Diploma of Agriculture

Federation University Australia

This qualification is part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. It reflects the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises. Industry expects individuals with this qualification will take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent

Structure:

10 elective units

Subjects you can Study:

Electives: Develop a whole farm plan; Manage integrated crop and pasture production; Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops; Arrange marketing of livestock; Prepare the enterprise for organic certification; Improve agricultural sustainability using renewable energy and recycle system/s; Comply with deer industry national velvet accreditation requirements; Design livestock effluent systems; plus more.

Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Mount Rowan (Rural Science) Yes Part time 2 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat)
Mount Rowan (Rural Science) Part time 2 years
SMB (Ballarat)
Brisbane
Wimmera (Horsham)
Camp Street (Ballarat)
Gippsland (Churchill)
Berwick
Wendouree (Rural Science)

Federation University Australia is a modern, progressive university providing high-quality vocational and higher education across a national and international network of campuses.

With a distinguished history dating back to 1870, we are the third-oldest higher education provider in Australia.

Our aim is to make a real difference to the lives of every student as well as the communities we help build and are proud to be part of.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a wide range of programs through higher education and TAFE, so you can find the right pathway to career success.

Our campuses are closely connected with local communities — providing more options for work-based learning and graduate employment — further enhancing our university regions.

Join our diverse community of 25,000 students, and gain access to networks across our campuses in Victoria (Ballarat, Berwick, Gippsland and the Wimmera), Brisbane, and with partner providers in Australia, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China and Malaysia.

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With such a wide range of options available, you’ll have the ability to explore your passions and shape who you are to influence your future.

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A further 11 research areas are ranked above or equal to world standard.

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