Courses & Units

Agribusiness and Feasibility ZAB118

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit introduces the rationale and basic approaches behind costing and feasibility analysis. Effective business managers determine whether changes or initiatives in business operations are financially feasible, and justify their rationale. You will explore small scale changes involving existing operations, to larger scale investments involving capital expenditure. Case studies are used to illustrate the importance of being able to calculate costs and returns and make judgements about financial feasibility. You will undertake a process of appreciative enquiry with an industry scenario to analyse its costing and feasibility.


Unit name Agribusiness and Feasibility
Unit code ZAB118
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Agribusiness

Naomi Walsh

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 4 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 4 On-Campus Off-Campus International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 4 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 4 12/10/2020 2/11/2020 17/11/2020 18/12/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

1. Identify and explain rationale and approaches to costing and feasibility for business/agribusiness
2. Explain and apply ideas and concepts of costing and feasibility
3.Analyse cost benefit analysis in practice to develop and communicate recommendations

4. Identify, evaluate and use relevant discipline tools and techniques
5. Identify and evaluate relevant behaviours, principles and perspectives in the workplace
6. Use reflective and deliberative thinking to generate plans for self-development
7. Apply practice and discipline based skills and knowledge to communicate solutions to real world problems.



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 080321

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Teaching Pattern

Workshop: two full days.


AT1: Cost Benefit Analysis and Commentary (20%),

AT2: Feasibility and Costing Analysis and pitch to industry (40%),

AT3: Costing and Feasibility Report (40%)

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