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ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN AGRONOMY VAG071

Duration (approx) 1500 hours
Qualification Associate Diploma

Learn to be a better Agronomist

  • Be more aware of opportunities for employment, career advancement and business development in agronomy 
  • Manage soils and the tools needed for agronomic farming
  • Broaden the scope of your knowledge -grain, root, oil, fibre and legume crop production.

Core areas of study include:

  • soil health and quality or degradation, nutrients and management
  • irrigation management and system design
  • cropping system design including rotations
  • crop genetics, quality and diversity
  • nutrient management
  • crop protection
  • harvesting
  • a wide variety of crops

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN AGRONOMY VAG071
 AGRONOMY BAG306
 AGRONOMY II - GRAINS BAG309
 AGRONOMY III - ROOT CROPS BAG310
 AGRONOMY IV- LEGUME CROPS BAG311
 AGRONOMY V - OIL CROPS BAG312
 AGRONOMY VI - FIBRE CROPS BAG313
 IRRIGATING CROPS BHT204
 MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT (ENGINEERING I) BSC105
 SOIL MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURE) BAG103
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 6 of the following 11 modules.
 AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304
 CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221
 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS (ENGINEERING II) BSC205
 FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104
 FARM TOURISM BTR205
 HERB CULTURE BHT114
 ORGANIC FARMING BAG305
 PLANT TAXONOMY BHT344
 REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE BAG314
 SOIL MICROBIOME BSC310
 SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE - BAG215

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Learn from a team of Experts

What matters is the knowledge you retain when your studies finish, and your capacity to keep learning and applying what you learn in different and often unforeseen contexts you encounter long after you cease being a student.

The qualification you receive may help you kick start a career, but this ability to apply knowledge and keep growing as a agriculture professional is what makes the biggest difference to your long term career or farming success.

We provide the support of a whole team of experts to support you as a student.

We treat every student as the unique individual that they are, with only one goal to improve your capacity in agronomy.

This qualification is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about agronomy.

  • No prerequisites for this course.
  • Enrol at any time and start any time.
  • Flexible online study.
  • Spend the time you need to understand the materials.
  • Apply the learning on-farm through tasks and activities.

What Next?

There are endless opportunities for anyone with a passion and persistence to succeed in farming.

  • Starting a farm - small or large.
  • Find a job in farming.
  • Developing new skills in agriculture.
Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!