Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

You want to build a career in modern Agriculture? Learn from the best with this online course, prepared by no other than John Mason – the author of “Sustainable Agriculture”.



  • Study Method - ONLINE
  • Duration - This online Sustainable Agriculture course takes approximately 100 hours to complete, but you have full access for 12 months to suit your self-paced learning.
  • Payment Method - Upfront or an interest free, no deposit payment plan. Starting at just $25 per week.

Course Overview

You want to build a career in modern Agriculture? Learn from the best with this online course, prepared by no other than John Mason – the author of “Sustainable Agriculture”.

Sustainability in Agriculture has become increasingly important over recent times. The certificate program is design to be a multi-faceted training for aspiring farmers and students interested in related careers. Upon enrolling in this course, you will get in-depth understanding of how farming impacts on the environment, best practices to suit local conditions, the conservation of biodiversity, improvements in productivity, risk management and much more.

◐ Units of Study

1. Introduction

  • Whole farm planning
  • Land Management programs
  • Sustainable ways of farming
  • Natural farming
  • Organic farming
  • Permaculture
  • No Dig techniques
  • Biodynamics


2. Soils

  • Growing media
  • Major types of soil problems
  • Soil structural decline
  • Erosion
  • Salinity
  • Acidification
  • Soil improvements
  • Phytotoxicity
  • Adding organic matter to soils
  • Cultivation techniques
  • Conservation tillage
  • Plant nutrition
  • Soil life
  • Cover crops


3. Water

  • Types of water storage
  • Livestock water requirements
  • Water problems
  • Water quality
  • Reed beds
  • Water saving measures
  • Recycling
  • Swales and Keylines
  • Irrigation systems


4. Land Care

  • Weed Management
  • Preventative measures
  • Tree management
  • Timber lots/plantations
  • Wind breaks
  • Wildlife corridors
  • Wildlife habitats
  • Pest and diseases


5. Financial Sustainability

  • Economic principles
  • Developing a Farm Business Plan
  • Financial plan
  • Controlling growth
  • Value adding
  • Enterprise mix
  • Eco-tourism


6. Broad Management Strategies

  • Toward better planning
  • Land care or land management
  • New enterprises
  • Broad management categories
  • Marketing
  • Personal welfare
  • Plan drawing of farm
  • Looking at risk
  • Quality systems


7. Plant Enterprises

  • Crop management
  • Hydroponic fodder
  • Hay
  • Considering new crops
  • Nuts
  • Organic farming
  • Agroforestry
  • Hydroponics
  • Herbs


8. Animal Enterprises

  • Deer
  • Ostriches
  • Emus
  • Alpacas
  • llama
  • Goats
  • Aquaculture
  • Wool and meat production
  • Horses


And more in-depth modules to help you become a recognised specialist in Sustainable Agriculture. 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.

◐ Employment Outcomes

This course has been carefully designed to suit:

  • All farmers who would like to have a more sustainable approach to farm management.
  • Hobby farmers – if you want to be environmentally sound in your approach to land management.
  • People working as consultants to farmers in order to understand the latest approaches to sound farm practices.

◐ About Course Provider

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