Code:
AHC50116
Course Type:
Accredited Course
Study Mode:
Online
Duration:
1 year
Starting Date:
Full course: Enrol and start anytime
Unit based: enrol any time
Start date is dependent on when the unit of choice is scheduled to start. (See dates below)
Location:
Online
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Course Overview

The Gippsland region has around 3,400 farms covering almost one million hectares. Collectively, Gippsland farms produce over $2.03 billion in agricultural output each year - making TAFE Gippsland graduates in demand to agricultural service providers.

The Diploma of Agriculture is for you if you’re already employed in the agriculture field but want to gain additional skills. You’ll build on vital agricultural business skills in human resources, agronomy, animal husbandry and whole farm planning.

This Kim, one of our Agriculture teachers

Local farmer and student Jake shares his experience

The course is designed so you can study fully online and after hours, while still being able to work during the day.

You have control over how and when you study – by either choosing to study one subject at a time or study the whole course over a year.

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If online study feels uncertain to you, we can reassure you by offering the option of supported study sessions where you’ll have access to expert teachers, making sure you feel less alone and well supported.

Additionally, we’ll make sure you have an 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.

Times

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

Full course: Enrol and start anytime
Unit based: enrol any time
Start date is dependent on when the unit of choice is scheduled to start.

Intake Unit
14/02/2022                 Animal health and Welfare
AHCLSK504 Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
07/03/2022                 Manage Staff
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements
04/04/2022                 Whole Farm Planning AHCAGB513 Develop a whole farm plan
16/05/2022                 Farm Business Planning
AHCBUS516 Develop and review a business plan
20/06/2022                 Farm Business Succession Planning
AHCAGB607 Manage succession planning
26/07/2022                 Farm Business Succession Planning
AHCAGB607 Manage succession planning
15/08/2022 Agricultural Technology
AHCAGB521 Select and use agricultural technology
05/09/2022 AHCLSK422 Identify and select animals for breeding
10/10/2022 BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information      
31/10/2022 Pasture and Crops
AHCBAC502 Manage forage conservation
AHCBAC503 Manage integrated crop and pasture production
6/2/2023 Animal health and Welfare
AHCLSK504 Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
6/3/2023 Whole Farm Planning
AHCAGB513 Develop a whole farm plan
27/4/2023 Manage Staff
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements
18/5/2023 Farm Business Planning
AHCBUS516 Develop and review a business plan
19/6/2023 Agricultural Technology
AHCAGB521 Select and use agricultural technology
24/7/2023 Farm Business Succession Planning
AHCAGB607 Manage succession planning
4/9/2023 AHCLSK422 Identify and select animals for breeding
9/10/2023 BSBRES411 Analyse and present research information
30/10/2023 Pasture and Crops
AHCBAC510 Manage forage conservation
AHCBAC515 Manage integrated crop and pasture production

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

Mandetory entry requirements

  • Students need to have access to an agricultural enterprise to support their assessment completion.

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).

Pre-requisites

Not Applicable

Online requirement

Computer and internet connection required

Fees

Course Cost

VET Student Loans

Not Applicable for this course

Help with Fees

Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information

N/A

Placement

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

Sample course units

AHCBAC515 Manage Forage Conservation
AHCBAC510 Manage Integrated Crop And Pasture Production
AHCLSK422 Identify and select animals for breeding
BSBINS401 Analyse and present research information
AHCAGB607 Manage succession planning
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
AHCLSK504 Develop Livestock Health And Welfare Strategies
AHCAGB513 Develop a farm plan
AHCAGB521 Select and use agricultural technology
AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements
AHCBUS516 Develop and review a business plan

Assessment

Assessments are knowledge based theory test, practical observations