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AHC50116 - Diploma of Agriculture
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  • Snapshot
      • Course Code
      • AHC50116
      • Commencement
      • Throughout the year
      • Study Area
      • Agriculture, Conservation & Horticulture
      • Locations
      • Online, Warrnambool
      • Mode & Length
      • Flexible - usually 2 years
      • Course Description
      • Agriculture makes up 60% of the regional economy of South West Victoria. The need for qualified staff is growing and SWTAFE graduates are in demand from farms to agricultural service providers. Students who complete this qualification will have developed valuable skills including: livestock and pasture management, breeding strategies, pest and disease control in crops, financial management and quality assurance. Students study online and participate in four two-day workshops each year. These workshops allow experts in the industry to reinforce the subject content in a practical environment.

        Previous experience in agriculture is necessary and access to a commercial farm preferable to support the learning at this level. This course can be completed concurrently with the Diploma of Agronomy.

      • Information Session
      • Warrnambool Campus 
        South West TAFE Open Day

        Saturday 21 October
        10am to 2pm
        Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280  
        Register 
        HERE

      • Qualification Requirements
      • To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 10 units.
      • Graduation & Awards Ceremony
      • Students who successfully complete a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification will be invited to participate in the official graduation ceremony held annually in March of the following year.
  • Careers & Pathways
      • Career Opportunities
      • Farm Owner/Manager
        Consultant
        Agricultural Sales/Marketing
      • Pathways & Value Adding to Your Course
      • This course may provide a pathway for further study at South West TAFE or university in Agriculture.
  • Apply & Enrol
      • Application & Entry Requirements
      • Candidates should have VCE or have an equivalent qualification.
      • Mature aged candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply.
      • Pre-training review
      • South West TAFE is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pre-training review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pre-training review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

         

        This can be completed online, prior to your application at swtafe.vic.edu.au/students/pre-training-review

      • Enrolment Process
      • Once the selection and eligibility process for this course has been finalised, the enrolment process can begin.

        An Enrolment Form is available from the Course Coordinator and must be signed by the Course Coordinator, prior to enrolling. Once the Course Coordinator has signed the Enrolment Form, this must be taken with evidence of eligibility documentation*, with payment, and any concession card (not valid for Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses) to the Customer Service Centre at any of our campuses.

        Please contact the Customer Service Centre with any questions regarding the enrolment process.

        * For detail information please go to swtafe.vic.edu.au/students/how-to-enrol/enrolment-process/

      • Unique Student Identifier
      • If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.
  • Student Support
      • Student Support
      • At South West TAFE we're here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

        From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

        • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours
        • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team
        • Koorie Liaison Officer
        • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs
        • Library and Research Centre
        • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery
        • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy
      • Koorie Education Support
      • The primary focus of the Koorie Liaison Officer is to support and assist students who identify as Koorie, in their educational endeavours. The Koorie Education Officers are available to provide support for:
        • Identification of educational needs
        • Design, plan and implementation of programs to meet the needs of Koorie learners
        • Development and/or support of vocational education and training programs
        • Developing teaching strategies
        • Classroom mentoring
        • Ensuring that the educational opportunities for Koorie students are maximised.
        • Implementing processes and strategies to meet the needs of the Koorie students. Contact the Koorie Liaison Officer on (03) 5564 8985.
  • Fees & Charges
      • Skills First funding
      • Skills First is a strong, stable, high quality training and TAFE system that gives all Victorians the opportunity to develop the skills they need – and the skills employers want – for jobs today and tomorrow. Skills First makes TAFE training more accessible to people who do not have a post-school qualification or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already have. It provides funding to support the training of every eligible person seeking to undertake accredited training at South West TAFE.
        Eligibility to access Skills First varies on individual circumstances such as citizenship, age and prior educational history.
        Speak with a customer service officer on 1300 648 911 to determine your eligibility for each course or visit Skills First FAQ.

      • Tuition Fees
      • The following tables outline the tuition fees per unit for the Diploma of Agriculture .You will be required to enrol in and complete all core units, however, you will make a selection of units from the electives depending on the requirements of the qualification and/or your employer (if applicable).

        The student pays price displayed is for government subsidised training. The Government subsidised tuition fee for this course is $8.75 per hour.

        There are a number of criteria that you will need to meet in order to be eligible for support from Skills First. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

        If you meet all eligibility criteria and hold a current healthcare or pension card, you may be eligible to receive a fee concession. The concession rate is applicable for Certificate I to Certificate IV courses only.

