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Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry

Course CodeVAG005
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours
QualificationAdvanced Diploma

Are you interested in a career working with animals?

  • Suitable for anyone wishing to work in animal production at any level.
  • Study from home, and at your own pace.

Improve your career prospects within the animal husbandry industry. Supported by highly experienced tutors.

ACS Student Comment: Yes [the course was a valuable learning experience]. It is providing me with new insights and development beyond my former knowledge of this subject. It also provides me with a proper basic knowledge to pursue my dreams in this career path. - Arnold Taen, Netherlands - Diploma in Animal Management

This course provides training for people wishing to work in animal production at:

  • Technician or management level in positions such as a farm manager
  • Technical representatives
  • Trainers
  • Agricultural Consultants.

Modules available include: Animal Husbandry, Animal Breeding, Animal Behaviour, Aquaculture, Sustainable Agriculture;Organic Farming, Horse Care, Poultry, Pigs, Permaculture, Sheep, Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, and Pasture Management.

This course is internationally accredited through the I.A.R.C.


 
 

This Advanced Diploma consists of eight core modules, eight stream modules and eight elective modules. It is a flexible qualification that enables you to focus on areas of animal husbandry that are of particular interest to you.

You can find more information on the modules making up the course below.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE


 

 

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry.
 Animal Biology (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101
 Farm Management BAG104
 Research Project I BGN102
 Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
 Workshop I BGN103
 Pasture Management BAG212
 Research Project II BGN201
 
Stream ModulesStudied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
 Animal Health Care VAG100
 Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
 Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
 Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
 Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
 Agricultural Marketing BAG304
 Breeding Animals BAG301
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 11 of the following 22 modules.
 Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
 Business Studies BBS101
 Horse Management I BAG102
 Instructional Skills BGN101
 Machinery and Equipment (Engineering I) BSC105
 Animal Behaviour BAG203
 Beef Cattle Management BAG206
 Calf Rearing BAG207
 Dairy Cattle Management BAG205
 Engineering Applications (Engineering II) BSC205
 Equine Behaviour BAG216
 Fish Farming & Aquaculture BAG211
 Goat Husbandry BAG223
 Horse Management II BAG204
 Irrigation (Agricultural) BAG213
 Permaculture Systems BHT201
 Pig Husbandry BAG209
 Poultry Husbandry BAG208
 Workshop II BGN203
 Agronomy BAG306
 Horse Breeding BAG307
 Horse Management III BAG302
 

Note that each module in the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.



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Meet some of our academics

Alison PearceUniversity Lecturer, Quality Assurance Manager, Writer and Research Technician. Alison originally graduated with an honors degree in science from university and beyond that has completed post graduate qualifications in education and eco-tourism. She has managed veterinary operating theatre, responsible for animal anesthesia, instrument preparation, and assistance with surgical techniques and procedures.
Rachel SyersRachel has worked as a newspaper journalist for the past 15 years in a range of roles from sub-editor and social columnist to news reporter, covering rounds such as education, health, council, music, television, court, police, Aboriginal and Islander affairs, and agriculture. Her current role is Fashion Editor, features writer and features sub-editor with The Gold Coast Bulletin. She has co-authored a successful biography "Roma: From Prison to Paradise" about former prisoner-of-war turned yoga guru, Roma Blair, as well as freelanced as a writer, reviewer and researcher for Australian music and celebrity magazines such as WHO Weekly, Rave, Australasian Post and New Idea. Rachel has a B.Journalism.
Marius Erasmus Subsequent to completing a BSc (Agric) degree in animal science, Marius completed an honours degree in wildlife management, and a masters degree in production animal physiology. Following the Masters degree, he has worked for 9 years in the UK, and South Africa in wildlife management, dairy, beef and poultry farming.