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  • AHC51416 / AHC50116

Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture

Double award
At a glance

At a glance

Advance your career in agriculture with this high-level double qualification. Become an agribusiness manager, or farm, property, or station manager.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Farm Manager
  • Property Manager
  • Station Manager
  • Farm Production Manager
  • Production Unit Manager
  • Agronomist
  • Agribusiness Manager/Administrator
  • Farm Manager/Administrator
  • Production Unit Manager/Administrator
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AHC51416 / AHC50116 Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture

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Course overview

Course overview

Enrich your career in the agriculture industry with this high-level double qualification. Develop a broad range of advanced skills and knowledge needed to become an agribusiness manager, or farm, property, or station manager.

The agribusiness sector is highly diverse consisting of operators across agricultural services and production at all levels of the supply chain. A growing middle class in our main Asian export markets coupled with rising disposable incomes and changing diet trends are supporting continued growth in this sector.

In this course you will learn how to manage both livestock and crop production, market your products and services, and prepare and monitor budgets. We will also teach you how to develop farm and business plans, climate risk management strategies, and sustainable land strategies.

Upon successful completion of this double qualification you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become a farm, property or station manager. You will also have a solid foundation to complete further study and advance your career in this field.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 10 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
AHCAGB501
Develop climate risk management strategies
AHCAGB502
Plan and manage infrastructure requirements
AHCAGB503
Plan and monitor production processes
AHCAGB505
Develop a whole farm plan
AHCBAC408
Manage agricultural crop production
AHCBUS502
Market products and services
AHCBUS506
Develop and review a business plan
AHCBUS507
Monitor and review business performance
AHCBUS508
Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCLSK501
Manage livestock production
AHCNAR506
Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
BSBWOR501
Manage personal work priorities and professional development

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

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  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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Applying for a course does not guarantee you a place in that course. Your place is only guaranteed once you enrol into units. Enrolling means that you are committing yourself to study, and to paying the associated fees. The tuition fees and applicable charges are required to be paid at enrolment or by scheduled instalment dates either by yourself, a nominated third party (e.g. your employer), or as identified within a contract for delivery of TAFE Queensland training.

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This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This course is best suited to those who have extensive experience in the rural industry, or are currently working on properties whilst studying. Those without extensive experience in the Rural Industry might like to consider the Certificate III in Rural Operations, or our full-time Diploma level program.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes. This includes having access to and wearing appropriate attire including cotton long sleeved shirts and trousers, safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS 2210, safety glasses, and a broad brimmed hat. If you are completing horse related units, you may also be required to have access to your own safety helmet (compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 3838), appropriate riding boots, relevant tack (including farrier equipment), and horses suitable for practical classes. More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

You are also required to bring personal stationary, sunscreen and a water bottle.

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland