Advanced Diploma in Agriculture – Alternative Agriculture

ACS Distance Education
Indicative Price: Full payment $13,233, payments plans available at extra cost
Duration: 2500 hours
Qualification: Advanced Diploma

Calling on innovative leaders who are prepared to meet the challenges of world-wide environmental degradation caused by broad-acre, chemical-based farming practices. This course provides a solid foundation for people wishing to work in alternative areas of agriculture in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants.

The looming food crisis has been created in part by energy-consuming, broad-acre systems that rely heavily on chemical inputs. These systems are environmentally destructive and need to be urgently dismantled and replaced by healthy, environmentally sustainable, alternative farming systems.

Agriculture today is a highly competitive, global market. Many traditional forms of agriculture are becoming more difficult to operate competitively, particularly within developed countries. Even in the most competitive economies, some agricultural enterprises still remain not only viable, but highly profitable. Success may be gained by value adding, or perhaps by filling a market niche not able to be readily filled by international or mass market competition.

Learning methods for this course include E-learning (material supplied on a USB stick – no internet required), correspondence (traditional paper based) and online (5% discount).

To see current events and dates, refer to our AgCalendar.

Units Of Study:

Core modules:

  • Farm Management
  • Research Project I
  • Workplace Health & Safety
  • Workshop I
  • Permaculture Systems
  • Research Project II
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Organic Farming

Stream modules:

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Botany I
  • Engineering I - Machinery & Equipment
  • Soil Management (Agriculture)
  • Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II)
  • Plant Protection
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Organic Plant Culture

Elective modules:

  • Alternative Energy
  • Biochemistry I (Plants)
  • Business Studies
  • Herbs for Home Gardeners
  • Horse Care I
  • Plant Selection and Establishment
  • Animal Diseases
  • Animal Feed & Nutrition
  • Aquaculture
  • Calf Rearing
  • Cut Flower Production
  • Engineering II - Engineering Applications
  • Fruit Production - Temperate Climate
  • Fruit Production - Warm Climate
  • Goat Production
  • Horse Care II
  • Irrigation - Agricultural Irrigation
  • Natural Health Care for Animals
  • Nut Production
  • Pasture Management
  • Pigs
  • Poultry
  • Workshop II
  • Advanced Permaculture
  • Agronomy
  • Agronomy II - Grains
  • Animal Breeding
  • Aquaponic Production
  • Horse Care III.
Online Course: Yes
Funding Available: No

Key Details:

Location : This is an online course
Contact Phone : 07 5562 1088
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