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Diploma of Agriculture

  • Diploma

Agriculture in Australia is a $60 billion industry responsible for almost 95% of Australia's food supply. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Agriculture, will teach you specialist skills and industry knowledge that are in high demand across Australia to service this growing industry.

Key details

Degree Type
Diploma
Duration
18 months full-time
Course Code
AHC50116, 092578G
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Feb, Jul

About this course

Grow your career in the agriculture industry

Agriculture in Australia is a $60 billion industry responsible for almost 95% of Australia's food supply. Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Agriculture, will teach you specialist skills and industry knowledge that are in high demand across Australia to service this growing industry.

Learn in the field from industry experts

Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Agriculture will train you in vital agricultural business skills and practical techniques, such as budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management. At our fully-equipped Epping campus and Yan Yean working farm training complex, you'll have the opportunity to work with the latest in agricultural technology. Boasting an expert roster of teachers and industry professionals in sheep and beef production, you'll gain real world, on-farm experience as you study with Victoria's largest provider of agricultural education.

Reap the rewards of an agricultural qualification

Graduates of Melbourne Polytechnic's Diploma of Agriculture will have an abundance of skills and growing expertise to move into the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises. You may end up in a career as a stock and station agent, a farm manager or the operator of your very own farm.

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course. Applicants should however be aware that this course is at post-year 12 level

Study locations

Epping

Career pathways

Graduates may enter a wide range of occupations within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators

  • Stock Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Operator

Credit for prior study or work

You can seek Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) where your work experience or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. RPL is individually assessed based on evidence submitted by the student to the teaching department. Applications for RPL will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic trainers, academics and where appropriate, industry experts.