Diploma of Agriculture

Course Code: AHC50116
Study Area:

Start date: We offer rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.

End date: Rolling enrolments

  • Bendigo Charleston Road Campus
Course Structure
  • Full time / Part time / Blended - Blended - 2 - Year/s


This qualification is nationally recognised

Possible careers
  • This course may lead to employment as a: • Precision Agriculture Analyst • Crop and Livestock Nutrition Advisor • Farm Production and Supervisor • Agricultural Economist • Agro-ecology Facilitator • Farming Infrastructure and Logistics • Biosecurity

  • Individual interview
  • Language, literacy and numeracy assessment
  • Good computer literacy
  • High level literacy and numeracy skills

Course overview

This qualification reflects the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises. Industry expects individuals with this qualification will take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse the information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. Job roles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include: Farm production manager Production unit manager Agronomist Station/property manager. 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
  • You will need to attend an interview.

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

Learning options
  • Blended
  • Online

Key study areas
Workplace health and safety, organisational improvement, sustainability/environmental issues, management/business development skills, carbon farming/food security. Different topics can be selected depending on your needs. It is not necessary to enrol in the complete qualification up-front; once sufficient topics have been successfully completed, you may qualify for the issuing of the Diploma of Agriculture.

Further study opportunities
  • You may wish to go on to higher level studies at university.


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 total 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 total course fee*$7,177.50
Concession - average total course fee*$1,435.50
Full fee - average total course fee*$14,369.50
B.   Materials average fee**$768.50
C.   Consumables average fee**$391.50
Indicative pricing for:

*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. Student support fees are non refundable . Student support fees are payable annually for the duration of your course, over and above tuition fees.

This page was last updated on 10/09/2020 4:57 PM

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