Agriculture Courses

Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

 

The Most Flexible option for studying an Agricultural Qualification.  
 
You get to choose the subjects you study, from dozens of options.
  
There are nine modules; one is an industry based, practical project and the other eight are your choice.

 

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Equine Management

This course is designed to:
  • equip students with business management skills
  • develop horse care knowledge
  • build networking (contact) with the equine industry
  • lay a foundation for better understanding individual horses and more broadly, the business of horses
This knowledge presented in this course is fundamental for owning or successfully managing an equine enterprise.

Students undertake core studies in marketing and business operations, combined with three stream units in horse care and two general elective units of study.

Accredited by International Accreditation and Recognition Council - I.A.R.C.

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Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 24 modules This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning

LEARN TO INTEGRATE SUSTAINABILITY, ORGANICS & PERMACULTURE

Are you concerned about environmental degradation? Do you want to explore alternative markets?

  • Environmental concerns and the looming food crisis are confronting all agricultural enterprises.
  • Farmers are the front-line in dealing positively and proactively in managing environmental needs.
  • There is an immediate need for agricultural leaders who can respond in an intelligent and environmentally aware manner.

This is a solid training program for people wishing to work in alternative areas of agriculture at a technician or management level in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, rural trainers or rural consultants.

 Recognition:  International Accreditation and Recognition Council - I.A.R.C


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Animal Husbandry

This home study course also provides training for people wishing to work in agriculture at a technician or management level; in positions such as overseer, property manager, technical and sales representatives, animal care workers,  or consultants.

In undertaking this course you will:

  • Study animal husbandry techniques
  • Undertake research projects into your chosen industry
  • Learn about general animal care, health and welfare
  • Investigate and discuss farm animal production methods

This course can be used to develop a career pathway leading to industry employment or to gain Recognition of Prior Learning in many combined study pathways

Recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council - I.A.R.C.


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Learn to sell your produce

Very few non-rural businesses are presented with the continuing changes and variations that confront a rural business. The impact of climate means the rural manager has to continually consider, evaluate, assess (and reassess) often on a daily or even hourly basis, the numerous changes and types of information that may affect the rural business success.

This course will help you to develop your ability to understand, analyze and manage marketing problems in an agricultural enterprise.

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Study Agronomy

Learn to grow grain, oil and fibre crops on a broad acre farm. 
Developed by Agriculture experts in Australia and the UK.
 
Agronomy can be broadly defined as the practice and study of field crops for 
  • human food,
  • animal feed,
  • fibre,
  • oilseed production and
  • industrial products.
Agronomy involves the biological and physical factors related to crop production, such as crop physiology, plant breeding, pest control, soil science and management, crop rotation and tillage. Agronomic practices refers to field crops such as wheat, and cotton but does not cover vegetable, fruit, forestry and flower crops.
 
 

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Get the inside information on what makes your animals tick.....

No matter which animal takes your fancy, knowing them inside and out will give you the opportunity to get the best from them. Developing a sound foundation in animal anatomy and physiology is important in understanding the care and management of animals.

This course is the starting point for working with animals in any situation.

You will study;

  • cells and tissues,
  • the skeletal system
  • the digestive system,
  • the circulatory system,
  • the urinary system,
  • the nervous system,
  • the respiratory system,
  • the reproductive system,
  • muscles and meat,
  • animal growth, and development,
  • and the endocrine system. 

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Learn to understand animal behaviour 

A course developed and tutored by academics and practitioners from a background in agriculture, veterinary science and wildlife management. 

 Gain understanding and knowledge in:
  • Genetics and behavior
  • Behavior and the environment
  • Social behavior
  • Instinct and learning
  • Handling animals

 The study of animal behaviour includes everything that animals do, whether the animals are single-celled organisms, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, humans, or other mammals. It involves the investigation of the relationship of animals to their physical environment as well as to other organisms.


