What will I learn?
Why Choose This Course
People qualified in Agriculture work in producing food and fibre to meet the needs of our growing world population. They may be farmers, or work in jobs which assist farmers such as extension officers or consultants. Their knowledge and skills will play an important role in ensuring we can provide the basic necessities of life to people in all parts of the world.
Qualifications in Agriculture focus on the skills and knowledge needed to manage a sustainable, productive and profitable farm.
The Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116) will provide you with skills and knowledge related to broad acre crops, livestock production, natural resource management, business management and marketing. A solid base for any farm manager.
Our Agriculture courses have been developed according to the requirements of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package (AHC16) and have been approved for delivery by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). They are nationally recognised qualifications within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The qualifications are delivered by Academies Australasia Institute with specialists of RuralBiz Training (RTO 90782). RuralBiz Training is also part of the Academies Australasia group. Classes are held at University of New England Armidale campus.
Training is delivered in stages which correspond to AQF Levels V - VI. The preferred pathway for a qualification is for students to complete the requirements of the previous level qualification before progressing to the next level - thereby achieving more than one qualification.
Applicants without the previous level qualification will be considered if they have relevant qualification and vocational experience.
We aim to equip our graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to successfully satisfy the demands of the workplace.
Subject - Competency
AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production
AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan
AHCBUS507 Monitor and review business performance
AHCBAC505 Plan & manage long term weed, pest and/or disease control in crops
AHCBAC507 Develop production plans for crops
AHCBAC508 Apply plant biology to agronomic practices
AHCBUS502 Market products and services
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCWRK503 Prepare reports
Vocational / Employment Outcome:
Farm production manager, Production unit manager, Agronomist, Station/property manager
Which department am I in? Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
Other English language requirements: TOEFL (paper-based) : 560; MELAB: 85; CAEL; 70 (with no sub-score below 60); Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum score of 58.
Year 11 or equivalent certificate of senior secondary education.
English Language proficiency: Recommended English Level: IELTS 5.5 (If the level of English is insufficient, a suitable course can be organised.)
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Fanshawe College
St. Lawrence College
AUD $4,000 per term
9 April 2018, 2 July 2018, 24 September 2018
Armidale campus ARMIDALE, New South Wales, 2350, COUNTRY NSW, Australia