Advanced Certificate in Organic Food Production

From: $100.00 Inc GST $100.00 x 25 Fortnights


If you dream of starting your own organic farm this course can help you get there. Gain skills in organic farming and pick from a range of electives to focus in on your area of interest.

Detailed Course Outline

This 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. 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

2. Organic Plant Culture

    • Introduction
    • Plant Culture
    • Understanding Soils
    • Fertilizers and Plant Nutrition
    • Management
    • Pests and Diseases
    • Mulching
    • Seeds
    • Vegetable Growing in your locality
    • Fruit Growing in your locality

3. Suggested Electives – Choose 2

    • Permaculture Systems
    • Nuts (Warm Climate)
    • Nuts (Temperate Climate)
    • Fruit (Warm Climate)
    • Fruit (Temperate Climate)
    • Organic Commercial Vegetable Production
    • Herb Production
    • Agricultural Marketing

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.