The Advanced Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture takes you beyond a working knowledge and allows you to build new skills ontop of your existing ones.


This Advanced Diploma program is part of the pathway to achieving a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, specialising in Sustainable Agriculture.


A total of 180 ECTS credits must be completed.


Key Info

Duration: 6 months*

Start: Anytime

Prerequisites: Diploma or equivalent

Program Structure

This can be achieved by completing the Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture (60 ECTS) and the Diploma in Sustainable Agriculture (60 ECTS) PLUS the following 6 modules:

Compulsory Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

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BHT112 Outdoor Crop Production

A comprehensive introduction to crop-growing which covers areas such as different types of crop systems, establishing and nurturing crops, and techniques used in traditional and organic growing systems.

BAG103 Soil Management (Agriculture)

This module explores how yields can be improved through knowledge about soil quality, nutrition, chemical imbalances, structural problems such as drainage, the importance of microbial life and more.

BAG201 Animal Health

This module is a solid introduction to animal health, where 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.

BAG310 Agronomy III

Root crops are the second most important staple crop in the world. They are an essential source of carbohydrates for people and animals all over the world. This module looks at how to effectively grow root crops.

Research Project III

Develop innovative approaches to workplace activities through systematic research in an industry relating to their stream studies. Apply and build on skills and competencies gained throughout previously studied modules developing initiative and innovation.

Elective Modules (10 ECTS credits each)

Select one module from the list below:

VSS105 Permaculture with Plants

This module is aimed at those who already have a basic understanding of permaculture; who are looking to move their knowledge to the next level.

BAG206 Beef Cattle

This module teaches the key principles of intensive and extensive beef cattle production systems, herd management, breeding, nutrition and health and disease management.

BSC205 Engineering II

Study engineering applications online. Learn surveying, drainage, earth moving, environmental control in greenhouses, applications in agriculture and horticulture.


How will I learn

The program is conducted entirely online. You can begin ANYTIME. Upon enrolment, you will receive an email with an access code for our online learning system within 48 hours. You may be required to do an orientation course in academic writing (non-examinable) beforehand.

Modules are split into readings, set task activities, and assignments. At the end of each module, you will be required to sit for an examination and/or submit a project.


Learning Support

You will get unlimited email support throughout the program, on every module/course. Feedback is provided for every assignment that is sent in. In some instances, telephone support can also be arranged.


When you achieve this qualification, you can move towards completing your BSc in Agriculture.


Fees refer to tuition only. It does not include ancillary expenses such as required materials (see above), textbooks, internet connections, postage, telephone calls, insurance and printing. 


Time varies depending upon exemptions, performance and the workload. Accreditation for Prior Learning or Experience (APEL) can reduce time and fees. Part of a degree pathway.

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