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 award program being delivered via a curriculum comprising 10 units of competency (3-4-3) as well as applied practical and required theory.

The program is run on campus at UQ Gatton.

Program overview

The Diploma comprises the following vocational units of competency:

AHCWHS501 Manage Work Health and Safety Processes

AHCWAT502 Manage Water Systems

AHCSOL501 Monitor and Manage Soils for Production Projects

AHCBUS508 Prepare and Monitor Budgets and Financial Reports

AHCAGB501 Develop Climate Risk Management Strategies

AHCAGB505 Develop a Whole Farm Plan

AHCNAR506 Develop and Implement Sustainable Land Use Strategies

AHCBUS506 Develop and Review a Business Plan

AHCBUS507 Monitor and Review Business Performance

AHCBUS501 Manage Staff

Detailed information on each unit of competency can be found on the Australian Goverrnment Department of Industry website. Summaries are included in our prospectus. When you have successfully completed the program, you will 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

For more information contact UQ_GVEC directly or view our prospectus.

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.



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 2018, exact dates to be confirmed.


UQ Gatton Campus

Delivery Mode


Entry Requirements

Minimum Year 12, with five sound achievements including Mathematics, English and a Science subject; or, a Certificate III in Agriculture (or equivalent). No OP is required. 

Fees for Australian students

  • AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management costs $1,175 per unit
  • Total cost of $11,750

VET Student Loans are applicable to the Diploma of Agribusiness Management.

VET Student Loans

Information on eligibility and how to apply for a VET Student Loan is available here.

All students must also read the VET Student Loans Information Booklet 2017 when applying for a VET Student Loan.


Email: enquiries_gvec@uq.edu.au

Phone: (07) 5460 1353

Fax: (07) 5460 1367

Postal address:

The University of Queensland Gatton Vocational Education Centre (UQ-GVEC)
Morrison Hall
Gatton Campus
Gatton Qld 4343


If you wish to apply please contact UQ-GVEC using the details above.

Code of Practice

Refund and other UQ-GVEC policies are available in the Code of Practice.