Farming Courses

AGRONOMY Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn to grow broad acre crops such as wheat, rice, cotton and soybeans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: AGRONOMY

Agronomy II (Cereals and grains) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Learn to Grow  Cereal, Legume and Pseudo Grain Crops

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Aquaculture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Learn Freshwater Aquaculture

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Aquaculture

CERTIFICATE IN ALTERNATIVE FARMING VSS003 Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Agriculture has seen massive changes in most developed countries over recent decades due to changes in global economics, technology and environmental concerns. This course provides an foundation for dealing with those changes, whether on your own farm, or in a broader sense.

 

Dare to be different!!

A foundation course for people exploring opportunities for maximising farm income  while responding to environmental issues and changes. The course guides students in the development of skills and knowledge in alternative farming methods using materials which have a minimal impact on the environment. Compulsory modules include units of study in sustainable methods of agriculture and organic farming.

Elective modules include a broad range of topics specific to alternative farming. Check these through the link below.

This course is internationally accredited through - I.A.R.C

 

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Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: CERTIFICATE IN ALTERNATIVE FARMING VSS003

GOAT HUSBANDRY Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Keep Goats on a small property (or large), to produce:
  • Milk and Cheese
  • Meat
  • Fibre (eg. Mohair)
 Great animals for self sufficiency in a larger home garden or a small farm or rural acreage!
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: GOAT HUSBANDRY

ORGANIC FARMING BAG305 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn the systems and management techniques of organic farming for both crops and livestock. Field trips for research purposes are required.

Go Organic! There are many definitions of organic farming. A commonly accepted definition is "farming without chemical inputs". In the past organic farm production was often considered as being only for radicals or hippies; now it is seen as a viable economic move with benefits for the soil, for the environment generally and for consumers.

All kinds of agricultural products are produced organically - vegetables, fruit, grains, meat, dairy, eggs and fibres such as cotton and wool. Many processed foods can also be produced organically (e.g. bread).

Organic farming has been adopted by some farmers for economic reasons, others for ethical or sustainability concerns. Whatever the reason for going organic, there is no doubt this method of farming is here to stay.

Through this course, learn to manage both plant and animal production in a more natural and environmentally sensitive way and develop a sound foundation for understanding how to set up an organic farm, or convert an existing farm to organic practices.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ORGANIC FARMING BAG305

POULTRY HUSBANDRY Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn to Raise Chickens and other Poultry
  • In a Permaculture System
  • For Self Sufficiency
  • As a small business to supplement your income 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: POULTRY HUSBANDRY

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BAG215 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

 

Sustainability is a useful concept for farmers, but more importantly it is a necessity for the future our planet. The world relies on the activities of farmers to supply it with food. Whilst satisfying these needs, the processes of agriculture can adversely impact on the land, soil, water-ways and eco-systems and place an enormous strain on the world’s natural resources.

Today the pressure is on for more and more farmers to work towards sustainable systems of farming which produce healthy, nutritious, affordable food and a dependable, secure food supply -without producing a negative impact on the environment. Sustainable farms should protect the environment, preserve open spaces, forests and wildlife and also encourage and conserve biodiversity, plus provide the farmer and farm workers with a good living.

Sustainable agricultural practices must not impact negatively on the environment therefore this course encourages:

  • The investigation of how farming practices impacts on and shapes the future of the environment
  • Farming practices that suit the local environment and reduce the impact on it
  • Examination of the best use of natural resources; the use of water in production; preservation of soil quality; responsible use of chemicals and fertilizers; reducing the potential for salinity and pollution of waterways.
  • The conservation of biodiversity
  • Long term improvements in productivity
  • Social improvement, through sustainable practices (both monetary and non- monetary)
  • Flexibility and risk management (in fluctuating markets and climate variations)
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BAG215