Farm Business Management Skill Set

Good business management practices are the key to a successful, profitable business. Farmers who are just starting out or wanting to take their business to the next level have an opportunity to strengthen their business management skills with funding from the Queensland Government to undertake the AHCSS00030 Farm Business Management Skill Set.

Participant Testimonial:
“This course caters to all levels of business, whether you are just starting out, have been in your farm business for many years or work in a position of management on a farm. The course has given me the confidence to set objectives and goals, analyse strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for our farm business and given me motivation to make action plans for our short term and long term future, identifying risks and putting management plans in place.  The knowledge I have gained from attending this course has been invaluable and I would encourage anyone thinking about it, no matter how long you have been in your farm business, to do it.  The group involvement was enjoyable and the guidance has had a very positive impact.  It is essential to keep up to date with modern developments and this course will definitely take your farm business in the right direction.” — Louise Bowman, workshop attendee

Farm Business Management training workshops are being held throughout Queensland in partnership with the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network (QAWN).

The AHCSS00030 Farm Business Management Skill Set is an accredited agribusiness program suited for Queensland farmers and farm business managers with responsibility for farm business planning and management. The program involves the completion of the following four agribusiness units, for which participants receive a Statement of Attainment:

  • Develop and review a business plan
  • Monitor and review business performance
  • Develop and implement business structures and relationships
  • Manage risk

These units can provide credit towards a number of qualifications including:

  • AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture
  • AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management

The training will be delivered by industry presenters – the Agri-Business Development Institute (ABDI).

Course fees: This skill set attracts State Government funding, which means that eligible participants will only pay a co-contribution fee of $244 or $144 (concessional fee rate) instead of the full fee of $2,648. An online option is also available.


  • $244 (non concessional students)
  • $144 (concessional students).

This includes lunch and all learning resources


 Workshop Date/s Location
6 – 7 March 2018 St George
20 – 21 March 2018 Nambour
17-18 April 2018 Mackay
23 – 24 April 2018 Charters Towers
29 – 30 May 2018 Mareeba
12 – 13 June 2018 Toowoomba
26 – 27 June 2018 Stanthorpe

During this practical training course you will get to complete a comprehensive business plan for your farm.


The Queensland Government provides a generous subsidy for the AHCSS00030 Farm Business Management Skill Set under its Higher Level Skills program. To be eligible to receive the subsidy you must be an owner, manager or worker of a farm in Queensland and:

  • be aged 15 years or over and no longer at school; permanently reside in Queensland, be an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident (includes humanitarian entrant), temporary resident with the necessary visa and work permits on the pathway to permanent residency, or New Zealand citizen


To enrol for a workshop, click HERE.