Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture

2023 course information for Domestic Students
2023 course information for International Students

updated 7:41 AM on Thu, 1 December

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
View full English language requirements
ATAR
45
Duration
1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
1 year full-time
Location
Lismore, Online
Lismore
Start date
March
February
Course code
2125105
Course abbreviation
DipRegAg
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Fees
Commonwealth supported
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Interested a career in agriculture where you can multiply your opportunities? The Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture combines foundation regenerative agriculture units and academic skills units with an option to specialise in soil management. The course is ideal for those already working in the industry who wish to upgrade their skills for work as a soil lab technician or for those with an interest in pursuing further study at the Bachelor level.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture will enable entry and up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross Bachelor of Science (Regenerative Agriculture).

The Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture is offered through SCU College, which provides students with a highly supported learning environment.

Interested a career in agriculture where you can multiply your opportunities? The Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture combines foundation regenerative agriculture units and academic skills units with an option to specialise in soil management. The course is ideal for those already working in the industry who wish to upgrade their skills for work as a soil lab technician or for those with an interest in pursuing further study at the Bachelor level.

Successful completion of the Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture will enable entry and up to eight units of credit towards the Southern Cross Bachelor of Science (Regenerative Agriculture).

The Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture is offered through SCU College, which provides students with a highly supported learning environment.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

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

Credit for prior learning

N/A

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall Score5.5
Reading5.0
Writing5.5
Listening5.0
Speaking5.0

About the course

Students have the option to complete a specialisation in soil management.

Domestic students

LocationTeaching period
LismoreTerm  1
OnlineTerm  1

International students

LocationTeaching periodAnnual FeesCRICOS
LismoreTerm  1$31,600 ($3,950 per unit)111197C
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying in Australia

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture, students must complete 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core units

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
SCIN1001Nature of Science Note 1
CHEM1001Chemistry
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges

Unit CodeUnit TitleNotes

Core units

EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
SCIN1001Nature of Science Note 1
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
SOIL2001Soil Processes
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
AGRC2004Soil Management
CHEM1001Chemistry
AGRC2006Regenerative Agricultural Practices


Course progressions

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. Assistance on how to enrol can be accessed here.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

Browse uni-wide elective units by selecting Uni-wide elective in the advanced filter of the Unit search

Browse shared majors and their units at Shared majors

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Students must enrol in the core College units in their first Term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND SCIN1001 -  Nature of Science.
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
SCIN1001Nature of Science
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions.
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore Campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
BIOL1005Cells and Molecules
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 3-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to https://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. This unit is offered at Lismore and NMSC for on-campus undergraduate students. Practical classes are run specifically for Head Start (High School) students at Gold Coast. This location is not available to undergraduate students.
STAT1002Scientific Data Management and Analysis
Term3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Online
Term3
N/A
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory Industry Tour for all students. Please refer to http://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
ENVR1001Science and Global Challenges
Term1,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
Term1
Term1
Lismore
Term1,5
Term1,5
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1,5
N/A
Anti-requisitesSCIN1002 - Science in Society

Unit CodeUnit TitleAvailableNotes
Students must enrol in the core College units in their first Term of study: EDUC1001 -  Language and Learning in your Discipline AND SCIN1001 -  Nature of Science
EDUC1001Language and Learning in your Discipline
Term1,3,5
LocationDomesticInternational
Brisbane - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Coffs Harbour
Term3
Term3
Gold Coast
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Hayman Island - Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Lismore
Term3
Term3
MelbourneN/A
Term1,3,5
Melbourne - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
Online
Term1,3,5
N/A
Papua New Guinea - IBSU Port MoresbyN/A
Term1
PerthN/A
Term1,3,5
SydneyN/A
Term1,3,5
Sydney - The Hotel School
Term1,3,5
Term1,3,5
SCIN1001Nature of Science
Term1,3
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term3
Term3
Online
Term1,3
N/A
Anti-requisitesCannot be taken if already completed or enrolling in HLTH1001 - Introduction to Science for Health Professions.
AGRC1003Introduction to Regenerative Agriculture
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a compulsory Industry Tour for all students. Please refer to http://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SCIN1005Organisms and Environments
Term4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term4
Term4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term4
Term4
Online
Term4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables.
SOIL2001Soil Processes
Term1
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term1
Term1
Online
Term1
N/A
Pre-requisites CHEM1001 - Chemistry AND SCIN1004 - Earth Systems
Enrolment informationThis is an Intermediate level unit that requires students to have an understanding of minerals and landscape development and of basic chemistry. This essential background is provided by completion of the pre-requisite units or equivalent experience. There will be a three-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. For on-campus students there are four 3-hour compulsory practical sessions during the Term. Please refer to timetable information for details.
AGRC2004Soil Management
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
N/A
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for online students that will be held on the Lismore campus. Please refer to http://www.scu.edu.au/timetables for further information on timetables. To complete this higher-level soils unit, students must have a sound understanding of soil processes and the chemistry underpinning them. SOIL2001 - Soil Processes
CHEM1001Chemistry
Term2,4
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2,4
Term2,4
National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2,4
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a 2-day compulsory residential for Online students that will be held on the Lismore Campus. Registration for your residential location and time preference may be necessary upon unit enrolment. Please check the Blackboard site for CHEM1001 for any latest information and updates.
AGRC2006Regenerative Agricultural Practices
Term2
LocationDomesticInternational
Lismore
Term2
Term2
Online
Term2
N/A
Enrolment informationThere will be a non-compulsory, 4-day industry tour for all students. The tour will leave from the Lismore campus. All students participating in the tour will need to pay a contribution ($300 in 2022) towards accommodation by the end of week 1. Places on the Industry Tour may be limited.


Notes

Note 1: This unit is only available Online.

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Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined scientific and agricultural settings.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of science and agriculture.

Apply ethical and sustainable values and practices within defined scientific and agricultural contexts.

Apply theoretical and technical knowledge and skills within defined contexts in the field of science and agriculture.

Exercise judgement to identify problems and contribute to their solutions in defined scientific and agricultural settings.

Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for own learning and work in defined scientific and agricultural contexts.

Apply academic knowledge and skills to communicate information, concepts, and solutions, individually and/or in a team within defined scientific and agricultural contexts.

Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultural perspectives within defined scientific and agricultural contexts.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

The Diploma of Regenerative Agriculture is a one-year full-time (or part-time equivalent) pathway course that equips students with foundational knowledge and skills in Regenerative Agriculture.

Graduates may find work as soil lab technicians or pursue further study in the Southern Cross Bachelor of Science (Regenerative Agriculture) for more career opportunities in the expanding specialist field of regenerative agriculture.

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students

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International future
students

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Current
students

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