Crops Courses

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Study Crop Management - Do you want to be a farmer or own a horticultural business? 

This course will enable you to develop the skills required to manage a horticultural business, such as market gardens and orchards.
 
Develop knowledge to identify, grow, process and market crops and crop related products.
And you are supported every step of the way by our highly experienced and friendly tutors.
 
This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.
 

More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (CROPS) VBS001 »


"Work in management of horticultural crops.  Advance your career!"

Improve your career prospects in horticulture and crops with this specialist qualification. Study in your own time at your own pace. Taught and written by horticultural experts.Suitable for anyone wishing to progress in the industry

A course designed for people wishing to work or advance their careers in managerial or high technical positions within the horticultural crop industry.

This course is internationally accredited through I.A.R.C.


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT009 »

Do you want to grow berries?  Learn about the care, propagation and cultivation of berries.

Become a Berry Expert! 

  • For the enthusiast or commercial grower.
  • A course covering all aspects of the propagation, care and cultivation of common, and uncommon, berry fruit; with the opportunity to specialise to some degree in one type of berry.


More info & enrolment: BERRY PRODUCTION BHT309 »

Learn about the different aspects of fruit growing

  • Gain the skills and knowledge necessary to grow different types of crops
  • Learn about site and crop selection.
  • Learn about organic certification.
  • Understand the appropriate use of different cropping systems.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN FRUIT GROWING VHT047 »


A course for people working, or intending to work, in orchards or market gardens. 

  • Advance your career in crops – work in market gardens, orchards and more.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Learn from industry experts – our tutors.
Internationally accredited by IARC
More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT002 »

Do you want to work in cut flower production or increase your knowledge of cut flowers?

  • Learn about cut flower production - Certificate qualification from ACS Distance Education A great course for anyone wishing to work in cut flower production.
  • Understand the principles behind cut flower production.
  • Accredited course through IARC.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Study with industry experts – our tutors!

  

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (CUT FLOWERS) VHT002 »

Understand the principles and practice of organic plant growing

Learn the practice and principles of organic plant growing with this in depth qualification.  

  • Study plants, plant culture, soils, nutrition, plant identification and much more.
  • Accredited by the International Accreditation & Recognition Council.
  • Start the course at any time and work with industry experts to learn more about organic plant growing.

 

 

 

 



 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (ORGANIC PLANT GROWING) VHT002 »

Start Your Own Vineyard? Or work in a vineyard or learn more about the commercial production of grapes with this in depth certificate in viticulture.


  • Understand grape production for wine, drying and fresh fruit.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • All tutors are highly experienced and qualified.
  • Accredited qualification with IARC

 


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (VITICULTURE) VHT002 »

Learn all about organic vegetable production

Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing Course - the demand for organically grown vegetables is currently a major growth area in commercial horticulture.

  • Learn all aspects of organic vegetable production.
  • Gain important knowledge in this growing industry.
  • Improve your job prospects.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Study with our tutors who are experts in the field.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: COMMERCIAL ORGANIC VEGETABLE GROWING VHT241 »

Learn more about commercial vegetable production. 

Improve your crops, your business and your job prospects.  
You can study at your own pace and in your own time - Earn while you learn more about production methods for vegetables.   All with the support of highly qualified and experienced, friendly tutors.

Develop skills and knowledge required for commercial vegetable production, including a variety of production methods. This is a very sound 100 hour foundation course in general vegetable production. Note: Do not undertake Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing as well as this. The two courses do overlap)
More info & enrolment: COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION BHT222 »

CROP GROWING COURSE - NUTS, FRUITS, BERRIES, HERBS, VEGETABLES & CUT FLOWERS

LEARN TO GROW CROPS SUCCESSFULLY OUTDOORS.

  • Gain skills and knowledge necessary to grow and sell many different crops.
  • Study in your time and at your own pace.
  • Friendly, expert tutors.

"Provides a thorough knowledge framework in outdoor production of outdoor plants".

Learn about site & crop selection, soil management, cut flowers, vegetables, berries, nuts, herbs, tree fruits, other crops, managing a market garden and more.


More info & enrolment: CROPS I (OUTDOOR PLANT PRODUCTION) BHT112 »

 Learn to grow bulbs for the cut flower trade.

  • Suitable for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge in this area.
  • Improve your job prospects or produce better cut flower bulbs.
  • Learn about cultural practices, flower development, pest control and much more.
  • Study with industry experts – our tutors!

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: CUT FLOWER BULBS BHT317 »

Produce orchids for the cut flower trade - increase your knowledge of orchids to improve your knowledge and career prospects

Learn more about this beautiful flower and its production.

Study in your own time at your own pace.

Learn from our highly experienced and knowledgeable tutors.

“This specialist course is aimed at those that would love to work in the orchid growing sector. Greenhouse growing is covered extensively throughout this very rounded course. Improve your skills and gain work or set up your own business.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor

Orchids occur naturally from very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and provided you choose appropriate species and treat them according to location, it is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially due to their beauty, and also due to their long shelf life). Learn how to produce orchid flowers for the cut flower trade.


More info & enrolment: CUT FLOWER ORCHIDS VHT240 »

Develop your knowledge of cut flower production - improve your knowledge and career prospects.

 Our tutors are all industry experts and able to help you learn more about producing high quality cut flowers. You can study in your own time and at your own pace with their support. You will learn more about cut flower production and gain a useful qualification in this growth industry.

“This diverse course introduces you to the fundamental knowledge required to set up your own cut flower business or to work in this exciting field. The cut flower trade is an expanding industry.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor

Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry in increasingly affluent countries. This course provides a thorough basic training for the commercial cut flower grower.


More info & enrolment: CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221 »

Study this irrigation management course and learn about irrigation in different industries. Study the management of projects and irrigation systems.

  • Go beyond studies in irrigation and add water conservation, operations and project management to your skill set.
  • Study to further your career prospects as an employee, consultant or business owner.
  • Learn from experts - our tutors.

More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT VHT202 »

Learn to grow fruit in a temperate climate - a course for the serious grower!  

  • An essential introduction to the fruit growing industry.
  • Gain important skills for successful fruit growing in serious ways.
  • Learn management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices, pest control, stone fruits, fruit trees, nuts, vines and much more...

Learn from our qualified, highly experienced tutors.


More info & enrolment: FRUIT PRODUCTION -TEMPERATE CLIMATE BHT218 »

Learn more about fruit production in tropical and sub-tropical climates over the course of eight lessons. 

  • Learn more about warm climate fruit production.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Work with highly experienced and qualified tutors

Similar to the temperate fruit course, but adapted to cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. The course includes sections on Avocados, Pineapples, Macadamias, Paw Paws and Cashews.


More info & enrolment: FRUIT PRODUCTION -WARM CLIMATE BHT217 »

Study Greenhouse Cut Flowers to improve your knowledge of producing cut flowers and harvesting and marketing them.

Select your crop: and use appropriate equipment and techniques to get a viable commercial outcome.

Develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of cut flowers in greenhouses.

 

 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: GREENHOUSE CUT FLOWERS VHT239 »
Horticulture - Self Design Certificate
Can't quite find the certificate course you are looking for, then why not consider choosing six 100 modules and designing your own certificate?

This is a flexible qualification enabling you to choose different topics within horticulture that best suit your interests and needs.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: HORTICULTURE - SELF DESIGN CERTIFCATE »

STUDY THE DESIGN AND MAINTENANCE OF CROP IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

  • Learn to design, install, maintain, operate and evaluate simple irrigation systems.
  • Benefit from understanding more about irrigation and crops.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Study with highly experienced and qualified tutors

More info & enrolment: IRRIGATING CROPS BHT304 »

Learn about the culture and production of mushrooms with this informative course

 

Learn about mushroom culture and production with an online course from ACS Distance Education

  • Learn more about the cultivation and production of mushrooms. 
  • A great course for the beginner or someone wanting to improve their knowledge of mushroom production.

 

This is a comprehensive 100 hour course covering how to grow mushrooms on either a small or large scale.


 

 


More info & enrolment: MUSHROOM PRODUCTION BHT310 »

Learn about growing, developing and harvesting nuts

  • Learn about nut production and harvesting.
  • A great course for amateur nut growers and commercial nut growers.
  • Study in your own time at your own pace.
  • Our tutors are all experts in the field.

For the enthusiast or commercial grower. This course provides a sound foundation for growing a wide variety of nuts, particularly in temperate climates. It also provides opportunities for you to focus more on types of nuts that are of greater interest and relevance to you.


More info & enrolment: NUT PRODUCTION BHT219 »

Learn about the cultivation and production of cut flower crops

  • Study all of the elements necessary for the production of a cut flower crop - soils, plant nutrition, environment, culture and more.
  • Focus your studies on selected areas of cut flowers with a choice of elective modules.
  • The Proficicency Award In Cut Flower Production includes a special project, enabling students to apply their new skills and knowledge.

