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  • AHC50116

Diploma of Agriculture

At a glance

At a glance

Enrich your career in the agriculture industry with this high-level course. Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a farm, property, or station manager.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Agronomist
  • Production Unit Manager
  • Farm Production Manager
  • Station Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Farm Manager
COURSE OUTCOME

AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

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Course overview

Course overview

Enrich your career in the agriculture industry with this high-level course. Develop a broad range of advanced skills and knowledge needed to become a farm, property, or station manager.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, there is stable future growth predicted for both crop and livestock farmers in Australia. Key employability skills in this occupation include communication, reliability, and the ability to connect well with others. 

In this course you will learn how to manage both livestock and crop production, market your products and services, and prepare and monitor budgets. We will also teach you how to develop farm and business plans, climate risk management strategies, and sustainable land strategies.

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become a farm, property or station manager. You will also have a solid foundation to complete further study and advance your career.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 10 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCAGB512
Plan and manage infrastructure
AHCAGB513
Develop a farm plan
AHCAGB518
Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCAGB519
Plan and monitor production processes
AHCBAC503
Manage integrated crop and pasture production
AHCBUS513
Market products and services
AHCLSK501
Manage livestock production
AHCLSK503
Develop and implement a breeding strategy
AHCLSK504
Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
AHCNAR506
Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $15,793 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This course is best suited to those who have extensive experience in the rural industry, or are currently working on properties whilst studying. Those without experience will be required to discuss this course with our teaching team prior to enrolment, and/or might like to consider the Certificate III in Rural Operations.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including cotton long sleeved shirts and trousers, safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS 2210, safety glasses, and a broad brimmed hat. If you are completing horse related units, you may also be required to have access to your own safety helmet (compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 3838), appropriate riding boots, relevant tack (including farrier equipment), and horses suitable for practical classes. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

You are also required to bring personal stationary, sunscreen and a water bottle.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland