Courses & Units

Agribusiness Financial Management KLA504


This unit will run Monday 15/5/22 to Friday 17/6/22 and Monday 31/10/22 to Friday 2/12/22


In this unit you will engage in learning activities that focus on business structures and company law and the influence of these on financial planning and decision-making. You will learn to identify the key financial and legal risks to agribusinesses. To do this, you will learn about financial accounting standards tax law, financial benchmarking, and the management of risk. You will also develop an understanding of the tools used for this, including cash flow analysis, profit and loss statements, balance sheets, partial and whole budgeting, and break even and sensitivity analyses.


Unit name Agribusiness Financial Management
Unit code KLA504
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Alexander Malherbe
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Half Year Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Half Year Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Half Year Period 1 10/4/2023 17/4/2023 26/4/2023 12/5/2023
Half Year Period 2 30/10/2023 6/11/2023 15/11/2023 1/12/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply financial management and accounting concepts to a agricultural business
  • Analyse¿the financial performance of an agricultural business using financial and accounting tools and concepts
  • Evaluate¿an agricultural¿business opportunity¿using financial tools and metrics
  • Plan a business improvement using financial tools and legal frameworks that improves the strategic outlook of an agricultural business
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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AssessmentQuizzes (15%)|Business Evaluation (40%)|Financial Change (45%)
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