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|Study Mode||Full-time, On Campus|
|Commencement||Apply any time|
|Timetable||One day a week plus online studyClasses run on Fridays at Glenormiston|
Whilst we pride ourselves on our hands-on training, we have had to adjust most of our courses for study from home and remote learning during the COVID-19 restrictions. This means courses will be delivered using a range of methods including online learning, virtual classrooms, workbooks and direct contact with your teacher.
Given the government restrictions that are now in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus in Australia, we expect this new model of study will continue until the government makes changes to these restrictions.
Agriculture is 60% of the regional economy of South West Victoria, the need for qualified staff is growing and SWTAFE graduates are in demand from farms to agricultural service providers.
This qualification is suitable for personnel working on farms who currently or aim to manage farm enterprise production. It is also suitable to employees and operators of agribusinesses who provide advice and services to production enterprises on cropping, pasture, livestock or business management. The subject choices allow you to focus on a specific area of expertise you require whether it is animal health and production, business management or agronomic practices around plant nutrition, soils and weed, pest and disease management.
People who complete this qualification will have developed valuable skills to run a property or provide advice to property managers.
You study online and participate in class sessions (1-3 days for each unit) when the unit is on offer. These classes or workshops are held at Sherwood Park, Warrnambool or Glenormiston or Colac depending on the unit. These in class and on-farm workshops allow experts in the industry to reinforce the subject content in a practical environment.
You will learn a variety of agricultural skills selecting from subjects such as
This course may offer a pathway to further study in agribusiness.
Why don’t you come along to our next course info session to find out everything you need to start your learning journey? You can chat with our teachers, tour our facilities, learn more about the course, find out about the application process and get your questions answered by our course experts.
Industry is constantly having input into training packages to ensure course content is relevant and industry specific. Where this occurs, the course code, title, units and content may change in the future and you may be enrolled into the new qualification. If relevant, further information will be provided on our website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.
You must have experience in the agricultural industry and a basic knowledge of agricultural production including experience with managing pasture/crops and managing weeds, pests, and diseases. This may include:
To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 10 units.
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Unit Hours||Unit Consumables|
|AHCAGB513||Develop a farm plan||120||$0.00|
|AHCBAC503||Manage integrated crop and pasture production||120||$0.00|
|AHCBAC508||Apply plant biology to agronomic practices||90||$0.00|
|AHCBAC509||Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and disease control in crops||130||$0.00|
|AHCBUS502||Market products and services||120||$0.00|
|AHCBUS511||Manage enterprise staff requirements||140||$0.00|
|AHCBUS516||Develop and review a business plan||150||$0.00|
|AHCBUS517||Monitor and review business performance||120||$0.00|
|AHCBUS518||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports||140||$0.00|
|AHCLSK501||Manage livestock production||180||$0.00|
|AHCLSK503||Develop and implement a breeding strategy||160||$0.00|
|AHCPCM402||Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program||90||$0.00|
|AHCSOL502||Manage soils to enhance sustainability||100||$0.00|
|AHCWRK502||Collect and manage data||120||$0.00|
This course involves accredited units. You will be required to complete assessment tasks to demonstrate your underpinning knowledge, skills and attributes to meet the course outcomes. A combination of written, oral and practical assessment strategies will be used in either a classroom, online or workplace environment.
Where units require demonstration of skills in a workplace environment, you will have the opportunity to do this either in your own workplace (where appropriate), through a practical placement, or by using one of the Institute's simulated workshops/classrooms. Detailed information about the types, conduct and dates of assessments will be provided in advance. You will also be provided with information about the opportunity for reassessment and appeal.
Once you have applied for your chosen course, you will receive a thank you email from South West TAFE with a few steps to help process your enrolment.
Complete a Pre-Training Review
You will receive an email to complete a Pre-Training Review online evaluation. This evaluation helps us tailor your training to suit your needs.
Create or provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI)
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If you have experience or prior qualifications, you may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning and gain credits. You will be asked to provide any relevant Statement of Attainment to support identified credits.
Here's an outline of fees and costs associated with your course.
Your fees each year can be made up of 3 different elements. Everyone has different circumstances that can affect what you pay and how much you pay. :
There are 4 different rates of tuition fees. Only one will apply to you (depending on your eligibility and circumstances).
The fees listed below are indicative only. The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Funding made available to eligible individuals by State and Commonwealth Governments. If funding is utilised, this may affect future opportunities to access additional funding in the future.
|Course fees by student type||Indicative Course Fee|
|Government subsidised rate (if eligible)||$12,155.00|
|Full fee rate (if not eligible for govt subsidy)||$19,300.00|
Some courses require specific resources or materials necessary for your study eg: tools of the trade, excursions, etc. Final costs will be determined upon enrolment.
|Additional course fees||Indicative Course Fee|
|Course consumable/materials (approximate)||$100.00|
Once we have processed your enrolment form, you will receive an email with your invoice.
Payments will need to be arranged within five(5) business days of receiving the email containing your invoice.
We also offer a range of scholarships each year which you may be eligible to apply for to assist with course fees.
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