Farming Courses

Agricultural Marketing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

AGRICULTURAL MARKETING COURSE

Learn how farm produce is marketed by the farmer and the pathway it follows to the consumer

  • Understand the pathways and processes involved in marketing farm produce.
  • Develop marketing opportunities in a more managed and effective way
Entrepreneurial opportunities exist for those with a proper understanding of agricultural marketing. Very few non-rural businesses are presented with the continuing changes and variations that confront a rural business. The impact of climate means the rural manager has to continually consider, evaluate, assess (and reassess) often on a daily or even hourly basis, the numerous changes and types of information that may affect the rural business success.

 

A successful rural manager also needs to:

  • understand unique markets
  • know how to capitalize on market forces to maximize business profit

This course develops your ability to analyze and manage marketing problems in an agricultural enterprise. Topics covered include handling produce, promotions, farm marketing strategies, customer relations and much more.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Agricultural Marketing

Agronomy Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Agronomy Courses.Study Agronomy to Improve your Crops
 
Increase your knowledge AND employment opportunities!
 
Demand for agronomists is strong; whether as a farmer, farm employer or providing technical support or marketing services in the agriculture sector.
 
Learn the principles and practices that underpin commercial broad acre crop production (agronomy) and develop an ability to interpret and apply information practically, on a farm.  Complement your farming studies or experience and seek employment in the highly sought after field of agronomy!
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Agronomy

Animal Behaviour Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ANIMAL BEHAVIOR STUDY AT HOME

Discover the psychology behind animal behaviour.

A course developed and tutored by academics and practitioners from a background in agriculture, veterinary science and wildlife management.

  • Gain an understanding of animal behavior and motivation 
  • Analyze problem behavior 
  • Improve your animal handling skills
  • Gain a new perspective on the animals around you

This course provides an excellent foundation for working with animals in any situation: farms, zoos, veterinary practices, pet shops or even in the wild.  The course looks at:

  • Genetics and behavior
  • Behavior and the environment
  • Social behavior
  • Instinct and learning
  • Handling animals

It also covers: problem behavior and aggression, circadian rhythms, conditioning, learning, animal perception, causes of behavior and much more.

Studying this course will enable students to evaluate behavioural characteristics in animals with which they are in contact.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Behaviour

Animal Biology (Animal Husbandry I) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 11 lessons

STUDY ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ONLINE

Foundation studies in the Anatomy and Physiology of Animals

Use this course as a basis to:

  • understanding care and/or management of animals in domesticated or wild situations.
  • learn about animal biology
  • discover how things work within the body
  • Learn about the role of physical structures from bones to soft tissues

Knowledge gained from studying this course provides a foundation for anyone who deals with animals, from the farmer or zookeeper to the pet shop proprietor or pet owner, to a zookeeper or wildlife manager.

ACS Student Comment "I think it is absolutely brilliant. I have never come across such a friendly, helpful staff and am so enjoying my course. I will definitely recommend ACS to anybody who wants to study" Tanya Sadler, United Arab Emirates - Animal Husbandry course.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Biology (Animal Husbandry I)

Animal Disease

Learn about the steps involved in diagnosing animal diseases

(Note: The professionals involved and regulations governing their scope of operation can vary from one country to another)
Routine disease investigations are based on clinical, pathological and epidemiological evidence. If there is a need for conclusive identification of a disease or condition, an accurate laboratory diagnosis should be obtained. It is particularly important, especially in the case of infectious diseases that the final diagnosis rests on adequate aetiological evidence. In most cases disease investigations are carried out by qualified government stock inspectors and/or veterinarians. It helps for animal owners to understand and be able to recognise diseases conditions that may affect their animals, so that timely intervention can occur.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Disease

Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

STUDY ANIMAL FEED AND NUTRITION ONLINE

 

Understand the composition of range of feeds

This includes pasture, fodder crops, grasses, cereals, seed, and other edible plants.

