Curtin offers an Associate Degree in Agribusiness at the Muresk Institute in Northam.
In this course you will gain an understanding of the agricultural systems and business principles involved in the production, processing, marketing and distribution of food. The topics you'll study include:
- agribusiness accounting, economics, finance, management and marketing
- agricultural production systems, including animal and cropping systems
- broadacre crop and pasture science
- farm business management
- international agricultural trade
- soil and water resources.
This course has been designed in collaboration with industry and involves substantial exposure to practical farm management. Upon graduating, you'll have the technical and business skills needed in agricultural production, farm management and equipment consultancy and sales.
The associate degree is also a pathway that provides at least 12 months of credits towards the Bachelor of Agribusiness degree.
How this course will make you industry ready
This course has been developed in collaboration with industry to ensure that it meets current and future industry needs. It includes substantial exposure to practical farm management, and includes intensive laboratory elements delivered at Muresk Institute.
What jobs can the Agribusiness (Associate Degree) lead to?
- Professional farm manager
- Agribusiness banking and consultancy
- Agronomic and livestock sales
- Farmer grower group consultant
- Agronomic and livestock technical services
- Agricultural commodity trader
- Agricultural exporter
- Agriculture and farming
- Agronomy services
- Agriculture exports and supply chains
- Agricultural research
What you'll learn
- apply principles and concepts of agribusiness systems management in a range of theoretical and practical situations
- apply critical thinking and process skills to generate innovative solutions to agribusiness systems problems
- use a range of technologies to locate, extract and appraise information relevant to the agribusiness discipline.
- communicate effectively to clients, staff, professionals, management and industry and conform to discipline standards in presentations and publications.
- consider profitability and sustainability when using new and established technologies in agribusiness related industries
- acquire new knowledge and expertise in the field of agribusiness
- consider the impacts of agribusiness issues from a global perspective, applying international standards within the field of agribusiness
- build professional and community partnerships, and incorporate indigenous and other community perspectives in agribusiness practice
- work professionally and ethically both independently and in teams, complying with appropriate legislation in the field of agribusiness