- Course Duration: 8 sessions throughout the year.
- Training Location: Statewide Victoria.
- Commencement dates: Contact RIST for more information.
- Study Level: Diploma
- Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements for this course
- Study Area: Livestock
What Participants are saying about the course:
"I have used the knowledge I gained over the 3 years of doing BeefCheque to fine tune my management skills and make the farm I manage more productive through better pasture utilisation."
Matthew Brown, Clyde
"This course was a great way to put knowledge and theory behind what is done on the farm and why. I feel positive that this course will improve some of my current practices".
2009 participant, Warragul, VIC
"After completing BeefCheque, I have a very positive feeling about the capability of my business to improve".
2009 participant, Seymour, VIC
- Soils and fertilisers.
- Rotational and sustainable grazing.
- Beef production.
- Pastures for livestock.
- Pasture growth.
- Grazing management for pastures.
- Planning for production targets.
About the course:
As the name suggests BeefCheque is all about growing more grass, utilising more grass, growing more beef and ultimately making more money. You will also gain a greater understanding of drought tolerant and summer action perennials, as well as managing and maximising your water usage.
This invaluable program will delve into the interaction between pasture & livestock and the principles behind improving the management of both.
- Principles of pasture and livestock interaction.
- Utilising a Focus Farm to look at the same paddocks with the same livestock on a regular basis throughout the year.
- Regular visits allow participants to have involvement in the decision making process of the farm.
- Implementing a range of grazing strategies into your own enterprise.
- On-farm meetings to assit in analysis and measurement of the impact and on-farm improvements.
What are the Career Outcomes:
This course is aimed at producers, farm managers and farm workers who have involvement in the day to day production and management of livestock.
How do I gain a Qualification:
On successful completion of this skill set, students will be issued with a statement of attainment. These competencies build towards gaining a Diploma of Agriculture or Certificate IV in Agriculture.
What do I study?:
- AHCBAC401A - Manage pastures for livestock production.
- AHCAGB402A - Analyse and interpret production data.
- AHCLSK402A - Develop livestock feeding plans.
- AHCWRK502A - Collect and manage data.
- AHCLSK505A - Develop production plans for livestock.
- AHCBUS507A - Monitor and review business peformance.
These Victorian accredited competencies are only applicable for those participants undertaking training in Victoria.
Can I get Credit for previous study/experience?:
RIST offers the opportunity for students to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Recognition of Current Competencies (RCC) in all nationally recognised training offered by RIST.
Contact RIST for further details.
When can I start?:
Please contact the RIST Centre for upcoming course dates.
How do I apply?:
Please contact RIST for an enrolment form or click the button above to download the form.
Freephone: 1800 883 343
Phone: 03 5573 0943
Students with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Fees and Charges:
For eligible participants, this training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.
For current fees and charges, please refer to the 2013 Course Fees & Charges Schedule.
In addition to the Government funded training, RIST also delivers a range of commercial programs which are operated on a fee for service basis. Fees and charges for this type of training are not governed by the Ministerial Direction.
Ph: 03 5573 0943