Both the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma in Protected Cropping are recognised by the two industry organisations – Protected
Cropping Australia and the Hydroponic Farmers Federation.
WHAT YOU’LL STUDY
The course includes a combination of flexible online learning modules and practical on-site workshops to allow you the flexibility to work while studying.
The highlight for your learning journey is the Masterclass experience, where you will meet with industry experts and work on real life industry challenges in a world-class, hightech greenhouse facility. Themes within the workshops for the Masterclass include software and hardware systems, crop and produce management, integrated pest management and fertigation systems.
The Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate in Protected Cropping courses are a key education and training component of National Vegetable Protected Cropping Centre, jointly funded by Horticulture Innovation Australia and Western Sydney University. The Centre encompasses 1800sq. m. over 9 independently controlled growing spaces designed with the world’s very best glasshouse infrastructure and sensor controlled systems, to offer research,
education and training opportunities in modern protected cropping horticulture.
The practical experience gained during this course will allow you to be part of the sustainable solution that focuses on resource management, reducing agricultural pollutants and environmental footprint, and using technology to advance production.
Graduates of this degree can look forward to career opportunities, such as; Horticultural Business Managers, Crop and Nursery Managers, Business Consultants or High-tech Growers.
HOW TO APPLY
Postgraduate course applications are processed online and can be made directly to Western Sydney University at westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws or alternatively through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) at uac.edu.au/postgraduate.
Students are eligible to apply for one of the 65 scholarships (up to $5,000 each) and internships (up to $17,500 each) generously provided by the five industry partners. The applicants need to submit an Expression of Interest form and the Project Reference Group will make the selection.
For more information about studying this course, please contact
Professor Zhonghua Chen
0466 544 696
Visit the Protected Cropping course pages for more information.