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Study animal breeding

This home study course will help you plan and implement animal breeding programs using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs.
 
This course includes a sound introduction to genetics and is relevant to any type of animal.
 
Personal guidance from highly qualified and experienced animal scientists and practitioners.
 
Topics covered include:
  • introduction to genetics;
  • selection;
  • pure breeding;
  • introduction to cross breeding;
  • cross breeding and
  • livestock improvement.


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Animal Diseases

What is that disease? How do I find out? Do I need to call a Vet?

Explore the steps involved in examining sick or dead animals, and how to collect symptomatic information or tissue samples that will aid in making a diagnosis. The course will help you to recognise a disease and determine an appropriate course of action to initiate, in order to obtain a diagnosis.
 
Learn about metabolic, nutritional and inherited conditions as well parasites, virus, bacterial conditions, poisoining, diagnostic techniques and more.
 
NB -Depending on the country in which you reside; the investigation and diagnosis of animal diseases may be subject to legal requirements. It does require a highly trained professional to make a reliable diagnosis.

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Evaluate feedstuffs and design production rations

Learn the composition of a range of feeds, including:

  • pasture,
  • fodder crops,
  • grasses,
  • cereals,
  • seeds, and
  • other edible plants.
This course also explains the role of proteins, vitamins and minerals in animal diets. It equips you with the skills required to evaluate feeding and select appropriate feeds - for digestibility and nutritional content - applicable to real life farming situations.
 

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Grooming is booming!

With more pet owners than ever before, there has never been a better time to get into the animal grooming industry. Whether you wish to start your own business or gain employment as a groomer, this course is a great first step along that path.

This course is perfect for you as it:

  • Introduces grooming techniques for cats, dogs, small and large animals
  • Covers the use of common grooming equipment and tools
  • Teaches anatomy, skin and coat health
  • Advises how to start a business as a groomer, following easy practical business tips
  • Expands your confidence to work in the animal showing industry –either for work or as a hobby

All you require is a passion for animals and we’ll supply you with the knowledge and skills to get your new animal grooming business started!


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Recognise and respond to diseases and other health conditions

A solid introduction to animal health, where you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses.

Specific topics include
  • signs and symptoms of diseases ,
  • disease classification,
  • causes of disease,
  • inflammation,
  • fever and immunity,
  • tissue repair,
  • wounds and cell changes (e.g.death, cancers).



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Get the Edge in Animal Health.

This course has been designed to help you understand animal health care and basic veterinarian procedures.
 
By studying this course you will gain invaluable experience in understanding the many different aspects of Animal Health Care.
This course may be used  as part of a career pathway towards becoming a qualified Veterinary Nurse or Animal Technician, or simply to enhance the quality of care you can provide to the less human members of your family or enterprise. It is also useful for people wishing to work in Companion Animal Services, such as pet shops and animal grooming.

Learn to care for the health of any type of animal and understand the scope of services offered by animal care services - including in veterinary practices. This course is appropriate for anyone interested in working with animals including on a farm, a wildlife park or in a veterinary practice. It is a sound foundation course and designed to cover most of what is found in a typical veterinary assistant course in many countries around the world.
 
 
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Aquaculture production 

Aquaculture is the farming of water creatures for human consumption.
This course aims to:
  • develop your ability to analyse information
  • enhance your ability to make decisions about the development and management of freshwater aquaculture enterprises. 
Learn about the culture and care of freshwater aquatic animals with a focus on
  • Trout,
  • Barramundi,
  • Bass,
  • Marron,
  • Red Claw and
  • the Yabbie.
You will learn about production systems, other species, feeding, harvesting and health of fish as well as set up of an aquaculture venture.
 

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Train for a Professional Career in the Agriculture Industry.

 
Farming has changed significantly over the past century, and is likely to keep changing.
 
Technological developments have prompted the development of a more mechanised approach to farming; but even more than that; developments in life sciences have impacted hugely upon health management, animal and plant breeding and other aspects of  the industry.
 
