Duration: 5 hours

Discover what agronomy means, types of crops to grow, and learn about the general life cycle of plants in an agronomic context.
Duration: 5 hours

Identify factors that affect the success of a crop, including soil condition, weather and biological influences such as pests and diseases.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn how to achieve successful seed germination for different agronomic crops under different conditions in the field.
Duration: 5 hours

Weed control for agronomy crops. Includes classification of different weed types and how to treat them. Also covers herbicide, fungicide, and insecticide use.
Duration: 3 hours

Discuss and describe practices used to farm cereals for harvest and sale as cash crops.
Duration: 3 hours

Discuss practices used to farm broadleaf crops, for harvest and sale as cash crops.
Duration: 4 hours

Describe different harvesting equipment and techniques including post-harvest handling and treatments for a range of different crops. Includes material on machinery use.
Duration: 2 hours

Enjoy learning about a range of poultry breeds which can be kept on hobby farms or in commercial environments. Review an overview of many breeds to understand the advantages and disadvantages between the breeds available. Discover other poultry species such as geese, turkey and emus.
Duration: 3 hours

Study bee physiology and anatomy, how bees produce honey, and learn the basics of bee behaviour.
Duration: 3 hours

Study health management in bees, including pests, chemical controls, predators, viruses, and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about different types of bees, how to attract bees to your garden, and study different types of bee products.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn how to get started as a beekeeper, including how to obtain bees, tools and equipment, and how to collect honey.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn how bees are important to both the Earth and humans. Includes material on bee families and types of stingless bees.
Duration: 2 hours

Hives can come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Learn about types of hives, how to choose a hive, and how to open your hive safely. Includes easy-to-follow instructions on how to inspect your hives.
Duration: 3 hours

Bees produce a variety of products that are versatile and have both medicinal and nutritional properties for both humans and animals. Learn how to use these in your daily life. Includes recipes.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn how to maintain bee health and your hives year-round. Includes seasonal tasks, how to make sugar syrup, how to collect and process royal jelly, pollen, and more.
Duration: 1 hour

You will learn the composition of plant tissues used as animal food; common pasture grasses; pasture hays; silage; root crops; trees for fodder.
Duration: 1 hour

You will learn how to promote the health for pasture; promoting the nutritional intake of animals; pasture management principles; feed supply; stocking.
Duration: 1 hour

In this course, you will learn that animals have different eating and drinking adaptations; classification of feeding strategies; digestive systems; industry opportunity in primary industries; different jobs in this sector.
Duration: 1 hour

You will learn what are the constituents present in animal food; common feed analysis; macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids); micronutrients (minerals, vitamins).
Duration: 2 hours

Feeding chickens and other poultry is so important for their general health and well being. As living beings, poultry is affected by what is consumed and what is lacking from the diet. Learn how to feed appropriate rations and also what products and scraps are toxic, therefore poisonous, to them.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to cater to the health, welfare and protection needs of chickens or other poultry in your care. Knowing not only how to prevent disease, but also how to respond to ill-health or injury is very important in the maintaining health in the entire flock.
Duration: 1 hour

Learn how to raise chickens, ducks, turkeys and geese for commercial production or self-sufficiency. This course will introduce you to the nature and scope of the industry and you will learn to about the possibilities open to you working with poultry.
Duration: 1 hour

Learn about the similarities and differences in domesticated poultry species. It's important to recognise different behaviours and needs in poultry in order to care for them effectively. Ducks, Chickens,Turkeys, Geese are popular poultry breeds covered in this covered.
Duration: 2+ hours
Learn about different production systems from extensive (free range), semi-intensive and intensive production systems, in terms of: management, production cost, product quality product quantity. Learn three procedures used in an egg production system which are critical to the efficient operation of a specified farm.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to keep your horses at grass. With proper care, many breeds of horses can be kept at grass all year round, withstanding the worst weather conditions.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn when and how to keep horses in a stable, depending on the individual horse's needs and the type of work the horse is required to do.
Duration: 2 hours

