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Comments about Associate Degree in Agribusiness - On Campus - Bentley - Western Australia
Are you seeking a career on a family-owned farm or as a salaried manager? Agribusiness degrees are a combination of commerce and technical agricultural units. This course will provide you with business management training particularly as it relates to commercial farming, with a focus on agricultural production. You will cover the fundamentals of animal production and agronomy within a farm business framework. You will undertake mostly technical units in your first year, including soil science, broadacre agronomy, food and fibre production and animal science. These subjects will be supplemented by introductory units in, agribusiness systems farm business management and agribusiness economics. In your second year, as well as studying agricultural production systems at an advanced level, you will become involved in the business management area through units in farm business management, food and agribusiness marketing and farm accounting and finance. You will be encouraged to work within the industry for a at least ten weeks during semester breaks. This work experience can be carried out on any relevant commercial rural enterprise.
None. Mature-age students, Agricultural College students and students who have completed a TAFE Associate Diploma or Diploma course are encouraged to apply.
Associate Degree in Agribusiness
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
This course emphasises farm management, catering for those seeking a career on a family-owned farm or as a salaried manager. Students who complete this degree are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Agribusiness degree.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.
Mature-age students, Agricultural College students with superior grades and students who have completed a TAFE Associate Diploma or Diploma course are encouraged to apply.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Recognition of prior learning may be awarded for approved TAFE units. Students who have completed the Associate Degree in Agribusiness may apply for recognition of prior learning in the Bachelor of Agribusiness.
Duration and Availability
This course is two years full-time or equivalent part-time study.
This course is a combination of lectures, tutorials, laboratory exercises, independent study, relevant industry practical work and visits to commercial enterprises in Western Australia.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other vital study materials. Students are required to pay for their own food and accommodation while on field trips or camps.
For further information about the program, contact staff in the Muresk Academic Office
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Year 2 Semester 1
303325 v.4 Farm Management 201 5.0 25.0
303399 v.3 Farm Accounting and Finance 201 5.0 25.0
SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF: 50.0 100.0 Year 2 Semester 2
303330 v.4 Farm Business Risk and
Resource Management 202 5.0 25.0
303334 v.3 Farm Business Management 202 5.0 25.0
SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF: 50.0 100.0
Optional Units to Select from in Year 2 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credit
303324 v.3 Food and Agribusiness Marketing 201 5.0 25.0
303333 v.5 Crop Protection 202 5.0 25.0
303340 v.4 Animal Science 201 5.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select from in Year 2 Semester 2 Hrs/Wk Credit
303364 v.5 Commerical Management of
Sheep Enterprises 302 5.0 25.0
303365 v.6 Cropping Systems 301 5.0 25.0
309730 v.2 Agribusiness Taxation 202 3.0 12.5
309774 v.2 Agribusiness Law 202 3.0 12.5
Year Location Period All* Internal
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y
2009 Northam Campus Semester 1 Y
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.