        For more information regarding full fee pricing and concession rates, contact our Customer Service Centre on 1300 648 911 or learn@swtafe.vic.edu.au.

        The student tuition fees as published are estimated for 2017 fee rates, and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may also apply, such as materials and amenities.

      • Core Units
      • CodeNameHoursGovernment ContributionStudent PaysUnit Consumable
          
        No records to display.
      • Elective Units
      • CodeNameHoursGovernment ContributionStudent PaysUnit Consumable
        AHCAGB505Develop a whole farm plan120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBAC503Manage integrated crop and pasture production120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBAC505Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops130$715.00$1,137.50$0.00
        AHCBUS501Manage staff140$770.00$1,225.00$0.00
        AHCBUS503Negotiate and monitor contracts120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBUS506Develop and review a business plan150$825.00$1,312.50$0.00
        AHCBUS507Monitor and review business performance120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBUS508Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports140$770.00$1,225.00$0.00
        AHCLSK501Manage livestock production140$770.00$1,225.00$0.00
        AHCLSK503Develop and implement a breeding strategy160$880.00$1,400.00$0.00
        AHCSOL501Monitor and manage soils for production projects120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCWRK502Collect and manage data120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCWRK503Prepare reports60$330.00$525.00$0.00
      • General Service Fee
      • The general service fee (amenities fee) – is applicable to all South West TAFE students and directly contributes to the costs of providing student services and amenities.

        The general service fee is calculated per student contact hour at the hourly rate of $0.45 based on the number of hours enrolled.  A maximum fee of $288.00 applies, but for students studying off campus and online the maximum is set at $55.00.

AHC50116 - Diploma of Agriculture

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PanelDetailsMob
  • Snapshot
      • Course Code
      • AHC50116
      • Commencement
      • Throughout the year
      • Study Area
      • Agriculture, Conservation & Horticulture
      • Locations
      • Online, Warrnambool
      • Mode & Length
      • Flexible - usually 2 years
      • Course Description
      • Agriculture makes up 60% of the regional economy of South West Victoria. The need for qualified staff is growing and SWTAFE graduates are in demand from farms to agricultural service providers. Students who complete this qualification will have developed valuable skills including: livestock and pasture management, breeding strategies, pest and disease control in crops, financial management and quality assurance. Students study online and participate in four two-day workshops each year. These workshops allow experts in the industry to reinforce the subject content in a practical environment.

        Previous experience in agriculture is necessary and access to a commercial farm preferable to support the learning at this level. This course can be completed concurrently with the Diploma of Agronomy.

      • Information Session
      • Warrnambool Campus 
        South West TAFE Open Day

        Saturday 21 October
        10am to 2pm
        Timor Street, Warrnambool, 3280  
        Register 
        HERE

      • Qualification Requirements
      • To be eligible for this qualification you must successfully complete 10 units.
      • Graduation & Awards Ceremony
      • Students who successfully complete a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification will be invited to participate in the official graduation ceremony held annually in March of the following year.
  • Careers & Pathways
      • Career Opportunities
      • Farm Owner/Manager
        Consultant
        Agricultural Sales/Marketing
      • Pathways & Value Adding to Your Course
      • This course may provide a pathway for further study at South West TAFE or university in Agriculture.
  • Apply & Enrol
      • Application & Entry Requirements
      • Candidates should have VCE or have an equivalent qualification.
      • Mature aged candidates with industry experience are also encouraged to apply.
      • Pre-training review
      • South West TAFE is committed to ensuring all students have access to the educational and support services they may need while studying. We do this by carrying out a pre-training review that is integrated with the application and enrolment process. For most courses, this review also includes a short literacy and numeracy assessment relevant to the course. The outcomes of the pre-training review assist our teachers and trainers to better understand each student’s capabilities prior to training and enable all students to be matched to the right program for them.

         

        This can be completed online, prior to your application at swtafe.vic.edu.au/students/pre-training-review

      • Enrolment Process
      • Once the selection and eligibility process for this course has been finalised, the enrolment process can begin.

        An Enrolment Form is available from the Course Coordinator and must be signed by the Course Coordinator, prior to enrolling. Once the Course Coordinator has signed the Enrolment Form, this must be taken with evidence of eligibility documentation*, with payment, and any concession card (not valid for Diploma and Advanced Diploma level courses) to the Customer Service Centre at any of our campuses.

        Please contact the Customer Service Centre with any questions regarding the enrolment process.

        * For detail information please go to swtafe.vic.edu.au/students/how-to-enrol/enrolment-process/

      • Unique Student Identifier
      • If you are studying nationally recognised training in Australia, you are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Your USI links to an online account that contains your training records and results for training completed from 1 January 2015 onwards. One of the main benefits of the USI is the ability to provide you with easy access to your training records and results throughout your life and this will assist you when applying for a job or enrolling in further study. You are required to have a USI at the time of enrolment – especially if you want to use VET Student Loans to defer your fees. To apply online or get more information go to www.usi.gov.au.
  • Student Support
      • Student Support
      • At South West TAFE we're here to help you complete your studies happily and successfully.

        From the moment you start thinking about course options until you finish, you’ll have access to a range of student support options, covering enrolment, education, social and personal issues, including:

        • Education Pathway Officers who can help you with information sessions, fee payment options, TAFE and university pathways, career pathways and campus tours
        • A DHHS registered Disability Support Team
        • Koorie Liaison Officer
        • Student Wellbeing Officer supporting your personal and social needs
        • Library and Research Centre
        • Bookshop supplying a range of textbooks and stationery
        • Student Learning Support including literacy and numeracy
      • Koorie Education Support
      • The primary focus of the Koorie Liaison Officer is to support and assist students who identify as Koorie, in their educational endeavours. The Koorie Education Officers are available to provide support for:
        • Identification of educational needs
        • Design, plan and implementation of programs to meet the needs of Koorie learners
        • Development and/or support of vocational education and training programs
        • Developing teaching strategies
        • Classroom mentoring
        • Ensuring that the educational opportunities for Koorie students are maximised.
        • Implementing processes and strategies to meet the needs of the Koorie students. Contact the Koorie Liaison Officer on (03) 5564 8985.
  • Fees & Charges
      • Skills First funding
      • Skills First is a strong, stable, high quality training and TAFE system that gives all Victorians the opportunity to develop the skills they need – and the skills employers want – for jobs today and tomorrow. Skills First makes TAFE training more accessible to people who do not have a post-school qualification or who want to gain a higher level qualification than they already have. It provides funding to support the training of every eligible person seeking to undertake accredited training at South West TAFE.
        Eligibility to access Skills First varies on individual circumstances such as citizenship, age and prior educational history.
        Speak with a customer service officer on 1300 648 911 to determine your eligibility for each course or visit Skills First FAQ.

      • Tuition Fees
      • The following tables outline the tuition fees per unit for the Diploma of Agriculture .You will be required to enrol in and complete all core units, however, you will make a selection of units from the electives depending on the requirements of the qualification and/or your employer (if applicable).

        The student pays price displayed is for government subsidised training. The Government subsidised tuition fee for this course is $8.75 per hour.

        There are a number of criteria that you will need to meet in order to be eligible for support from Skills First. If you don’t meet those criteria you will be a full fee paying student.

        If you meet all eligibility criteria and hold a current healthcare or pension card, you may be eligible to receive a fee concession. The concession rate is applicable for Certificate I to Certificate IV courses only.

        For more information regarding full fee pricing and concession rates, contact our Customer Service Centre on 1300 648 911 or learn@swtafe.vic.edu.au.

        The student tuition fees as published are estimated for 2017 fee rates, and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may also apply, such as materials and amenities.

      • Core Units
      • CodeNameHoursGovernment ContributionStudent PaysUnit Consumable
          
        No records to display.
      • Elective Units
      • CodeNameHoursGovernment ContributionStudent PaysUnit Consumable
        AHCAGB505Develop a whole farm plan120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBAC503Manage integrated crop and pasture production120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBAC505Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops130$715.00$1,137.50$0.00
        AHCBUS501Manage staff140$770.00$1,225.00$0.00
        AHCBUS503Negotiate and monitor contracts120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBUS506Develop and review a business plan150$825.00$1,312.50$0.00
        AHCBUS507Monitor and review business performance120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCBUS508Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports140$770.00$1,225.00$0.00
        AHCLSK501Manage livestock production140$770.00$1,225.00$0.00
        AHCLSK503Develop and implement a breeding strategy160$880.00$1,400.00$0.00
        AHCSOL501Monitor and manage soils for production projects120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCWRK502Collect and manage data120$660.00$1,050.00$0.00
        AHCWRK503Prepare reports60$330.00$525.00$0.00
      • General Service Fee
      • The general service fee (amenities fee) – is applicable to all South West TAFE students and directly contributes to the costs of providing student services and amenities.

        The general service fee is calculated per student contact hour at the hourly rate of $0.45 based on the number of hours enrolled.  A maximum fee of $288.00 applies, but for students studying off campus and online the maximum is set at $55.00.