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High-level skills for a rewarding life on the land

These qualifications reflect 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.

Please note that the Higher Level Skills Subsidy will only be available for the AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management qualification. You can only access the Higher Level Skills program subsidy once, so it is important that you take the time to carefully consider your training options before committing to a course of study. The additional unit required to complete AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture will not be subsidised as the subsidy cannot be accessed for more than one higher level qualification. For further information, please visit the Training Queensland website. Course details

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LOCATION/S

Bundamba, Chinchilla, Dalby, Inala, Kingaroy, Nurunderi, Roma, Springfield, Toowoomba, Warwick

Key dates and info

DURATION

Blended: up to 1 year / up to 1 workshop per unit

Course details

COST

  • Full Fee $6,600
  • Subsidised $4,050
  • Concession $3,280

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Looking for a career on the land?

There are hands-on courses delivered by passionate industry experts, who have years of practical experience, to give you the skills you need to gain employment in the rural industry. On graduation you'll be qualified and job-ready for an occupation in agriculture. There are a range of qualifications available for those wanting to work in the great outdoors!

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From 1 January 2015 if you are undertaking a nationally recognised program at TAFE Queensland you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learn all about the USI and how to get your USI for your study.

Key dates

LOCATION START DATE WORKLOAD DELIVERY
Bundamba up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Chinchilla up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Dalby up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Inala up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Kingaroy up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Nurunderi up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Roma up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Springfield up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Toowoomba up to 1 workshop per unit Blended
Warwick up to 1 workshop per unit Blended

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements for either qualification, this course is best suited to those who have extensive experience in the rural industry, or are currently working on properties whilst studying. Those without experience will be required to discuss this course with our teaching team prior to enrolment.

Location/s

Bundamba
Cnr Mary and Byrne Streets
Bundamba QLD 4304

Chinchilla
9 Zeller Street
Chinchilla QLD 4413

Dalby
463 Bunya Highway
Dalby QLD 4405

Inala
54 Thrush Street
Inala QLD 4077

Kingaroy
Cnr Bunya Highway and Geritz Road
Kingaroy QLD 4610

Nurunderi
Collins Road
Cherbourg QLD 4605

Roma
Timbury Street
Roma QLD 4455

Springfield
Education City Drive
Springfield QLD 4304

Toowoomba
100 Bridge Street
Toowoomba QLD 4350

Warwick
200 Dragon Street
Warwick QLD 4370

Resources required

You will require access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online systems, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for students to use at a number of TAFE Queensland locations.

You will also require a valid and appropriate email address.

Timetable

This qualification is offered in a blended format. You will complete your training externally, and will also be required to participate in a number of workshops throughout the course duration. Each workshop will be focused on specific unit/s of competency to assist you to progress with your assessment for that unit/s.

Workshops are held fortnightly will be conducted via VideoConference. All sessions are scheduled on the date of the workshop, at the locations listed on the timetable, from 8:30am to 12:30pm. All sessions will be recorded. If your closest campus location is not available for a specific workshop, or you are unable to attend, a link to the recording of the workshop will be sent via email.

Please note that timetabling information is subject to change.

Units

The successful achievement of the Diploma of Agribusiness Management requires you to complete 10 elective units in total.

The successful achievement of the Diploma of Agriculture requires you to complete 10 elective units in total.

The units listed below are recognised in both qualifications as elective choices; therefore by successfully the 11 units listed below, you will have satisfied the requirements for this dual program.

Term 1
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
AHCAGB502 Plan and manage infrastructure requirements Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Term 2
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AHCBUS508 Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
AHCBUS507 Monitor and review business performance Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
AHCBUS506 Develop and review a business plan Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Term 3
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AHCBUS502 Market products and services Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
AHCAGB503 Plan and monitor production processes Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
AHCNAR506 Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies Elective Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Term 4
UNIT CODE DESCRIPTION TYPE STREAM
AHCLSK501 Manage livestock production Elective Diploma of Agriculture
AHCBAC408 Manage agricultural crop production Elective Diploma of Agriculture

Disclaimer

The elective units available may vary between locations, delivery modes and intakes.

Please note that the Higher Level Skills Subsidy will only be available for the AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management qualification. You can only access the Higher Level Skills program subsidy once, so it is important that you take the time to carefully consider your training options before committing to a course of study. The additional unit required to complete AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture will not be subsidised as the subsidy cannot be accessed for more than one higher level qualification. For further information, please visit the Training Queensland website.

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$6,600

FULL FEE

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$4,050

SUBSIDISED

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$3,280

CONCESSION

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This is the total cost of the course.

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VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Subsidised

The Queensland Government will offset the cost of study for eligible students. You will still need to pay for a portion of your study costs. The amount above is what you will need to pay.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Higher Level Skills Subsidy

The Higher Level Skills Subsidy offsets the cost of an eligible Certificate IV or higher course.

You're eligible for the Higher Level Skills Subsidy if you:

  • are 15 years or older and no longer in school
  • live in Queensland full time
  • are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, permanent resident, or temporary resident with the necessary visa or work permits
  • don't currently have (or are enrolled in) a certificate IV or higher level qualification.
  • Other restrictions or eligibility criteria may apply

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

Concession

You are eligible for the concession price of a course if you are eligible for subsidised training, and are listed on an Australian Government Low Income Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, if you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, you hold a Department of Veterans' Affairs Pensioner Concession Card, or if you have a disability.

VET Student Loans

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Prior to applying for a VET Student Loan, please ensure that you have read and understood the VET Student Loans Pre-Enrolment Information

VET Student Loans are an interest-free loan from the Australian Government that help students pay for their education and training.

TAFE Queensland receives the full loan amount for your course directly from the Government, and you repay your loan through the Australian taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold.

You are eligible for a VET Student Loan if you:

You must demonstrate academic suitability by:

  • providing a copy of your Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (year 12 certificate); OR
  • providing evidence of successful completion of an Australian Qualifications Framework certificate IV or higher qualification (where the language of instruction is English), OR
  • are assessed as a minimum of Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ASCF) in both reading and numeracy

Please note that all students enrolling in an accredited course are required to provide a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

More information about VET Student Loans.

 

Payment Plan

If you have difficulty paying the full cost of a course up front, or you are not eligible for VET Student Loan, you might be eligible for a payment plan. This will allow you to pay for your course in instalments, rather than one upfront payment at the time of enrolment.

Note: If you are accessing a VET Student Loan, and there is a difference between the loan cap amount and the total cost of your course (for example your loan cap amount is $10,000 and your course costs $11,000 - there is a $1,000 difference), you are required to pay the difference.

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Additional costs

The purchase of a TOCAL text book may be recommended by your TAFE teacher

Outcome

AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management

AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

Job prospects

  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Station Manager
  • Farm Production Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Property Manager

Enrol now

You're ready if you have:

  • checked your meet the entry requirements (under the course details tab)
  • checked your important dates (under the course details tab)
  • checked your course costs and know which payment option is right for you
    (under the costs tab)
  • checked your rights and responsibilities as a student, as detailed in the student handbook and refund policy
  • Read the Pre-enrolment Informatiom
  • Created your Unique Student Identifier and can provide this code to Customer Service TAFE Queensland

All done? Then you're ready to enrol.

All done? Then head to the link below to complete your enrolment:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/enrolment-fees/enrol



Recognition of prior learning

Recognition of prior learning

Fast-track to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace and/or previous learning means less study time for you and getting qualified a whole lot sooner.

More about RPL

More info:
tafesouthwest.edu.au/study-with-us/career-changers-jobseeker/recognition-prior-learning/

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Note: All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

Last updated on 28 June 2017

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