About the course
This course is an integration and upgrading of the previous courses Bachelor of Farm Management and Bachelor of Equine Business Management. The resulting new course in Agricultural Business Management has majors in:
* Farm Management
Where it will take you
There is a critical shortage of skilled managers in the agricultural sector. Companies such as Elders, CRT, Twynam Pastoral Company and the major banks report a lack of suitable personnel with skills in business, management and finance who also have technical agricultural training.
There is also some demand for better trained managers of family farms. The thoroughbred horse industry, which is the main employment sector in the equine area, has a high demand for managers with hands-on' skills. Occupations suitable for our graduates would include farm managers, agronomy and livestock salespersons, bank rural officers, grain, produce, fibre and livestock buyers, company and industry representatives, rural service providers, and various positions in the equine industry.
In all courses offered by the School of Rural Management, students may be granted advanced standing for one subject of unspecified credit at Level 1 for approved certificate courses that are not already taught at the University. To be granted this, an Application for Credit form must be completed and submitted to the School Liaison Officer within Student Administration. The applicant must obtain a total of 8 points of credit and provide copies of the successfully completed certificates. Upon approval this can be counted as an elective subject at Level 1. Students are reminded that no more than nine Level 1 subjects can be counted towards the degree. Those certificate courses presently approved, and the amount of credit points allowed include:
* Woolclassing - 3
* Chemical Users - 3
* NSW Farmers Chemical Card - 3
* TAFE Chemical Application -3
* Stock and Station Agency Skills - 3
* Occupational Health and Safety - 3
* Diesel Maintenance - 3
* Rangeland Management -3
* NSW Farmers Farm Safety Assessment - 2
* MLA Beef Futures Effective Pricing - 2
* Electric Welding - 2
* Gas/Oxyacetylene Welding - 2
* Small Engines/Motors - 2
* NSW Farmers Chain Saw Operation and Maintenance - 2
* Bushfire Safety - 2
* Agricultural Blasting/Explosives - 2
* Pest Control (non chemical) - 1
* First Aid - 1
* Pregnancy Testing - 1
* Artificial Insemination - 1
* Electric Fencing/Fencing - 1
* Permaculture (14 day workshop + University assessment) - 8
* TAFE Equitation Course - 8
* TAFE, Tocal and Murrumbidgee Certificate III (AQF 3) or provided 100 hours minimum study at AQF 3 level or above - 8
* TAFE, Tocal and Murrumbidgee Certificate IV (AQF 4 or provided 100 hours minimum study at AQF 3 level or above - 8
* TAFE, Tocal and Murrumbidgee Diploma (AQF 5) or provided 100 hours minimum study at AQF 3 level or above - 8
* TAFE, Tocal and Murrumbidgee Advanced Diploma (AQF 6) or provided 100 hours minimum study at AQF 3 level or above - 8
AQF 3 [TAFE Certificate III] = Up to 16 points at Level 1
AQF 4 [TAFE Certificate IV] = Up to 32 points at Level 1
AQF 5 [TAFE Diploma] = Up to 64 points
AQF 6 [TAFE Advanced Diploma] = Up to 96 point
CSU's Science Scholarships are available for on campus applicants to this course, providing $4000 per annum for up to four years (subject to satisfactory progress). Once awarded the Scholarship, the money is the student's to spend in the way that assists them most.
Applicants must achieve a University Admissions Index (UAI)(NSW) or ENTER(VIC) of 80 and above (inclusive of the Regional Bonus) to be eligible to receive the Scholarship.
To apply, download the Science Scholarships application form, complete all sections, then return the form to the Scholarships Officer before the end of October in the year prior to commencing your studies.
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.
To graduate with an award of Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management students complete the equivalent of 24 subjects comprising nine core subjects and a major of nine to 11 subjects and elective subjects, including TAFE credit.
In addition, students who have completed the majority of their course through on campus study must also satisfactorily complete a Capability Portfolio.