This course will:

  • Explain the role of proteins, vitamins and minerals in animal diets
  • Equips you with the skills required to evaluate feeds and feeding
  • Enable you to select appropriate feeds
  • Determine feed digestibility and nutritional content 
  • Apply your knowledge to real farming situations

"I think it is absolutely brilliant. I have never come across such a friendly, helpful staff and am so enjoying my course. I will definitely recommend A.C.S to anybody who wants to study over the net.”T. Sadler

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III)

Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

 ANIMAL HEALTH ONLINE COURSE

A solid introduction to animal health problems

An important aspect of good husbandry is to be able to identify and manage a vast range of diseases and conditions that affect animals. Through completing this course you learn to assess animal health, explain a variety of conditions and identify appropriate treatments or responses to a range of more common complaints or illnesses. Specific topics include: Signs and Symptoms of Diseases, Disease Classification, Causes of Disease, Inflammation, Fever and Immunity, Tissue Repair, Wounds and Cell changes (e.g. death, cancers).

It is helpful to complete Animal Husbandry I before attempting this course.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II)

Animal Welfare and Care Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 12 lessons


Learn to care for the health and Well-being of Animals

 

While this course has relevance to any type of animal, it focuses on mammals and birds. You will learn about the scope of services offered by animal care services, including in veterinary practices. The course is appropriate to anyone interested in working with animals in different situations including: farm (production) animals, wildlife parks, or veterinary practices.

This is a sound foundation course and designed to cover most of what is found in a typical veterinary assistants course in many countries around the world.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Animal Welfare and Care

Aquaculture -Marine Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Mariculture  (Marine Aquaculture) 
 
Learn and gain skills in salt water aquaculture
  • Deals with the farming of salt water species of fish, shellfish, seaweed and other marine products
  • Learn to plan and manage the farming of a wide variety of marine life
  • Self paced study, expert tutors, start anytime, 100 hours of learning to give you a sound foundation in marine aquaculture.

The term “Mariculture” refers to a sub-category of Aquaculture that deals specifically with Marine Aquaculture.

According to the FAO the term “Mariculture” (in its present usage) may be defined as:

“The culture of marine organisms, both plants and animals, in an aquatic medium or environment which may be completely marine (sea), or sea water mixed to various degrees with fresh water. This definition would include both the sea and inland brackish-water areas. These can be freshwater or salt water organisms, or have development phases in both types of waters.”

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Aquaculture -Marine

Beef Cattle Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Beef Cattle.

BEEF CATTLE MANAGEMENT

Analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of beef cattle

Beef cattle have a useful and necessary role in agricultural production. Beef provides protein and some minerals and vitamins which are necessary to human health and which balance other nutrients that are obtained from plant foods. Animal protein (meat) contains amino acids which are essential to the growth and development of humans. Beef cattle convert grass and roughage (which can't be eaten by humans) into high quality human food.

Comments from an ACS student: "I find that I can apply my new knowledge directly on the property; all assignments are relative to real life". Chontelle, Australia - Beef Cattle student.

This comprehensive course covers topics such as: Cattle Breeds; Beef Cattle Production Systems; Cattle Breeding; Diseases in Beef Cattle; Nutrition for Beef Cattle; Commercial Herd Management; Feed Lot Management; Stud Herd Management; Management, Economics and Marketing and more.

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Beef Cattle Management

Breeding Animals Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

ONLINE BREEDING ANIMALS COURSE

ACS Student comment: Yes [the course is a valuable learning experience], I am loving it, it relates to all the things I am presently doing with our dogs and sheep and I am finding it extremely useful and have learnt a lot. Love getting my assignments back to see how I went always an exciting moment and then shared around the dinner table that night!!  Zoe Crouch, Aust - Animal Breeding course.

Plan and implement breeding programs

Plan and implement animal breeding programs using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs. This course includes a sound introduction to genetics. Relevant to any type of animal. Personal guidance from highly qualified and experienced animal scientists and practitioners. Topics covered include: introduction to genetics; selection; pure breeding; introduction to cross breeding; cross breeding and livestock improvement. using genetic theory, practical applications to daily husbandry practice, and management of animal breeding programs.

Animal breeding can be anything from a serious hobby, a part time business (breeding and selling pets), through to a very serious and possibly highly sophisticated profession. The course provides an excellent starting point whatever level you plan to operate at.

Topics covered include: introduction to genetics; selection; pure breeding; introduction to cross breeding; cross breeding and livestock improvement.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Breeding Animals

Calf Rearing Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

CALF REARING ONLINE COURSE

Avoid costly losses by using correct management procedures

 

Select and raise calves for specific purposes such as: dairy replacement heifers, veal and stud breeding. Identify and deal with health and other problems that may occur along the way. On successful completion of this course you will be able to independently analyse and make decisions about the requirements of calves. Lessons cover: calving and culling; calving management; health management; rearing systems and calf housing; weaning and post weaning care.

Student Comment:  "I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to raise calves!!" R. Beitlich

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Calf Rearing

Dairy Cattle Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Learn more about dairy cattle and dairy breeds.
Increase your success in dairy cattle management.

Excellent course developed by industry experts!

There are real differences among the dairy breeds in size, maturity, fat content of the milk and other important features. However, success in dairying is much more dependent on the management of the farm than on the breed chosen.  The choice of a dairy breed usually depends on one or more of the following:The breeding stock available in the area and the cost of these animals; The adaptability of the selected breed to local conditions such as climate, feed and grazing conditions; The reproductive capacity of the breed and its ability to produce good quality milk, and; Personal preference and past experience of the farmer.

This course aims to help you learn to independently analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of dairy cattle. A very solid foundation course developed in collaboration with industry and by our team of experts (agricultural and animal scientists, veterinary surgeons etc).  

Student Comment: "The course was put together very well. It covered all the important aspects of dairy farming and offered some important practical hands-on information that other courses lacked. I thoroughly enjoyed it and feel now that I have equipped myself to work on a dairy farm." K Mackenzie - Dairy Cattle course.

Topics covered include different dairy breeds, managing anything from one cow to a large herd and dairy products, lactation, breeding of dairy cattle, management of facilities, pests and diseases of dairy cattle and more.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Dairy Cattle Management

Equine Behaviour Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Understand equine behaviour with this great distance learning course

Understand what motivates the behaviour of your horse

The study of equine behaviour provides a foundation for more sensitive and informed care and training of horses. Lessons cover genetics, perception and behaviour, communication and social behaviour, sexual and reproductive behaviour, learning and training and behavioural problems. Anyone who works with horses will get value from completing the course. Horses are large animals in relation to their human trainers and they cannot be trained safely or effectively using brute force. Having a deeper understanding of equine behaviour and intelligence will allow you to minimise the frustration you may often feel when trying to handle your horse.

Student Comment: "[The course] was more indepth than I thought it would be and it was information that I could apply with my own horses. The feedback was very helpful and it was information that could only have been gained from experience with horses. She would always answer any questions that I have and always had something positive and helpful to say!" Paula Grima, Australia - Equine Behaviour course

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Equine Behaviour

Farm Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

FARM MANAGEMENT COURSE 

Analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to management of a farm business

The course relates to managing all resources, including; production, staff, physical resources, and natural resources. You will learn to analyse, diagnose and make decisions related to management of a farm business, deal with strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

The course was developed by John Mason (author of the top selling book "Farm Management", published by Kangaroo Press) together with a team including of agricultural scientists from across the globe.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Farm Management

Fish Farming & Aquaculture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

FISH FARMING - HOME STUDY

Study Aquaculture Learn to farm freshwater aquatic animals.

Over the past 20 years aquaculture has grown into a very profitable business for large operations farming salmon and trout, and a few other selected species. The reason for this strong development has been the over exploitation of fisheries around the world resulting in lower numbers of catches in most of the classic fisheries (fishing grounds), coinciding with an increased demand for protein foods from fish and other water animals (crustaceans). According to the FAO report on global aquaculture (2006);

“Aquaculture, probably the fastest growing food-producing sector, now accounts for almost 50 percent of the world’s food fish and is perceived as having the greatest potential to meet the growing demand for aquatic food. Given the projected population growth over the next two decades, it is estimated that at least an additional 40 million tones of aquatic food will be required by 2030 to maintain the current per capita consumption”.