 

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Learn to be a Professional in the management and care of animals

 
This course would be close to two years of full time study at most colleges; however, under our system you may fast track it or take it slow.
 
Some may complete it in one year, while others may take many years to finish the course.
 
To give yourself the best chance of success in this industry, a substantial course (around 1500 hrs or more) together with experience, is what is needed. This course will provide that degree of training.
 

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Get the inside information on the horse business

 

Equine businesses are often run in conjunction with other farming or animal based enterprises. This course will give you skills in inter-related areas of study.

The course will teach you many of the different facets of running an equine facility or service.

You will:
  • learn how to care for horses,
  • learn to manage general farming practices,
  • learn to manage equine events,
  • develop essential office skills and marketing plans,
  • learn farm animal husbandry,
  • learn pasture management techniques, and
  • study sustainable agriculture.

Particular emphasis is given to learning event management principles and to developing the skills to plan, initiate, host and evaluate a successful event in the equine industry.

Equine events include:
  • horse shows,
  • sales,
  • clinics,
  • trade shows,
  • community events or
  • any of the wide variety of equine events that are held each year in the equine industry.
Internationally accredited through the I.A.R.C

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    Whether you are an bird keeping enthusiast or seeking a profession in the bird industry, this experiential-based course is designed to help you develop knowledge and skills to be a confident and successful bird keeper.

    You will complete set tasks and projects thus enabling you to be familiar with the scope of the bird industry and the services available.

    If you're thinking about keeping a bird as a pet or bird keeping as a hobby, this course will provide you with the knowledge to choose the right birds for you and how to care for them. If you are seeking to gain employment, this course will assist you to demonstrate your ability to work with birds and understand the industry without question. 

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    Beef cattle production and management

    This course is designed to help producers analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of beef cattle.

    After completing the course you should be able to understand and explain the principles and practices of beef cattle husbandry and management.
     

    Topics covered include:

    • beef breeds,
    • production systems,
    • breeding programs,
    • diseases,
    • nutrition,
    • herd management,
    • economics and
    • marketing.


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    Profitable calf raising

    Select and raise calves for specific purposes such as:

    • dairy replacement heifers,
    • veal and
    • stud breeding.
    Identify and deal with health and other problems that may occur along the way. On successful completion of this course you will be able to independently analyse and make decisions about the requirements of calves.
     
    Lessons cover: 
    • calving and culling,
    • calving management,
    • health management,
    • rearing systems,
    • calf housing,
    • weaning and
    • post weaning care.
     

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    Are you running your farm or is your farm running you?

    You should study this course if you:

    • Need to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to run a farm
    • Want to work confidently in the farming environment

    • Want to maximise return on your investment
    You will study general animal health, farm management, and marketing skills. In addition to the core modules you are able personalize the course by selecting three elective units from a list that includes animal husbandry, soil and pasture management and a variety of other subjects.      

    The course is excellent for learning the fundamentals of farming, to use as a refresher course, or for further skills development.

    Recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council - I.A.R.C

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    CAN'T FIND EXACTLY THE RIGHT COURSE?

    CONSIDER SELECTING SUBJECTS TO "DESIGN" YOUR OWN COURSE

    We can help you design a course that is tailored to your specific needs and interests. Alternatively you can simply choose the required number of related modules or short courses. Submit your module list to the school for approval.

    Designing your own certificate does have some major advantages, including the capacity to:

    • have an education that is unique to your situation .
    • avoid studying subjects which are less relevant to you

    By being different, you may well give yourself an advantage over your competition in business or work.

     


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    Alternative Farming Practice 

    A foundation course for people exploring opportunities for maximising farm income  while responding to environmental issues and changes.

    The course guides students in the development of skills and knowledge in alternative farming methods using materials which have a minimal impact on the environment.
     
    Compulsory modules include units of study in sustainable methods of agriculture and organic farming.
     

