Associate Degree in Agribusiness (Z2A)

Overview  2018

ATAR

ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Term 1, Term 3
Launceston
Term 1, Term 3
Cradle Coast
Term 1, Term 3

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Studying an Associate Degree in Agribusiness at the University of Tasmania.
The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is an industry-focused course aimed for people who want to learn everything there is to know about running a successful farm-based business from paddock to plate. It’s an ideal stepping stone for those currently working in agriculture who wish to move into leadership and management roles, or a great foundation for those wishing to enter the industry.

The program combines business studies in management, finance, marketing and planning with technical studies in agriculture through a unique blend of online learning, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and industry placements. The course content has been developed in consultation with industry experts and they are actively involved in its delivery.

While the first year serves as a foundation year in agribusiness, the second year allows students to choose an employment-based pathway, specialisation pathway, or a pathway into a higher level of study.

Specialisations

In the second year of study, students can undertake a bachelor pathway, or choose to undertake a specialisation pathway in:

  • Dairy
  • Horticulture
  • Agriskills
  • Value chain management

Further study pathway

In the course of your foundation year, you may decide that you’d like to continue your education beyond the Associate Degree level. The further study pathway prepares you to undertake a bachelor degree after completing your Associate Degree. You’ll be eligible for two years of full credit into the University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business) or partial credit into another University of Tasmania bachelor program, subject to the Faculty's discretion.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania.

Completing our Associate Degree in Agribusiness will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in agriculture
  • strong commercial awareness of agribusiness industries
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • opportunities to advance in your chosen field
  • the skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • credit towards a Bachelor Degree at the University of Tasmania.

On completion of the Associate Degree in Agribusiness, graduates will be able to:

  1. Understand how management of an agribusiness enterprise reflects and responds to the interaction of productivity and profitability;
  2. Apply knowledge of business management in practical agribusiness settings;
  3. Identify personal goals, abilities and pathways to guide career development in agribusiness; and
  4. Demonstrate their value to an agribusiness employer using evidence drawn from reflections on subjects, projects and experiences of the Associate Degree.

Work Integrated Learning

The Work Integrated Learning (WIL) components of the Associate Degree in Agribusiness focus specifically on developing students' employability skills by exposing them to real-world industry experiences and taking a problem-based learning approach to reiterate discipline learning. Work placement will allow students to gain direct experience in a work environment.

Practice and Portfolio (P&P)

Portfolio development and work integrated learning are a key component of the Associate Degree in Agribusiness. The Practice and Portfolio (P&P) components of this program introduce the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Throughout the P&P subjects, students learn to critically reflect on their progress towards meeting personal career development goals.

All P&P subjects are delivered as a companion to a Discipline subject. All students will be required to demonstrate evidence of application and reflection within defined parameters of para-professional work and practice. Across all P&P subjects, assessment tasks are embedded in the discipline subject assessments and are cumulative and informed by increasing knowledge drawn from the subject.

These P&P units are designed so that the student and Portfolio Coach can build a picture of student strengths and weaknesses and thus be guided accordingly. Each P&P subject will be based on a method or approach to practice from, for example, projects, data for decision making, case studies, field work, simulated environments, design, action learning cycles etc.

The types of P&P approaches that a student can expect to undertake during the two-year degree are:

  • Projects;
  • Data for decision making;
  • Field work;
  • Case Studies;
  • Action learning cycles;
  • Design and creative thinking;
  • Simulated environments design;
  • Work placements;
  • Internships; and
  • Wicked problem (an issue highly resistant to resolution)/ entrepreneurship).

Career outcomes

Career Outcomes

Graduation from the Associate Degree in Agribusiness can provide an entry opportunity for those seeking work in an agribusiness, accelerate progression through a graduate's present agribusiness organisation, or open up new career paths and opportunities.

New to agribusiness and never worked in the industry before?

For those graduates new to agribusiness, roles including trainee positions, team leaders, field officers and researchers are likely.

Already working and want to fast track or leverage off past experience?

For those graduates already working in agriculture, the Associate Degree in Agribusiness should enable graduates to progress from assistant positions to managerial roles, lead a small team, become a field officer, research team member or salesperson and liaise better with suppliers and/ or customers.

Potential types of employers:

  • Upstream of the farm: suppliers of seed, fertiliser, chemicals, machinery, stockfeed, labour, finance, business advisory, transport, consultancy, and specialist services such as harvesting contractors.
  • Primary production: cropping, horticulture, animal based enterprises, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, wineries, farm-based tourism.
  • Downstream of the farm: processors and value-adders, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, transport and storage operations, logistics, consultants.

Course structure

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is a two-year full-time (or equivalent part-time) degree requiring the successful completion of 32 subjects comprising of a combination of 16 topic areas, each with an embedded work integrated learning component. The program is offered over four teaching terms of 10 weeks. Please note that there are limited places.

Study areas include:

  • Agribusiness management
  • Agribusiness finance
  • Agribusiness marketing
  • Value chain management in agribusiness
  • Data and analysis
  • Agribusiness costing and feasibility
  • Agribusiness strategy and planning
  • E-Agribusiness, technology and innovation.

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness requires students to develop knowledge and skills through a learning approach based on work integrated opportunities such as industry placements, field work, case studies and applied research. This leads the program to be structured around the concept of paired or companion subjects where a Discipline subject and a Practice and Portfolio (P&P) subject are linked such that students are given the opportunity to apply discipline knowledge in a work based type setting.

After acquiring a broad suite of knowledge and skills in the first year of the two-year qualification, students wishing to undertake specialist subjects in fields such as dairy production or horticulture can undertake a specialisation in their second year.

While the first year serves as a foundation year in agribusiness, the second year allows students to choose an employment-based pathway or a pathway into a higher level of study. At the end of the first year, students make the decision to either take a pathway to employment or alternatively will select a pathway to articulation that allows entry into a University of Tasmania Bachelor course.

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is offered in blended mode, where students receive access to comprehensive learning materials and a Lecturer for each subject of study. There is a workshop component where students attend campus to practice their skills and also online sessions where students can integrate theory and practice.

For assistance with the enrolment requirements for this course, please contact UC.Enquiries@utas.edu.au or phone (03) 6226 1045 or (03) 6324 3391.

Z2A Agribusiness Year 1

Students are required to take two discipline subjects, with a corresponding practice component for each discipline subject (called 'Practice & Portfolio' subject) totalling 4 subjects at 6.25 credit points (cps) in each term, if you are studying full time.

Year 1

This subject introduces the field of agribusiness and the management of agribusinesses. Focusing on small to medium enterprises it explains why and how businesses are managed, emphasising the specific context of agribusiness where biological processes underpin production systems and managers…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Agribusiness is a human resource-intensive sector so, how to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people is a challenge facing all agribusiness managers. This subject focuses on how that challenge can be met in practice. Having explored how agribusinesses…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Management decisions in agribusiness are informed by relevant and reliable data. Agribusiness managers identify sources of data and how it can be most effectively analysed and interpreted. This unit explains why managers need data, what constitutes data in the agribusiness…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Value chain management is an important strategy to improve the performance of agribusinesses. VCM integrates value chain components and resources including performance management and monitoring processes. Understanding value chains enables insight into the supply chain and supports identifying efficient strategy…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject you will investigate and evaluate the application of financial concepts, practices and tools used in assessing the financial performance of a business. Throughout the unit, case studies, tasks and simulations will develop your skills and knowledge on…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approach to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Planning is an essential activity for Agribusiness Managers in order to guide the allocation of valuable resources to priority areas. An agribusiness plan is a set of goals, actions, commitments and targets developed as part of a strategy to achieve…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the role of markets and marketing in agribusiness. From the perspective of a small to medium enterprise, it explores why and how an agribusiness needs to understand the markets for its products or services and what responses…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Knowing costs and returns and being able to judge whether proposed changes are feasible or not from a financial point of view, are basic skills of effective agribusiness managers. This subject introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the concept of learning through practice, by exposing students to authentic and engaged learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace. Students are introduced to (i) different methods of and approaches to practice,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

(including Agri-skills, Dairy and Horticulture specialisations)

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s). This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in year 1, by introducing students to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject builds on Fundamental Principles of Agriculture (Part A) by exploring the human element of agriculture. Students will explore the human impact on habitats, social and ethical issues and food quality and safety issues.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject explores the challenges faced by the global community in producing food sustainably. We examine agricultural landscapes as managed ecosystems that need to respond to challenges and issues such as globalisation, climate change, ecological sustainability, food security and water…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject enables students to learn the principles of soil preparation, irrigation, and cultivar choice in relation to crop establishment. You will explore plant growth characteristics, crop nutrition, cultural management, and methods of crop monitoring to achieve optimal crop growth…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Agribusiness operates in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by innovation and entrepreneurship. This subject creates a practical awareness of e-enabled agribusiness and the use of technology in areas such as precision agriculture, livestock tracking and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select one of the following options:

This pathway is suitable for students looking for general employment opportunities in Agriculture.