This timely course is primarily concerned with culture and care of fresh water fish and crayfish. Topics covered include production systems, water (e.g. source, purity, flow, temperature, dissolved oxygen), species (especially trout, barramundi and bass), stocking rates, spawning, checking stock, stripping, fertilization, hatching, growth stages, feeding, harvesting and more.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Fish Farming & Aquaculture

Goat Husbandry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

STUDY GOAT HUSBANDRY
 
Why Goats? 
Domestic goats are one of the most useful animals to have as they are easy to look after and feed.

As a domestic farm animal they can be used to produce a variety of products, such as:
  • dairy (milk, butter, yoghurt)
  • meat
  • leather
  • wool (fleece)
  • soaps, body and hair care products
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Goat Husbandry

Horse Breeding Duration icon 100 hours Lessons icon 10 lessons

Learn to manage and plan horse breeding.
 
From selecting the brooding mare and stallion, the breeding management to caring for the newborn foal, this course covers all of the topics that you will need to know on horse breeding.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Horse Breeding

Horse Management I Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

 

Learn to manage the daily requirements of a horse at grass

Evaluate conformation, understand the importance of dietary requirements to the horse, learn about the horses digestive system and the principles of feeding and watering your horse, use correct grooming procedures, develop appropriate management procedures and broaden existing knowledge of commercial opportunities in the horse world. Manage horses kept on pasture and learn relevant pasture management techniques to maintain productivity and prevent "horse sick" pastures. Improve your ability to handle horses using a range of different procedures.

Student Comment: "I learnt many new skills that are easily applied to day to day runnings" - A. Green

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Horse Management I

Horse Management II Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 7 lessons

STUDY HORSE MANAGEMENT ONLINE

Develop your horse care knowledge further with this second horse care course

Horse care.The course develops skills in the management of horses in a wide range of situations, including in particular stables. It still covers aspects of care that are still relevant to the horse at grass.  While this course follows on from Horse Care I, it is not essential to have completed Horse Care I in order to enroll in this course.

The course covers the following topics: feeding and feeds, stabling, shoeing and hoof care, bedding, tack and fitting, and exercise and conditioning.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Horse Management II

Horse Management III Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

HOME STUDY ONLINE HORSE MANAGEMENT COURSE

Improve your equine health and welfare knowledge

Learn to manage health and condition of horses in different situations; to identify signs of poor condition, and address those problems appropriately, with an insight into the things that can stress a horse and increase it's susceptibility to problems. Know how to manage situations such as events, travel, and exposure to weather in order to minimise risk.

This course complements Horse Care I & II, but will also stand alone.

Student Comment:

" I think ACS provides a wonderful service" - B. Clarke
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Horse Management III

Irrigation (Agricultural) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

STUDY IRRIGATION ONLINE

Design, install, maintain and operate irrigation systems

This ten lesson short course covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. This course is similar to BHT210 and BHT304, but focuses on irrigation for agricultural purposes. Irrigation may enable plants to be grown in a dry climate where it would not otherwise be possible, or it may supplement the existing rainfall and improve growth rates by extending the growth period of the plant, or by ensuring there is adequate moisture during critical periods when the plant is growing most rapidly. The value of irrigation can vary greatly from year to year depending on the distribution of rainfall during the growth season.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Irrigation (Agricultural)

Irrigation Management (Agricultural) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE COURSE IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT

Design and operate large scale agricultural irrigation systems

This course builds on existing skills in irrigation and is therefore designed for students who have completed Irrigation BAG213 or similar courses. This course will develop students' ability to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for agricultural applications.

 

 

 

 

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Irrigation Management (Agricultural)

Natural Animal Health Care Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE COURSE NATURAL ANIMAL HEALTH CARE

Develop a foundation for a more natural and holistic approach to animal care.

  • RECOGNISED BY THE COMPLEMENTARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION (CMA)
  • Would you like to work and care for animals in a more natural and holistic way?
  • Do you want to avoid chemical toxicity and adverse reactions in your pets and children?
  • Are you looking for a cleaner and healthier alternative to synthetic chemicals?

 

Natural Animal Health Care can help you to do this. Learn to care for animals naturally; to optimise their health through the way they are managed (e.g. their feeding). Learn the various ways illness or poor health can be identified and treated with natural therapies such as herbal medicine, tactile therapy, and other natural remedies. The course is relevant to both livestock, wildlife, and domestic pets.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Natural Animal Health Care

Organic Agriculture and Farming Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

STUDY ORGANIC AGRICULTURE ONLINE

Step forward with organic farming.

