Courses & Units

Food and Fibre Production in a Global Market KLA100

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

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Introduction

Approximately two thirds of Australia's agricultural commodities are exported each year, generating nearly $30 billion. This unit provides an understanding of historical developments, current status and future opportunities and challenges of the dominant agricultural and horticultural industries in Tasmania and Australia. Key factors involved in establishing new industries and the importance of comparative and competitive advantages to the ongoing success of existing industries in a competitive global market are considered. The concepts of supply chains, value chains, value adding and quality assurance, and food and fibre processing are introduced. Practical and tutorial sessions will involve guest speakers, group discussions and a 3-day field excursion to the Northwest coast of Tasmanian during the mid-semester break.

Summary

Unit name Food and Fibre Production in a Global Market
Unit code KLA100
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator

Stephen Quarrell

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,783.00 050101

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 39hrs tutorials/excursion

Assessment

3-hr exam (60%), continuous assessment (40%)

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Textbooks

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