Advanced Certificate in Herb Production Online Course

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights



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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 you to focus on your passion and specialize your herb production.

Detailed Course Outline

This Advanced Certificate in Herb Production course is made up of a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 4 Modules in this course:

1. Herb Culture

    • Introduction to Herb Culture
    • Using Herbs
    • The Mints (Lamiaceae)
    • The Daisies (Asteraceae)
    • The Parsley Family (Apiaceae)
    • The Onion Group
    • Other Herbs
    • Pests & Diseases
    • Landscaping
    • Herb Farming I
    • Herb Farming II
    • Herb Farming III

2. Organic Farming

    • Introduction to Organic Farming
    • Integrated Farm Management Systems
    • Organic Management Issues
    • Organic Soil Management and Crop Nutrition
    • Weed Management
    • Pest and Disease Management
    • Livestock Management I
    • Livestock Management II
    • Pasture
    • Crops

3. Electives (Choose Two):

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.


Your Tutor

Karen Huntley MSc Marketing Management (Food Related Industries), PDC, PG Dip Organic Farming, Cert Marketing, BA. Professional Development Diploma in Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (Coventry University/Thrive, UK)
Karen Huntley

Karen has a strong background and passion for organic food production systems, nutrition and community agriculture. Karen also has experience and training in Permaculture (PDC), horticultural therapy, community organic enterprises as well as being an experienced bee keeper.