In the past organic farm production was often considered as being only for radicals or hippies. Now it is seen as a viable economic move – with benefits to the farm soil, to the environment, and to the purchasers of the products. There are many definitions of organic farming. A commonly accepted definition is “farming without the addition of artificial chemicals”. All kinds of agricultural products are produced organically – vegetables, fruit, grains, meat, dairy, eggs, and fibres such as cotton and wool. Many processed foods are also produced organically. Organic farming has been adopted by some farmers for economic reasons, others for ethical or sustainability concerns. Whatever the reason for going organic, there is no doubt this method of farming is here to stay.

Through this course gain a solid understanding of the systems and management techniques of organic farming for both crops and livestock. Learn to manage both plant and animal production in a more natural and environmentally sensitive way. Develop a sound foundation for understanding how to set up an organic farm, or convert an existing farm to organic practices.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Organic Agriculture and Farming

Pasture Management Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

PASTURE MANAGEMENT STUDY ONLINE

Pasture management for livestock production, environmental sustainability, and land rehabilitation

Shep pasture. Pastures are critical to many types of farms. The need to establish and maintain pastures is governed by the end result. Historically, the focus of pasture management has been on improving livestock production. In recent times there has been an increased focus on management for environmental sustainability and land restoration. So, while the general nature of this lesson may look at issues involved in pasture management for livestock enterprises, please bear in mind that similar principles apply to selecting plant varieties for land restoration purposes.

 This comprehensive course investigates different pasture types, the structure, growth and development of grasses, grass identification, the establishment of new pastures, the importance of legumes in pastures, selection of pasture types, seed mix, management of existing pastures, native grasslands, weed control, limiting factors, managing stock on pasture, management works.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Pasture Management

Pig Husbandry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

PIG HUSBANDRY - ONLINE COURSE - HOME STUDY

Learn pig management: for commercial production, self sufficiency, or a hobby.

A sound foundation course that helps develop a broad understanding of pig biology and production; covering such things as breeding and selection, feeding, diseases, boar management, managing the sow and litter, fattening pigs, record keeping and more.

  • Learn to manage your pigs effectively
  • Increase your profits
  • Learn the best methods for fattening
  • Improve your husbandry of sows & litters
Pigs are kept almost exclusively for the production of meat. The meat can be used in two different ways - pork and bacon. As such, two distinct types of pig have evolved. The pork type was bred for the production of fresh meat and the bacon type was bred for the production of cured meat, bacon and ham. In modern pig husbandry, it is not so important to choose a pork type or a bacon type. Due to better breeding, stricter selection and, above all, scientific feeding the modern pig can produce good quality pork or bacon. The feeding system and age at slaughter will determine what the pig will produce.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Pig Husbandry

Poultry Husbandry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn to Manage Poultry for Profit, Pleasure or Home Egg Production

Of all livestock, poultry can be the least expensive and least demanding enterprises to set up. Whether a small flock for home use or a start up commercial farm, you don't need a large acreage (as with horses or cattle), and you can start seeing results (e.g. egg production) much faster than you might see with other types of animal production. 

Comment from an ACS Student: "I work in farm animal welfare (on a chicken campaign).  It didn't make sense to work on a campaign about a subject I knew nothing about.  The amount of research I did for each assignment taught me so much more than I ever could have learned on my own... I would just like to say how much I enjoyed this course and dealing with your school.  I got answers quickly, and help was always available.  You don't always find that in a correspondence school.  My experience has been so positive I will be signing up for another course shortly".  Hindy, UK - Poultrycourse

The course covers all aspects of poultry care and management including: Terminology, Breeds, Nutrition, Diseases In Poultry, Layers, Broilers, Incubation, Brooding, Record Keeping, Economics & Marketing.

A sound foundation course for both home chicken raising and farm workers.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Poultry Husbandry

Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horses) Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules

Become active in the horse industry

Designed for managers, supervisors,or people who wish to work up to these positions within industry (e.g. At a riding school, race track, stud, farm). There are seven study units, plus a 200 hr workplace project on the horse industry. Four core units are common to all streams of this Advanced Certificate VBS001; while three specialist units  relate to the care and management of horses.

