Skip to main content

Post an event

Sign in

Whole Farm Planning 1

  • Sat 3rd Aug 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 77 St Georges Rd, Preston VIC 3072
  • 03 9269 8615

Code

SAH016

Campuses

EPPING, Yan Yean

Department

Agriculture and Animal Studies

03 9269 8615

Duration

5 weeks


Total Hours: 50

Course Outline

  • introductions and aims
  • history of whole farm planning
  • purchase of aerial photographs
  • land classification and capabilities
  • the planning process
  • sustainable land management
  • soils, limiting factors for land use
  • soil sampling and understanding analysis results
  • soils practical exercise
  • using and understanding aerial photographs
  • itemising physical and natural resources and infrastructure
  • protecting wetlands and waterways
  • soil erosion and landcare
  • managing water requirements on farms
  • designs of troughs tanks and water reticulation
  • protection against fire and drought
  • managing pastures, weeds and pests
  • livestock health and welfare
  • identifying the legal requirements of land management
  • protecting endangered species and areas of cultural significance
  • developing risk management strategies
  • managing climate and direction for the business
  • SWOT analysis
  • selecting an enterprise
  • land mapping using a GPS Electronic mapping and computer applications, e.g. Tumaus
  • developing an action calendar of operations
  • implementation of your whole farm plan
  • funding opportunities for revegetation and land care works
  • establishing budgets for planned projects
  • monitor and review your plan

Course Outcomes

  • Participants will have the opportunity to develop a farm plan for their own or another property.
  • On completion of the unit of competency you will earn credit towards attaining a Nationally Recognised qualification in either the Certificate IV or Diploma in Agriculture.

Related Courses

DIPLOMA OF AGRICULTURE, DIPLOMA OF AGRONOMY, DIPLOMA OF CONSERVATION AND LAND MANAGEMENT

Recognising Organisations

National

Suitable For

  • Rural land owners, land managers or anyone who has an interest in holistic property planning for land productivity, biodiversity and stewardship.

Fees

Fees:$450.00

No concession or government funding applies

Payment Options:

  • Cash - paid in person at any campus or a Skills and Jobs Centre
  • Credit Card
  • Invoice - paid by the company or job agencies
  • Assessment Methods

    Those who choose to be assessed for the unit AHCAGB505 Develop a whole farm plan will need to undertake tasks such as written assessments, farm surveys, produce and present a whole farm plan

    Materials

    Bring pen and paper, aerial photograph of your property (if using) – hardcopy or electronic (can bring laptop computer), wear clothing and footwear, sun protection suitable for outdoor activities on the farm.

    Prerequisites

    No prior knowledge and experience required

    Pathways to further study

    Further study may be undertaken in related diploma courses.

    Workplace Training

    Consultancy - Training can be offered on-site or off-site

    VIEW OUR RELATED SITES