There are multiple perspectives from which you can analyse an industry; this unit will inform students about industry analysis, from the perspective of an advisor or a consultant, with a view to adoption for practice change. It will provide the foundations to access relevant financial, marketing, production, and human resource management information to aid in decision making, technology adoption and management of risk. Through case-studies students will gain an appreciation for reviewing the economic, political and market factors that influence the way agricultural industries develop, by considering the industry’s past trends, demand-supply mechanics, and future outlook. The unit provides students with an understanding of how the theory and practice of extension can influence adoption. It will consider the role of adult education, barriers to participation and how research and demonstration can influence early adopters. There will be an emphasis on evaluating an industry to identify how advisors can provide support to clients. This will help to identify opportunities, and facilitate planned changes to the enterprise, by assisting in the development of clear objectives and bringing in the necessary experts and change agents.
|Unit name||Industry Analysis and Adoption|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
|Coordinator||Ms Katrina Durham|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- understand the fundamental aspects of analysing an industry.
- gather and analyse information from a range of relevant sources.
- understand new products or tools available to support practice change decisions for a farm business.
- understand different approaches to extension methods in agriculture, and be able to identify and apply extension strategies appropriate to the goals and learning styles of farmers and agribusiness advisers.
- identify the learning styles of target audiences, and be able to plan extension documents and media strategies to provide relevant support for decision making and encouraging adoption.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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PrerequisitesKLA100 AND KLA115
2 x 1-hr lectures and a 3-hr workshop each week.
|Assessment||Online quizzes (x4) (20%)|Examination (55%)|Report and Presentation (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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