Agribusiness

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is an industry-focused course, designed for those who want to learn about running a successful agricultural-based business.

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Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness

Combine your passions in both business and agriculture

Learn the first steps in running a successful agricultural-based business

Developed in consultation with industry

Gain job-ready knowledge and skills from the experiences of thriving Tasmanian businesses

Your first step towards further study

Continue your studies in the Associate Degree in Agribusiness with full credit for units completed in your certificate

The first step in your agribusiness education

Developed in consultation with industry experts, including Enchanted Isle Farms and Tasmanian Agriculture Productivity Group, this course will teach you the essential business skills to strive in the agribusiness industry, including people management, finance and marketing.

You’ll gain insight and commercial awareness of agribusiness industries, explore the importance of agribusiness management planning, and learn how agribusiness managers integrate the outputs of planning into their business management and operations.

This course is a great foundation for those wishing to enter the agriculture industry, or a stepping stone for those currently working in agriculture who are seeking to progress in their career.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

For those graduates new to agribusiness, roles including trainee positions, team leaders, field officers and researchers are likely.

For graduates already working in agriculture, this degree will enable you to progress from assistant positions to managerial roles, or become a field officer, research team member or salesperson.

Potential types of employers:

  • Upstream of the farm: suppliers of seed, fertiliser, chemicals, machinery, stockfeed, labour, finance, business advisory, transport, consultancy, and specialist services such as harvesting contractors.
  • Primary production: cropping, horticulture, animal-based enterprises, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, wineries, farm-based tourism.
  • Downstream of the farm: processors and value-adders, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, transport and storage operations, logistics, consultants.

Strong

Agricultural Consultant:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission: Skills Priority List June 2021

5.1%

Sheep, Beef Cattle and
Grain Farming

Increase projected by 2024^

7.6%

Horticultural Trades

Increase projected by 2024^

^ ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024.

Study experience

Madeleine Muirhead
Associate Degree in Agribusiness graduate

“Since completing the Associate Degree in Agribusiness, I secured a place in the Nutrien Ag Solutions Graduate Program. I’m currently working within the livestock sector under Nutrien Ag Solutions involved in many areas including project management, branding & marketing, work health & safety, animal welfare & livestock management.”