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus

Businesses operate in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. This capstone subject will assist you to bring together the knowledge learned and skills developed through your course of study and place it…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR TAFE subject (approval from the Course Coordinator is required)

This subject focuses on the critical component of pasture systems and the impact of the grazing system on dairy farm profitability and sustainability. Students will learn the fundamentals of grazing management, including management of the key inputs, nitrogen and irrigation.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject focuses on the critical components of animal management, on dairy farm profitability and sustainability. The subject introduces the key elements of animal health, animal welfare, fertility and genetics. Students will become familiar with the main conditions affecting cow…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the diversity of commercial horticultural systems. Topics included are extensive fruit and vegetable production, trellised systems, substrate growing systems and covered and protected cropping. It considers the manipulation of the growing environment to maximise yield and quality.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject considers the challenges of maintaining the postharvest quality and shelf-life of vegetables, fruit and flowers. It explores contemporary practices to maintain the quality of fresh, pre-cut and minimally processed produce during harvest, grading, packing, short and long-distance transport…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students are required to take Term 1 subjects and Semester 1 subjects concurrently in the first half of the year; and to take Term 3 subjects and Semester 2 subjects concurrently in the second half of the year. Please check the commencement date for each subject/unit carefully.

First half of the year

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s). This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in year 1, by introducing students to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject explores the challenges faced by the global community in producing food sustainably. We examine agricultural landscapes as managed ecosystems that need to respond to challenges and issues such as globalisation, climate change, ecological sustainability, food security and water…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides students with an overview of Australian horticultural and grain crop production and management. Study includes agroecological aspects of fruit, vegetable and grain crop production in Australia and the growth and development of the major crop species. Principles…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Distance HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces you to the most dominant life forms on earth via the disciplines of entomology and plant pathology. It explores the classification, diversity, structure, function and general biology of insects and examines the concepts of plant disease and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Distance HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Second Half of the Year

Introduces students to the production and management of pastures and general ruminant nutrition. In the pastures component topics include pasture types and species, pasture establishment, plant growth and development, grass-legume relationships, essential nutrients for pastures, seasonality of production and fodder…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides an introduction to the formation of key Tasmanian soil types, their parent materials and their land use potential. Soil fertility and key nutrient cycles (N, P and K), soil morphology and salinity will be examined in lectures,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus one elective option from:

Microorganisms, though invisibly small, collectively make up the majority of the living matter on Earth and have profound influences on many aspects of our lives. This unit will draw on contemporary and real-world examples to explore the influence and impact…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

An overview of Australian and global livestock production systems in wool, meat sheep, beef cattle, dairy cattle, pig and poultry industries is provided. The unit will cover genetics, breeding, nutritional management, lactational physiology, wool, milk and meat quality, feedlotting, pasture-based…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This subject introduces the diversity of commercial horticultural systems. Topics included are extensive fruit and vegetable production, trellised systems, substrate growing systems and covered and protected cropping. It considers the manipulation of the growing environment to maximise yield and quality.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject considers the challenges of maintaining the postharvest quality and shelf-life of vegetables, fruit and flowers. It explores contemporary practices to maintain the quality of fresh, pre-cut and minimally processed produce during harvest, grading, packing, short and long-distance transport…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

This subject focuses on the critical component of pasture systems and the impact of the grazing system on dairy farm profitability and sustainability. Students will learn the fundamentals of grazing management, including management of the key inputs, nitrogen and irrigation.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject focuses on the critical components of animal management, on dairy farm profitability and sustainability. The subject introduces the key elements of animal health, animal welfare, fertility and genetics. Students will become familiar with the main conditions affecting cow…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject explores the study of biological, chemical, geological and physical sciences in an agricultural context. Concepts covered in this subject will include photosynthesis and respiration, organ systems, global systems, energy and nutrient cycling and include a focus on ecosystems,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s). This subject builds on concepts of learning through practice in year 1, by introducing students to…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject builds on Fundamental Principles of Agriculture (Part A) by exploring the human element of agriculture. Students will explore the human impact on habitats, social and ethical issues and food quality and safety issues.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 1
LauncestonTerm 1
Cradle CoastTerm 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

One of:

