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.
- 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 associate degree has been designed in collaboration with industry and includes substantial exposure to practical farm management. This industry exposure ensures that you will graduate with the technical and business skills needed in agricultural production, farm management, and equipment consultancy and sales.
After completing this course, you can apply to study our Bachelor of Agribusiness, with at least 12 months of credit for recognised learning (CRL).
If you have an ATAR of less than 70 but have completed Mathematics Applications ATAR (or higher) and an ATAR science subject, you can apply to study the Bachelor of Agribusiness.
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?
- Agribusiness banking
- Agronomic and livestock sales
- Agronomic and livestock technical services
- Business consulting
- Commodity trading
- Agricultural export agent/consultant
- Financial management
- International marketing
- Professional farm management
- Agricultural product supply
- Agriculture marketing
- Agricultural supply chain logistics
- Agronomy services
- Banking and finance
- Farmer grower groups
- 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