Diploma of Agriculture

Melbourne Polytechnic

Program Description

Diploma of Agriculture

Melbourne Polytechnic

With Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Agriculture you will be at the forefront of specialist knowledge and skills that are in demand right across Australia. With increased concern about the welfare and husbandry of livestock, soil health, and sustainable farming and climate risk management, Agriculture is a dynamic industry that will provide a rewarding career.

Strengthen your employment prospects

With the Diploma of Agriculture you will gain specialised, professional skills and knowledge that you can utilise within a variety of enterprises around Victoria and the country. Learn the rationale behind many different farming practices, why pasture and soil health is vital for livestock production, and be able to identify practices to improve farming efficiency.

Budgeting, production planning, climate risk strategies, animal husbandry and long-term crop management are a sample of the vital agriculture skills you will gain in this comprehensive course.

Industry connections and resources

Your teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic are experts in their fields of wool, sheep, and beef production.

The Diploma of Agriculture is delivered and assessed at Melbourne Polytechnic’s Epping campus and our Yan Yean Farm training complex, equipped with agricultural facilities of the highest standards.

Royal Agricultural Society – Student award available each year.

Employment outcomes

Graduates may gain entry into a wide range of occupations available within the rural production industry and associated agribusiness enterprises, such as stock and station agents, farm managers and farm operators.


Assessment methods for this course include written activities and assignments, oral activities, participation in a group, written and oral tests, practical demonstrations or exercises, and projects.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 15, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Feb. 2017
18 months
Full time
12,400 AUD
Feb. 6, 2017
Start date Feb. 2017
Australia Melbourne, Victoria
Application deadline Feb. 6, 2017
End date June 30, 2018
Duration 18 months
Price 12,400 AUD
AUD $12400 per year