Do you know that organic farming can be more profitable than mainstream agriculture? As consumers increasingly seek organic alternatives to standard supermarket produce, demand for organic goods continues to grow.
The Certificate of Organic Farming is an online program that explores the viable economic gains in pursing organic farming, as well the benefits to the environment and health of the consumer.
In this professional development course, you will learn about the history, scope and types of organic farming, and how to handle organic management issues, from certification and environmental concerns to marketing and promotion.
You will also discover integrated farm management systems for organic farming, including rotation design, waste management systems, and biodynamics, as well how to manage pests, weeds, soil, pasture, crops and livestock.
On completion of this course, you will have strengthened your understanding of organic farming, which will enhance your ability to create and market a successful organic farming enterprise.
Unit 1 - Introduction to organic farming
Types of organic farming
Unit 2 - Integrated farm management systems
Unit 3 - Organic management issues
Unit 4 - Organic soil management and crop nutrition
Unit 5 - Weed management
Selecting appropriate techniques of control
Unit 6 - Pest and disease management
Unit 7 - Livestock management I
Unit 8 - Livestock management II
Unit 9 - Pasture
Correct seed mix
Risks with legumes
Unit 10 - Crops
Hay and silage
Sesame seed, etc
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
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 100 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!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
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.