Certificate in Agriculture

4 modules

400 hours

Whether your plan is to cultivate a piece of land to plant and grow crops or raise livestock for dairy products and meat, then this course is for you.

In this course, you will learn all you need to know about farming practices and how to run a farming enterprise successfully.

Course overview

Payment options

This course can be paid off through an interest free payment plan for $25 per week. It also qualifies for a discount for upfront payments.

Course duration

This course is made up of 3 in-depth core modules and 1 specialist elective module. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 400 hours of study. There is an option to reduce modules from this program to suit your needs.

Tutor support

You are studying online – but you are not studying alone. Our tutor support service comes with all of our courses and is available to you 24 hours, 7 days a week.


A Certificate of attainment will be issued upon completion of your course.

24/7 Access

Online 24/7 access to your course allowing you to fit your study in with your schedule.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

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Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Beginners with no study experience
  • Students looking to work in the agriculture industry
  • People looking to start an agriculture business

100% Online

This certificate has been created by industry experts for beginner or experienced farmers to equip you with all the skills required to manage your own farming operation. It is delivered online to suit your lifestyle and allow you to study at your own pace.

Graduates will have the knowledge in how to start building a business or pursuing a career working on a farm, or in businesses which provide supplies or services used by the agriculture industry.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Farmer
  • Farmer – Employee / Owner
  • Farm Manager
  • Livestock Management
  • Retail Assistant
  • Farm Business Development Manager

Course modules

This course is comprised of 4 modules:

  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Marketing
  • Farm Management
  • Elective Module


Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted and marked by the school’s tutors before it is returned to you with any comments, feedback and if necessary, extra reading.

Topics that will be covered in the Beef Cattle Farming module include:

  • Introduction to agronomic practices
  • Culture – What influences crop growth
  • Crop husbandry practices
  • Seed and seed management
  • Arable cereal crops
  • Arable broadleaf crops
  • Harvesting
  • Crop management – Special project

Topics that will be covered in the Agricultural Marketing module include:

  • Agricultural marketing concepts
  • Farm marketing objectives and strategies
  • Target marketing
  • Handling produce
  • Customer relations
  • Market research
  • Promotions
  • Managing marketing

Topics that will be covered in the Farm Management module include:

  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Plans
  • Business Assessment
  • Viability Analysis
  • Management Strategies
  • Human Resources
  • Physical Resources
  • Natural Resources

Elective modules to choose from:

  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Soil Management
  • Pasture Management
  • Animal Feed and Nutrition
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Permaculture Systems
  • Goat Production
  • Pigs
  • Agricultural Irrigation
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“When I first started, I had no experience of cattle or farming, but due to a change in direction in my career path, I needed to get some experience and this course has helped tremendously.”


“I think it is absolutely brilliant. I have never come across such a friendly, helpful staff and am so enjoying my course. I will definitely recommend Simply Learning to anybody who wants to study over the ‘net.”


“I have learnt many aspects of Permaculture I didn’t even think of. I understand my land and the environment far better for doing this course. I feel very confident in planning and growing plants for the area.”


Gain the Certificate in Agriculture for only $25 per week

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