    Elective modules include a broad range of topics specific to alternative farming. Check these through the link below.

    This course is internationally accredited through - I.A.R.C


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    Animal Health and Welfare

    Study this course to:
    • better understand the health and well-being of animals
    • build foundation for employment in any type of animal care job
    • provide a stepping stone to further study at college or university

    Developed and tutored by a team of Veterinarians, Agricultural College Lecturers and Allied Animal Industry experts. The course is a powerful starting point for building your knowledge of animal heath.

    The course helps to develop the knowledge deemed necessary by animal industry and rural employers.

    The course can be used as part of many different study pathways in the Animal Health sector.  

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    Study animal management and husbandry techniques

     

    This course is relevant to all animal owners and farmers.

    During the course of your studies you will learn about:
    • animal breeds,
    • behaviour,
    • nutrition,
    • animal health care issues and
    • general management methods.
     
    You will research and learn to recognise different parasites and diseases that affect the well being of animals, and implement control strategies for common problems.

    The choice of elective subjects allows students to structure their learning around topics that are relevant to their situation or interests.

    This is an adaptable qualification that is popular with many students.

    For more information click on the link below.

     


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    Horse Care and Equine Husbandry

    Understanding the anatomy, physiology, feeding, biology and husbandry of horses is critical for anyone who works with horses.

    While the horse industry has many disciplines and interest groups, the foundations of understanding how to properly care for your horse remain the same.
     
    Core modules include Horse Care (I, II and III) and Equine Behaviour.
     
    These subjects are fundamental to any study of horses.
     
    General elective subjects include:
    • Animal Husbandry I (Anatomy and Physiology),
    • Animal Husbandry II (Animal Health),
    • Animal Husbandry III (Feed and Nutrition) and
    • Animal Breeding.

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    Manage Dairy Cattle

    This is a very solid foundation course developed in collaboration with industry and by our team of experts including agriculturalists, animal scientists and veterinary surgeons. Dairy Cattle is the course for you if you want to learn about:
    • Dairy breeds
    • Managing anything from one cow to a large herd
    • Dairy products (milk, cheese, cream butter etc)
    • Managing the health of your dairy herd

     

     


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    Agriculture today is a Business

    Farmers in the past, may have been able to survive by just growing good crops or animals; but today it is all a lot more involved. Success in agriculture depends upon both what is done on the farm and also what is done off the farm.

    Study this course so you can learn to make better decisions, and more informed choices about what to do and how to do it in the business of agriculture.


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    Develop your Agricultural knowledge-base

     

    This diploma level course is designed for students who wish to extend their existing studies or knowledge of agriculture.

    Students are required to complete 20 units or modules of study normally including:
    • three (3) stream modules - Research Project I and II plus 100 hours of industry meetings, 
    • seven (7) core modules, 
    • and eleven (11) electives.

    The Research Projects allow students to focus their studies on a particular area of interest that is relevant to their particular situation. Projects provide an way for students to practice applied skills and show-case their knowledge through a completed presentation.

    Core units concentrate on the fundamentals of soil and pasture management, water conservation and management, OHS, budgeting and marketing.

    Students can further focus their studies to suit their individual needs through the selection of elective modules.

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    Train for a career or manage a business in farming, pet industries or with wildlife.

     Core modules focus on the study of:
    • anatomy,
    • physiology,
    • vertebrate zoology,
    • animal behaviour,
    • feed and
    • nutrition,
    • animal biochemistry,
    • health and diseases, and
    • genetics. 
     
    These modules give students a thorough grounding in the biology of animals. The choice of electives enables students to streamline their studies to apply to their own situations.
     

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     Learn to care for dogs

    Our animal specialist course developers have designed a fantastic practical program to take you through all general aspects dog care.
     
    You will learn the science of dog care as you learn about:
    • anatomy,
    • physiology,
    • nutrition and
    • heath.
     
