Diploma of Organic Farming - AHC51816


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of personnel working within an organic farming enterprise who manage enterprise production units, manage the certification and continued compliance with organic standards and develop and maintain organic produce supply chains. It is designed to meet the needs of owners and managers of organic farming enterprises.This qualification is suitable for people currently working or who wish to find employment on an organic farming enterprise or who own an organic farming enterprise.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 10 units: 2 core
  • 8 elective


  • Monitor and manage soils for production projects
  • Plan and implement a chemical use program
  • Develop production plans for livestock
  • Manage organic livestock production
  • Design and document an organic farm landscape
  • Manage agricultural crop production
  • Manage risk
  • Develop production plans for crops
  • Manage work health and safety processes
  • Design irrigation, drainage and water treatment systems
  • Diagnose plant health problems
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Manage water systems
  • Manage on farm composting
  • Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program
  • Manage budgets and financial plans
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
  • Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
  • Assess new industry developments
  • Plan production for the whole business
  • Market products and services
  • Develop and monitor a sustainable production plan
  • Collect and manage data
  • Manage a controlled growing environment
  • Manage organic soil improvement
  • Monitor and review business performance
  • Manage a landless organic production system
  • Manage staff
  • Manage the harvest of crops
  • Research and interpret requirements for a permaculture project
  • Arrange marketing of livestock
  • Design livestock effluent systems
  • Manage an agroecology production system
  • Develop livestock health and welfare strategies
  • Develop and implement a breeding strategy
  • Develop and manage a community based marketing supply chain
  • Manage livestock production
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts
  • Prepare the enterprise for organic certification
  • Develop and review a business plan
  • Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops
  • Manage integrated crop and pasture production
  • Develop a sales strategy for rural products
  • Develop a horticultural production plan
  • Develop climate risk management strategies
  • Manage biodynamic production
  • Develop an organic management plan

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  • Flexible Delivery : 18 months

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