Certificate in Livestock Management

The Certificate in Livestock Management is a comprehensive program that is the perfect step for those wanting to operate a commercial livestock enterprise, enhance their current knowledge in livestock health, nutrition and care or those seeking to break into the industry​​.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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Flexible Online Delivery

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Payment Plans from $30 to $40 Per Week

Course Overview

Start Date
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Approximately 300 hours.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Livestock Manager
  • Agricultural Sector Worker
  • Pasture Management Specialist
  • Animal Health Specialist
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Dairy Farmer
  • Sheep Farmer
  • Poultry Farmer
  • Pig Farmer
  • Animal Husbandry Professional
  • Animal Nutritional Program Planner
  • Farm Manager
Course Modules

1. Animal Husbandry

  • Introduction to Animal Health
  • Signs & Symptoms of Diseases
  • Disease Classification
  • Causes and Diagnosis of Disease
  • Treatment of Disease
  • Inflammation
  • Fever and Immunity
  • Tissue Repair
  • Wounds
  • Cell changes

2. Animal Feed and Nutrition

  • Introduction to animal foods
  • Food components – carbohydrates and fats
  • Food components – proteins, minerals, and trace elements
  • Evaluating foods and digestibility
  • Classifying Foods Part A
  • Classifying Foods Part B
  • Classifying Foods Part C
  • Calculating Rations Part A
  • Calculating Rations Part B
  • Calculating Rations Part C

3. Pasture Management

  • Introduction to Pastures
  • The Pasture Plant
  • Pasture Varieties
  • Site Considerations
  • Establishing New Pastures
  • Managing Existing Pastures
  • Managing Stock on Pasture
  • Pasture Management Work Tasks

4. Electives

Upon graduation, take advantage of an elective module

  • Farm Management
  • Soil Management
  • Certificate in Beef Cattle
  • Certificate in Dairy Cattle
  • Certificate in Sheep
  • Certificate in Pigs
  • Certificate in Poultry
Course Fees Include
  • All required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor will help you every step of the way and answer any questions.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the online learning portal allows you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allows you to have a refresher whenever needed.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $30 to $40 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

This wonderful and informative course has been specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work within the Agricultural sector, more specifically, in a position pertaining to regional Livestock management.

Going forward, this course is ideal for individuals who are looking to secure well-paying jobs within the agricultural sector. More specifically this refers to individuals who either/or/both are interested in acquiring the knowledge necessary to successfully operate a commercial livestock enterprise, for those looking to upskill their current knowledge in regard to pasture management and animal health and for those looking to make an entrance into the industry. This course is also ideal for the development of professionals currently employed in the agricultural sector and who would like to take their career to the next level.

What is the role of a Livestock Manager, you ask? Most commonly individuals who work in the livestock industry (whether that be, beef cattle, dairy, sheep, poultry or pig farming) are involved in duties such as, animal husbandry, animal disease and insect monitoring, planning animal nutritional programs, low-stress stock handling, pasture renovation and management, maintenance of land and water systems, monitoring animal health, providing veterinary medicines to stock and general farm management and operations.

The key areas of knowledge addressed in the course relate to livestock management in conventional pastoral systems in Australia with a strong focus on developing the skills necessary to analyse and monitor different animal health issues, pastoral growth constraints and several different management structures for livestock systems, as well as, the processes involved with the planning of year to year on-farm operations.

The skills you will gain from this course will be ideal for those individuals who are seeking progression within the livestock management industry and is also perfect for those individuals who are looking to get a competitive edge in agricultural job applications.

Just as easily, this course could be ideal for those individuals working in other sectors of the agricultural sector, farm managers, equine industries, animal conservation and pastoral agronomy.

Who knows? After this course, you could even go further to study the Agricultural/Animal Health Sciences Professionally!

Tutor Support

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

My Learning Online

Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life. They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed. By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. This means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one. My Learning Online provides a broad selection of flexible online courses, offering practical skills in fields such as agriculture, animal care, business, and photography. Developed with industry experts, these courses ensure immediate relevance and applicability across various sectors. Ideal for those looking to advance their career, switch industries, or pursue a passion, My Learning Online's courses allow for flexible, online study, enabling learners to gain essential skills and knowledge at their own pace and convenience.
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