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Farm Management Online Course

2 sessions available ranging from $499.00 to $650.00

Subject: Product Management

Ages: All ages

Skill level: All difficulty levels

Improve your capacity to more effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today's world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success.

Through this course you will learn to 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 strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

The aims of this course are:

Develop strategic planning methods for an agricultural business.
Learn how to prepare a farm business plan.
Develop methods for assessing the...

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Improve your capacity to more effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Farming is just as much about management as it is about animal or crop production. Unfortunately in today's world, the ability to produce a good animal or crop is no guarantee for success.

Through this course you will learn to 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 strategic planning, whole farm planning, and how to prepare a business plan.

The aims of this course are:

Develop strategic planning methods for an agricultural business.
Learn how to prepare a farm business plan.
Develop methods for assessing the operations of a farm business.
Analyse the viability of different production enterprises.
Develop strategies for managing different farm production enterprises, covering workplace organisation and crop scheduling.
Plan the management of human resources in a farm business covering:
Develop methods for managing the physical resources of a farm business including managing equipment, machinery and buildings.
Develop methods for managing the natural resources of a farm business, covering topics

Career Prospects
Make your farm more sustainable, both economically and environmentally.
Discover new ways to improve your farm management.
Improve your career prospects in the agriculture industry; as a farmer, farm worker, consultant, teacher or working in a farm supply or service business.

Course Delivery
This course is delivered 100% online. Upon enrolment students are issued with a login and password, providing access to OCA's e-learning centre.

Recognition and Accreditation
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive an OCA Certificate of Achievement in Farm Management. There are no pre-requisites to this course.

Unit of Study:

This course has 8 units of study

1. Strategic Planning
◦ Planning procedures.
◦ Policy formulation approach.
◦ Strategic management approach.
◦ Initial strategy approach.
◦ Farm business structures.
◦ Management plans.
◦ Financial terminolgy and the money market.
◦ Finding finance; rural finance sources.
◦ Financial terminology and record keeping.
◦ Contract law.
◦ Elements of a simple contract.
◦ Offers - acceptance and consideration.
◦ Strategic plans.
◦ Trusts.

2. Business Plans
◦ Farm planning.
◦ Quality management systems.
◦ Whole farm planning.
◦ Preparing a business plan.
◦ Integrated production plans.

3. Business Assessment
◦ Business goals.
◦ Factors involved in business assessment.
◦ Considering factors affecting your business.
◦ Drawing conclusions.

4. Viability Analysis
◦ Assessing profit.
◦ Risk analysis and managing risk.
◦ Standards; cost efficiency.
◦ Cost of production.
◦ Quality and quantity standards.
◦ Financial records.
◦ The bookkeeping process.
◦ End of period accounting.
◦ Cash flow.
◦ Example of budget.
◦ Sensitivity analysis.

5. Management Strategies
◦ Organising the workplace.
◦ Scheduling; production systems.
◦ System variables.
◦ Animal production systems.
◦ Lot feeding.
◦ Cropping systems.
◦ Polyculture.
◦ Office systems.
◦ Computers.
◦ Business diversification.
◦ Value adding.

6. Human Resources
◦ Supervision.
◦ Oganisational structures.
◦ Leadership.
◦ Workplace changes.
◦ Interviewing, recruitment and staff induction.
◦ Giving instructions.
◦ Managing human resources.
◦ Work scheduling.
◦ Occupational health and safety.
◦ Duty of care.
◦ Protective equipment.
◦ Dealing with chemicals.
◦ Handling tools and equipment.
◦ Safety auditing.

7. Physical Resources
◦ Managing equipment.
◦ Machinery and building.
◦ Managing physical resources.
◦ Engineering efficiency.
◦ Animal structures.

8. Natural Resources
◦ Regulations and legislation.
◦ Land care programmes.
◦ Rehabilitation.
◦ Trees; erosion control.
◦ Soil degradation.
◦ Salinity.
◦ Soil acidification.
◦ Compaction.
◦ Chemical residues.
◦ Water management.
◦ Water quality.
◦ Irrigation and watering systems.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

How long does the course take?
This short course should take approximately 100 hours.
Each unit should take approximately 10-12 hours. Maximum six months access to this online course.

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Choose from 2 available sessions:

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

  • Online

Price: $650.00

Notes: Payment Plan Cost $50 Deposit $50/Week for 12 Weeks Total Payment Plan... see more

Notes:

Payment Plan Cost
$50 Deposit
$50/Week for 12 Weeks
Total Payment Plan Cost $650

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When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

  • Online

Price: $499.00

Notes:

Save at least 15% if paid in full.




Reviews

hellotoself
No response within 4 days so course was cancelled.
  • 1/5 stars

I enrolled in this course but OCA did not reply to me within 4 days, so the course was cancelled. It would have...
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