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Offering Info

Diploma of Agriculture

  • National Course Code: AHC50116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC50116-01V02-20GLI-001

Location – Glen Innes Connected Learning Centre

Study Type

Blended

Course Start Date

03 Feb 2020

Hours Per Week

14.7

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government
  • VET Student Loans Available

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification will take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. Job roles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Farm production manager
  • Production unit manager
  • Agronomist
  • Station/property manager.

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

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

To be enrolled in this course, you need to be able to provide evidence that you have: successfully completed HSC or equivalent.

To successfully complete this course, you will need: have access to computer, internet and basic stationery.

It's all happening at TAFE NSW InfoFest. Register for an information session to broaden your skills set to get ahead. Can't find an Information Session for you? Enquire Online or call 131601.

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a flexible blended 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 course offering is designed for people who want a pathway into UNE Bachelor of Agriculture production and management

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including: educational and support services where 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)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is currently scheduled at TAFE NSW Glenn Innes, 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.
To be eligible for a VET Student Loan, you will need to be assessed as academically suitable to undertake high level VET study. You will need to provide:
  • 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.
If you intend to apply for a VET Student Loan, its important you know your student obligations.

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.

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

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

Code Name Start Date End Date Census Date Amount
20GLI00057 UOS VSL-1 Diploma of Agriculture 03 Feb 2020 24 Apr 2020 02 Mar 2020 $603.00
20GLI00060 UOS VSL-2 Diploma of Agriculture 27 Apr 2020 17 Jul 2020 01 Jun 2020 $603.00
20GLI00063 UOS VSL-3 Diploma of Agriculture 20 Jul 2020 09 Oct 2020 07 Sep 2020 $603.00
20GLI00066 UOS VSL-4 Diploma of Agriculture 12 Oct 2020 01 Jan 2021 02 Nov 2020 $603.00
21GLI00015 UOS VSL-5 Diploma of Agriculture 04 Jan 2021 26 Mar 2021 01 Feb 2021 $603.00
21GLI00018 UOS VSL-6 Diploma of Agriculture 22 Mar 2021 11 Jun 2021 03 May 2021 $603.00
21GLI00021 UOS VSL-7 Diploma of Agriculture 15 Jun 2021 03 Sep 2021 05 Jul 2021 $603.00
21GLI00024 UOS VSL-8 Diploma of Agriculture 06 Sep 2021 26 Nov 2021 05 Oct 2021 $599.00

Applying with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. As you progress through the application and enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

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Elective Units
Number Title
AHCLSK502 Arrange marketing of livestock
AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production projects
AHCLSK505 Develop production plans for livestock
AHCLSK504 Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
AHCLSK503 Develop and implement a breeding strategy
AHCNAR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
AHCLSK501 Manage livestock production
AHCBUS507 Monitor and review business performance
AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Farm production manager
Production unit manager
Agronomist
Station/property manager
Dairy Master Technician
Farm Manager (Cropping)
Farm Manager (Livestock)
Farmer
Organic Farmer
Poultry Production Manager

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Course Location

Glen Innes Connected Learning Centre
65 Grey Street, Glen Innes
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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