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|
|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|
|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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- 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|
- 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Weekly tutorials, self-directed learning, one-one meetings with unit coordinator, placement with a provider for up to one week.
|Assessment||Report (40%)|Reflection (40%)|Presentation (20%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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