Do you currently work on a farm or dream of managing one?

The Farm Management course allows you to understand the management of the farm as a business. From making decisions about resources through to the production schedule, you will understand the nature of working on the land and how it differs to running a regular business from an office.

 If you love being outside, working with animals and crops, farming can be a challenging and rewarding career. To undertake the Farm Management course will give you the best chance of being successful in the industry.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Business Plans
  3. Business Assessment
  4. Viability Analysis
  5.  Management Strategies
  6. Human Resources
  7. Physical Resources
  8. Natural Resources
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Develop strategic planning methods for an agricultural business.
  • Learn how to prepare a Farm Business Plan.
  • Develop methods for assessing the operations of a Farm Business.
  • Analyse the viability of different production enterprises
  1. Risk analysis
  2. Cost efficiency
  3. quality standards
  4. Financial records
  • Develop strategies for managing different farm production enterprises, covering workplace organisation and crop scheduling.
  • Plan the management of human resources in a farm business covering:
  1. Supervision
  2. Types of leadership/managers
  3. Orders & instruction
  4. Motivating employees
  5. Recruitment
  • Develop methods for managing the physical resources of a farm business including managing equipment, machinery and buildings.
  • Develop methods for managing the natural resources of a farm business, covering topics:
  1. Regulations & legislation
  2. Land care programs
  3. erosion control
  4. Soil degradation
  5. Salinity
  6. Soil acidification
  7. Chemical residues
  8. Compaction