Certificate In Farm Management

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Course Overview


The Certificate in Farm Management is an ideal course for those wanting to progress in the agriculture industry or used as a gateway to entry level employment. Working on a farm can be hard yakka and not well remunerated to the level of hard work one puts in a day-to-day basis. Despite the early mornings, long days, along with the blood, sweat, and tears, there is something deeply satisfying about working on the farm!

With greater tenure and qualifications this can become a more lucrative career with some farm managers earning a whopping $140,000 annual salary.

This course is designed and developed by industry experts tailored to students wanting to progress to a Farm/Agriculture Manager. Students will gauge an understanding of the daily insights into running a farm like a business. Learning about the business operations, supply chains, risk management & much more. Students then get to pick an elective unit of either; dairy, sheep or cattle farming.

This course is a great stepping stone for those either thinking about starting a career in agriculture or simply wanting to advance into a management role. Before commencing an agriculture degree at university a short course in Farm Management might be your best option.

Course Details


Certificate In Farm Management

Course Duration

150 hours of study from start to finish 

Tutor Support

Monday to Saturday via email or phone contact 

Study Mode

100% Online

Start Date

Enrol anytime

Course Units

Core Modules

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Business Assessment
  • Viability Analysis
  • Management Strategies
  • Human Resources
  • Physical Resources
  • Natural Resources

Choose One Module as an Elective Unit


Elective 1: Dairy Cattle Farming 

  • Dairy Breeds 
  • Dairy Products 
  • The Lactation Cycle 
  • Pests and Diseases of Dairy Cattle 
  • Dairy Cattle 
  • Managing Dairy 
  • Breeding Dairy Cattle 
  • Managing Dairy Cattle 

Elective 2: Sheep Farming 

  • Introduction: terminology and sheep breeds 
  • Selection Breeding 
  • Nutrition of Sheep
  • Diseases of Sheep
  • General Management of Commercial Flock 
  • Care of the Lamb 
  • Wool 
  • The Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products 

Elective 3: Beef Cattle Farming 

  • Introduction to Beef Cattle and Cattle Farming 
  • Beef Cattle Production Systems 
  • Beef Cattle Breeding 
  • Diseases in Beef Cattle – Viral and Bacterial 
  • Parasitic and Other Diseases In Beef Cattle 
  • Nutrition In Beef Cattle 
  • Commercial Herd Management 
  • Feed Lot Management 
  • Stud Herd Management
  • Management, Economics and Marketing 


Career Pathways
  • Agriculture Manager
  • Farm Hand
  • Farm Manager 
  • Farm Owner and Operator
  • Agriculture Manager
  • Livestock Manager
Course Features
  • All course material is provided for students and included within the course fees.

  • Network with other likeminded students in our interactive online learning platform.

  • Graduate with an official certificate recognising your successful completion of the course.

  • Receive an academic transcript of all the units completed.

  • A letter of recommendation for any current or future employer.

  • Assistance in either setting up a LinkedIn profile or CV/Cover letters.

  • A three-day cooling off period to ensure you're happy with the course of your choice.

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