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Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
On Campus, Blended
1.5-2 years
Starting Date:
Leongatha, Sale (Gtec), Warragul Baw Baw Skills Centre

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Course Overview

Develop a huge range of advanced skills with a Diploma of Agriculture. This high-level course will give you amazing insight into the roles and responsibilities of people on farms who manage enterprise production units, offer crop production advice, and offer services to production businesses. With this qualification, you’ll be on your way to becoming a farm, property or station manager.

You will benefit from increased personal responsibility, autonomous work environments and an advanced understanding of specialised skills. Learn to manage livestock and crop production, market your products, create and monitor budgets, develop business plans, and put sustainable land strategies into place. Get your diploma this year to start working as an industry expert.


Wednesdays, between the hours of 11:00am - 2:00pm or 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Diploma of Agriculture.

Career Opportunities

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

Opportunities for Further Study

AHC60116 Advanced Diploma of Agriculture*

Pathways to university degrees in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management and Agri-science*

*Qualifications are not offered by TAFE Gippsland

Further Information

Course and Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Recommended entry requirements

  • Students are required to undertake a pre-training review to determine the suitability of the course to their needs. It is desirable that students are working on farm or in industry in a capacity to use and enhance skills and knowledge.

Limitations to entry

  • Students must have access to a reliable internet connection that will support video conferencing. This also needs to include a headset (integrated microphone and earphones).
  • Students must have access to a computer or table that will support course work to be completed in Moodle.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Computer and internet connection required


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

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Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Course units
AHCWHS501 Manage work health and safety processes
AHCSUS501 Develop and manage a plan for sustainable supply and use of water on a farm
AHCLSK501 Manage Livestock Production
AHCBAC502 Manage forage conservation  
BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
AHCAGB505 Develop A Whole Farm Plan
AHCBAC503 Manage Integrated Crop And Pasture Production
AHCLSK504 Develop Livestock Health And Welfare Strategies
AHCBUS501 Manage Staff
AHCBUS506 Develop And Review A Business Plan


Assessments are knowledge based theory test, practical observations