Courses & Units

Value Chain Management in Agribusiness ZAB116

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


In this unit you will be introduced to value chains and how they are managed in primary production to improve business performance. Value chain management (VCM) is an important concept that integrates supply chain components and processes with performance management, monitoring, communication, governance and value. You will investigate stakeholders, beneficiaries, value chain structure and value-creating elements, and be exposed to how a focus on value can benefit all the businesses and actors in a producer-to-consumer chain. You will explore how chain efficiency and effectiveness can affect net value of products to end users and each participant and impact of the whole value chain. Through online learning activities, case studies, tutorials, and workshops, you will also learn the importance of customer relationships, the impact of branding and messaging, and where value might be created in digital transactions.

This unit also incorporates learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:

- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.


Unit name Value Chain Management in Agribusiness
Unit code ZAB116
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Doctor Stephen Ives
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe the components, processes and functions of value chains
  • Reflect on and communicate the concept of value in any exchange of goods and services
  • Describe and interpret factors that can affect value chain efficiency and effectiveness
  • Apply value chain management concepts and skills to communicate improvements for business performance
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
020305 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,702.00
  • 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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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Online weekly tutorials, 2 x half-day workshops and 2 x half-day field trips per semester (face-to-face, with distance options).

AssessmentAT1: Value Network Analysis (30%)|AT3: Presentation (30%)|Engagement Task 1: Perception activity|AT2: Case Study (40%)
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