Introduction

OVERVIEW

The Diploma of Agriculture aims to prepare students to work on farms and stations who manage enterprise production units or work as employees in an agricultural business. Students will develop the communication and leadership skills needed to thrive in the industry whether in marketing and financial services, crop supply, crop management, agricultural merchandising, or managing a farm.

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.

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Basic. Entry Requirements. Intake Period

THE BASICS

REGISTERED / ACCREDITATION Registered with Committee for Private Education  
STRUCTURE Academic  
MODE Full-Time  
PROGRAMME LENGTH 10 Months + 6 Months Industrial Attachment  

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS Obtained at least grade D in any A-level subject, or 12 years of formal education or equivalent or Matured students aged 30 years and above with at least 8 years of work experience in any field will be considered for admission.

Applicants must be of age 17 and above.  
ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IELTS 5.0 or equivalent or Academies Australasia College Certificate in English as a Foreign Language (Level 4), or Successful completion of Academies Australasia College’s English Language Proficiency Test.  

INTAKE PERIOD

Every first Monday of the month.  

The Programme in Depth

TEACHER STUDENT RATIO

Lecture - 1:85
Tutorial – 1:30

SCHOOL HOURS/TIMETABLE

8:00am – 11:00am /
12:00pm – 3:00pm /
3:15pm – 6:15pm
Mondays – Fridays (excludes Public Holidays)

MODULES COVERED

- Develop climate risk management strategies
- Develop a whole farm plan
- Market products and services
- Monitor and review business performance
- Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
- Monitor and manage soils for production projects
- Prepare reports
- Plan and manage long-term weed, pest or disease control in crops
- Develop production plan for crops
- Apply Plant Biology to Agronomic Practices
- Industrial Attachment*

* The Industrial Attachment will be compulsory and integral module of DOA. In the event that a student is unable to participate in the Industrial Attachment module due to circumstances beyond the control of the student or the College, like non-approval of the Training Work Permit by Ministry of Manpower, the student will be required to complete a Research Based Project with the submission of a report to be considered for graduation for the course.

** The grade for Industrial Attachment will be capped at Pass Grade ‘P’ upon successful completion.

Assessment & Grades

ASSESSMENT

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Graduation Requirement:

In order to be awarded the Diploma of Agriculture, a student must obtain at least a Pass Grade in all the modules within the eligibility period of 2 years from the date of commencement and has no outstanding fees.

Certificate will be awarded by Academies Australasia College.

MARKS & GRADES

HD
85 - 100
D
75 - 84
C
65 - 74
P
50 - 64
F
30 - 49
FF
0 - 29

Fees (Please see the top of the webpage for online payment of Application Fee and Course Fee)

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