Sustainable Grains Production

The Sustainable Grains Production Course allows you to study from home over a one to two year period, depending on personal time commitments. It covers the background and principles of grains production for all the main grains grown in Australia:

  • Grains production; and
  • Crop protection.

Detailed notes are provided covering cereals, oilseeds and pulse crops.

Sustainable Grains Production at UNE

The course is designed to provide specialist training in modern grain production and marketing for grain growers and others involved in the grain production and supply chain.

The Sustainable Grains Production course is taught in both the Northern and Southern grains regions, with 3-4 day intensive schools being held in Toowoomba and Tamworth, or Adelaide, Horsham and Wagga Wagga, depending on your location.

The course is the only one of its kind in Australia, and has been designed by grains industry experts. It is suitable to a variety of roles within the industry, including growers, advisers and consultants, retail agronomists, grain handlers, and researchers.

Students who already have a degree and complete all four units will be awarded a Graduate Certificate in Agriculture (Sustainable Grain Production). Individual units can also be put towards other qualifications, such as a diploma or bachelor degree.

Students without a university qualification can study an additional four units from a range of subjects, including (but not limited to):

On successful completion of the course, including these additional units, students will be awarded a Diploma in Agriculture.


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For further information about studying Grains Production, contact:

Craig Birchall
Lecturer in Sustainable Grains Production
Phone: +61 2 6773 2721