Muresk Institute

The Western Australian-based Muresk Institute, in partnership with The University of Queensland Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC) is proud to offer an Integrated Diploma Program in agricultural studies. Developed specifically for Western Australian farming conditions, this two year integrated program will prepare you to work in agricultural production and management, rural merchandising, technical advisory roles and research and development.
Learn about the latest technologies and innovative practices

  • Electronic tagging for tracking individual animals
  • Precision farming/GPS technology
  • Drone technology
  • Applications for instant diagnosis and management advice, climate forecasts and international market trends

Benefits of the program include

  • Tuition by leading industry experts who ensure you gain contemporary knowledge and skills
  • A blend of theory and hands on training to equip you with up to date knowledge and skills
  • First-hand experience during your industry placement (one semester)
  • Block delivery aligned to meet industry seasonal demands
  • Access to quality training facilities

On completion you will exit with

  • Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50110)
  • an academic transcript for the completed academic courses (16) from The University of Queensland for the Academic Program in Agricultural Technologies, and a
  • pathway towards university, subject to individual entry requirements.

Graduate attributes

  • A sound theoretical understanding of the science of plant and animal production, and the impact of agricultural production on natural resources
  • Skills in using agricultural technologies
  • An awareness of the current issues impacting upon agricultural production; and
  • The skills to continually improve knowledge and awareness of agricultural technologies through access to industry information networks.

Program outline

The Integrated Diploma Program has been designed by UQ-GVEC in consultation with Muresk Institute to address Western Australian industry needs. It consists of 16 subjects taught over two years. In the first year you will complete core subjects in:

  • Agricultural mechanisation
  • Agronomy
  • Animal husbandry
  • Rural business
  • Agriculture and biology
  • Soil and water science
  • Communications

In the second year you can choose from three specialisations:

  • Crop Production
  • Animal Production
  • Plant Protection

When does the program start?

The Integrated Diploma Program commenced in March 2017.

Entry requirements

Minimum completion of Year 12 along with five sound achievements including a science subject, mathematics and English, or a Certificate III in Agriculture equivalent.
Students may be given special consideration based on their experience, skills and knowledge.

Program duration

Two years full-time (or part-time equivalent - approval required).

Where will the training take place?

Training is conducted at the Muresk Institute in Western Australia.  Muresk Institute is an education and training facility situated in the Wheatbelt (approximately 100km east of Perth). The Institute boasts modern education and training, conference and specialised research facilities.

The Institute’s refurbished accommodation and recreational facilities also offer a self-contained environment suitable for corporate events, seminars, meetings, retreats, camps and field trips.

Muresk Institute is dedicated to building the capacity of our State’s regional communities and industries with a particular focus on:
•    Agriculture
•    Agribusiness
•    Health
•    Mining

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The student tuition fees listed in the enrolment form are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as student service and resource fees.

Students are asked to read the UQ-GVEC Code of Practice, Program Prospectus, and the Western Australia Vocational Education and Training Fees and Charges policy before submitting an enrolment form. Information is also available from the Muresk Institute.

Further information

Please contact UQ-GVEC for a full enrolment kit on 0754 601 353 or email  or

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of printing and are subject to change. UQ-GVEC reserves the right to change programs, subjects or costs or to cancel a program based on consideration of student numbers and resource allocation. Ensure that you understand the program, subjects, associated costs and fee liability prior to signing an enrolment form.