Familiarity with the signs of good horse health is essential to enable any signs of illness to be detected early in the disease process.
Duration: 3 hours

Study anatomy and physiology of horses, alongside some of the minor differences in anatomy that can differ depending on breed. Understand how a horse's anatomy can affect movement.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn how to recognise different horse breeds and their characteristics. This is important in understanding how the different traits and characteristics effect the horse's temperament, behaviour, hardiness, ability to learn or it's overall performance. Knowing breeds - their strengths and limitations - is very useful in training and breeding.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Understanding nutrition and feeding is vital. It is an area of horse care which is often not comprehensively understood but it is vital in ensuring physical well being. Over feeding, as well as underfeeding, are issues which need to be understood. This course takes you through all the basics of feeding, to introducing and using supplements.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn how to handle a horse properly, integrating information about horse psychology. Knowing how horses behave - naturally and the feral herd - is important to enable confident handling. Keeping people safe around horses is paramount. Handling horses respectfully keeps the horse well too.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Saddlery consists of every item of clothing and equipment worn and by the horse and used by the rider.
Duration: 1 hour

A horse's feet require proper care; the majority of lameness is caused as a result of foot injury or disease.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about common roles in the equine industry, how to buy and sell a horse for a farm, breeder or owner, and more industry related insights for your agricultural career.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn about major theories in animal rights and welfare and how to consider welfare and health in making decision affecting the lives of animals.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn first aid for animals. Recognise common problems and learn how to treat them until appropriate medical care can be sought.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn how to anticipate and prevent accidents and injuries when possible. Includes safety material and disease prevention and control.
Duration: 5 hours

Study some common types of pathogen, genetic disorders, and metabolic disorders in animals. Includes an overall health checklist and signs of ill health.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Learn about the techniques used in the management of a commercial flock of sheep.
Duration: 4 hours

Learn to identify the physical and chemical properties of soils; how to classify them and more.
Duration: 3 hours

The value of a soil for growing plants will be determined by both the chemical and physical properties of that soil. In this course, you will understand the chemical and physical make-up of soils and plant nutrient requirements.
Duration: 1.5 hours

A number of major soil related problems can occur. Some are inherent in the nature of the soil itself and other are man-made. In this course, you will understand the range of problems that affect soils.
Duration: 4 hours

Understand a range of remediation and soil protection methods used in agriculture such as: conservation farming; alley farming; controlled traffic farming; earthworms; pest management, and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about nutrient requirements for specific crops; when and what to apply prior to seeding, soil requirements; pH, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, potassium and more.
Duration: 1.5 hours
Learn about feed and nutrition in commercial beef cattle production systems.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about the different beef production systems such as cattle handling facilities, dips and spray races, types of identification, dehorning methods, castration, vaccines and treatments.
Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours

Learn the major animal breeding programs, artificial selection for milk production, artificial insemination.
Duration: 1+ hours

Learn to manage the wellbeing of a dairy cow, including consideration of its health and vigour, to optimise quality and quantity of production.
Duration: 1 + hours

In this course, you will learn different characteristics, including their nature and scope, of dairy products.
Duration: 1+ hours

Learn how to manage general husbandry operations for the dairy cow. Learn about feeding, grooming, nutrition, factors affecting general health of cows and more.
Duration: 1.5+ hours

In this course, you will learn about the differences between different pig varieties being farmed; the physical facilities of a pig farm including buildings and equipment; sustainability and environmental aspects to be considered in pig farming.
Duration: 1.5+ hours

