Farming Courses

    AGRONOMY I

    Learn to grow and manage different types of agronomic crops. Understand the importance of soil and plant nutrition, the various pests and diseases which affect various crops.

    AQUACULTURE - Freshwater

    Study Aquaculture through this online course. Learn how to produce fresh water fish and crayfish commercially. Understand what is required to manage an aquaculture farm.

    CEREALS AND GRAINS - Agronomy II

    Agronomy Online course - focused on cereals, pulses and pseudo grains. Understand the different soil and climatic requirements of a variety of important crops.

    CERTIFICATE IN ALTERNATIVE FARMING VSS003

    Learn different ways to manage change in agriculture -alternative farming. This online course covers more, and gives more skills and ideas than shorter courses, increasing farm sustainability.

    FARM TOURISM

    Explore ways to diversify income on farm or off farm, through farm tourism. A self paced, online, agritourism course.

    FIBRE CROPS - Agronomy VI

    Learn to grow different types of fibre crops better, and commercially on a small or large scale. Discover how to grow, harvest and market fibre crops for a quick return on your investment.

    FORAGE MANAGEMENT

    Explore the diversity pf forage plants that can be used as feed for livestock. Learn to choose, use and manage those plants for more sustainable livestock farming.

    FORESTRY

    Online forest management course covers plantation forestry, farm forestry, urban forestry and more. Self paced over 100 hours of study.

    GOAT HUSBANDRY

    Learn goat husbandry with this online course. Keep one or many goats, for dairy, meat or fibre production commercially, to graze weeds, or as a family pet

    LEGUMES - Agronomy IV

    Study agronomy of legumes - soybeans, peas, alfalfa, peas, chickpeas, lupins, lentils, peanuts and more Online self paced course.

    OIL CROPPING -Agronomy V

    Online oil crop production course. Learn growing, processing and management of plant crops for oil production - canola, rapeseed, olive oil, biofuels , pharmaceuticals and more.

    ORGANIC FARMING

    Change to organic agriculture, improve an existing farm, start a farm or work in farm supplies and services. Learn about sustainable farming.

    PASTURE MANAGEMENT

    Distance education course teaching how to manage an choose suitable species to improve pastures. Learn how to establish new pastures and manage stock.

    PIG HUSBANDRY

    Understand pig husbandry with this online course. Learn about the different breeds, the animals dietary requirements, breeding, diseases, and managing a piggery large or small.

    POULTRY HUSBANDRY

    Learn about various domestic breeds and husbandry. Learn how to raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese. A great online course for beginners or for those looking at starting a commercial venture.

    SHEEP HUSBANDRY

    Learn about sheep husbandry with this distance education course. Understand the animals nutritional requirements, the various breeds, and how to manage them commercially.

    SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE

    Online course. Learn better farming practices to conserve land, use water wisely, improve efficiency, reduce financial and other risks. Explore options for more sustainable agriculture.