Internationally, the agriculture industry is expanding creating with it lots of opportunities for well educated and technically competent graduates. This programme will encourage you to apply sound business principles to an agricultural environment and equip you with an understanding of the global conditions in which agriculture operates including...
This broad based introductory course provides sound practical skills and knowledge relevant to employment in the agricultural and rural industries.
Expand your horticultural skills! A course to develop all the practical skills that you learn when working under the supervision of an horticultural expert. The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations.
Learn to renovate established gardens successfully. Learn to survey, analyse and plan sensitive and appropriate renovation of established gardens, generally of 2 hectares or less in size. This module has been developed and accredited in the UK as an elective in the RHS Diploma in Horticulture. It assumes a foundation knowledge of landscape and...
Pastures are critical to many types of farming and to both small and large yielding enterprises. Some farmers have been reported to have turned unprofitable farms into commercial successes by simply improving pasture. This course will give you the skills to evaluate, design and make decisions about the management of pasture for different purposes
Conduct your own horticultural research! Develop the skills and knowledge needed to plan, conduct and report on research in social, technological and environmental issues that impact on Horticulture today. This course has been developed by professionals in both Australia and the UK, with the aim of being relevant throughout the world.
This course first teaches you about different types of Australian flora, plant identification, information sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests & diseases, watering, propagation and transplanting. The remaining lessons then deal with selected varieties of trees, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree maintenance and tree selection.
A broad grounding in producing outdoor plants. Ten lessons cover site, crop selection, soil management, cut flowers, vegetables, berries, nuts, herbs, tree fruits, other crops, managing a market garden and more.
Develop your key horticultural skills.! How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education? This course is offered online or on CD only, where you can make full use of interactive learning tasks and coloured photography on the computer. This course has been written to satisfy curriculum developed by the Royal Horticultural...
Understand the principles and practices of plant physiology. This course is designed for those who need to know plants in-depth: how they grow, which factors promote their development and which factors hinders their growth. This course is for people that work or wish to work in the horticulture industry, nursery personnel, technicians.
Learn which ferns occur naturally in Australia, how to identify them, where to obtain accurate information on them, how to propagate them, growing and using ferns in baskets, terrariums, and landscapes.
Apply hydrophonics to horticulturally valuable crops Develop a sound understanding of the theory and practice of hydroponics. This is a serious grounding for working in the hydroponic industry and concentrates on the horticulturally valuable crops, such as cut flowers and vegetables.
Apply horticultural basics to all situations. Gain a broad technical grounding in horticultural principles and practice. The ideal course for the beginner, this is a basic, yet thoroughly practical course. Each lesson involves plant identification. This module has been written to teach horticulture in a way relevant to all parts of the world.
Advance your horticultural research skills! With advanced research skills, you will be able to contribute new insights into the field of horticulture, and our understanding of issues that affect it. This course will further develop your ability to research and present a critical, written and numerical assessment of information related to social.
Managing a production nursery involves more than just propagating and potting up plants. Even the small nursery must be able to not only produce plants, but do it at a pre determined cost, then sustain those plants before and during marketing.
This course prepares you to sit for RHS modules and acquire credits in the RHS advanced certificate or diploma. Develop your broad understanding of practices and processes involved in successful plant cropping. It will develop a clear understanding of enviromental control and plant growth within a protective enviroment.
Learn where and how to grow one of the most stunning groups of plants in the world. With the right cultural techniques (e.g. proper drainage, soil treatments, irrigation methods, feeding, pruning, weed control), you can achieve top quality, large blooms in what might otherwise be considered poor horticultural conditions.
Develop your broad skills in plant propagation. The module is aimed primarily at people who work (or plan to) in the nursery industry, but will be of value to anyone with a broad interest in propagating plants.If you find parts of this subject difficult, we recommend that you should pause and read through a book on botany or general plant...
This course provides a valuable instruction for both growing plants in warm places or in protected places such as greenhouses and inside homes or offices. This course concentrates on plants which originate from tropical or sub tropical climates; but there may be some plants covered which fit a looser definition of 'tropical'
Learn to identify, care and use of plants in a systematic way. Plant knowledge learnt here is in high demand in the horticulture industry. It is something prized by employers, but all too often minimized in modern courses due to financial constraints.