    You will learn to consider practical strategies for breeding, and develop an opinion about breeding overall.
     
    You will also recognise breeds and their characteristics, and apply relevant practical training tips to work with those breeds effectively.

     

     
    Use the experience of your tutor and their industry knowledge to answer the questions you've always wanted to ask!

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    Learn and apply an understanding of canine psychology to farm dogs

     
    Working dogs are commonly used on all sorts of farms; from herding livestock, to deterring predators and trespassers.

    The key to getting the most from a working dog is to understand the animal, appreciate how it's mind works, and develop techniques for controlling the dogs behaviour.

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    A Foundation in farm engineering

     

    You will learn:
    • the selection, operation and maintenance of tools and machinery, with particular reference to agriculture and horticulture
    • the use and operation of tools, equipment and machines.

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    Farm engineering 

     

     

    Develop the skills and understanding to apply appropriate and innovative engineering solutions, to improve efficiency and productivity in agriculture and horticulture.

     
    It covers:
    • surveying,
    • earthworks,
    • water management,
    • environmental control (e.g. heating, cooling, ventilation, etc.),
    • fencing,
    • chemical applications,
    • mechanisation of manual tasks,
    • improving engineering efficiency/operations and
    • developing engineering solutions to different workplace tasks/problems.

    This course complements Engineering I.

     


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    Study Equine Behaviour

    Understand and recognise what constitutes normal behaviour in your horse, and learn how to respond appropriately to  abnormal behaviour.

    The study of equine behaviour provides a foundation for more sensitive and informed care and training of horses.

    Lessons cover:
    • Genetics
    • Perception and behaviour
    • Communication and social behaviour
    • Sexual and reproductive behaviour
    • Learning and training
    • Behavioural problems.

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    Make more money from your farm 

    Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production.

    Unfortunately, in today's world the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee of success!
     
    This course relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources.
     
    You learn:
    • strategic planning,
    • whole farm planning, and
    • how to prepare a business plan.

     

    The course was developed by a team of experts from Australia and the UK -under direction of A.C.S Principal  John Mason. John Mason is the author of three Farm Management books (published by imprints of Simon & Schuster and C.S.I.R.O).


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    Learn Goat Husbandry

    Domestic goats are one of the most intelligent, rewarding and entertaining animals to own.
    Their versatility in wool, meat and milk production make them very good for farming, pets, and an excellent investment for the small landholder and those who are considering a more self sufficient lifestyle.
     
    Learn about:
    • the history, nature and scope of goat production
    • goat breeds
    • farm systems
    • buck management
    • truths and myths about goats
    • goat psychology
    • nutrition


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    By selecting (hence controlling) the mother and father of a new foal, a horse breeder can exercise a degree of control over the characteristics of a new animal.

    Over time, breeding has allowed us to produce animals more suited to specific tasks. such as:
    • breeds with greater endurance so they can be ridden for longer distances
    • breeds that run faster, for racing
    • breeds with greater strength to be used for heavier work

     Click the link below to be one of the first to complete our Horse Breeding Specialty


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    Manage the daily requirements of your horse

    Learn about:

    • horse psychology and handling,
    • evaluate conformation,
    • understand the importance of dietary requirements to the horse,
    • learn about the horses digestive system
    • the principles of feeding and watering your horse,
    • use correct grooming procedures,
    • develop appropriate management procedures and
    • broaden existing knowledge of commercial opportunities in the horse world.

    Manage horses kept on pasture and learn relevant pasture management techniques to maintain productivity and prevent "horse sick" pastures.

     


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    Feeds and nutrition, stable management, exercise and conditioning

    This course follows on from Horse Care I.

    While the course is relevant to horses at grass, it does focus more heavily upon care of the stabled performance horse.
     
    The course covers:
    • feed and nutrition ,
    • stabling,
    • foot care,
    • bedding,
    • tack and
    • conditioning of the horse.
    This is a stand alone course and may be taken without Horse Care I as a prerequisite.

