About this course

Designed by production managers and agronomists to support land managers to collect crop production data and create meaningful land use maps. Delivered by experienced industry specialists, this course will teach you how to convert images into high resolution geo referenced land maps, crop maps and elevation models. These maps can be used to adjust spray applications, plan fertilizer programs, assess water flows, identify resistant weeds and refine long term management plans.

Creating high resolution maps of your land is now more achievable than ever before with the use of easy-to-use software specifically designed for agricultural operations.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • Safe collection of crop production and map data
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping
  • Processing map data to create useful production maps
  • Analysis of maps
  • Exporting data for use in operations such as spray maps or variable rate sowing plans

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: 1 day face-to-face with pre-course online work
Start date: Multiple intakes
Number of units: 2
Indicative fees: $1165.00

Nil to eligible applicants

Accredited Course: Yes



Nil to eligible applicants*

*Fully subsidised by the NSW Government for eligible applicants To find out whether you are eligible, contact a training coordinator in your area.

  • Online resources
  • Face-to-face workshop
  • Hands-on activities collecting and processing data to create maps
  • Ground truthing maps in the field.

    This course is a blend of online and face-to-face training.

  • Pre-workshop online module, readings and quiz. (Estimated time to complete is 3 hours, and completion required prior to workshop)
  • One day face- to-face workshop, including presentations, discussions, assessment quiz, observation, activities.

Note, this course requires the completion of pre-course work online. You must be able to commit to 3 hours of online course work prior to attending the training day.

To be eligible for this course you will need to have completed a minimum of 5 hours drone flight experience (logbook evidence to be uploaded on application) OR attendance at a Drones in Agriculture course.

For anyone struggling to upload a flight log in their application we have created the video below for support:

This course is mapped to the following national units of competencies:

  • AHCWRK215 - Collect and record production data
  • AHCLPW410 - Produce maps for land management purposes

Successful completion of assessment tasks will result in achieving a Statement of Attainment and can contribute to a nationally-recognised qualification.

Additional Information

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