Advance your career in agriculture with this high-level double qualification. Become an agribusiness manager, or farm, property, or station manager.
AHC51416 / AHC50116 Diploma of Agribusiness Management / Diploma of Agriculture
Enrich your career in the agriculture industry with this high-level double qualification. Develop a broad range of advanced skills and knowledge needed to become an agribusiness manager, or farm, property, or station manager.
The agribusiness sector is highly diverse consisting of operators across agricultural services and production at all levels of the supply chain. A growing middle class in our main Asian export markets coupled with rising disposable incomes and changing diet trends are supporting continued growth in this sector.
In this course you will learn how to manage both livestock and crop production, market your products and services, and prepare and monitor budgets. We will also teach you how to develop farm and business plans, climate risk management strategies, and sustainable land strategies.
Upon successful completion of this double qualification you will have the skills and knowledge needed to become a farm, property or station manager. You will also have a solid foundation to complete further study and advance your career in this field.
This course is available online for existing workers in the agricultural sector. Online tutorials and materials are regularly distributed to students with course assessments completed as work-based projects and tutorial assistance offered through online discussion rooms. You can access this program from any location across Australia with reliable phone and internet access.
For people who are not currently employed in the agricultural sector, you can complete this course face-to-face three days per week at our Toowoomba campus. If you have no previous agricultural experience it is highly recommended that you complete the Certificate III in Rural Operations (AHC32816) prior to commencing the dual diploma.
The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete 11 elective units from the list below.
|UNIT CODE||UNIT NAME|
||Develop climate risk management strategies|
||Plan and manage infrastructure requirements|
||Develop a whole farm plan|
||Monitor and review business performance|
||Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports|
||Plan and monitor production processes|
||Market products and services|
||Develop and review a business plan|
||Manage personal work priorities and professional development|
||Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies|
|Select one of the below|
||Manage livestock production|
||Manage agricultural crop production|
Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.
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
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course.
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 extensive experience in the Rural Industry might like to consider the Certificate III in Rural Operations, or our full-time Diploma level program.
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, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player. 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, and 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), and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.