The diploma level course is designed for students who wish to extend their existing studies or knowledge of agriculture. Student are required to complete 20 units or modules of study normally including a Research Project I and II plus 100 hours of industry meetings.Core Modules
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Diploma in Agriculture.
- Farm Management BAG104
- Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
- Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
- Conservation & Environmental Management BEN201
- Pasture Management BAG212
- Agricultural Marketing BAG304
- Water Conservation And Management BEN302
Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
- Research Projects I and II: Two projects (2 x 100 hrs), dealing with different aspects of the workplace. They are done following directions given in modules Research I and II.
- Industry Project: This project is based on applications in the work place and specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study.
In addition to the core modules, students study any 10 of the following 25 modules.
- Animal Health Care VAG100
- Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy) BSC104
- Environmental Studies VEN100
- Horse Care I BAG102
- Outdoor Plant Production (Crops I) BHT112
- Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
- Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
- Beef Cattle BAG206
- Calf Rearing BAG207
- Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241
- Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222
- Dairy Cattle BAG205
- Irrigation BAG213
- Natural Health Care for Animals BAG218
- Nut Production BHT219
- Permaculture Systems BHT201
- Pigs BAG209
- Poultry BAG208
- Sheep BAG210
- Viticulture BHT220
- Irrigation - Crops BHT304
- Irrigation Management BAG303
- Organic Farming BAG305
- Plant Ecology BSC305
- Warm Climate Nuts BHT308