Whole Farm Planning

Melbourne Polytechnic
Indicative Price: 450
Duration: 4 weeks: 28 hours
Qualification: Statement of Attainment
Location: Yan Yean (Epping)

Course Code: SAH016

Series of weekend workshops at our working training farm in Yan Yean. The Whole Farm Planning short course will give you the full set of basics of Farm Planning.

  • Participants will have the opportunity to develop a farm plan for their own or another property.
  • On completion of the unit of competency you will earn credit towards attaining a Nationally Recognised qualification in either the Certificate IV or Diploma in Agriculture.

Session dates


21 July 2018 – 13 October 2018

21 July 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm 7 hours
04 August 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm 7 hours
18 August 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm 7 hours
08 September 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm 7 hours
13 October 2018 9:00am – 4:00pm 7 hours

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

Units Of Study:

  • introductions and aims
  • history of whole farm planning
  • purchase of aerial photographs
  • land classification and capabilities
  • the planning process
  • sustainable land management
  • soils, limiting factors for land use
  • soil sampling and understanding analysis results
  • soils practical exercise
  • using and understanding aerial photographs
  • itemising physical and natural resources and infrastructure
  • protecting wetlands and waterways
  • soil erosion and landcare
  • managing water requirements on farms
  • designs of troughs tanks and water reticulation
  • protection against fire and drought
  • managing pastures, weeds and pests
  • livestock health and welfare
  • identifying the legal requirements of land management
  • protecting endangered species and areas of cultural significance
  • developing risk management strategies
  • managing climate and direction for the business
  • SWOT analysis
  • selecting an enterprise
  • land mapping using a GPS Electronic mapping and computer applications, e.g. Tumaus
  • developing an action calendar of operations
  • implementation of your whole farm plan
  • funding opportunities for revegetation and land care works
  • establishing budgets for planned projects
  • monitor and review your plan
Online Course: No
Funding Available: No
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