Courses & Units

E-agribusiness, Technology and Innovation ZAB126

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hobart


This unit creates a practical awareness of e-enabled agribusiness and the use of technology in areas such as precision agriculture, livestock tracking and food traceability. You will explore the concepts of innovation including the innovation diffusion process and observe the difference between product and process innovation. The unit will prepare you to evaluate the opportunities technologies and e-business can provide new and existing agri-businesses.
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 can 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 E-agribusiness, Technology and Innovation
Unit code ZAB126
Credit points 12.5
College/School University College
Discipline Business and Management UC
Coordinator Mrs Naomi Walsh
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

* 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

  • Describe the innovation diffusion pathways during technology development, uptake and commercialisation
  • Identify and describe how an e-enabled agribusiness supports new and existing enterprises in practice
  • Explore the application and relevance of new technologies in solving real world agriculture problems
  • Propose how new technologies and innovation might be applied in e-enabled Agribusiness
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050101 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • 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 option)

AssessmentAT3: Proposal Pitch (25%)|AT1: Interview (25%)|AT2: Decision Support Tree – Process Innovation (50%)
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