About this course

At a glance:

The course at a glance

Qualification:AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture
Nationally accredited training: Yes
Start date:Enrol anytime
Duration:Self paced 1-2 years (eg. 26 hours a week complete in 1 year, 13 hours a week complete in 2 years)
Entry requirements:
  • Students must have access to a farm enterprise, reliable internet connection and appropriate protective clothing and equipment for field activities.
  • Tocal College prefers that students have either attained Certificate III in Agriculture or have industry experience.
  • Australian citizen or permanent resident, or New Zealand citizen.
Assessment:Written assignments, oral presentations and online tests
Indicative fee:


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The Tocal College Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116) is designed for farm owners, managers and employees, and agricultural service providers to develop planning and management skills.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:

  • Property planning and resource management
  • Production and financial management
  • Work health and safety.

For information on the course structure and units/subjects available see the Diploma of Agriculture course guide.

If you are already employed or have experience in agriculture you may be eligible to gain part or all of this qualification based on skills or experience you already have. See Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for more information.

Possible job roles for this qualification may include:

  • Farm production manager
  • Production unit manager
  • Agronomist
  • Station/property manager.

This qualification opens opportunities for further study. Tocal College offers the Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management and also has a partnership with the University of new England. Through this partnership you can apply for direct credit transfer of units towards a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Production and Management (Agrifood Systems). Several other universities also grant credit on a case-by-case basis towards degree qualifications.

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Industry qualification student policies.

Contact us:

To discuss your study options further contact:

Noeleen Clarke, Education Officer
Tocal Agricultural Centre, Paterson NSW 2421
Phone: 02 4939 8982
Email: diploma.online@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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