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Diploma of Agriculture

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.

TEACHER STUDENT

RATIO

SCHOOL HOURS /TIMETABLE

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Lecture - 1:85
Tutorial – 1:30

8:00am – 11:00am 
12:00pm – 3:00pm
3:15pm – 6:15pm

 

Mondays – Fridays (excludes Public Holidays)

2022

2023

2024

The Basics

REGISTERED / ACCREDITATION

Registered with Committee for Private Education  

MODE

Full-Time

PROGRAMME DUATION

10 Months + 6 Months Industrial Attachment

Entry Requirements and Intakes

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
  • Every first Monday of the month. 

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.

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

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