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Key Dates 2020: July Intake

Face to Face Alternative:  Expected dates Friday 17th - Saturday 18th July 2020 (note: to be confirmed)

Term 3 1.0 Horticultural Management Starts Mon 13 July
1.1 Introduction to Horticultural Management  
1.2 Risk Management  
2.0 People and Culture Starts Mon 17 Aug
2.1 Strategic Human Resources  
2.2 Managing People - Staff Relationships  
2.3 Managing People - Customer Relationships  
2.4 Leadership  

Two Weeks Term Break: Monday 14th September until Sunday 27th September 2020

Term 4 3.0  Supply Chain Management and Logistics Starts Mon  28 Sept
3.1  Supply Chain Management  
3.2  Value Chain Management  
3.3  Logistics Starts Mon 26 Oct 
4.0  Financial Management and Law  
4.1  Financial Management  
4.2  Legal Issues in Horticulture  

Summer Break: Sunday 29th November 2020, returning Monday 8th February 2021

Face to Face: February 2021 (dates to be confirmed)

Term 1 5.0 Horticultural Marketing and Communication Starts Mon 8 Feb
5.1 Horticultural Marketing  
5.2 Communication  
6.0  Global Trends and International Business Starts Mon 15 March
6.1  Global Trends in Food and Horticulture  
6.2  International Business  

Two Weeks Term Break:  Monday 12th April to Sunday 25th April

Term 2 7.0  Innovation and Entrepreneurship Starts Mon 26 April
7.1  Innovation in Horticulture  
7.2  Entrepreneurship in Horticulture  
8.0  Business Development and Strategy  
8.1  Business Strategy Starts Mon 24 May
8.2 Developing & Presenting Your Business Plan  
8.3 Case Studies  

Face to Face: Expected dates Thursday 24th June 2021 - Business Plan Presentations, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th - Industry visits (note: these dates are to be confirmed)

Course Content

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business has been designed so that participants not only gain knowledge, but also gain business skills that can immediately be put into practice. The progressive assessment structure of the programs will focus specifically on developing participants’ employability skills by exposing them to real-world industry case studies and taking a problem-based learning approach to reiterate discipline learning. The structured assessment tasks form the building blocks of an individualised business improvement plan, which is designed to be the lasting legacy of participation.

The course is offered through flexible online delivery, comprising eight units and three face-to-face events.

Term 1 or 3 (mid-year entry)

Term 2 or 4 (mid-year entry)

Term 3 or 1 (mid-year entry)

Term 4 or 2 (mid-year entry)

Face-to-Face Sessions: Workshops, Farm Tours & Inspirational Speakers