Fruit and Nut Production Courses

Course Listings

Berry Production

Want to Grow Berries?

This course is for any berry enthusiast, small holding farmer, farm worker or commercial grower.

Covering all aspects of the propagation, care and cultivation of common (and uncommon) berry fruit - with the opportunity to specialise to some degree in one type of berry.



Fruit Production - Warm Climate

Grow Tropical and Sub Tropic Fruits

Similar to the temperate fruit course, but adapted to cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. The course reviews a huge variety of different fruits, but with particular attention being given to the more important ones including: passionfruit, avocados, pineapples, macadamias, paw paws, oranges and cashews.

Fruit Production -Temperate Climate

Fruits and Orchard Production

Become an Expert at Fruit Growing

An eight lesson course that starts by introducing the fruit growing industry and moves through most of the skills needed for successful fruit growing in a serious way. Topics covered include management, soils, planting, irrigation, pruning, cultural practices (including pest control), pome and stone fruits, and various vines, fruit trees and nuts.

  • Online course
  • Alternatively, study by distance education using paper based notes or a CD

Nut Production

Nut Farming and Nut Culture

For the enthusiast or commercial grower.

Gain a sound foundation for growing a wide variety of nuts, particularly in temperate climates. This course also provides opportunities for you to focus more on types of nuts that are of greater interest and relevance to you.

A detailed study on nut growing with the opportunity to specialise, to some degree, according to your interests. Eight lessons cover culture, site selection and planning, common and uncommon nut varieties, propagation, soils, pests and diseases, harvesting, and more.

Qualification - Certificate In Horticulture (Viticulture)

Learn Vineyard, Winery, Grape Production: Start or Manage a Vineyard

This is a comprehensive (700 hr) course for people working, or intending to work, in the production of grapes. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to the production of grapes for wine, drying or as fresh fruit.

The Core Units comprise fifteen lessons and are divided into the following sections:

  • Introduction to Plants
  • Plant Culture
  • Soils and Nutrition
  • Plant Identification and Use
  • Pests, Diseases and Weeds

The second part of the course focuses totally on grape production, management and marketing.

Accredited through the International Accreditation & recognition Council


Grape Growing for Vineyard and Winery

The viticulture industry still has a lot of opportunities: niche wine makers, for example, still have a very bright future.
The viticulture industry is also on the outlook for people who have the skills and knowledge to work within established vineyards.

Whether you want to set up a backyard winemaking enterprise, a small vineyard, or work in this industry - this course will give you the confidence you need to move forward.

This course is comprehensive - it gives you lots of experiential learning: practical as well as theoretical skills

Ten lessons covering the history of viticulture, the current state of the industry, wine and table grapes, dried grapes, cultural practices (trellising, soils, planting, pruning, irrigation, pests and diseases); vineyard design, improving quality, harvest and post harvest procedures, winemaking, marketing and more.

  • Online course
  • Alternatively, study by distance education using paper based notes or a CD

Warm Climate Nuts

Nut Growing Course: Nuts for the Sub Tropics and Tropics

The content of this course is very similar to the 'Growing Nuts' course, except this deals exclusively with nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics e.g. macadamias. There are eight lessons including a special project in this course. This course is designed as a detailed look at identification and culture of nuts in warmer climates. Emphasis is placed on the species that are of horticultural value. There are many nuts that you would not be aware of coming from the various cultures of the tropics, that are of great interest to our use today.


Study Wine

  • The science
  • The production methods
  • Different types and styles
  • How to manage the process and influence the product quality