Dairy Cattle Farming Business Certificate

2 modules

200 hours

Thinking about a career in farming and agriculture? Maybe you are looking to start your own business in dairy cattle farming? Do you want to live the Australian outback dream of managing your own cattle farm and growing your own business? 

This Cattle Farming Business Certificate gives you a comprehensive understanding of what is involved in living a successful cattle farming dream.

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 2 in-depth modules and includes 18 lessons. The amount of study time required to complete this course is approximately 200 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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A man cleaning the feeding trough of the cows | Careers Collectiv

Course details

This course is ideal for:

  • Beginners with no study experience
  • People looking to start a dairy farm
  • Students looking to work in the dairy industry

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.

This course includes fully downloadable content and will become your ‘farmer’s handbook’ so you can take it with you on your journey to becoming a successful dairy farmer. There are also optional specialist electives you can study to further enhance your expertise in a specific farming subject area.

Career prospects

Where could you work?

  • Farmer
  • Cattle Breeder
  • Dairy Cattle Farmer
  • Beef Cattle Farmer
  • Farm Manager
  • Cattle Sales
  • Retail Assistant
  • Business Development

Course modules

This course is comprised of 2 modules:

  • Dairy Cattle Farming
  • Business Farm Management


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 Dairy Cattle Farming module include:

  • Introduction to dairy cattle and breeds
  • Dairy Cattle Production Systems
  • Dairy Cattle Breeding
  • Diseases in Dairy Cattle – Viral and Bacterial
  • Parasitic and Other Diseases in Dairy Cattle
  • Nutrition in Dairy Cattle
  • Commercial Herd Management
  • Feed Lot Management
  • Stud Herd Management
  • Management, Economics and Marketing

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

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

Optional Modules to choose from:

  • Calf Rearing (Breeding)
  • Poultry
  • Sheep
Lots of cows in the cow field | Careers Collectiv
Lots of cows in the field | Careers Collectiv

“This course allowed me the freedom to work within the industry & learn at the same time. I learnt a lot of new and diverse calf rearing options that have now better prepared me for the ‘real world’ of calf rearing and my new role within the dairy industry. A great ‘grounding’ course, even for those who are hands on in raising calves. I have recommended this course to a few calf rearers already! I’d be happy to highly recommend the course to anyone with an interest in raising the next quality batch of calf replacements on their farm.”


“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 ACS to anybody who wants to study over the ‘net.”


“The course was put together very well. It covered all the important aspects of dairy farming and offered some important practical hands-on information that other courses lacked. I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel now that I have equipped myself to work on a dairy farm.”

K Mackenzie

Gain the Dairy Cattle Farming Business Certificate for only $25 per week

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