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Whole Farm Planning

  • Non-Award

Suitable For: Rural Land owners Land Managers Anyone interested in holistic property planning for land productivity, biodiversity and stewardship.

Key details

Degree Type
Non-Award
Duration
5 weeks full-time
Course Code
SAH016
Domestic Fees
$525 total

About this course

Suitable For:

  • Rural Land owners
  • Land Managers
  • Anyone interested in holistic property planning for land productivity, biodiversity and stewardship.

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge and experience required

What you will learn

  • History of whole farm planning
  • Purchase of aerial photographs
  • Land classification and capabilities
  • The planning process
  • Sustainable land management
  • Soils, limiting factors for land use
  • Soil sampling and understanding analysis results
  • Soils practical exercise
  • Using and understanding aerial photographs
  • Itemising physical and natural resources and infrastructure
  • Protecting wetlands and waterways
  • Soil erosion and landcare
  • Managing water requirements on farms
  • Designs of troughs, tanks and water reticulation
  • Protection against fire and drought
  • Managing pastures, weeds and pests
  • Livestock health and welfare
  • Identifying the legal requirements of land management
  • Protecting endangered species and areas of cultural significance
  • Developing risk management strategies
  • Managing climate and direction for the business
  • SWOT analysis
  • Selecting an enterprise
  • Land mapping using a GPS Electronic mapping and computer applications, e.g. Tumaus
  • Developing an action calendar of operations
  • Implementation of your whole farm plan
  • Funding opportunities for revegetation and land care works
  • Establishing budgets for planned projects
  • Monitor and review your plan
  • Course includes one day field trip