The core units are  Management, Office Practices, Business Operations and Marketing Foundations.Three horse care units coupled with the horse industry workplace project ensures that this comprehensive qualification is to a standard required in the horse industry.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Horses)

Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE ANIMAL HUSBANDRY

 

Work in animal production at a technician or management level

Train to work in animal production at a technician or management level, for example, as a farm manager, technical representative, trainer, consultant or marketing manager. Modules include: Animal Husbandry, Pasture Management, Soil Science, Animal Breeding, Animal Behaviour, Animal Feed and Nutrition, Animal Husbandry, Horse Care, Cattle Production, Sheep, Pigs, Poultry, Aquaculture, Dairy Cattle Management, Calf Rearing, Irrigation, Engineering, Business Studies, Permaculture, Sustainable Agriculture, and Workplace Health and Safety. 

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry

Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Alternative Agriculture Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 24 modules

ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE  COURSE

 

Calling on environmentally intelligent farmers to lead the way in radically changing adverse agricultural practices!

Farmers are the frontline in dealing positively and proactively in managing environmental needs. When we think of complex ecosystems, natural habitats and endangered species, people need to realise these natural assets are literally in farmers’ backyards. Environmental concerns, global warming, and the looming food crisis are confronting all agricultural enterprises. There is an immediate need for agricultural leaders who can respond in an intelligent and environmentally aware manner.

This course provides is a solid  training program for people wishing to work in alternative areas of agriculture at a technician or management level; in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants. Or for farmers wishing to step out away from the out-dated profit-driven, chemical-based farming systems.

The "Age of Foolishness" is over - The key to success is to respond quickly and think laterally!

Success may be gained by looking outside the corporate-controlled agricultural environment toward creating new markets, by value adding, or by designing market niches not able to be readily filled by mass market competition.

Make the change now!
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Alternative Agriculture

Qualification - Associate Diploma in Agriculture Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

Study at Home for a Career in Agricultural Management or Science
  • Study anywhere, any time, any place
  • Choose from a wide range of elective modules to distinguish your skills set from other graduates
  • Start a business, improve a farm, work in farm servicing or supply industries
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Associate Diploma in Agriculture

Qualification - Associate Diploma In Equine Studies Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma

EQUINE STUDIES ONLINE COURSE

Foundation qualification for a career at management or technician level in the equine industry.  

Graduates may find employment opportunities in any horse industry establishment including stables, stud farms, riding schools, veterinary practices, equine supply and service organisations/companies, event management, racing, horse training, etc.

  • Accredited by International Accreditation and Recognition Council.
  • Provides advance standing (credits) in higher qualifications with Warnborough College (UK & Ireland), Australian Correspondence Schools (UK) and ACS Distance Education
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Associate Diploma In Equine Studies

Qualification - Certificate in Agricultural Business Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS CERTIFICATE COURSE - DISTANCE STUDY

 

Develop agricultural business skills and understanding

 

This course focuses on key agricultural marketing and management skills through core modules in bookkeeping, agricultural marketing and farm management. These core subjects will develop your kowledge and understanding of farm level accounting processes, general farm management requirements, and the development and planning of farm marketing strategies.

Students select three elective modules that focus their studies on their particular area of interest.

Electives include: Sustainable Agriculture, Beef and/or Dairy Cattle production, Crops Production, Plant Production, Sheep Husbandry, Organic Farming, Hydroponics, Weed Control, Environmental Assessment and other subjects.


Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Agricultural Business

Qualification - Certificate In Agriculture Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

AGRICULTURAL CERTIFICATE COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING

Designed for the new farmer or those aiming towards employment in this field.

This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to run or work confidently on a specialised or mixed farm. Core units equip you with all the basics needed for general animal health, farm management and all important marketing skills. Choose three elective units from a list that includes soil and pasture management and also gives you the opportunity to specialise in specific farm animals i.e. calf rearing, poultry, beef or dairy cattle etc. An excellent starting point to learn the fundamentals of farming.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate In Agriculture

Qualification - Certificate in Animal Husbandry Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Learn to Manage Animals Better; on a Farm 
  • Self improvement for farmers and their family members
  • Foundation for starting a career in agriculture or veterinary industries
  • A first step toward further studies in agriculture.
 
