AHC51519

Diploma of Viticulture

Course Details

Unfortunately, we are not accepting new enrolments into this course at this time. Please contact us if you would like further information


  • Course Information

    Our course is designed for people seeking or engaged in management roles who would like to improve their skills and knowledge within the viticulture industry.

    There are no prerequisites however some course entry requirements do apply - it is an entry requirement that you have access to a vineyard of a commercial scale on which to base your assessment tasks. See below for more details.

    Possible job titles relevant to this qualification:

    • Viticulture farm manager

    Student Handbook

    COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Be actively engaged in viticulture or have ready access to and knowledge of a vineyard which can be used for completion of assessment tasks. As a guide, your chosen farm should show these characteristics:
      • Operated as a business for profit
      • Have a commercial scale
      • Have agricultural enterprises such as commercial gape crops
      • Be close to where you live so you can be physically on it regularly (eg weekly)
      • Be able to provide you with details of past production, management processes, costs, prices etc.
      • o If you are not part of the farm business, RuralBiz Training may require you to provide contact details for the owner or manager to confirm your access to the farm
    • Have access to a computer with at least Windows 7, Word 97, Excel 97, Adobe Reader and satellite broadband internet connection or similar. If you have a Mac computer, we suggest you talk to a computer technician about installing the Windows environment
    • Basic computer skills e.g. use of internet, email, basic word processing skills
    • Completion of Year 12 or equivalent or be able to demonstrate similar literacy and numeracy levels
    RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING (RPL) & CREDIT TRANSFER

    RPL is a process which recognises the experience and skills you have gained through previous work experiences, or prior study. This means you may gain recognition without additional training.

    If you have done previous accredited training we may be able to offer you direct credit transfer for units in this course. Contact us if you think this applies to you.

    TRAINERS

    Your trainers are well qualified, practical people who are managing their own farm businesses or providing services to farmers.

    Click here for more about the RuralBiz Training trainers.

  • Units

    To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

    • 10 units of competency:
      • 6 core units plus
      • 4 elective units

      Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualification’s Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows

    • 2 must be from the electives listed below
    • 2 from the remaining electives listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course
    Core Units  
    AHCBAC509 Plan and manage long-term weed, pest and disease control in crops
    AHCBIO305 Apply biosecurity measures
    AHCBUS511 Manage enterprise staff requirements
    AHCPHT508 Develop a grape production plan
    AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production
    AHCWAT503 Manage water systems
    Elective Units  
    AHCBUS513 Market Products and services
    AHCBUS516 Develop and review a business plan
    AHCCHM501 Develop and review a chemical use strategy
    AHCORG508 Prepare the enterprise for organic or biodynamic certification
    AHCPCM501 Diagnose plant health problems
    AHCWHS502 Manage work health and safety processes
  • Cost

    Your fee for this course will depend on the the availability of a subsidy from your State and your eligibility.  To view a summary of all current course fees and subsidies please click here or contact our office for more information.

    PAYMENT OPTIONS

    VET Student Loan

    If you'd like to enrol in this course but can't afford the fees, you may be eligible to use a Vet Student Loan. Vet Student Loans are Australian Government loans that help eligible students pay for all or part of their tuition fees for higher level VET courses (diploma, advanced diploma) undertaken at approved providers. Additional information is available here

    or by contacting our office or by visiting the government's Study Assist website: https://www.studyassist.gov.au/ . A VET student loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. The maximum amount that can be loaned for this course through the VET Student Loans (VSL) program is $15,793.

    Payment plan

    Want to make smaller, regular payments throughout your course?  

    The payment plan option consists of establishing a direct debit facility for payments deducted weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly from your nominated bank account or credit card, across the duration of your enrolment (up to 2 years). There is a $10 establishment fee and a 4% administration charge on all payment plans.   The establishment fee is paid in your first instalment and the administration fee becomes part of your scheduled deduction. 

    Payment plans are administered by DebitSuccess (www.debitsuccess.com.au)

    Upfront payment

    You can make an upfront payment (of no more than $1,500) for your student fee while enrolling with any residual processed through the payment plan.Vet Student Loan students may make upfront payments prior to the census date for that unit.

  • Delivery

    We use a variety of ways to deliver your training such as:

    Self-paced online learning:

    Use resources and information in our online learning site (RuralBiz Online) to work at your own rate, at times that suit you. You will find resources to help you learn including videos, quizzes, print materials and links to other useful websites. This site also has a forum where you can post comments and questions for other participants and your trainer. It will also be the spot to upload your assessments, receive trainer feedback and track your progress.

    Interactive online sessions (run on demand, when there is a group of at least 10 participants to attend:

    These are run in our Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom where you work with a trainer and other participants. You will be able to see a presentation on your computer screen, hear the trainer and other group members, and ask questions or make comments. One of our previous participants described it as being like "two way radio with pictures" but it also has a whiteboard, chat function and many other tools useful for training. Some sessions are also recorded for listening back at a later date.

  • Benefits

    Key Benefits

    • Flexible - self paced online or online group delivery, fit study in with your life.
    • Everyone with an internet connection has equal access to training
    • Training is delivered to you - wherever you have internet access
    • No travel time or travel costs
    • Access to online materials 24/7
    • Access to the best trainers who are farmers themselves, not just trainers who can visit your district
    • Your very own Guardian Angel for support
    • Work in groups from a wide geographic area
    • Training can continue even if you are travelling or cut off by floods or other natural disasters
    • Assessments are submitted online - fast turnaround times
    • Student Card - purchase some items at discounted prices
  • Pathways

    Further Education or Training:

    Further training pathways from this Qualification include, but are not limited to:

    EMPLOYMENT

    Employment pathways from this qualification include, but are not limited to:

    • Viticulture farm manager