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Diploma in Farm Management

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If you’ve already studied our Diploma in Agriculture, the Diploma in Farm Management cultivates your abilities further, so you that you can pursue management roles.

The Diploma in Farm Management expands your knowledge and capabilities to prepare you for management positions in agribusiness or professional farm management.

This one-year, full-time study programme covers all aspects of agribusiness management, including land purchase and ownership, agricultural law, labour management and law, financial and taxation management, investment analysis and machinery ownership.

Practical work requirements

In addition to your study, you’re expected to:

  • Complete 44 weeks of hands-on practical experience
  • Work on least two different types of farms.

To complete the practical requirements successfully, you’ll need:

  • Competence in driving vehicles (experience driving tractors or trucks is an advantage)
  • The physical ability to work on farms without endangering yourself or others.
  • Some previous farming experience is preferred but not essential.

Entry criteria

To enter the Diploma in Farm Management, you must have successfully completed Lincoln University’s Diploma in Agriculture.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 4 (Academic Endorsement)

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