Explore the wide variety of fruits that can be grown in warm climates and learn how to produce tropical fruit to follow a passion or as a professional to establish or manage commercial fruit production.
Certificate of Fruit Production – Warm Climate is an online professional development course that explores how to successfully grow tropical fruits in a warm climate.
Throughout this fruit production course, you will learn about tropical fruit varieties, growing techniques, soils, pruning and harvesting for commercial production or self-sufficiency.
You will also discover how many fruits can be adapted to cooler climates using containers or greenhouses, how to establish an orchid, manage weeds, pests and disease, cultural management of a fruit plantation and marketing and selling your produce.
On completion of this course, you will have extended your plant skills for personal use or to establish and manage a commercial fruit production business (warm climates).
Unit - Fruit Production – Warm Climate
Unit 1 – Introduction to warm climate fruit growing
Deciding what to grow
Scope of Warm climate fruit crops
Review of main groups: citrus, berries, nuts, vines and other fruits.
Understanding plant naming (common names and scientific names)
Hybrids, varieties and cultivars
How tropical fruits are related to each other
List of tropical fruit families
The botany of a fruit
Where fruits come from
Modification of fruits
Types of dry fruits
Unit 2 – Establishing an orchard
Establishing an orchard
Developing a plan
Choosing a site
Site characteristics (soil and drainage)
Climate (temperature, rainfall, frosts and evaporation)
Unit 7 – Cultural management of a fruit plantation or orchard
Flow charting a crop
Unit 8 – Marketing your produce
Considering your market
Who might you sell to?
Market Research – steps
What do you need to research?
Cost of production
Potential for a tropical fruit crop
When you study with Australian Online Courses you will be assessed using a competency-based training method. Competency-based training focuses on a learner’s ability to receive, respond to and process information to achieve a competency result. As such, skills-based and knowledge assessments are geared towards attainment to meet industry-defined standards.
Assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, including short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
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Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
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No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
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BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
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Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.