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Agribusiness (Associate Degree)

Associate degree

Start your journey to a career in agribusiness or use this course as a pathway into a bachelor degree.

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  • Qualification
    Associate Degree in Agribusiness
  • Duration
    2 years full-time
  • Credit
  • Location
    Muresk Institute
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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, to ensure you graduate with the technical and business skills needed in agricultural production, farm management and equipment consultancy and sales.

The associate degree is also a pathway into the Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing at least 12 months credit.

See our handbook for more course information. 

Why study

  • The skills that you gain in this course will enable you to work in a range of agribusiness areas, including agricultural production, farm management and agricultural equipment consultancy and sales.
  • You can study this course as a pathway to the Bachelor of Agribusiness, and gain at least 12 months credit. Pathways into other bachelor degrees are also available to you.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course has been developed in close collaboration with industry, which ensures its relevancy to industry needs. It includes substantial exposure to practical farm management, and includes intensive laboratory elements delivered at Muresk Institute.

Student profile

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Career information


  • Agribusiness banking
  • Agronomic and livestock sales
  • Agronomic and livestock technical services
  • Business consulting
  • Commodity trading
  • Exporting
  • Financial management
  • International marketing
  • Professional farm management.


  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture marketing and supply chain logistics
  • Agricultural product supply
  • Agronomy services
  • Banking and finance
  • Consultancy
  • Farmer grower groups
  • Farming
  • Research.

Further study

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

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Fees & charges

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  • Curtin course code: AD-AGRIB
  • CRICOS code: 098315D
  • Last updated on: 28/09/2022