Crop Courses

We offer a huge range of cropping courses starting with agronomy and food crops such as viticulture. We also have courses in other crops such as Cut Flower courses, Fruit & Nut production courses and Vegetable Production courses.

Anyone proposing to undertake cropping commercial or on a large scale is recommend to study Soil Management (Crops).

All of our courses are offered online with printed notes available, with unlimited tutor support by email from our qualified, friendly tutors. Find out more or receive your free info pack by emailing us at or call us on 1300 172 882.



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 […]


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. What will you learn? You will learn about the biological and physical […]


Berries can form a viable alternative or supplementary crop with varieties suitable for many different climates and conditions.  This course will provide you the knowledge to make informed decisions and sound management skills for a range of berry crops. This course is ideal for both the berry enthusiast and commercial grower, covering all aspects of […]


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 […]


Develop the skills and knowledge necessary for commercial vegetable production, examining in depth different techniques of production. Learn the importance of soils, plant-cultural practices and pest and disease management as an excellent method to obtain optimum crop production.  A general overview of vegetable crop management including post harvest and marketing. Note: This course shares topics with  Commercial […]


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 […]


Orchids thrive naturally in very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and allows you to choose appropriate species and treat them according to location. It is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially due to their beauty, and also due […]


This diverse course introduces you to the fundamental knowledge required to set up your own cut flower business or to work for a commercial grower. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry, and increased opportunity for profit […]


An essential introduction to the fruit growing industry for temperate climates. Gain important skills for successful fruit growing. Learn orchard management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices, pest control, stone fruits, fruit trees, nuts, vines and much more. This course is for the serious grower! All you need to know to set up a successful fruit growing […]


Learn how you can extend the growing season by expanding your cut flower range and supplying markets year-round. This is a diverse course for the serious grower. Select your crop and use appropriate equipment and techniques to get a viable commercial outcome. Develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of cut flowers in […]

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…and was better than I anticipated. It will assist me greatly going forward in my current role as a fertiliser sales and advisory role.

Peter Warren

Agronomy Graduate

The course was not only educational, but pulled together all the components in the final assignment to make it applicable to the real world workforce.

Grant Alera

Agronomy Graduate

What Crop Courses do we offer Online?

The Cut Flower range covers four 100-hour course modules including Cut Flower Production, Greenhouse Cut Flowers and Cut Flower Orchids and Bulbs. All four modules can be taken in an Advanced Certificate.

The Fruit & Nut Production courses cover both Temperate Fruit Production and Warm Climate Fruit Production for a wide range of fruit. We also have a module on Viticulture, one on Berries as well as two courses on Nut Production (again Temperate and one for Warm Climate Nuts).

Vegetables are covered in Commercial Vegetable Production or Organic Commercial Vegetable Production  courses.  Other crops covered by courses include Mushroom Production, as well as a range of aquaponic courses.

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