 
ACS Student comment: I am reading and learning so many different things I did not previously know or understand about animals.  The assignment comments by the tutor are very encouraging and helpful. Lisbeth Fletcher, Netherlands, Certificate in Animal Health Care.

This is a relevant course for all animal owners and farmers. During the course of your studies you will learn about animal breeds, behaviour, nutrition, animal health care issues and general management methods. You will research and learn to recognise different parasites and diseases that affect the well being of animals, and implement control strategies for common problems.

The choice of elective subjects allows students to structure their learning around topics that are relevant to their situation or interests.

This make for a highly adaptable qualification that is popular with many students.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Animal Husbandry

Qualification - Certificate in Equine Husbandry Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

EQUINE HUSBANDRY ONLINE COURSE    

Develop your skills in horse husbandry and management.

 

This is a highly recommended practical course designed to cover all aspects of caring for horses. You will learn about the anatomy, physiology, feeding, biology and general husbandry of horses.

The four core modules are Horse Care (I, II and III) and Equine Behaviour. Two elective modules can be chosen from: Animal Husbandry I (Anatomy and Physiology), Animal Husbandry II (Animal Health), Animal Husbandry III (Feed and Nutrition) and Animal Breeding.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Certificate in Equine Husbandry

Qualification - Diploma in Animal Management Duration icon 2100 hours Qualification icon Diploma Modules icon 21 modules

Learn to Manage Animals of all types in Captivity.
 
Core modules focus on the study of anatomy, physiology, vertebrate zoology, animal behaviour, feed and nutrition, animal biochemistry, health and diseases, and genetics. These modules give students a thorough grounding in the biology of animals. The choice of electives enables students to streamline their studies to apply to their own situations.
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Diploma in Animal Management

Qualification - Self Designed Certificate in Agriculture Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 31 modules

Study agricultural courses to meet YOUR requirements and training needs.
  • Choose six 100 hour modules that YOU want to study.
  • Start when you want and work at your own pace.
  • Study with our highly experienced and well qualified tutors.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification - Self Designed Certificate in Agriculture

Qualification -Advanced Certificate in Applied Animal Science Duration icon 900 hours Qualification icon Advanced Certificate Modules icon 9 modules

ANIMAL SCIENCE AND CARE COURSE BY DISTANCE LEARNING - STUDY IN YOUR OWN HOME
  • Study Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Study different types of animals and the science that underpins managing animals as pets, farm animals or wildlife
  • Specialize in the application of animal science to areas that most interest you

This Advanced Certificate consists of eight modules and a Research Project or 100 hour Industry meeting, covering Animal Anatomy and Physiology, Taxonomy (Classification), Behaviour etc. It also incorporates optional study in Environmental Assessment, a marketable skill for people who graduate with a good understanding of animals.

If appropriate Research Project I may be replaced by Industry Meetings (100 hour).

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Advanced Certificate in Applied Animal Science

Qualification -Associate Diploma in Animal Husbandry Duration icon 1500 hours Qualification icon Associate Diploma Modules icon 15 modules

DISTANCE LEARNING ANIMAL HUSBANDRY QUALIFICATION
 
A useful qualification in the field of animal husbandry allowing you to specialise in your area(s) of interest.
A great course for anyone working in, or wishing to work in, animal husbandry.
Study with industry experts - our tutors!
Learn in your own time and at your own pace.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Associate Diploma in Animal Husbandry

Qualification -Certificate in Animal Health Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Animal Health Certificate Home Study Course.

Train for a career in animal health or animal welfare.

  • Improve your job prospects or career in the field.
  • Learn from industry experts – our tutors! 
  • Study in your own time, at your own pace. 

This is a comprehensive and highly practical course; for anyone who wants to better understand the health and wellbeing of animals. It is designed to provide a foundation for employment in any type of animal care job; whether pets, domesticated farm livestock or wildlife (captive or free).

