location and semester. You will receive your timetable from the teaching section on commencement and speciality units offered will be provided at that time.

  • Packaging Rules
  • To achieve this qualification competency must be demonstrated in: 10 units of competency 0 Core units plus 10 elective units.
  • 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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TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.