Course Start Date
14.7 Hours per week
- Nationally Recognised Training
- This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
- VET Student Loans Available
The nationally recognised Diploma of Agriculture prepares you for senior strategic and supervisory roles in the agriculture industry. 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 in this growing industry.
LEARN NEW SKILLS
Through theoretical and practical course work, you will develop skills in:
- Intensive and extensive cropping
- Livestock production
- Organic production
- Fibre production
- Soil management
- Climate risk management
- Agricultural marketing
- Data recording and analysis
- Management and finance
DEVELOP YOUR TALENT
Develop the personal attributes that will help you get ahead:
- Great problem solving and communication
- Master how to navigate competing priorities
- Work effectively as part of a team and autonomously
ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Completing this course will provide you with:
- A nationally accredited qualification at diploma level
- A strong pathway to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities
- Farm production manager
- Production unit manager
- Station/property manager
GROW YOUR CAREER
Advance your career with this agriculture study pathway:
- Advanced Diploma of Agriculture
- Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employs approximately 326,200 persons (ABS trend data). Over the past five years, employment in the industry has increased by 1.5 per cent.
The Agriculture industry requires skilled people to contribute to developing more efficient methods of food and fibre production, as the demand to produce more with less land and water resources increases.
There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course
This is a blended flexible course. You will need to attend approximately 4.7 hours of class, over 1 day a week, for 2 years. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 10 hours of other study per week.
You may also be required to complete approximately 2 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, research, Moodle and assignment preparation.
Studying at a TAFE NSW Connected Learning Centre means that you don?t have to leave your local community to get a first rate education and access elite training, teachers and support services.
Connected Learning Centres are custom designed to utilise modern technologies, simulations and virtual reality experiences to offer you a wider range of choices, more accessible, practical training and flexible learning opportunities. Students can access work booths, group learning rooms, a computer hub, print shop, tech-bar, media lounge, and learning support centre and a creative space to work on ideas for the future.
Our Connected Learning Centres will equip you with the skills you need for the jobs you want - in regional NSW, or anywhere in the world. If you would like to explore your local Connected Learning Centre
IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?
This Diploma provides a pathway into the UNE Bachelor of Agriculture production and management.
SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT
Educational and support services are available, if required.
We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services
As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:
- LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
- Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
- Easy computing online short courses
- Access to local TAFE libraries
- Accessibility and Disability Support Services
- Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home
To keep you safe while studying, some of our face to face classes may be replaced with online or connected learning. We have also modified our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. As restrictions ease, the way you attend your class may change again. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, due to the impacts of COVID 19 there may be a delay or modification in being able to undertake these aspects of your course in the planned timeframe. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.
This course is currently scheduled at TAFE NSW Coonabarabran, Connected Learning Centre on Monday from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.
SMART AND SKILLED FEES
This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.
Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?
PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE
This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process.
To complete your VET Student Loan application, you will need to provide:
- Your Tax File Number (TFN). If you dont have a TFN, click here for information on how to apply for one. You can complete your loan application with a Certificate of Application for a TFN, but must provide your TFN as soon as it is issued. If you dont provide your TFN before your first census day, you will need to pay the tuition fees for that unit of study.
- Your Commonwealth Higher Education Student Support Number (CHESSN) ). If you have previously accessed a loan via the Higher Education Loan Program (HELP), either at TAFE or university, you will already have a CHESSN. You must use the same CHESSN whenever you access a student loan. If you dont have CHESSN, we will allocate one on your behalf.
- A copy of your Australian Year 12 Certificate; OR
- A copy of a certificate showing that you have been awarded a qualification at level 4 or above in the Australian Qualifications Framework (where the language of instruction was English). If you previously completed a Certificate IV or higher qualification at TAFE NSW, just let us know where and when you studied in your application; OR
- Display competence at Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework in both reading and numeracy through an approved Language, Literacy and Numeracy test. We will let you know if this is required once you apply.
Find out more about VET Student Loans
Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course.
The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed above. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.
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Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.
Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition
TAFE NSW is open, offering innovative connective learning to deliver the skills of tomorrow, so people can get back to work today. Connected learning addresses the realities of training in today's world, utilising virtual classrooms.
This way, students can still experience the standard of teaching that sets TAFE NSW apart: individual support to guide students through each course and a focus on skills-based training. Connected Learning also allows students to develop highly valued remote working skills such as digital literacy, problem solving and proactivity.
|AHCAGB501||Develop climate risk management strategies|
|AHCAGB502||Plan and manage infrastructure requirements|
|AHCAGB505||Develop a whole farm plan|
|AHCBAC408||Manage agricultural crop production|
|AHCBAC503||Manage integrated crop and pasture production|
|AHCBAC505||Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops|
|AHCBAC507||Develop production plans for crops|
|AHCBAC508||Apply plant biology to agronomic practices|
|AHCBUS502||Market products and services|
|AHCBUS507||Monitor and review business performance|
|AHCBUS508||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports|
|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|
|AHCNAR506||Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies|
|AHCSOL501||Monitor and manage soils for production projects|
Farm production manager ; Production unit manager ; Agronomist; Station/property manager.
Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.
Coonabarabran Connected Learning Centre
16 Robertson Street, Coonabarabran
Phone 131 601
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