AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management

Diploma of Agribusiness Management

The Diploma of Agribusiness Management (AHC51416) will equip graduates for a range of careers in the rural business and technical fields of agriculture including: farm enterprise managers, agribusiness services, rural merchandising, research support staff and local government.This Diploma is a vocational, nationally accredited award program being delivered via a curriculum comprising 10 units of competency as well as applied practical and required theory.

The program is run on campus at UQ Gatton with assessments submitted online through the UQ-GVEC Blackboard online learning platform.  Download the 2019 Diploma of Agribusiness Management (AHC51416) program information. 

Program overview

In 2019, the Diploma will comprise the following vocational units of competency:

AHCWHS501 Manage Work Health and Safety Processes

AHCBUS401 Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS508 Prepare and Monitor Budgets and Financial Reports

AHCAGB501 Develop Climate Risk Management Strategies

AHCSOL501 Monitor and Manage Soils for Production Projects

AHCAGB505 Develop a Whole Farm Plan

AHCNAR506 Develop and Implement Sustainable Land Use Strategies

AHCBUS506 Develop and Review a Business Plan

AHCWRK501 Plan, Implement and Review a Quality Assurance Program

AHCBUS501 Manage Staff

Detailed information on each unit of competency can be found on the Australian Government Department of Industry website. When you have successfully completed the program, which means you have been assessed as 'competent' in the ten nominated units, you will then be eligible to receive the Diploma of Agribusiness Management (AHC51416) issued through UQ-GVEC. 

Employment opportunities

This qualification reflects the role of staff working in farms, properties, stations and related rural businesses. Industry expects individuals with this qualification to take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work decisions. You must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of required tasks.

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors and may include:  

  • Farm manager/administrator
  • Production unit manager/administrator
  • Station/property manager/agribusiness manager/administrator
  • Instructor within an agricultural vocational education and training sector

Students from previous years have successfully transitioned towareds either industry related jobs or higher agriculture related study either at UQ or other universities providing rural related programs.  For more information contact UQ_GVEC directly.

Equipment required

You will need to have access to a computer and a reliable internet connection to be able to complete your course. A laptop or other electronic device will be required in class as many online agricultural tools and resources are used and assessments are completed and submitted electronically. Access to software including Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Acrobat is expected. Note that email is the preferred method of contact with students.

You will need to dress appropriately as an amount of time will be spent outside the classroom.  Long sleeved shirts, long trousers, a hat, sunscreen and water bottle are recommended. 

Applications

If you wish to apply please contact UQ-GVEC. Students may apply for entry into the program prior to the start of each of the study trimesters and will undertake the same entry process of application and interview.

Code of Practice

Refund and other UQ-GVEC policies are available in the 2019 Student Handbook (PDF, 4.3MB).

Fees

Invoices will be issued for students who have not applied for and been approved for VET Student Loans.

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are applicable to the Diploma of Agribusiness Management. Information for students applying for a VET Student Loan is available here.

All students must also read the Commonwealth Department of Education and Training's VET Student Loans Information Booklet 2017 when applying for a VET Student Loan.

Tuition fee schedule

Commencing 2019
Name of course: AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Delivery mode: Classroom/on campus full-time
Delivery location: University of Queensland - Gatton

Unit of study code Competency code Start of study Census date Completion of study EFTSL* Full fee Sub Non-concess** fee Sub concess*** fee
TRIMES1 AHCWHS501 25/02/2019 11/03/2019 03/05/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES1 AHCBUS401 25/02/2019 11/03/2019 03/05/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES1 AHCBUS508 25/02/2019 11/03/2019 03/05/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES2 AHCAGB501 20/05/2019 06/06/2019 16/08/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES2 AHCSOL501 20/05/2019 06/06/2019 16/08/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES2 AHCAGB505 20/05/2019 06/06/2019 16/08/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES2 AHCNAR506 20/05/2019 06/06/2019 16/08/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES3 AHCBUS506 02/09/2019 16/09/2019 08/11/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES3 AHCBUS501 02/09/2019 16/09/2019 08/11/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
TRIMES3 AHCWRK501 02/09/2019 16/09/2019 08/11/2019 0.10 $1,225.00 $958.50 $878.50
Total           $12,250.00 $9,585.00 $8,785.00

*EFTSL - Equivalent Full Time Study Load

** Subsidised non concessional fee

*** Subsidised concessional fee

Course cap limit: $15,225
Full cost for course: $12,250
Approximate course duration: 12 months
Units of competency required to complete this course: 10

Commencing 2018
Name of course: AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management
Delivery mode: Classroom/on campus full-time
Delivery location: University of Queensland - Gatton

Unit of study code Competency code Start of study Census date Completion of study EFTSL* Tuition fee
TRIMES1 AHCSOL501 12/02/2018 12/03/2018 27/04/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES1 AHCWAT502 12/02/2018 12/03/2018 27/04/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES1 AHCWHS501 12/02/2018 12/03/2018 27/04/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES2 AHCAGB501 14/05/2018 14/06/2018 10/08/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES2 AHCAGB505 14/05/2018 14/06/2018 10/08/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES2 AHCBUS508 14/05/2018 14/06/2018 10/08/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES2 AHCNAR506 14/05/2018 14/06/2018 10/08/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES3 AHCBUS501 27/08/2018 27/09/2018 02/11/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES3 AHCBUS506 27/08/2018 27/09/2018 02/11/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
TRIMES3 AHCBUS507 27/08/2018 27/09/2018 02/11/2018 0.10 $1,175.00
Total           $11,750.00

*EFTSL - Equivalent Full Time Study Load

Course cap limit: $15,225
Full cost for course: $11,750
Approximate course duration: 12 months
Units of competency required to complete this course: 10

Policies and procedures

This Diploma program is governed by the University of Queensland’s policies and procedures. These can be found in the University of Queensland Policy and Procedure Library (PPL) and UQ-GVEC’s 2019 Student Handbook. Students should be aware that in cases where these rules are in conflict, The University of Queensland rules will take precedence.

Students should familiarise themselves with all policies and procedures relevant to their program.

UQ policies and procedures are available through:

o    myAdvisor

o    UQ Policy and Procedure Library (PPL)

Disclaimer: Details are correct at the time of upload 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.

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Duration

1st trimester (10 weeks) full time (Monday - Friday)

2nd trimester (13 weeks) full time (Monday - Friday)

3rd trimester (10 weeks) full time (Monday - Friday)

Program commencement

February 2019. Students may apply for entry into the program prior to the start of each of the study trimesters and will undertake the same entry process of application and interview.

2019 Program

18 February 2019: Orientation week

25 February 2019: start of Trimester 1

20 May 2019: start of Trimester 2

02 September 2019 : start of Trimester 3

Location

UQ Gatton Campus

Delivery mode

Internal, with face to face tuition.  Assessment is submited online. 

Entry requirements

Minimum Year 12, with five sound achievements including Mathematics, English and a Science subject; or, a Certificate III in Agriculture (or equivalent). Exemptions to the above may be considered during the interview process. No OP is required. 

Enquiries

Email: enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 5460 1353

Fax: (07) 5460 1367

Postal address:

UQ-GVEC
The University of Queensland,
Gatton Campus
Gatton Qld 4343
Australia