Learn the procedures used in the feeding of pigs, such as: energy requirements, nutritional ratios, protein and micro-nutrient requirements, feeding on pasture and more.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about rice cultivation. Rice is one of the most important agricultural commodities in the world. Rice is a staple of diets all over the world, and considered the most important human food. Approximately 50% of the global population eats rice on a regular basis, with 40% depending on rice as a major food source.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn about the production systems and uses of important cool and warm season pulse crops grown around the world.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Classify important existing and emerging grains (cereals) grown around the world and explain the production systems both large and small scale, used for growing, harvesting and storing grains in different countries.
Duration: 2 hours

Select appropriate pig breeds for different purposes.
Explain the management of the breeding of pigs.
Duration: 2 hours

Explain the procedures used in the management of health in pigs.
Duration: 2 hours

Explain the management of husbandry operations associated with a boar.
Duration: 2 hours

Explain the management of husbandry operations associated with a sow and litter.
Duration: 2 hours

Explain the management of husbandry operations associated with farming pigs for slaughter.
Duration: 2 hours

Develop different strategies for marketing of pigs and pig products, including both traditional and innovative approaches.
Duration: 2 hours

Sheep were one of the first animals to be domesticated by man. Over time, selection for wool type, hair, flocking instinct and other economically important traits has resulted in numerous distinct breeds of sheep occurring worldwide. Modern breeding schemes have also resulted in an increasing number of composite or synthetic breeds which are the result of a crossing of two or more established breeds.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Select sheep to be used for different production purposes and explain the techniques used in sheep commercial breeding.
Duration: 2 hours

Sheep are ruminants and have a compound stomach made up of four organs: the rumen, the reticulum, the omasum and the abomasum. The abomasum is the "true" stomach. Digestion takes place by a combination of mechanical and chemical methods.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Explain common diseases affecting sheep and the procedures used in managing the health of sheep.
Duration: 2.5 hours

Lambing is the most important time in the cycle of sheep production and the time when good management is vital. Lambing can be looked upon as "harvest time" for the sheep farmer. Many farmers lose up to 25% of their lambs before weaning which is a great waste of both stock and money. Each year many lambs die before weaning. The sheep farmer should aim for a lamb mortality of below 10% with 5% being the target. The following points can help to avoid unnecessary deaths at lambing.
Care
Duration: 1.5 hours

Explain the processes involved in handling wool after shearing.
Duration: 1.5 hours

Explain the techniques used in managing the marketing of sheep and sheep products.
Duration: 2 hours

When you create a permaculture system, you need to understand how all of the components of that ecosystem work together in order to make appropriate choices about the components you introduce into the system, the way you introduce them and the way you manage them. Permaculture is about self-reliance through community, not self-sufficiency.
Duration: 2.5 - 3.0 hours

In this course, you will learn the role of different aquaculture production systems in permaculture, from pond sizes, what species to grow, harvesting techniques, water quality, biological filter systems, fish feeding.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Learn about the main pseudograins (quinoa, chia, amaranth, sesame seed, buckwheat), common varieties, cultivation, harvesting and properties.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about the role of grazing animals in permaculture systems.
Duration: 2.0 to 2.5 hours

For successful production of grain crops, various types of farming infrastructure are required in addition to natural resources such as land, water and a suitable climate. This infrastructure varies according to the region, crops grown, and financial status of the farmer and so on. This course is designed to help you understand relevant farm infrastructure, equipment, vehicles and supplies required for successful production of cereal/grain crops.


Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn how to improve farm viability, saving costs and potentially adding an extra income stream, through farm agroforestry..
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about farming deer - the type of deer to farm, how managing deer differs to other livestock, grazing systems, marketing potential, the products produced, and more.
Duration: 5 hours

Learn about beef cattle breeding and its significance to production.
Duration: 3 hours

Learn about the main principles of feedlot production and management.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn how to manage a commercial beef herd.
Duration: 4 hours

Learn about the nature and scope of beef cattle production.
Duration: 4 hours

Learn about common parasites that infect cattle and appropriate management strategies.
Duration: 2 hours

Learn about stud herd management for beef production.
Duration: 3.5 hours

Learn about beef cattle health and disease.