    Can be selected as a complete course of study in conjunction with Horse Care I and Horse Care III.

    This module forms part of the Certificate in Equine Husbandry


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    Manage the health and condition of your horse

     

    • Manage the health and condition of horses in different situations.
    • Learn to identify signs of poor condition and ill health, and address the problems appropriately.
    • Understand the things that can stress a horse and increase susceptibility to problems.
    • Learn how to manage situations to reduce risk factors.

    The course has been designed to complement Horse Care I and Horse Care II – but can be studied as a “stand alone” subject.

     

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    Water is an essential resource and needs to be managed wisely....

    Water is essential to both plant and animal growth and is a major limitation to productivity.

    Irrigation is now playing a more important role in agriculture than ever before.
     
    Irrigation may:
    • Enable plants to be grown in a dry climate where it would not otherwise be possible,
    • may supplement the existing rainfall and improve growth rates by extending the growth period of the plant,
    • or by ensuring there is adequate moisture during critical periods when the plant is growing most rapidly.
     
    The value of irrigation can vary greatly from year to year depending on the distribution of rainfall during the growth season.

     

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    Irrigation Management

    Unequal distribution, rapidly rising demand and increasing pollution around urban and industrial areas means that some areas of the planet are already using water at a greater rate than it is being replenished.

    Water management is a very important issue.
     
    The aim of sound irrigation management strategies is to:
    • reuse water as much as possible,
    • to collect and store as much water as possible, and
    • to ensure that what water you do use is used in an efficient manner.
    This course builds on Irrigation BAG213. It helps you to understand the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems.
     

    Prerequisites:  Irrigation (Agriculture) BAG213 or equivalent (BHT 210 or BHT304) must be completed prior to commencing this course.


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    Marine Aquaculture (Mariculture)

     

    Learn about the general selection and management for farming salt water species of plants and animals.

    • Deals with the farming of salt water species of fish, shellfish, seaweed and other marine products
    • Learn to plan and manage the farming of a wide variety of marine life
    • Self paced study, expert tutors, start anytime, 100 hours of learning to give you a sound foundation in marine aquaculture.

       


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    Natural Health Care for Animals

    Healthy, effective alternatives to synthetic chemicals exist

    Would you like to work and care for animals in a more natural and holistic and avoid chemical toxicity and adverse reactions in your pets and children?
     
    This course covers holistic therapies such as:
    • naturopathy,
    • homeopathy,
    • herbal treatments,
    • tactile therapy, and
    • natural nutrition
    It also discusses a range of conditions that affect domestic animals and provides a range of natural ideas and solutions for treating these conditions.
    NOW RECOGNISED BY THE COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (CMA)

     


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    Be part of a clean, green farming future

    On a worldwide scale organic farming methods are being adopted by farmers for economic, ethical and sustainability  reasons.

    Climatic changes and the impact of  outdated farming practices have led to a revolution in how we approach food production. 
     
    Manage plant and animal production in a more natural and environmentally sensitive way, and develop a sound foundation for understanding how to set up an organic farm, or convert an existing farm to organic practices.

    The course covers:

    • organic management issues such as certification, marketing, and environmental concerns, 
    • organic soil management 
    • crop nutrition, 
    • weed management, 
    • pest and disease management, 
    • livestock management, 
    • pasture and crops.

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    Learn How to Grow better Pastures

    • Improve existing pastures and increase farm productivity
    • Evaluate, design and make decisions about pasture management
    • 100 hour, self paced, online course -study when & where you want, as fast or slow as you need to.

    This comprehensive course investigates:

    • different pasture types,
    • the structure, growth and development of grasses,
    • grass identification,
    • the establishment of new pastures,
    • the importance of legumes in pastures,
    • selection of pasture types,
    • seed mix,
    • management of existing pastures,
    • native grasslands,
    • weed control,
    • limiting factors,
    • managing stock on pasture,
    • management works.