More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION VHT045 »

Learn about fruit growing in a temperate climate with this distance learning course

- develop your business or advance your career

  • Learn about the fruit growing industry.
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge in fruit production.
  • Learn useful planning, management, and marketing skills.
  • Learn from our courses - written and taught by professionals with extensive industry experience.
  • An elective content as part of the course means students can tailor part of their studies to a subject area of particular interest.

More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN FRUIT GROWING (TEMPERATE CLIMATE) VHT048 »

Study fruit growing in a warm climate with our distance learning course. Improve your career and job prospects in fruit production. 

  • Learn about the fruit growing industry.
  • Gain practical skills and knowledge in fruit production.
  • Learn useful planning, management, and marketing skills.
  • Learn from professionals with extensive industry experience.

 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN FRUIT GROWING (WARM CLIMATE) VHT049 »

Study irrigation with this 500 hour course.

There are three 100 hour modules looking at irrigation in agriculture, crops and horticulture. Then prepare a 200 hour industry project or workplace experience.


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN IRRIGATION VAG042 »

Gain a solid foundation of knowledge in the cultivation, production and harvesting of nut crops

 

 

  • Develop good horticultural practices - gain a solid knowledge of soils, nutrition, watering, environment, and pest control methods.
  • Learn about the different types of nuts and their uses.
  • Understand and know the requirements for choosing the right site for your trees.
  • A great course for enthusiasts to improve their knowledge and for commercial nut growers to improve their business or prospects.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN NUT GROWING VHT050 »

Learn about Orchids - be conversant with the production and evaluation of plants and cropping systems.

  • Understand the plant naming and classification systems.
  • Gain an insight into the appropriate way to grow a range of different orchid species.
  • Learn about greenhouse management.
  • Study commercial and marketing techniques.
  • Study and advance your own career or gain the knowledge to set up your own business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ORCHIDS VHT046 »

Develop your understanding of the practices and processes involved in successful plant cropping.

Gain a clear understanding of environmental control and plant growth in a protective environment.

Learn practical knowledge of plant husbandry techniques.

Study in your own time and at your own pace.

Learn more from our tutors – experts in the field!

 

 “Successful protective plant cropping requires the practical skills and knowledge you will gain when undertaking this course. A specialized field of growing covering all types of crops and ornamentals – this course with give you broad practical plant husbandry skills.” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor

 


More info & enrolment: PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION BHT223 »

Study soil management for crops and learn more about the importance of good soil management and nutrition

  • Soils are the foundation for any good horticulture; and this course as such is an essential training for anyone who seriously wants to grow crops.
  • Our tutors are there to help you every step of the way.
  • Learn from our highly experienced tutors.

  • This course is similar to our other soil management courses, but relates specifically to crops.

More info & enrolment: SOIL MANAGEMENT - CROPS BHT303 »

 
LEARN MORE ABOUT VITICULTURE, GRAPES AND WINE.
 
ACS Graduate comment: "[The course] gave me extra knowledge of the industry that I am currently working in. It covered all aspects of the industry. I liked the way you had to work through each lesson/category I received excellent feedback from my tutor. I enjoyed the viticulture course, it has given me extra knowledge that I will use." James McKelvey, Vineyard Manager, Australia, Viticulture course.
  • Develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varieties of grapes in different situations.
  • Learn to make informed decisions about the management of a vineyard.
  • Improve your job prospects and career in viticulture.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
Study with industry experts – our tutors!

“Want to enter the grape growing industry or start a vineyard? This would have to be one of the most comprehensive courses around. Be prepared to be challenged!” - Gavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert.Garden Design, MACA, ACS Tutor

More info & enrolment: VITICULTURE BHT220 »

Learn to grow nuts in tropical and sub tropical climates with help from our highly experienced tutors. 

  • Learn essential nutrition and soils for warm climate nut production.
  • Understand propagation methods used.
  • Study in your own time and at your own pace.
  • Work with industry experts – our tutors!

The content of this course is very similar to the "Growing Nuts" course, except this course deals exclusively with nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. In this course you will learn about the basis of all good Horticulture with soils and plant nutrition. About maintaining the correct cultural techniques for the long term health of your trees and methods for propagating them.


More info & enrolment: WARM CLIMATE NUTS BHT308 »