Diploma in Agricultural Management

Become the next Farm Manager

Practical, relevant and applied learning providing you with the core skills to manage an agricultural farming business. From financial management, business planning, staffing and sustainability, this prepares you to run successful enterprises on the farm in an  agribusiness operation.

Add in comprehensive financial and people management and your globally recognised qualification places you ahead of the competition here in New Zealand and abroad.

This Diploma is suitable for more mature trainees who have a well-rounded set of skills and experience in a farm setting. It builds on what you know and prepares you for a career in agri-business management.

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Diploma Duration: On average a diploma will take you 12 to 18 months

Fees: Register your interest and depending on your previous rural experience, your training goals and career aspirations, we will provide a customised fees plan.

Next intake: Register and we’ll send you the schedule

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What’s in this Diploma? 


Animal Production

Animal production includes understanding the  principles of physiology, reproduction, nutrition, breeding, and development. This extends to genetics, welfare and health in livestock production systems.

Pasture Management and Sustainability

Pasture management means you are able to produce a management plan for pasture and crops plus monitor and evaluate the management plan. Management of soils and nutrients in the establishment of pasture and crops.

Knowledge of legislation and industry best practice extending to management plans to enhance sustainability, plus an understanding of bio-security management.

People Management

Building effective teams and managing people in an agri business. Planning, training and development, plus best practice and compliance.

Financial Management

Financial management will prepare you to manage a budget and be able to forecast and analyse along with the preparation of a business plan.

Protect the environment

Environmental management includes the knowledge of legislation and industry best practice extending to management plans to enhance sustainability, plus an understanding of biosecurity management.

Why study with us?

This is real training with real outcomes – it’s not classroom based learning. It’s hands-on training giving you practical skills. It’s been designed by Kiwi farmers for Kiwi farmers to ensure graduates receive a trade qualification in agriculture which is totally relevant.

We’ve taken tradition, added in technology and developed an internationally recognised diploma which delivers the highest level of industry qualified professionals.

We’re growing tomorrow’s farmers today!

Learn from the best

We’ve got an awesome team to guide you through your diploma. Better still, throughout your training, we bring in some of the most highly regarded people in the industry to share knowledge and experience with you.

Trainer and student