Courses & Units

Agribusiness Placement KLA379




This unit involves first-hand experience of entrepreneurship in agriculture and food through a work placement or study tour and the investigation and writing of two reports and presentation of a seminar related to the enterprise/s experienced. Students will explore a range of topics central to entrepreneurship and work-integrated learning through facilitated discussions in a tutorial format. Students are allocated to a placement or study tour that aligns with their interests and career aspirations and in one-on-one consultation with the unit coordinator. The options for experience of entrepreneurship include 1. A focused private sector/public sector/not-for-profit placement either for the individual or small group or 2. A structured placement of a facilitated study tour of a range of entrepreneurial and exemplar agricultural and food businesses.


Unit name Agribusiness Placement
Unit code KLA379
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Professor Dugald Close
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate first-hand experience and application of knowledge to applied issues in the operational context of a topic of interest.
  • critically analyse and synthesise literature related to a specific technical aspect of the chosen industry that has been experienced.
  • effectively communicate learnings from operational experience and from targeted research of a specific technical aspect to academic staff and peers.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • 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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Teaching Pattern

Weekly tutorials, self-directed learning, one-one meetings with unit coordinator, placement with a provider for up to one week.

AssessmentReport (40%)|Reflection (40%)|Presentation (20%)
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