About this course

This course covers the application of introductory plant biology (plant taxonomy, plant morphology and plant physiology) to common agronomic practices.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • botanical terminology of plant taxonomy, plants used in agronomy to species level, and rules of plant nomenclature
  • identifying plant cell structures, their functions and the organisation of cells into primary tissues
  • identifying critical growth stages for crop/pasture monitoring, nutrient assessment and spray applications.

At a glance:

Location: Online or Blended Delivery
Course duration: Self-paced 3 months
Start date: Enrol anytime
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $600 GST-free


The course consists of a written quiz, assignments and the conduct of two small experiments.

$600 GST-free

This course is delivered online. Students in NSW will be supplied a seed kit on enrolment.

Students must have:

  • access to a farm enterprise to complete assessment tasks
  • Australian citizenship, permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship
  • adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • basic to intermediate computing skills, and reliable internet speed.

This course is mapped to the national unit of competency AHCBAC508 Apply plant biology to agronomic practices.

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