This subject explores the challenges faced by the global community in producing food sustainably. We examine agricultural landscapes as managed ecosystems that need to respond to challenges and issues such as globalisation, climate change, ecological sustainability, food security and water…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject enables students to learn the principles of soil preparation, irrigation, and cultivar choice in relation to crop establishment. You will explore plant growth characteristics, crop nutrition, cultural management, and methods of crop monitoring to achieve optimal crop growth…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject addresses how to apply an understanding of the basic concepts of value chain management to improving the performance of an agribusiness by using value chain analysis. It introduces the purpose and use of value chain analysis to identify…

Credit Points: 6.25

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 2
LauncestonTerm 2
Cradle CoastTerm 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Agribusiness operates in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by innovation and entrepreneurship. This subject creates a practical awareness of e-enabled agribusiness and the use of technology in areas such as precision agriculture, livestock tracking and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 3
LauncestonTerm 3
Cradle CoastTerm 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Businesses operate in an environment that is increasingly enabled by technology and driven by entrepreneurship and innovation. This capstone subject will assist you to bring together the knowledge learned and skills developed through your course of study and place it…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Students will work on an industry-based Value Chain Management project of their choice that enables them to demonstrate problem solving skills. Students will need to discuss their project with a relevant person within the organisation chosen to determine the appropriateness…

Credit Points: 6.25

This unit is currently unavailable.

In this subject, students will be expected to adapt the fundamental principles, concepts and techniques learnt in year 1 and year 2 companion subjects, and apply them to known and unknown practice situations, in combination with relevant companion discipline subject(s).…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartTerm 4
LauncestonTerm 4
Cradle CoastTerm 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree in Agribusiness in three ways. These are:

  1. College entry;
  2. Alternative entry; or
  3. General entry.
If you've just finished school, the following will apply to you:

College entrya minimum level of study undertaken in Year 11 and 12 at Level 2 or above. This includes Satisfactory Achievements (SA) in English and Mathematics, and SA results in three other Level 2 subjects at Year 11 and 12 standard, with awards spread across both years; or

General entry meet the broader general entry requirements for the University, which are SA results in at least four Tasmanian Qualifications Authority (TQA) level 3 accredited courses or a Year 11/12 ATAR.

For applicants with Year 11 and 12 College results or University academic records, UTAS will attempt to access these transcripts on your behalf. You will not need to provide any documentary evidence at this stage, and we will contact you if anything further is required.

If you're a mature age student or don't meet the above requirements, the following will apply to you:

Alternative entry – demonstrate through work experience, hobbies/interests, competencies, other studies that you are eligible for entry. For applicants who have other qualifications, high school studies, or work experiences, you may be required to provide some supporting documentation. This supporting documentation may include one or more of the following:

  • Tasmanian Qualifications Certificate (TCE)
  • Personal competency statement
  • Year 10 (term 4) report
  • TAFE of other VET or Recognised Training Provider academic records
  • Resume or CV
  • Statement on hobbies and other interests which demonstrate numeracy and/or literacy skills

It is likely you will need to submit some documentation to support your application. If you are not sure what documentation to provide, don't worry. An Admissions officer will review your application and will let you know if anything further is needed.

International students

This course is currently not offered to international students.

Articulating into the Associate Degree in Agribusiness will be in line with the University's standard application for credit process. Please see the Articulation/ Credit webpage for more information. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Associate Degree in Agribusiness course.

Articulation into further study

Students wishing to articulate from the Associate Degree in Agribusiness into the University of Tasmania Bachelor of Agriculture and Bachelor of Agricultural Science programs will gain partial credit, subject to the Faculty's discretion.

Students seeking full credit will need to apply for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business). This will require students to undertake a minimum of 4 x 12.5% pre-approved units as prescribed by the School of Land and Food during year 2.

The progression diagram will give you an idea of how Associate Degrees can help launch you into a Bachelor degree

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

Scholarships and Bursaries

Each year the University of Tasmania administers an estimated $7 million in scholarships to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

Tasmanian boot brand Blundstone have generously donated a scholarship that will be offered students commencing Year 1 of the Associate Degree in Agribusiness in 2018 who were educated in the Tasmanian State School system. The scholarship will support up to 20 students, and selection for the scholarship will be based on financial need and quality of written application, with a preference for students based in the North and North-West of Tasmania. For more information, visit the Blundstone Scholarship page.

For more information on scholarships and to view the full range of scholarships available to you, head to the Scholarships website.

Additional costs

In addition to course costs, students may be subject to other costs related to study at university including:

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 8676 7017
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online
Online enquiries

Next steps