Holistic Management - Sustainable Rural Lands, Business and Communities
About the Course
The concept of holistic management was developed over a period of 40 Years by
Allan Savory, a wildlife biologist/farmer/management consultant in Africa. The
qualification offers land managers a framework of setting management goals based
on the triple bottom line of sustainable economic, environmental and social
The Diploma of Holistic Management - Sustainable Rural Lands, Business and
Communities provides participants with the knowledge and skills to holistically
manage agricultural production systems, rural based businesses and/or publicly
owned land resources in a manner that is ecologically, financially and socially
This also includes the development of strategies for the farm or rural based
business and/or publicly owned land resources that meet individual and community
expectations for ecologically sustainable food and fibre production and
stewardship of public lands.
NSW Skills List
This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled
Participants may enter this qualification through a number of entry points
including (but not limited to) completion of the Higher School Certificate,
previous study at a Certificate IV level or above, experience in an agricultural
or business enterprise, land management experience or an interest in ecology.
Successful completion of this qualification can lead to advanced standing in related qualifications including: AHC50110 Diploma of Agriculture, AHC51410 Diploma of Agribusiness Management, AHC60110 Advanced Diploma of Agriculture, AHC60310. A range of tertiary institutions may also grant graduates of this course advance standing in related higher education courses such as associate degrees and degrees in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Farm Management, Agribusiness and Ecological Sustainability. Specific advance standing discussions have commenced with Charles Sturt University and the University of New England.
Learners who successfully complete nationally endorsed units of competence will
be granted advanced standing in the relevant training package qualification.
Training package qualifications with a significant connection with the Diploma
of holistic management are:
- AHC50110 Diploma of agriculture;
- AHC51410 Diploma of agribusiness management;
- AHC60110 Advanced diploma of agriculture;
- AHC60310 Advanced diploma of agribusiness management.
A non-specific articulation arrangement can be negotiated with a range of
tertiary institutions from these Training Package qualifications. Higher
education courses that would be suitable include Associate degrees and degrees
in Agriculture, Natural Resource Management, Farm Management, Agribusiness and
Specific articulation discussions have commenced with Charles Sturt University
and the University of New England.
Holistic farm manager, holistic agribusiness manager, holistic manager of
publicly owned lands, holistic rural service business manager.
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Where can I study?
TAFE Western Connect
Starts in February
Enrolment Code: 10219NAT-01V01-18WCN-002
TAFE Western Connect
How will I study?
The concept of Holistic Management was developed over a period of 40 Years by Allan Savory, a wildlife biologist/farmer/management consultant in Africa. The course offers land managers a framework for setting management goals based on the triple bottom line of sustainable economic, environmental and social benefits.
Currently over 12 million hectares worldwide are managed using holistic principles. Since 1994, over 5000 people in Australia have attended training in holistic management. Currently there are 10 certified educators in Australia. Holistic management principles provide land managers with a framework to implement and monitor sustainable land use practices.
The course is intended to provide participants with a range of knowledge, skills, generic and specific competencies to perform the following job role(s):
• Holistic farm manager
• Holistic agribusiness manager
• Holistic manager of publicly owned lands
• Holistic rural service business manager
These job roles will typically involve the holistic management of agricultural production systems, rural based businesses and/or publicly owned land resources in a manner that is ecologically, financially and socially sustainable.
This also includes the development of strategies for the farm or rural based business and/or publicly owned land resources that meet individual and community expectations for ecologically sustainable food and fibre production and stewardship of public lands. The course is also suitable for people who want to make decisions in general that are ecological, financial and socially sound both in the short and long term. (For more information about Holistic Management you can go to http://www.savoryinstitute.com).
A minimun number of students is required before the course commences.
This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.
When will I study?
Class attendance is Part time
This course involves a series of 2 or 3 day workshops at various locations around NSW and held approximately one month apart, supplemented with webinars and online resources. Contact Head Teacher - Richard Ingham 02 6393 2626 for details.Start Date: 5 February 2018
End Date: 7 December 2018
What will I pay?
A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment.
The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.
TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,060.00 (GST free).
The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.
Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.
A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.
Study Now, Pay Later
VET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.
More information on VET Student Loans can be found at https://www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.
Who can I talk to?
Please contact the TAFE Western Hotline on 1300 823 393 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What do I need?
TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently