Course Type:
Accredited Course
1 year
Starting Date:

27/07/2021 Farm Business Succession Planning
AHCAGB602Manage estate planning

28/09/2021 Pasture and Crops
AHCBAC502 Manage forage conservation
AHCBAC503 Manage integrated crop and pasture production

26/10/2021 Whole Farm Planning
AHCAGB513 Develop a whole farm plan

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Course Overview

Do you already work in the agricultural field and want to gain new skills? But do you need to be able to work and learn at the same time? Look no further, we’ve got the course for you.

You can choose to study as few as one subject at a time or study the whole course over a year. The Diploma of Agriculture is designed to be flexible so you can learn the skills you want to advance your career.

The Diploma of Agriculture course is delivered fully online and after hours so you can continue to work during the day and get the qualification you need to advance your career in the sector.

This course is suitable for farm managers, employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide production advice and services to agricultural production enterprises. You will have access to training in vital agricultural skills encompassing business, human resources, agronomy, animal husbandry and whole farm planning.

You’ll gain the necessary knowledge and skills to work autonomously, analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. You’ll also learn through case studies, peer-to-peer learning and real-life experiences.

But if the thought of online study deters you, don’t worry - you’ll be guided by our expert teachers every step of the way, with the option of supported study sessions so you can make sure your learning is on the right track.

During this course you’ll also have the opportunity to build your professional networks, not only by meeting other students across Gippsland and Victoria, but also by meeting industry specialist guest speakers that support the delivery of the course.

And the best bit? You will have the opportunity to do all of this whilst you study flexibly in the comfort of your own home or workplace!

When you’ve finished, there are so many pathways open to you, including working as a:

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

You might also like to take your studies further by completing an Advanced Diploma of Agriculture, or  pathway to university degrees in Agriculture, Agribusiness Management or Agri-science. All these options will further enhance your employment options whilst you gain experience in an industry you love.

Upskill yourself today with the Diploma of Agriculture and help give yourself a leg up when it comes to your future.


Theory delivery is conducted Tuesdays 7pm - 9pm
Teacher supported study session Fridays 7pm - 9pm

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 strongly recommended to have completed AHC40116 Certificate IV in Agriculture and / or have past equivalent experience on farms or in a related businesses.  It is highly desirable that students are actively working on farm or in a related industry during their studies to enable them to take advantage of the full learning opportunities. Students undertaking this course should allow a minimum of 10 hours per week of self paced study over the 35 weeks of the course  and above scheduled course time to be successful

Limitations to entry

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


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Computer and internet connection required


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Not Applicable

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

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
AHCAGB521 Select and use agricultural technology  
AHCSUS501 Develop and manage a plan for sustainable supply and use of water on a farm
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
AHCAGB602 Manage Estate Planning
AHCLSK504 Develop Livestock Health And Welfare Strategies
AHCBUS516 Develop and review a business plan  
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements  
AHCBAC503 Manage Integrated Crop And Pasture Production
AHCBAC502 Manage Forage Conservation
AHCAGB513 Develop a farm plan


Assessments are knowledge based theory test, practical observations