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    Learn to give your pets the best care possible

    Like our human family members,  pets don't come with an instruction book. Completing this course will give you a sound introduction to caring for a wide variety of different pets, whether they have legs or wings, scales or fins.  

    This course has been developed  by highly qualified and experienced professionals including Veterinary Surgeons, a former wildlife park manager, and university lecturers, who will support your learning as tutors.  
     
    The course provides an outstanding opportunity to extend your knowledge, perspective and capacity to care for all types of pets. 
     

    Follow the link below for more information

     


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    Pigs.

    Pig (Swine) Production

    This course is relevant to whatever production system you use. 

    As a result of  improved breeding, stricter selection processes, and scientific feeding the modern pig can produce good quality pork or bacon.
     
    The feeding system and age at slaughter will determine what the pig will produce.
     
    Learn about pig biology and production; the course covers topics such as:
    • breeding and selection,
    • feeding, diseases,
    • boar management,
    • managing the sow and litter,
    • fattening pigs,
    • record keeping and more.


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    Study Poultry Management

    This course is designed to enable you to analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of poultry.

    Learn about:
    • terminology,
    • breeds,
    • health care,
    • nutrition,
    • diseases in poultry,
    • housing and shelter,
    • layers,
    • broilers,
    • incubation,
    • brooding,
    • record keeping,
    • economics and
    • marketing.
    For more information on this subject follow the link below

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    Specialist Qualification for people working in Agriculture

     
    Professional Development for graduates of agriculture degrees, diplomas or certificates, who seek to deepen or expand their knowledge in a particular area of agriculture.

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    Sheep husbandry and production

     

    This course aims to develop your ability to analyse and make decisions about sheep management.

    You will learn about:

    • Breed Types,
    • Selection and Breeding,
    • Nutrition of Sheep,
    • Diseases of Sheep,
    • General Management of a Commercial Flock,
    • Care of the Lamb,
    • Wool and the
    • Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products.
     
     

     

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    Soil.Good pastures and crops begin in the soil

    Poor nutrition, chemical imbalance, structural problems such as drainage, and lack of microbial life  are some examples of problems that can beset your soil.

    Often minor and relatively inexpensive treatments can make a huge difference to productivity, but the problems need to be identified first, and that requires a solid understanding of soil theory and management practice.
     

    Whether you are living or working on a grazing property or work in the area of land restoration, the study of soil management goes hand-in-hand with the study of pasture management.

    For further information on this subject follow the link below


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    Join the GREEN revolution!

     

    Sustainable agricultural practices are needed to reverse the damage done by inappropriate chemical-dependent farming systems. Broad-acre farming and mono-cultures have led to an over reliance on the use of chemicals. These chemicals have destroyed the natural balances that exist between plants, animals and other organisms.

    In this course you will learn about:

    • Land care and conservation farming
    • Permaculture and Biodynamics
    • Soil and water management
    • Weed control
    • Tree management
    • Pests and diseases Financial sustainability
    • Management strategies
    • Enterprise selection and management - plants and animals

    The course was developed under the supervision of A.C.S School Principal, John Mason. His book: Mason, J. (2003), "Sustainable Agriculture 2nd ed." Land Links Press (Australia) is available in the A.C.S Bookshop.

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    IDENTIFY AND EFFECTIVELY CONTROL WEEDS

    Learn about:

    • chemical and non-chemical control methods (e.g. mulching, burning, slashing),
    • the use of spray equipment, and
    • safety procedures which should be followed.
    The course provides valuable learning for:
    • land managers,
    • farmers,
    • gardeners,
    • orchardists,
    • market gardeners,
    • landscapers,
    • spray contractors,
    • nurserymen or
    • anyone else concerned with the control of weeds.
     
    Reduce environmental impacts through the correct management of weeds.
     

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