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Certificate IV in Organic Farming

Course Code: AHC41616
Study Area:
Agriculture, Horticulture and Land Management

Start date: Rolling enrolment. Enrol any time

End date: Rolling enrolment

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time - Blended - 1 - Year/s


This course contains nationally or state accredited units.

Possible careers

  • No entry requirements

Course overview

This qualification allows individuals to develop skills and knowledge within the organic farming and general agriculture industry. It is designed to meet the needs of supervisors or team leaders working in the organic agriculture industry. This qualification is suitable for people currently working or who wish to find employment on an organic farming enterprise. Job roles and titles will vary. Possible job titles relevant to this Qualification include: • Organic farm team leader • Organic farm supervisor • Organic farmer No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

How to apply
Online application direct to Bendigo TAFE

Selection process

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be given for skills and knowledge gained through previous study or other relevant experience.  Further information refer to RPL

Assessment Methods
  • Assignment
  • Project
  • Knowledge Test

Learning options
  • Blended
  • Competency Based Completion

Key study areas
Maintain Work Health and Safety processes Manage organic soil improvement Market products and services Implement sustainable practices in the organic farm based business Oversee compliance with an organic certification scheme Plan and manage long term weed, pest or disease control in crops Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements Sample soils and interpret results Implement and monitor quality assurance procedures Implement an irrigation-related environmental protection system Supervise work routines and staff performance Identify risk and risk management processes

Further study opportunities


Your fees are made up of four parts.
  1. Course enrolment type
  2. Materials
  3. Consumables
  4. Student Support Fee.   
Once you have determined the fees applicable to your situation you will be able to calculate a indicative annual fee for your qualification.

Are you eligible for Government subsidised fees? Check for your eligibility here
Are you eligible for concession? Check for your eligibility here
Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

A.   Course enrolment type:Standard
Government subsidised - average annual course fee*$3,276.54
Concession - average annual course fee*$655.20
Full fee - average annual course fee*$12,636.00
B.   Materials average fee (per year)**$100.00
C.   Consumables average fee (per year)**$100.00
Indicative pricing for:05/02/2018

*The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment and details of any other fees including but not limited to student services, amenities, goods or materials and consumables.
**Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student. Read more on fees and charges

D.  Student Support fees
The Student Support fee is a non-tuition fee for Government subsidised (eligible) students and full fee paying (ineligible) students.   Read more

This page was last updated on 4/09/2017 4:56 PM

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