Diploma of Agriculture




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
With the Diploma of Agriculture you will gain specialized, professional skills and knowledge that you can utilize within a variety of enterprises around Victoria and the country. Learn the rationale behind many different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and be able to identify practices to improve farming efficiency. Budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management are a sample of the vital agriculture skills you will gain in this comprehensive course.
Industry connections and resources
Your teachers are experts in their fields of wool, sheep, and beef production. The Diploma of Agriculture is delivered and assessed at our Epping campus and the Yan Yean Farm training complex, equipped with agricultural facilities of the highest standards. Royal Agricultural Society - Student award available each year.
Assessment Methods
Assessment methods for these courses include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, projects.
Units of Study
AHCAGB501 - Develop climate risk management strategies,AHCAGB505 - Develop a whole farm plan,AHCAGB507 - Select and use agricultural technology,AHCAGB509 - Select and implement a Geographic Information System (GIS) for sustainable agricultural systems,AHCBAC401 - Manage pastures for livestock production,AHCBAC503 - Manage integrated crop and pasture production,AHCBAC505 - Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops,AHCBUS508 - Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports,AHCLSK312 - Coordinate artificial insemination and fertility management of livestock,AHCLSK504 - Develop livestock health and welfare strategies,AHCLSK505 - Develop production plans for livestock,AHCSOL502 - Manage soils to enhance sustainability,AHCWRK503 - Prepare reports,AHCWRK505 - Manage trial and research material,VU21627 - Design and Manage a Crop and Pasture Nutrition Program.
Pathways to further study
As a graduate of this course, you may articulate into the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology a La Trobe University qualification, taught at Melbourne Polytechnic.
Career Pathways
Graduates may enter a wide range of occupations within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators.


Which department am I in? Department of Agriculture and Animal Studies

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree with Honours (minimum 120 credit hours) in relevant areas from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) or an equivalent degree from a recognized university; and has obtained a Diploma in relevant areas from IIUM or equivalent qualifications from a recognized institution. Other English Language Requirements: A score of 550 in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have the following:
Academic: Australian Year 11 equivalency
English: Academic IELTS 5.5 with no individual band below 5.0, Pearson PTE Academic 42 overall with no individual communicative skill below 36, or recognized equivalency.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT)
Fleming College
Sheridan College (Ontario)

Full Time (18 months)

A$26,800.00 (US$ 20,963) per year

19 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Epping Campus Cnr Cooper St and Dalton Rd, EPPING, Victoria, 3076, MELBOURNE, Australia