Certificate IV in Organic Farming


  • Course Information
  • Units
  • Cost
  • Delivery
  • Benefits
  • Pathways
  • Gain a nationally accredited qualification without leaving the farm.


    Our Certificate IV course is designed for people  who would like to improve their farm skills - with particular emphasis on organic farming. There are no prerequisites.This course is currently available by assessment only pathway (Recognition of Prior Learning). All units are available in this pathway. Online training materials are currently under development, if you would like further information please contact our office on 02 6884 8812

    RuralBiz Training (RTO Code 90782) is responsible for ensuring compliance of all training and assessment.



    This course is currently available by assessment only pathway (Recognition of Prior Learning). All units are available in this pathway.

    Click here to view the units in this course.

    Please contact our office (admin@ruralbiztraining.com.au) for more information

    A total of 12 units of competency must be completed, made up of:

    • one core unit
    • four units from group A
    • five units from group A or B
    • two units from group A or B or from units in Cert III, IV or Diploma in this training package or from any other currently endorsed training package or accredited course. Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in Agriculture and be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4.
      Core Unit
    AHCWHA401 Maintain work health and safety processes
      Group A
    AHCORG402 Manage organic livestock production
    Manage organic soil improvement
    Oversee compliance with an organic certification scheme
    Manage on-farm composting
      Group B 
    AHCBAC402 Plan a pasture establishment program
    Administer finance, insurance and legal requirement
    Cost a project
    Operate within a budget framework
    AHCLSK402 Develop livestock feeding plans
    AHCLSK412 Arrange livestock purchases
    AHCLSK416 Identify and select animals for breeding
    AHCSOL401 Sample soils and interpret results
    AHCWRK403 Supervise work routines and staff performance
    Other possible electives
    AHCSOL501 Monitor and manage soils for production
    AHCORG502 Prepare the enterprise for organic certification
    AHCAGB501 Develop climate risk management strategies


  • COST

    Your fee for this course will depend on the the availability of a subsidy from your State and your eligibility.  To view a summary of all current course fees and subsidies please click here or contact our office for more information.

    Payment options

    Payment plan

    Want to make smaller, regular payments throughout your course?  

    The payment plan option consists of establishing a direct debit facility for payments deducted weekly, fortnightly, monthly or quarterly from your nominated bank account or credit card, across the duration of your enrolment (up to 2 years). There is a $10 establishment fee and a 4% administration charge on all payment plans.   The establishment fee is paid in your first instalment and the administration fee becomes part of your scheduled deduction. 

    Payment plans are administered by DebitSuccess (www.debitsuccess.com.au)

    Up front payment

    You can make an upfront payment (of no more than $1,500)  for your student fee while enrolling with any residual processed through the payment plan.


    Please contact our office (admin@ruralbiztraining.com.au) for more information


    Key Benefits

    • Flexible - self paced online or online group delivery, fit study in with your life.
    • Everyone with an internet connection has equal access to training
    • Training is delivered to you - wherever you have internet access
    • No travel time or travel costs
    • Access to online materials 24/7
    • Access to the best trainers who are farmers themselves, not just trainers who can visit your district
    • Your very own Guardian Angel for support
    • Work in groups from a wide geographic area
    • Training can continue even if you are travelling or cut off by floods or other natural disasters
    • Assessments are submitted online - fast turnaround times
    • Student Card - purchase some items at discounted prices


    Please contact our office (admin@ruralbiztraining.com.au) for more information

Certificate IV in Organic Farming