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AHC51422 | CRICOS: 110771H

Diploma of Agribusiness Management

Develop your career in the agribusiness industry with this high-level course and gain the advanced skills and knowledge needed to become an agribusiness manager.

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STUDY LOCATIONS Darling Downs and South West
WAYS TO STUDY On campus Online International
LAST CHANCE TO APPLY Start date: 08 Jul 2024 Duration: 1 year View all intakes
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Fee-Free TAFE

Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

$0
Concession

Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

$3,390
Subsidised

There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

$4,300
Full Fee

This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

$7,340
International

This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

$11,400
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Course overview

The agriculture and food processing industry has always played an important role in Australia's economy. According to the Australian Government's MySkills service, the industry employs over 729,000 people and contributes more than $58.2 billion to the economy. New technologies including GPS guided tractors, computerised irrigation systems, and agricultural drones are changing the farming landscape in Australia.

This course focuses on the administration and management aspect of farms, stations and rural businesses. You will learn how to plan and monitor livestock and crop production services, market your products and services, and prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports. You can also learn how to develop farm and business plans, climate risk management strategies, and sustainable land strategies.

Upon successful completion of this course you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become an agribusiness manager or administrator.

What can I do?

  • Property Manager
  • Production Unit Manager/Administrator
  • Farm Manager/Administrator
  • Station Manager
  • Agribusiness Manager/Administrator

Course outcome:

AHC51422 Diploma of Agribusiness Management

Innovative teaching staff

Our courses are delivered by passionate industry experts with years of experience in the agricultural sector. Our teachers understand the manual aspects of the job and are ahead of the game in innovation and technology, preparing your for the future of farming in Australia.

Fee-Free TAFE

The career of your dreams is within reach thanks to Fee-Free TAFE. Follow your passion with over 70 industry-recognised courses to choose from.  With a range of skill sets, certificates and diplomas available, now’s the time to get job ready with Fee-Free TAFE. Learn more

What you will study

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 7 elective units from the list below. 

  • UNIT CODE
  • UNIT NAME

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCAGB519
    Plan and monitor production processes
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCAGB519
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and monitor production processes, including identifying the production processes required to achieve targets; establishing production targets for each enterprise and each product, crop, herd or flock; and monitoring and evaluating production processes.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Plan and monitor production processes

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCBUS516
    Develop and review a business plan
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCBUS516
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and review a business plan.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Develop and review a business plan

  • UNIT CODE
  • AHCBUS517
    Monitor and review business performance
    UNIT CODE :
    AHCBUS517
    Unit description :
    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and review business performance.
  • UNIT NAME
  • Monitor and review business performance

  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

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CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On campus with some online
08 Jul 2024
1 year
Full time up to 3 days per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $3,390

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $4,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $7,340

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Toowoomba

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $3,390

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $4,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $7,340

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
  • All of your study will be done online and you can work through your studies at your own pace. You can access your learning materials 24/7 through our online learning management system Connect. Learn more

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STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Online self-directed
08 Jul 2024
up to 2 years
Existing Worker: Part time up to 10 hours per week
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $3,390

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $4,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $7,340

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

demo

Online self-directed

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    100%
  • On Campus Time
    0%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

08 Jul 2024
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

up to 2 years
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Existing Worker: Part time up to 10 hours per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • Fee-Free TAFE: $0

    Fee-Free TAFE is a government initiative covering some or all of your course fees for eligible students. Learn more

  • Concession: $3,390

    Fee concessions may apply to this subsidised course for eligible students. Learn more

  • Subsidised: $4,300

    There are a range of government funded courses available for eligible students. Learn more

  • Full fee: $7,340

    This is the total course fee. Read more about student loans and payment plans.

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Self-paced
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Zoom
  • You’ll primarily learn face to face with a teacher in one of our learning spaces such as a classroom or simulated workplace environment. Some of your training may also take place via video or Zoom. Learn more

  • demo View comparison chart
CAMPUS STUDY MODE START DATE DURATION WORKLOAD WHAT YOU'LL PAY
Toowoomba
On campus with some online
28 Jan 2025
1 year
Full time up to 3 days per week
  • International: $11,400

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

demo

Toowoomba

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

28 Jan 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $11,400

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom
Toowoomba
On campus with some online
14 Jul 2025
1 year
Full time up to 3 days per week
  • International: $11,400

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

demo

Toowoomba

On campus with some online

  • Online Time

    How much of the course will be delivered online. 

