The Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (TIA) is a research institute at the University of Tasmania specialising in research, development, extension and education to support prosperous, innovative and sustainable agriculture and food sectors in Tasmania.
TIA began in 1997 as a joint venture between the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government, bringing together the human and physical resources of the Tasmanian Government with the scientific research and teaching capacity of the University of Tasmania.
Horticultural Business Masterclass Information Sessions
28th October for employers and students.
Take your career in horticulture further
In partnership with leaders in the horticulture industry, the University of Tasmania has developed a Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness, with a Horticultural Business specialisation.
The course is designed for people who are working in the horticultural industry to increase their agribusiness skills and gain a formal qualification. It has been developed with the input from many of Australia’s current industry leaders and academics from Lincoln University (NZ), providing you with knowledge and skills to grow your horticulture career.
This Masterclass in Horticultural Business, funded by Horticulture Innovation, has helped professionals from across the country turn their business ideas into actionable business plans, so that they’re ready to overcome these challenges and reach their full potential as one of the many success stories of the Australian horticulture industry.
Successful completion of this course will see you graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness, specialising in Horticultural Business.
What to expect
This course will be offered as a blend of online learning and face-to-face workshops at a range of locations across Australia, meaning that no matter where you live, the Masterclass in Horticultural Business is accessible for you.
The course has been created in partnership with the horticultural industry to ensure the learning activities align closely with on farm activity. It is expected you will be able to fit study around your current role.
The Masterclass will cover a variety of topics providing practical management skills that you can apply to your business from day one, including:
- Financial management
- Leadership and human resources
- Business development and strategy
- Innovation and entrepreneurship
- Global trends and new market opportunities
- Horticultural Business Management
- Horticultural Value Chains and Logistics
- Horticultural Marketing and Communication
You will also develop your professional skills and network with others working in the horticulture industry through face to face workshops and industry excursions.
Successful completion of this course will provide you with a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness, specialising in Horticultural Business.
Who is the Masterclass for?
The Masterclass in Horticultural Business will provide current and future horticultural managers around the country the knowledge and skills to maximise farm performance and lead successful teams. It would suit you if:
- You have experience in the sector, such as working on farm, and want to take your career to the next level.
- You are a current farm manager or owner, looking to continue developing your skills and knowledge that will help you further develop your business.
- You are a recent graduate who is ready to take the next step in your horticultural career.
- You are an employer looking to provide quality professional learning opportunities for developing the skills and knowledge of your staff so they may be the capable workforce your farm business needs to be profitable and sustainable.
For admission to this degree you need to have:
- An Australian Bachelor Degree, Graduate Certificate or equivalent level standard and a minimum of one year relevant work experience in the agricultural or horticultural sectors; OR
- A minimum of five years approved relevant work experience in the agricultural or horticultural sectors; OR
- Other special circumstances (e.g. post‐secondary qualifications) as approved by the Dean or delegated authority.
Typical minimum 5 years’ experience in the agricultural or horticultural sectors industry may include:
- Managing or leading a team of at least one or more
- Reporting to a manager, owner or board (including some form of written communication and/or reporting)
- Ability to use Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Excel (intermediate skill level)
- Responsible for some level of decision making within a business – e.g. responsible for decision making at a herd manager role or similar, and able to communicate and justify decision making process to manager, owner or similar
- Good time management skills
- Experience managing a budget and dealing with an accountant and/or book keeper
- Completion of recognised industry professional development courses
To receive course information from us as further details are confirmed, please email your enquiry to Hort.firstname.lastname@example.org
Fees for 2022 are yet to be published, please see the course page for future updates.
For more information including tuition fees, unit outline and entry requirements, please view the course page.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
Commonwealth supported places are available. Students who enrol in a Commonwealth supported place can apply for a HECS-HELP loan. HECS-HELP is a loan program to help eligible students pay their student contribution amounts.