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Crop Courses (27)
- Advanced Certificate in Herb Production Online Course
- Advanced Certificate in Organic Food Production
- Agronomy I (Broadleaf Crops) Online Course
- Agronomy II (Grains) Online Course
- Agronomy III (Root Vegetables) Online Course
- Berry Production Online Course
- Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing Online Course
- Commercial Vegetable Production Online Course
- Cut Flower Bulbs Online Course
- Cut Flower Orchids Online Course
- Cut Flower Production Online Course
- Fruit Production (Temperate Climate) Online Course
- Greenhouse Cut Flowers Online Course
- Growing Carnations Online Course
- Growing Lavender Online Course
- Irrigation (Crops) Online Course
- Medicinal Herbs Online Course
- Mushroom Production Online Course
- Nut Production (Temperate) Online Course
- Nut Production (Warm Climates) Online Course
- Organic Farming Online Course
- Organic Plant Culture Online Course
- Outdoor Plant Production (Crops) Online Course
- Short Course in Fruits and Vegetables
- Soil Management (Crops) Online Course
- Tropical Fruit Production Online Course
- Viticulture Course Online
Animal Husbandry Courses (15)
- Advanced Certificate in Animal Husbandry Online Course
- Animal Breeding Course Online
- Animal Husbandry A (Anatomy & Physiology) Online Course
- Animal Husbandry B (Animal Health) Online Course
- Animal Husbandry C (Feed and Nutrition) Online Course
- Artificial Insemination Online Course
- Beef Cattle Course Online
- Calf Rearing Online Course
- Dairy Cattle Online Course
- Diagnosing Animal Diseases Online Course
- Goat Husbandry Online Course
- Pigs (Swine) Online Course
- Poultry Course Online
- Sheep Husbandry Online Course
- Short Course on Bees, Beekeeping, and Honey
Self Sufficiency Courses (14)
- Advanced Certificate in Organic Food Production
- Advanced Certificate in Self Sufficiency Online Course
- Alternative Energy Online Course
- Bush Tucker Plants Online Course
- Nut Production (Temperate) Online Course
- Oenology (Short Course)
- Organic Farming Online Course
- Organic Plant Culture Online Course
- Permaculture A (Introduction) Online Course
- Permaculture Systems Online Course
- Poultry Course Online
- Self Sufficiency I (Introduction) Online Course
- Self Sufficiency II Online Course
- Short Course on Making Wine, Beer, Spirits, and Fermented Drinks
Farm Management Courses (10)
- Advanced Certificate in Farm Management Online Course
- Agricultural Marketing Course
- Farm Management Online Course
- Invertebrate Zoology Online Course
- Irrigation (Agricultural) Online Course
- Organic Farming Online Course
- Pasture Management Online Course
- Soil Management (Agricultural) Online Course
- Sustainable Agriculture Online Course
- Weed Control Online Course
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This course will help you discover different varieties of root vegetables, learn best growing practices and understand […]Learn to successfully grow cereals, pulses and pseudo grains! You will learn the five factors needed to grow grains profitably in this course and more: Good quality seed, with high germination rate Protect seeds against pests and disease Prepare seedbed well Adequate nutrition in soil Timely sowing – temperature, moisture and climatic conditions suitable What […]If you are serious about starting your own commercial herb farm or nursery, or maybe an organic herb enterprise, then this course is for you. Study herbs online in this 400 hour/ 2-year duration course. Study two core modules (Herb Culture and Organic Farming) and select two electives from a range of 7 electives allowing […]What are invertebrates? An invertebrate is simply an animal without a central spinal column (such as the human spine). Because of this they are generally small animals, however that’s not always the case as an example the Colossal squid is the largest invertebrate on the plant and its comparable to a whale in size. Invertebrates are the […]Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today’s world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success! Through this course, learn to analyse, diagnose, and make decisions related to management of a farm business. The courses relates to managing […]This agricultural marketing course will help you get your produce to market and get the right price! The core activity of any farm is producing animals or crops, but if the produce is not marketed at the right time for the right price, the whole financial viability of the farm is at best unstable. This […]For most people, a nut is a type of food and a delightful food at that! Strictly speaking, not all nuts are edible; but this course is only concerned with edible nuts and in particular, the ones that are grown more extensively around the world in warm climates. The tropical nut trees are dependent on your locality […]Gain skills in organic farming and permaculture. Students may choose two electives in which to specialise.Soils are at the basis of all agriculture, particularly in Australia where soils are generally poor. Improving your soil quality is essential for better crop and pasture production. This course will help understand the processes required to improve soil condition and fertility. Highly recommended for anyone working with pasture and crops. In this course […]Improve your farm management knowledge and skills. Learn from our expert agriculture tutors. Improve your business and career prospects. Study in your own time at your own pace. Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today’s world, the ability to produce a good animal or […]Pasture management is at the heart of any livestock management. Good pasture not only reduces feed costs and increases profitability and increases productive land but also maintains livestock health by avoidance of toxic plants. Pasture management is relevant for all pastoral animals including cattle, goats, sheep and horses. This course is suitable for both those […]This course is designed to develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of bulbs as cut flowers, in different situations. It gives you an understanding of the plant families bulbs belong to, their cultural needs, how to prevent and treat pest and disease problems plus the basis of horticultural knowledge: soil types and […]Learn the processes required to tap into the commercial organic vegetable market. This extensive course provides a wealth of knowledge and practical skills and shows you how to market your produce. Learn all aspects of organic vegetable production. Gain practical knowledge in this growing industry. Enhance your job prospects. Study in your own time at your […]What is agronomy? Agronomy is the growing of field crops for use as human food, animal feed, fibre, oil seed production and some industrial products. Agronomy includes crops such as wheat, and cotton but does not cover vegetable, fruit, forestry and flower crops. This agronomy course covers specifically the production of broadleaf crops. What will […]Goat production is a growing area with the demand for goat milk, meat and goat fibre increasing continuously. Learn sucessful goat husbandry in this unique 100-hour self-paced online course. Students study a range of topics including general goat husbandry, kidding, meat and fibre production, dairy production, feed nutrition, goat breeds and more. 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Why Study Agriculture?
Agriculture is one of Australia’s biggest industries and one the whole world depends upon. Agriculture can be defined as the husbandry or cultivation of animals, plants or fungi to enhance or sustain human life and it has played a key part in Australian history and development. Careerline Courses offers a wide range of agriculture courses online, including Sustainable Agriculture, Agriculture Marketing, Agronomy, Animal Husbandry courses (including cattle, sheep, goats, poultry and more), Farm Management and a huge range of cropping courses from Aquaculture and Berries through to Viticulture and more.
Who are these online agriculture courses courses for?
These courses will work for you if you are looking for a fully tutor supported agriculture course that is not a huge commitment, that doesn’t cost you the earth but will still get you thinking and learning and most importantly get you the result you want. Many students do a single subject as a stepping stone to a bigger thing, or find its enough to help improve their yields, have better animal husbandry or improved farm management.
Do I have to know much about agriculture before I start?
No, our agriculture certificate courses assume no prior knowledge and are designed as a practical guide to help you learn.
What Support will I Receive?
All our online agriculture courses come with unlimited experienced and expert tutor support via email. We only employ tutors who are current in their field which means they are not sitting around our office waiting for phone calls! We find email works best, if there is a problem that can’t be resolved give us a call on 07 5536 8783 or email our student support desk.
You will get a real tutor who provides you with personalised support and feedback. No tick and flick. Learn with real tutors who will be there for you every step of the way. When you enrol will receive a welcome email from your tutor. You are free to email them for help or guidance as much as you need to. We employ tutors who are active in their field so the support is by email.
How long are the courses?
Generally the agriculture farming courses should take you about 100 hours of study. We give you up to 12 months to complete the course, but you can finish faster. Each lesson has a written assignment for you will receive individual feedback from your tutor. There are also self assessment quizzes for each lesson (non assessable). The strength of our courses is in that each lesson has an assignment, this means you are forced to engage with the content and can’t just skip over an important lesson. By the end of the course you have really engaged and that equals learning!
Additionally we now have a selection of 20 hour short courses which do not have written assignments to submit.