Integrated Weed Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: University of New England
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About this unit

Study this online unit in Integrated Weed Management to develop a deeper understanding of the complexity of integrating various techniques of weed management in order to achieve optimal results.

Offered by Open Universities Australia and University of New England, this online unit will guide you through various methods used to control weeds including the use of chemicals, grazing strategies, quarantine and classical biological control. Throughout the course of the unit, you will also explore a wide range of factors relating to the spread of weeds. The impact of weeds on the ecosystems they dominate will be examined, and other topic areas include weed invasion and population dynamics.

You will also be able to select an area to specialise in, as the unit is designed to offer an array of choices to help you address your professional development needs. Specialisations can include aquatic systems, cropping systems, vineyards, orchards, and national parks and conservation reserves.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit; so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In this weed management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to weeds – weeds and their impact
  • The ecology of weeds – weed evasion, population dynamics and interference
  • Weed control techniques – legislation and quarantine, tillage and physical methods, cultural control, grazing, classical biological control, herbicide
  • Historical and economic perspectives on weed management – history of IWM, economics of weed management
  • Weed management strategies – crops, pastures, environmental weeds, vegetables, tree crops and vines, turf, plantation forests, rangelands, aquatic weed
  • Challenges and future approaches to weed management

Course pathways

This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but may be eligible for credit. Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

By the end of the unit, you will have a comprehensive grasp of the various areas of integrated weed management, and will be able to critically evaluate various options with regard to effectively controlling weed infestations.

Such skills and knowledge will be advantageous to farmers, horticulturalists, gardeners and conservation specialists.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Integrated Weed Management from University of New England.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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