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Agribusiness Development and Strategy KLA508


This unit is the culmination of all learnings from this course. By collating previous course work and assignments, students will prepare and deliver a business plan relevant to either growing your business or consolidation. The students plan may cover all aspects of the business, or a major initiative. The topic choice is the students but will apply principles based on the theories and tools you have learnt throughout the course to a specific agribusiness in which you operate. Students will also explore their personal development by reflecting on leadership style and attributes summarising these within a skills audit. This skills audit will be incorporated into a personal growth plan that will allow a student and their staff to grow with the business. The skills audit and plan will be incorporated into a student’s strategic business plan. The final course assessment will be an oral presentation of the strategic business plan.


Unit name Agribusiness Development and Strategy
Unit code KLA508
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 2 28/10/2024 4/11/2024 13/11/2024 29/11/2024
Half Year Period 1 13/5/2024 20/5/2024 29/5/2024 14/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Extend leadership and management skills using self-assessment and reflection tools
  • Iterate personal growth and staff development plans informed by self and peer reflection
  • Develop a business plan for your agricultural business using business planning approaches and strategies
  • Explain a business proposition to either develop or consolidate an agricultural business

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050101 $555.00 $555.00 not applicable $3,068.00

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AssessmentBusiness Plan Presentation (30%)|Business Plan (70%)
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