Course summary

The Graduate Diploma in Regenerative Agriculture provides students with insight into the processes of transition required to build more resilient farming systems and rural societies.

Drawing on multi-disciplinary knowledges, this course will provide graduate students a sound understanding of how to apply the principles and practices of regenerative agriculture in different farming contexts. They will also learn how to effectively work with landholders and support transitions towards regenerative systems. A broad selection of elective units are available. Students with a science background can select soils-focused elective units, or students can select  Indigenous-Knowledge focused elective units.

This course draws on the University’s specialist expertise in plant science, agronomy, ecology and socio-ecological systems to develop a higher-level understanding of the philosophies underpinning regenerative agriculture and enables students to integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge to develop innovative solutions to agribusiness and land management challenges. 

It is designed for students who want to be a part of a new way of farming that better supports, and is supported by natural processes, building more resilient farms and farmers in a future of increased seasonal and weather variability.

This course responds to industry need not only for regenerative farmers but also for regenerative agronomists and consultants who can advise and guide the supply of food and fibre from regenerative farms and support improved land management. This postgraduate qualification is suited both to people already working in the farming and agribusiness sector and also to those who wish to transition into this dynamic and important industry.

The Graduate Diploma in Regenerative Agriculture provides students with insight into the processes of transition required to build more resilient farming systems and rural societies.

Drawing on multi-disciplinary knowledges, this course will provide graduate students a sound understanding of how to apply the principles and practices of regenerative agriculture in different farming contexts. They will also learn how to effectively work with landholders and support transitions towards regenerative systems. A broad selection of elective units are available. Students with a science background can select soils-focused elective units, or students can select  Indigenous-Knowledge focused elective units.

This course draws on the University’s specialist expertise in plant science, agronomy, ecology and socio-ecological systems to develop a higher-level understanding of the philosophies underpinning regenerative agriculture and enables students to integrate cross-disciplinary knowledge to develop innovative solutions to agribusiness and land management challenges. 

It is designed for students who want to be a part of a new way of farming that better supports, and is supported by natural processes, building more resilient farms and farmers in a future of increased seasonal and weather variability.

This course responds to industry need not only for regenerative farmers but also for regenerative agronomists and consultants who can advise and guide the supply of food and fibre from regenerative farms and support improved land management. This postgraduate qualification is suited both to people already working in the farming and agribusiness sector and also to those who wish to transition into this dynamic and important industry.

Students complete six core units:

  • Building Resilience in a Changing Climate: Through Drought, Fire and Flood
  • Ecological Perspectives for Transformational Change
  • Regenerative Agricultural Principles and Practices
  • Regenerative Agricultural Strategies
  • Planning Rural Landscapes
  • Supporting Change in Regenerative Systems 

and two electives from one of the following specialisations:

  • Soils Specialisation
  • Indigenous Knowledge Specialisation

or from a broad range of elective units.

Course Learning Outcome

Develop creative solutions to dynamic complex problems in agriculture, by synthesising information from a range of relevant multidisciplinary sources and disciplines, using an approach grounded in holism.

Demonstrate an integrative understanding of regenerative agriculture by critically evaluating the role and relevance of regenerative agriculture and its application in society.

Develop creative solutions to dynamic complex problems in agriculture, by synthesising information from a range of relevant multidisciplinary sources and disciplines, using an approach grounded in holism.

Reflect on the role of self, ethics and continuous learning in building new discipline-specific knowledge and applying it to socio-ecological challenges in science and agriculture.

Demonstrate a comprehensive and nuanced understanding of the nature of complex socio-ecological systems in an agricultural context.

Demonstrate an integrative understanding of regenerative agriculture by critically evaluating the role and relevance of regenerative agriculture and its application in society.

Demonstrate an integrative understanding of the major biophysical, social and policy drivers that underpin agricultural practice and how they contribute to practice change.

Reflect on the role of self, ethics and continuous learning in building new discipline-specific knowledge and applying it to socio-ecological challenges in science and agriculture.

Effectively communicate and generate ideas, concepts and knowledge for a variety of stakeholders in the agricultural context using a range of mediums.

Incorporate diverse cultural perspectives and Indigenous ways of knowing to inform understandings of complex and interconnected ecological, social and economic systems.


Course overview

Course code

1108440

Course abbreviation

GradDipRA

Credit points

96

Equivalent units

8

Duration

1 year full-time; 2 years part-time

Duration

1 year full-time

Availability details

Domestic

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Lismore Term 1 N/A N/A
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Fee information

Fee paying


International

Location Teaching period Annual Fees CRICOS
Online Term 1 N/A N/A

Course requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising: 
  • 1 specialisation in Soils or Indigenous Knowledge; (96 credit points) OR 
  • 6 core units (72 credit points) and equivalent 2 option units (24 credit points)

To be eligible to exit with a Graduate Certificate in Regenerative Agriculture, students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising 4 core units.

 


Schedule of units

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Course progressions

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