Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness (Z0L)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Cradle Coast
Semester 1, Semester 2
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

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

"Since completing the Associate Degree in Agribusiness, I secured a place in the Nutrien Ag Solutions Graduate Program. I’m currently working within the livestock sector under Nutrien Ag Solutions involved in many areas including project management, branding & marketing, work health & safety, animal welfare & livestock management."

Madeleine Muirhead - Graduated 2019
Are you interested in making a difference and contributing to the sustainability of food and fibre production? The Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness is your opportunity to explore Australia's agriculture industry, and learn the first steps in running a successful agricultural-based business.

This course is your opportunity to combine your passions in both business and agriculture. You’ll learn the essential business skills that will help you strive in the agribusiness industry, including people management, finance and marketing.

You’ll gain insight and commercial awareness of agribusiness industries, explore the importance of agribusiness management planning, and learn how agribusiness managers integrate the outputs of planning into their business management and operations.

This course has been developed in consultation with industry experts, including Mike Badcock (Enchanted Isle Farms) and Terry Brient (Tasmanian Agriculture Productivity Group), who continually support the course. This means that you will have the opportunity to learn practical skills via real-world case studies and simulated work environments which you can apply straight into the workplace. This course is a great foundation for those wishing to enter the agriculture industry, or a stepping stone for those currently working in agriculture who are seeking to progress in their career.

Commonwealth Supported Places are available for this course, see Fees & scholarships for more information.

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  • 1 Identify, analyse and evaluate knowledge, skills, behaviours and attributes required to develop and enhance career opportunities in Agribusiness
  • 2 Describe the application of business concepts for contemporary agriculture
  • 3 Use cognitive, creative and technical skills to enable agribusiness to be agile and adaptable in digital and innovative landscapes
  • Practice-based, experiential learning and portfolio development is a key component of the Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness. In order to develop key transferable practitioner skills, students are exposed to authentic and engaging learning experiences designed to develop their understanding of work and the workplace.

    The work-based components will be tailored to individual student circumstances. Students with current employment will be encouraged to apply and complete relevant assessments within their work environment. At a minimum, students without access to a relevant work environment will be provided with authentic simulated experiences.

    Students are introduced to:

    • Different methods of and approaches to practice;
    • How issues such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership are reflected in the workplace and;
    • The role of reflection and deliberative thinking in developing workplace-based knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations.

    Career outcomes

    With interest growing in where food and other primary products are grown and produced, customers are keen to build relationships with their producers and learn about where their products come from. This provides new and innovative retail and marketing opportunities for the agribusiness industry to benefit from, with the farm-to-household trend like farmers markets, online shopping and home delivery.

    Whether you’re just starting out in the industry or looking to upskill and progress in your current position, studying agribusiness will open you up to an exciting array of career pathways. You might find yourself working in a primary product business, such as horticulture, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, or wineries, or in other non-production roles such as consultancy, business advisory, transport, retail or distribution.

    For those already working in agriculture, this course can help you upskill and progress to more advanced managerial or leadership roles in your workplace.

    By completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness you will also have the opportunity to transition into further study, with full credit towards an Associate Degree in Agribusiness.

    Course structure

    The course structure comprises four 12.5 credit point units with three core units and one elective unit.

    In this unit you will explore the importance of agribusiness management plans, links with business strategy and how agribusiness managers can integrate the outputs of planning into business management and operations. Planning is an essential activity for agribusiness managers in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit you will be introduced to value chains and how they are managed in primary production to improve business performance. Value chain management (VCM) is an important concept that integrates supply chain components and processes with performance management,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    In this unit you will explore the risks and challenges of pests, weeds and diseases in primary production, in terms of the relative impact on productivity, profitability and market access. You will also investigate various on-farm control methods that are…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Select one of the following units

    The effective and efficient operation of business is human resource intensive. Strategies used to attract, motivate, manage and retain the right people are essential skills for all business managers for business success. This unit introduces you to how Human Resource…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit will provide you with a practical understanding of operational budgeting and financial decision making, as well as other financial concepts, practices and tools used to measure and assess the financial performance of an organisation. The use of practical…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 1
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit creates a practical awareness of e-enabled agribusiness and the use of technology in areas such as precision agriculture, livestock tracking and food traceability. You will explore the concepts of innovation including the innovation diffusion process and observe the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    Cradle CoastSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Entry requirements

    This Undergraduate Certificate is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds.

    Domestic Applicants who have recently completed secondary education

    - Completed the TCE (or equivalent) Domestic Applicants with higher education study

    - Completed at least one undergraduate unit (equivalent to 12.5 UTAS credit points).

    Domestic Applicants with VET / TAFE study

    - A completed VET Certificate III or higher,

    Domestic Applicants with work and life experience

    If you have not successfully completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but have relevant work and life experience you can complete a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have work and life experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

    Prerequisites Nil

    SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

    If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability. We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.
     

    This course is not available to international students

    Passes in units in other incomplete courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution may be credited towards the undergraduate certificate and a course plan developed to detail the units required by the student to qualify for the undergraduate certificate. The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits as stated in the Student Participation and Attainment Ordinance.

    Students completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness will receive advanced standing for four 12.5 credit point units of the Associate Degree in Agribusiness

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

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

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

    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 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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