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Global Trends and New Market Opportunities KLA506


This unit runs Monday 28/2/22 to Friday 1/4/22 and  Monday 15/8/22 to Friday 16/9/22


This unit examines the relevance and influence of international political, economic, and regulatory trends on agribusinesses, how trade agreements effect export opportunities, and how to mitigate risks when engaging with international agricultural markets. Students will learn how to plan their business to take advantage of opportunities that arise due to globalisation, while mitigating related challenges and risks, such as competing with international businesses, engaging with relevant government and non-government authorities, and complying with international trade practices and regulations. Students will incorporate relevant actions and planning into your business plan.
This unit’s content will introduce students to:
1. Exporting Australian products.
2. Market access and trade agreements.
3. Market entry strategy.
4. Foreign cultures and customs.
5. Current trends in global markets and food consumption.
6. Creating a sustainable competitive advantage
In conjunction with discipline theory, this unit fosters learning through practice and its application to specific business settings. The content of this unit and other units undertaken in this course will support the development of a personal and business portfolio.


Unit name Global Trends and New Market Opportunities
Unit code KLA506
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Mr Roger Latham
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 2 25/9/2023 2/10/2023 11/10/2023 27/10/2023
Half Year Period 1 27/2/2023 6/3/2023 15/3/2023 31/3/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe global trade concepts and trends for agricultural products
  • Describe implications for an agricultural product by identifying export and import opportunities, threats, and risks
  • Discuss the advantage and disadvantages of international investments into the Australian agricultural industry
  • Evaluate a strategic export plan considering consumer trends, trade agreements and local culture and customs
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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AssessmentAnalysis of trends (45%)|Quizzes (15%)|Exporting (40%)
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