    20%
  • On Campus Time
    80%
START DATE

The date the course starts. Apply early as intakes fill up quickly. 

14 Jul 2025
DURATION

The total length of time it takes to complete the course.

1 year
Workload

The average amount of time students will need to allocate to study each week.

Full time up to 3 days per week
WHAT YOU'LL PAY
  • International: $11,400

    This is the total course fee for international students. Learn more

Class format

Some courses include classes at scheduled times while others can be completed in your own time.

Teacher-led, Scheduled
VIRTUAL CLASS

Scheduled online classes using video conferencing software (such as Zoom).

No
ASSESSMENT

The primary location assessments will take place. Some courses also require vocational placement.

Online, On-Campus
TEACHER COMMS

The different ways you can contact your teacher throughout the course.

  • Phone, Email, Face-to-face, Zoom

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Diploma of Agribusiness Management (AHC51422)
Payment Options

How can I pay for this course?

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what’s right for you, get in touch. We’re here to help. 

Payment plan

If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Upfront payment

This may be the full fee for the course, or the student contribution amount if you are eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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VET Student Loan - $18,097 cap

The VET Student Loans program assists eligible students enrolled in approved courses to pay their tuition fees.  The Australian Government charges full fee-paying (non-subsidised) students a 20 per cent loan fee in addition to their tuition fees.  A VET Student Loan is a debt that must be repaid.

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International student payment

Our preferred payment method is telegraphic transfer or credit card using Convera Global Pay for Students or the Flywire Payment Portal. Convera and Flywire both allow you to complete your payment in your own currency using a telegraphic transfer with no processing fees or delays.
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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This course is best suited to those who have extensive experience in the rural industry, or are currently working on properties whilst studying. Those without experience will be required to discuss this course with our teaching team prior to enrolment, and/or might like to consider the Certificate III in Rural Operations.

International students
The following Selection criteria requirements apply only to International students:

  • English Language Proficiency: Academic IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5) or equivalent - For a list of all English Language tests accepted by TAFE Queensland International.
  • Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent). Non school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12.

Applicants should be a minimum of 17 years of age and turning 18 during the first year of study with TAFE Queensland. International students who are under 18 years of age and are applying for a student visa are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place.

Resources required

It is recommended that you have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system Connect, and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office and Adobe Acrobat Reader. This equipment and software is available for use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

You will be provided with a recommended reading list and/or required textbooks during orientation or at the start of each unit. The purchase of these resources may incur additional costs, or you may be able to borrow them from the TAFE Queensland library network.

You are responsible for meeting the minimum occupational health and safety requirements in practical classes.

This includes having access to and wearing:

  • appropriate attire including cotton long sleeved shirts and trousers
  • safety footwear compliant with the Australian Standard AS 2210
  • safety glasses
  • a broad brimmed hat

If you are completing horse related units, you may also be required to have access to

  • your own safety helmet (compliant with Australian Standard AS/NZS 3838)
  • appropriate riding boots
  • relevant tack (including farrier equipment)
  • horses suitable for practical classes.

More details will be provided after enrolment or during orientation.

You are also required to bring personal stationary, sunscreen and a water bottle.

Assessment methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Pathways

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas may give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about University Pathways

  • James Cook University
  • Southern Cross University
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland

How to apply

Direct application

If you're ready to get started, simply hit the Apply Now button on your preferred course information page and get your application underway online. 

Apply through QTAC

You can apply to study this course through the Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre (QTAC). You will need to submit your application on the QTAC website. It will be assessed, and if you are successful you will receive an offer directly through QTAC. You will need to accept your offer from QTAC before enrolling with TAFE Queensland.

For International students

International students can either apply directly through our TAFE Queensland International Application portal, or through one of our education agents. Our registered agents can assist you with your visa application and guide you through the enrolment process. If you are from this list of countries, you will need to apply through an agent.
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Course disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolment numbers. Timetable information is subject to change prior to commencement and/or during the duration of your course.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit transfers

Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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