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This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan of between $30 – $40 per week. Alternatively, this course qualifies for a discount for upfront payment.



3 key modules made up of 24 lessons. Completion of this course requires approximately 300 hours of study.



Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.



This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.



Access to your course online 24/7, allowing you to study when it suits your schedule. When you are ready to learn, the learning management system is ready to teach.

Calling all Agricultural enthusiasts! Or even those who are looking to work in the Agricultural sector!

This wonderful and informative course has been specifically designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to work within the Agricultural sector, more specifically, in a position pertaining to farm management and supporting roles.

Going forward, this course is ideal for individuals who are looking to secure well-paying jobs within the agricultural sector. This refers to individuals who are interested in acquiring the skills and knowledge necessary to operate a successful agricultural business/farming enterprise, for those looking to upskill their current knowledge in regard to farm management and for individuals looking to make an entrance into the industry.

This course is also ideal for the development of professionals currently employed in the agricultural sector and who would like to take their career to the next level.

What is an Agriculturalist you ask? Well, the term Agriculturalist can be applied to a broad range of professions, ranging from, crop agronomy to livestock and pasture management, farming, farm management and farmhand work, to agricultural real estate sales, marketing and regional sales management. Agriculturists often have cross-functional skills and have the ability to work in several different arms in the agricultural sector. The future of New Zealand agriculture is bright, and individuals can use their skills and knowledge to tailor a career to their personal liking!

The key areas of knowledge discussed in this course relate to the overall strategic planning and business management of New Zealand farming businesses, broadacre agronomy and agricultural marketing, with a strong focus on developing the skills and knowledge necessary to either run or play a supporting role in farm management as well as, in a commercial agricultural business.

The skills you will gain from this course will be ideal for those individuals who are seeking progression within an Agricultural sector and is also perfect for those individuals who are looking to get a competitive edge in their job applications.

Just as easily this course could be ideal for those individuals working in other sectors of the plant and animal biology sectors, including horticulturists, landscapers and animal health consultants.

Who knows? After this course, you could even go further to study the Agricultural Sciences professionally!

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Course Outline

Module 1 – Agronomy

1.     Introduction to agronomic practices

2.     Culture – what influences crop growth

3.     Crop husbandry practices

4.     Seed and seed management

5.     Arable cereal crops

6.     Arable broadleaf crops

7.     Harvesting

8.     Crop management – special project

Module 2 – Farm Management

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Business Plans
  3. Business Assessment
  4. Viability Analysis
  5. Management Strategies
  6. Human Resources
  7. Physical Resources
  8. Natural Resources

Module 3 – Agricultural Marketing

  1. Agricultural Marketing Concepts
  2. Farm Marketing Objectives and Strategies
  3. Target Marketing
  4. Handling Produce
  5. Customer Relations
  6. Market Research
  7. Promotions
  8. Managing Marketing


Upon graduation, take advantage of an elective module


  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Soil Management
  • Sales Management
  • Pasture Management
  • Animal health (animal husbandry ii)
  • Animal feed & nutrition (animal husbandry iii)
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