Diploma in Farm Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

  • Qualification

    Certificate and Diplomas

  • Duration

    1 year full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

If you’ve already studied our Diploma in Agriculture, the Diploma in Farm Management cultivates your abilities further, so 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 at 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. 
  • You will also be required to meet the reporting requirements for your practical work.

Some previous farming experience is preferred but not essential.

Download the Practical Work Handbook (PDF 1300 KB) for this diploma. 

For more information on the practical aspects of study, email the Practical Work Coordinator or phone +64 3 423 0061.

Programme information

Programme Structure

A course advisor will help you to plan your study programme.


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Programme contacts

Dan Smith

Dan Smith


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