Pasture Management is an important component of many farming businesses.

The Pasture Management course is designed to be useful for those already managing existing pastures and for those who wish to establish successful new pastures.

In the course you will ascertain the importance of legumes and the types of grasses you can use and how to get the most nutrient value out of them.

The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle and complements other courses such as Farm Management and Irrigation – Crops.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Introduction to Pastures
  2. The Grass Plant
  3. Pasture Varieties
  4. Site Considerations
  5. Establishing New Pastures
  6. Managing Existing Pastures
  7. Managing Stock on Pasture
  8. Pasture Management Work Tasks
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Determine criteria for selecting appropriate varieties of plants for a pasture.
  • Identify characteristics of a pasture plant which are relevant to both making an identification, and to considering its value as a pasture species.
  • Evaluate the potential of given sites for pasture development programs.
  • Explain the procedures used in managing the establishment of pasture.
  • Explain the techniques used in managing pasture which has already been established
  • Assess the commercial and nutritional value of pasture species in the context of farming.
  • Learn about animal feed, and determine appropriate ways of managing stock.
  • Develop an appropriate work program for the management of a pasture by a farmer.