Diploma In Agriculture VAG001

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Designed for the new farmer or those working toward employment in this field. This course develops a capacity to run or work confidently on a specialised or mixed farm. Core units equip you with all the basics needed for general animal health, farm management and all important marketing skills.

Gain an in depth qualifrication in Ariculture for those already in Agriculture or for those wishing to start working in the field

Choose three elective units from a list that includes soil and pasture management and also gives you the opportunity to specialise in specific farm animals i.e. calf rearing, poultry, beef or dairy cattle etc. An excellent starting point to learn the fundamentals of farming

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Designed for the new farmer or those working toward employment in this field. This course develops a capacity to run or work confidently on a specialised or mixed farm. Core units equip you with all the basics needed for general animal health, farm management and all important marketing skills.

Gain an in depth qualifrication in Ariculture for those already in Agriculture or for those wishing to start working in the field

Choose three elective units from a list that includes soil and pasture management and also gives you the opportunity to specialise in specific farm animals i.e. calf rearing, poultry, beef or dairy cattle etc. An excellent starting point to learn the fundamentals of farming

The Diploma in Agriculture is a 600 hour course comprising 3 core modules as listed below and 3 electives (choose from the electives list below). Click on each module to view detailed outlines.

Course Structure Core Modules (3):

Farm Management(BAG104)

There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. Strategic Planning
2. Business Plans
3. Business Assessment
4. Viability Analysis
5. Management Strategies
6. Human Resources
7. Physical Resources
8. Natural Resources

Agricultural Marketing (BAG304)

This course is comprised of eight lessons, outlined below:

1. Agricultural Marketing Concepts
2. Farm Marketing Strategies
3. Target Marketing
4. Handling Produce
5. Customer Relations
6. Market Research
7. Promotions
8. Managing Marketing

Animal Health Care (VAG100)

There are twelve lessons as follows:

1. Introduction to Animal Health Care
2. Common Health Problems in farm animals and pets
3. Animal Behaviour
4. Signs of Ill Health
5. Veterinary Facilities
6. Safety Procedures
7. Administration of Animal Health
8. Animal First Aid
9. Preventative Health Care
10. Routine Health Treatments
11. Health Problems in Domestic Pets
12. Rehabilitation Care

Electives (choose 3 from the following):

Pigs (BAG209)

There are 9 lessons as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Breeding & Selection
3. Feeding
4. Diseases
5. Managing the Boar
6. Managing the Sow & Litter
7. Managing of Fattening Pigs
8. Economics & Records
9. Managing a Piggery

Sheep (BAG210)

There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. Introduction; Terminology and Breeds
2. Selection and Breeding
3. Nutrition of Sheep
4. Diseases of Sheep
5. General Management of a Commercial Flock
6. Care of the Lamb
7. Wool
8. The Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products

Beef Cattle (BAG206)

This course is divided into 10 lessons, as follows;

1. Introduction to Beef Production and Beef Cattle Breeds
2. Beef Cattle Production Systems
3. Beef Cattle Breeding
4. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Viral and Bacterial)
5. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Parasites, etc.)
6. Nutrition for Beef Cattle
7. Commercial Herd Management
8. Feed Lot Management
9. Stud Herd Management
10. Management, Economics and Marketing

Dairy Cattle (BAG205)

There are nine lessons as follows:

1. Dairy Breeds
2. Dairy Products
3. The Lactation Cycle
4. Pests & Diseases of Dairy Cattle
5. Feeding Dairy Cattle
6. Managing Dairy Cattle
7. Breeding Dairy Cattle
8. Managing Dairy Facilities
9. Dairy Business Planning

Aquaculture (BAG211)

There are 10 lessons as follows:

1. Introduction To Aquaculture
2. Production Systems - EP and IP
3. What Species To Farm
4. Trout
5. Barramundi
6. Bass
7. Freshwater Crayfish
8. Setting Up A Fish Farm
9. Fish Foods & Feeding
10. Harvesting

Poultry (BAG208)

There are eight lessons as follows:

1. Introduction: terminology, pure breeds, cross breeds, brooders, commercial farming options.
2. Feed, Nutrition & Digestion.
3. Poultry Diseases
4. Laying Hens: extensive, semi intensive and intensive systems, housing, feeding the layer.
5. Broilers : the brooding period, feeding boilers, housing, hygeine and health
6. Incubation : natural, artificial, managing the incubator, reasons for poor hatchability.
7. Brooding: heating, feeders, drinkers, floor space, rearing.
8. Poultry Business: records, growth records, egg production records, costing a small scale operation, marketing

Soil Management (BAG103)

There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. Physical & Chemical Properties Of Soils
2. Soil Testing Methods
3. Sustainable Soil Management
4. Soils & Managing Earthworks
5. Land Degradation & Other Soil Problems
6. Container Growing
7. Soil Science & Health
8. Soil Management

Pasture Management (BAG212)

There are 8 lessons as follows:

1. Introduction to Pastures
2. The Grass Plant
3. Pasture Varieties
4. Site Considerations
5. Establishing New Pastures
6. Managing Existing Pastures
7. Managing Stock on Pasture
8. Pasture Management Work Tasks

Horse Care I (BAG102)

There are seven lessons as follows:

1. Horse Psychology & Handling
2. Buying A Horse
3. Conformation
4. The Digestive System & Principles Of Feeding & Watering
5. The Grass Kept Horse & Pasture Management
6. Grooming
7. Industry Applications

Calf Rearing (BAG207)

There are 7 lessons as follows:

1. Calving & Culling
2. Calving Management
3. Calf Health Management
4. Calf Rearing Systems
5. Calf Housing
6. Weaning
7. Post-Weaning

Duration: 600 hours

If you pay in 2 parts, the first half of the course is supplied initially; and the second part payment is not made until you have completed the first half (at which time the second half of the course is supplied).

If you pay in 4 parts, the first half is still supplied; you are then billed a second payment (due 2 months later). The third payment becomes due when you commence the second half of the certificate.You can be either pay fees in one or two parts.


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