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Animal Health

Qualification -Certificate in Cattle Production Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Expand your knowledge of cattle production.
Improve your business or employment prospects on farm.
This course will help you develop the necessary skills to successfully run a cattle farm.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Cattle Production

Qualification -Certificate in Fish Farming Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Learn Fish and Aquatic Farming
  • Discover opportunities in one of the fastest developing areas of agriculture.
  • Enrol and start studying anytime, from anywhere, and at your own pace
  • Pressures on diminishing natural resources are making growth in fish farming inevitable

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Fish Farming

Qualification -Certificate in Small Acreage Farming (Livestock) Duration icon 600 hours Modules icon 6 modules

Small Hodings, Hobby Farms, Intensive or Urlan Farming

This may be the perfect course if you own or operate a small acreage property and want to run a small number of livestock for profit or pleasure!
Perhaps you are considering purchasing acreage with a business idea in mind or you could find a small farming enterprise always set up for sale just ready for you to move in and take over?
Explore the possibilities.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Certificate in Small Acreage Farming (Livestock)

Qualification -Proficiency Award in Agriculture Duration icon 500 hours Qualification icon Proficiency Award

Professional Development Course for anyone working in agriculture
 
Study at Home to become a Specialist in your chosen area of Farming
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -Proficiency Award in Agriculture

Sheep Husbandry Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Sheep

SHEEP HUSBANDRY - ONLINE AND CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

Learn the care and management of your flock

Sheep are an important agricultural livestock that are bred for meat and wool worldwide. Careful and informed management of your flock will ensure increased productivity and efficiency. Aimed at professional and amateur graziers, the course provides you with the knowledge to run your sheep effectively and productively and will help you to develop your ability to independently analyse and make decisions about the management requirements of sheep.The course offers you the chance to understand more about the care and management of sheep.

Topics include: breeds; selection and breeding; nutrition; diseases of sheep; commercial flock management; lamb care; wool ;and the marketing of sheep and sheep products.

Comment from ACS student: "Although I can do all of the practical work that is required to raise sheep, I am learning a lot more than I didn't already know. all that I knew I learned from my dad. I am enjoying this course and when I finish it, I would like to do another one, perhaps in management". Jonathan, UK - Sheep  course
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Sheep Husbandry

Soil Management (Agriculture) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

SOIL MANAGEMENT - HOME LEARNING COURSE

Gain practical soil management skills

Soil Management is aimed at those wanting to learn about soils and how to improve the quality of soils.  Soil is the foundation for profitable farming. There are many things that can be wrong with soil (eg. poor nutrition, chemical imbalance, structural problems such as drainage, lack of microbial life). Often minor and relatively inexpensive treatments can make a huge difference to productivity, but the problems need to be identified first, and that requires a solid understanding of soil theory and management practice.

Learn about soil properties and their requirements in agriculture, and how to apply that knowledge at a management level. This is a general soil management course involving:  introduction to soils, nutrition, soil physics, chemistry, testing, problems, land degradation, soil management in farms and crops.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Soil Management (Agriculture)

Sustainable Agriculture Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Sustainable agriculture is the way of the future

 

Today the pressure is on for farmers to work towards sustainable systems of farming which produce healthy, nutritious, affordable food and a dependable, secure food supply (without producing a negative impact on the environment). There are many concerns associated with moving a farm toward greater sustainability, these  include environmental, commercial and social considerations. Sustainable farms should protect the environment, preserve open spaces, forests and wildlife and also encourage and conserve biodiversity, plus provide the farmer and farm workers with a good living.

This course is aimed at those who want to help the world move towards the preservation of our natural resources and to maintain the delicate balance of our ecosystems.

Developed by our principal, John Mason, author of the best selling book "Sustainable Agriculture 2nd ed." published by Landlinks Press (CSIRO)   Click here to view an outline of this book

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Sustainable Agriculture

Weed Control Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

ONLINE COURSE WEED CONTROL

Learn to identify and effectively control weeds.

You will learn about both chemical and non-chemical control methods (e.g. mulching, burning, slashing), the use of spray equipment, and safety procedures which should be followed as well as investigating specific weed control programs and the development of a major weed control program. This course of study is useful for students who are involved in Landcare groups, land rehabilitation, cropping, grazing, and government weed control operations.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Weed Control