Run the farm, don't run around in circles.
You should study this course if you:
- Need to develop the essential knowledge and skills required to run a farm
- Want to enhance your employment prospects in the agricultural sector
- Want to maximise return on your investment
This course is designed for both the new and existing farmer or those aiming towards employment in this field. It will give you the knowledge and skills required to run or work confidently i a variety of agricultural environments.
Core units equip you with all the basics needed for general animal health, farm management and all important marketing skills.
Choice of three elective units from a list that includes animal husbandry, soil and pasture management and gives you the opportunity to explore specific aspects of the agricultural industry, including livestock activities such as calf rearing, poultry, beef or dairy cattle, and vegetable and cereal cropping or pasture management. The course is excellent for learning the fundamentals of farming, to use as a refresher course, or for further skills development
Learn and receive feedback from a supportive and dedicated team of tutors with a wealth of theoretical knowledge, industry and practical experience.
Note that each module in the Certificate In Agriculture is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Choose your path
This course allows you a choice so you can focus on what you need, and develop a different and specialist set of skills that will differentiate you, and give you an advantage over other agriculture graduates.
For most students, it is best to wait until you complete the core modules before choosing electives. In the light of what you learn in the first half of the course; and opportunities that are opening up to you, you will almost certainly be finding modules are needed more than others.
How to approach your assignments
Each lesson in the preceding list culminates in a set task (or tasks) and an assignment. The set tasks are designed to give the student the opportunity to research information beyond what is supplied in the course notes. In conjunction with the assignments they provide the student with the opportunity to extend their knowledge of the topic and apply what they learn to "real life" situations and scenarios. It is important that students actively engage in the learning process through the opportunities provided in the set tasks and assignments.
Students are required to submit assignments at the end of each lesson. These assignments are sent to the relevant tutor for comments and feedback. Students use this feedback to guide their knowledge and to assist them in completing the following lesson assignment. Assignments should be submitted in sequence with sufficient time between submissions to allow for tutor feedback.
Students may already own a farm, plan to buy a farm, or work on a farm; but this course may be used for a lot more than just learning how to run a property.
Graduates may move into any of a wide range of things, including:
Farm Owner (small or large)
Agricultural Services or Supplies
Agricultural or Produce Marketing
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