Certificate in Farm Management

Are you looking for ways to improve your farming business but struggling to balance productivity with sustainability on your farm? Look no further! The Certificate in Farm Management is designed to transform you into a proficient farm manager, capable of running a successful agricultural enterprise that stands the test of time.
Course Provider
The Learning Group
(RTO 22557)
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Study 100% Online

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One-on-One Mentor and Student Support Advisor

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Upfront (with a discount) or an interest-free weekly payment plan starting from $25 per week.

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Duration
Self-paced. Approximately 200 hours to complete the course, which has 2 key modules made up of 16 subjects.
Delivery
Flexible, online, self-paced learning with dedicated mentor support.
Career Outcomes

This course is aimed at people interested in working in:

  • Farming
  • Organic Farming
  • Sustainable Farming
  • Livestock Management & Breeding
  • Farm Management
  • Farm Supply or Service Business
  • Food & Crop Production
Course Modules

Module 1: Farm Management BAG104

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Business Assessment
  • Viability Analysis
  • Management Strategies
  • Human Resources
  • Physical Resources
  • Natural Resources

Improve your capacity to more effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today's world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success! Through this course, learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to the management of a farm business. The course relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

This course has been developed by a team of experts from Australia and the UK, under the leadership of John Mason, author of three Farm Management books (published by imprints of Simon & Schuster and CSIRO).

Module 2: Sustainable Agriculture BAG215

  • Introduction
  • Soils
  • Water
  • Land Care
  • Financial Sustainability
  • Broad Management Strategies
  • Plant Enterprises
  • Animal Enterprises

The course will equip you with the skills to identify the most suitable farming systems for different situations. You'll also gain insights into the economic rules that govern farm enterprises. Additionally, you'll learn techniques for adequate soil and water management to minimise degradation and enhance overall sustainability. This course is ideal for all farmers who would like to have a more sustainable approach to farm management, hobby farmers who want to be environmentally sound in their approach to land management and people working as consultants to farmers in order to understand the latest approaches to sound farm practices.

Course Fees Include
  • All the required study materials and course notes.
  • A certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • One-on-one mentor and a student support advisor available to you 5 days a week.
Who Will This Course Interest?

This course is a beginner-level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills that can grow with experience and further study. Farm management is a competitive field, and this course will help you develop and strengthen your skills and knowledge to become more successful in farm management or a similar role and ensure you stand out from the competitors. Understanding the basics of what makes an effective farm management process while understanding sustainable agriculture when handling a farming business or services are broad skills that can be useful and implemented in farm management roles. 

Student Support

You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support advisor, mentor and course consultants, who are available 5 days per week.

Assessments

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving on to the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Certification

Upon completing the course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each certificate completed and a Certificate of Completion.

Summary

Are you looking for ways to improve your farming business, but struggling to balance productivity with sustainability on your farm? Do you find it challenging to manage resources, staff, and the business side of farming effectively? Look no further! The Certificate in Farm Management is designed to transform you into a proficient farm manager, capable of running a successful agricultural enterprise that stands the test of time.

Course Outline

Discover Secrets to Sustainable and Profitable Farming: Your Blueprint to Mastering Farm Management

Developed by industry experts from Australia and the UK, led by John Mason—a renowned author of three Farm Management books—this course dives deep into critical aspects of farm management. You’ll learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and even how to prepare a business plan that works. The course doesn’t stop at production; it equips you with the skills to manage all resources effectively—be it human, physical, or natural. Plus, the course has a dedicated module on Sustainable Agriculture, ensuring that you understand the importance of environmental resources alongside financial gains.

This comprehensive course is broken down into two robust modules: Farm Management and Sustainable Agriculture. From viability analysis and management strategies to understanding soils, water, and land care, you’ll gain a 360-degree view of what it takes to run a farm sustainably and profitably. You’ll also delve into broad management strategies and specific plant and animal enterprises, ensuring that you’re well-versed in all aspects of modern farming.

So, what’s in it for you career-wise? Completing this course opens doors to various career paths, including roles in farming, farm consultancy, farm instruction, and even running your own farm supply or service business. This beginner-friendly course lays a strong foundation that will set you apart from the competition in this highly competitive field. Don’t miss this chance to elevate your farming career to new heights today!

Module 1: Farm Management (100 hours)

Improve your capacity to more effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today’s world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success! Through this course, learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to the management of a farm business. The course relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You learn strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

This course has been developed by a team of experts from Australia and the UK, under the leadership of John Mason, author of three Farm Management books (published by imprints of Simon & Schuster and CSIRO).

Module 2: Sustainable Agriculture (100 hours)

The course will equip you with the skills to identify the most suitable farming systems for different situations. You’ll also gain insights into the economic rules that govern farm enterprises. Additionally, you’ll learn techniques for adequate soil and water management to minimise degradation and enhance overall sustainability. This course is ideal for all farmers who would like to have a more sustainable approach to farm management, hobby farmers who want to be environmentally sound in their approach to land management and people working as consultants to farmers in order to understand the latest approaches to sound farm practices.

Assessment

Assessments are an important part of your study journey as they help ensure you stay on track and meet the learning objectives of each lesson before moving onto the next. They also help your student support advisor and mentors identify where any further support may be required, so that you get the most out of your course. You will learn via various methods; a combination of reading, undertaking research and watching videos. Assessments might include case studies, quizzes, and written assessments.

Approval & Recognition

The Learning Group is an approved and recognised member of IARC. The IARC is an International association which recognises quality and excellence in education providers in tertiary education.

Who will this course interest?

This course is a beginner-level course and will lay a sound foundation of knowledge and skills that can grow with experience and further study. Farm management is a competitive field, and this course will help you develop and strengthen your skills and knowledge to become more successful in farm management or a similar role and ensure you stand out from the competitors. Understanding the basics of what makes an effective farm management process while understanding sustainable agriculture when handling a farming business or services are broad skills that can be useful and implemented in farm management roles.

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

About the Course Provider

The Learning Group

Whether you want to stand out from the competition, move into a new industry or turn your passion into a career, The Learning Group courses are designed to help you get ahead and stay ahead. They have a student-first approach, so you can study your way, when and how it suits you. Their courses are designed to fit in with your lifestyle, so you can continue to work and study at the same time. You’ll be fully supported with access to an allocated student support mentor and their experienced course consultants, who are available to you 5 days a week. The pathway to success looks different for everyone. As a Learning Group student, you will have the opportunity to further study with their well-rounded study program with industry associations and partnerships to deliver personal development and career success. Plus, they partner with industry leading education providers, so you can unlock access to LinkedIn Learning. The Learning Group offers a wide range of onlince courses in Australia, from Aged Care to Zoology, tailored for flexible learning. Their student-first approach ensures you can study at your own pace, balancing work and education. With industry partnerships and LinkedIn Learning access, these courses support career advancement and personal development, making it ideal for those looking to enhance their skills or pivot to new careers entirely, all through online study.
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