Diploma of Agriculture

AHC50116

Course Overview

Average Course Fee: $11359

$11359 is the average course fee entered on My Skills by 8 training provider(s).

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Average Course Duration: 1 Year

1 Year is the average course duration entered on My Skills by 7 training provider(s).

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Description

This qualification reflects the role of personnel working on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units and employees and sole operators of agribusinesses who provide crop production advice and services to production enterprises.

Industry expects individuals with this qualification will take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

Job roles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • Farm production manager
  • Production unit manager
  • Agronomist
  • Station/property manager.
  • No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

    Student Outcomes

    Students who graduate from VET courses are surveyed approximately 6 months after they have completed their training. For more information on the statistics provided in this section, including the different levels (course, field of education, all fields of education) of data available please select the Learn more button below.

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    Satisfied with Training

    Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who were satisfied with the training (Diploma).

    Improved Work Status

    Percentage of graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field who started/expanded a business or who have a new job, more highly skilled work, a promotion or higher pay (Diploma).

    Salary

    The middle of the range of salaries earned by graduates in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field starting their first ever full-time job after graduating (Diploma).

    Jobs

    Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Diploma) are most often employed as:

    Technicians and Trades Workers

    31.7%

    Technicians and Trades Workers
    Professionals

    21.8%

    Professionals
    Managers

    18.2%

    Managers

    Industries

    Graduates of the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies field (Diploma) are most often employed in:

    Agriculture, forestry and fishing

    32.4%

    Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    Administrative and support services

    10.5%

    Administrative and support services
    Public administration and safety

    9.4%

    Public administration and safety

    All statistics are supplied by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research.

    Financial Assistance

    The federal, state and territory governments provide financial incentives and support for vocational education and training students to help them gain the skills required to secure and maintain rewarding and sustainable employment.

    There are programs for all kinds of students; apprentices and trainees, new job starters, those re-entering the workforce, retraining for a new job or upgrading their skills for an existing job.

     


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    Subsidised Training

    The following highlighted state and territory governments dedicate funds to reduce or, in some cases, fully cover tuition fees for VET students who wish to study this course. Please check with your preferred training provider to see if you are eligible.
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    VET Student Loans

    This course is eligible for a VET Student Loan from the Australian Government to assist students with paying tuition fees. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course is $15,514.

    The initial debt amount (including the loan fee, if applicable) plus indexation must be paid back once the loan recipient starts earning over a certain amount. The compulsory repayment threshold for the 2017-2018 income year is $55,874.



    Career Information

    Career development is the ongoing process of managing your life, learning and work. It involves developing the skills and knowledge that enable you to plan and make informed decisions about your education, training and career choices.


    Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Career Pathway

    Diploma of Agriculture is in the Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies Field of Education. For more information about this kind of career, you can explore Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management.


    Stream

    Shearing/Wool Harvesting & Handling
    Rural and General Operations
    Production Horticulture
    Irrigation
    Conservation and Land Management
    Indigenous Land Management
    Horticulture
    Arboriculture
    Retail Nursery
    Gardening
    Seed Testing and Production
    Permaculture

    Note: Information provided as a guide only. Chart developed by the Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au). Information in this chart may be reproduced with acknowledgement of its source: "The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au/jpc) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training".



    Apprenticeships and Traineeships


    Australian Apprenticeships can provide a pathway to a career change for people looking to re-enter the workforce and for people who are currently working. Australian Apprenticeships combine work with training in a national recognised qualification.

    This qualification is available as an Australian Apprenticeship or Traineeship in the state and territories coloured in blue on the map.

     


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