The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute at the University of Tasmania specialising in research, development, extension and education to support prosperous, innovative and sustainable agriculture and food sectors in Tasmania.
TIA began in 1997 as a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government, bringing together the human and physical resources of the Tasmanian Government with the scientific research and teaching capacity of the University of Tasmania.
Dairy Farm Management Masterclass Information Sessions
26th October for employers and students
Take your career in dairy further
The University of Tasmania and Dairy Australia have partnered to develop a Masterclass in Dairy Farm Management to boost the capability of Australia’s dairy sector.
As dairy farm businesses become increasingly dynamic, our industry requires highly capable people to be our farm managers of the future. Experts are needed in strategic thinking, critical analysis, decision making, problem solving, human resource management and effective communication.
If you are already working in the industry or are new to dairy, the Masterclass will help you build a career as a dairy farm manager through engaging, relevant and real-world learning experiences.
What to expect
This course will be offered as a blend of online learning and face-to-face workshops at a range of locations across Australia, meaning that no matter where you live, the Masterclass in Dairy Farm Management is accessible for you.
The course has been created in partnership with the dairy industry to ensure the learning activities align closely with on farm activity. It is expected you will be able to fit study around your current role.
The Masterclass will cover a variety of topics providing practical management skills that you can apply to your business from day one, including:
- Financial management
- Leadership and human resources
- Business development and strategy
- Dairy farm systems
- Dairy supply chain management
- Dairy business management
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Global trends and new market opportunities
You will also develop your professional skills and network with others working in the dairy industry through face to face workshops and industry excursions.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness, specialising in Dairy Management.
Who is the Masterclass for?
The Masterclass in Dairy Farm Management will provide current and future dairy managers around the country the knowledge and skills to maximise farm performance and lead successful teams. It would suit you if:
- You have experience in the sector, such as working on farm, and want to take your career to the next level.
- You are a current farm manager or owner, looking to continue developing your skills and knowledge that will help you further develop your business.
- You are a recent graduate who is ready to take the next step in your dairy career.
- You are an employer looking to provide quality professional learning opportunities for developing the skills and knowledge of your staff so they may be the capable workforce your farm business needs to be profitable and sustainable.
For admission to this degree you need to have:
- An Australian Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate or equivalent level standard and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the agricultural or horticultural sectors; OR
- A minimum of five years approved relevant work experience in the agricultural or horticultural sectors; OR
- Other special circumstances (e.g. post‐secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.
Typical minimum 5 years’ experience in the dairy industry may include:
- Managing or leading a team of at least one or more
- Reporting to a manager, owner or board (including some form of written communication and/or reporting)
- Ability to use Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel (intermediate skill level)
- Responsible for some level of decision making within a business – e.g. responsible for decision making at a herd manager role or similar, and able to communicate and justify decision making process to manager, owner or similar
- Working in a second in charge, manager, lower order share milker, share farmer role
- Good time management skills
- Experience managing a budget and dealing with an accountant and/or book keeper
- Completion of recognised industry professional development courses
To receive course information from us as further details are confirmed, please email your enquiry to Dairy.firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
Commonwealth supported places are available. Students who enrol in a Commonwealth supported place can apply for a HECS-HELP loan. HECS-HELP is a loan program to help eligible students pay their student contribution amounts.