Diploma of Agriculture

Diploma of Agriculture

Course Code
Food and Fibre
Study Area(s)
Horticulture, Agriculture
Course Length
Full-time(1 year)
Part-time day(2 years)
Flexible(2 years)

Start Date(s): This course has rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
End Date(s): This course has rolling enrolments. Enrol at any time.
Days and Time: This course is delivered flexibly.

Course Overview

If you want to become a specialist in the Agriculture industry and are looking for a mix of online and seminar delivery, this is the course for you.

Complete your theory component online flexibly and demonstrate your skills and knowledge in a project. You will also have the opportunity to interact and build relationships with other students, teachers and industry experts in a professional development conference.

On completing the course, you should be able to successfully perform the role of the modern agriculture worker, who manages enterprise production units and provides advice and services to production enterprises.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
AHCAGB501Develop climate risk management strategies120
AHCAGB504Plan production for the whole business180
AHCAGB505Develop a whole farm plan120
AHCBUS506Develop and review a business plan150
AHCBUS507Monitor and review business performance120
AHCCHM501Develop and manage a chemical use strategy80
AHCNAR506Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies140
AHCORG406Oversee compliance with an organic certification scheme60
AHCORG501Develop an organic management plan120
AHCSOL501Monitor and manage soils for production projects120
AHCWAT502Manage water systems120
AHCWRK501Plan, implement and review a quality assurance program120
AHCWRK507Implement professional practice100
AHCWRK511Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability100

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information. Practical placement will be done on the job and simulated where possible.

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2019 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Indicative total tuition fee#
Indicative total tuition fee#
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Full Fee
Indicative total tuition fee#

Table 2

Average course
material fees*


Average course
consumable fees*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2019 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:

Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2019: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1450 1450 $4.70 $0.94 $9.40

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2019. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student. If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or enquiries@kangan.edu.au for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

You need to have completed VCE (or equivalent) or be at least 15 years of age and have sufficient work experience. You also need to have a high level of literacy and numeracy skills following completion of an LLN assessment.

Where and how can I study?

You will study at the Broadmeadows campus and online.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to employment as a:

• Farm Production Manager

• Agronomist

• Station/Property Manager

What qualifications will I receive?

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded the Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116). As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

You may wish to go on to higher level studies at university.

How do I apply?

To apply for this course you must fill in a direct application form which can be obtained from the institute by calling the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or email enquiries@kangan.edu.au. This course may also have a mid-year intake.

How will I be selected for this course?

All applicants will need to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.