As we develop stronger, sustainable farming practices, many farmers and home owners are moving towards developing their own organic farming practices to provide organic vegetables, herbs, fruit and meat for their families or on a commercial scale.

In the Organic Farming course you will learn the benefits of organic produce and the requirements to produce organic certified stock and crops.

If you would like to learn about organic farming for a personal interest or currently work in farming or horticulture and would like to work in an organic production of crops and livestock, this course is for you.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Organic Farming
  2. Integrated Farm Management Systems
  3. Organic Management Issues
  4. Organic Soil Management and Crop Nutrition
  5. Weed Management
  6. Pest and Disease Management
  7. Livestock Management II
  8. Pasture
  9. Crops
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Discuss the scope and nature of organic farming in today's world.
  • Select appropriate organic management systems for different organic farms.
  • Understand the environmental, economic and political issues concerning organic farming.
  • Explain the role of living organisms and decomposing organic matter in creating and maintaining an appropriate soil condition for successful organic farming.
  • Contrive and apply appropriate weed management practices for an organic farm.
  • Select and apply appropriate pest and disease management practices for both animal and plant production on an organic farm
  • Design an appropriate system for organic production of cattle, sheep and pigs.
  • Design an appropriate system for organic production of poultry and other miscellaneous animals.
  • Design an appropriate system for organic pasture management.
  • Explain the broad-acre organic production of a grain or legume crop.