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COURSE

Associate Degree in Agribusiness

AD-AGRIB

TAUGHT BY: School of Molecular and Life Sciences (MLS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

2years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

400

About offering

Curtin is offering a new Associate Degree in Agribusiness, developed in close consultation with industry, at Muresk Institute from 2019.

Agribusiness encompasses the whole food production system from paddock to plate. The course will provide you with an understanding of agricultural production systems and the business principles associated with the production, processing, marketing and distribution of food.

It will involve a high level of exposure to practical farm management so you graduate technically competent and commercially savvy, with contemporary agribusiness skills that will enable you to work in areas such as agricultural production, farm management and agricultural equipment sales.

This degree has been created in close collaboration with industry, to ensure it meets the needs of the Western Australian agriculture and food industry.

The course will be delivered in study periods and modes that reflect the farming cycle, allowing students who work on farms to return to their farm during busy times (cropping and harvesting).

Note:

  • The associate degree will be a pathway into the full Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing up to 24 months credit. Pathways into other bachelor programs will also be available.
  • The course structure available on the Curtin Handbook is indicative only and is subject to change. The business and agribusiness units listed demonstrate the focus of the course but there may be changes to specific units and order in which they appear, and some choice of units to enable articulation to the Bachelor of Agribusiness at Bentley following completion of this course.
  • This course will be primarily delivered at Muresk Institute. Students will be required to attend face-to-face classes at Muresk.
  • The Associate Degree in Agribusiness will also available in Geraldton from 2019, under the collaboration with Geraldton University Centre, with the practical component of the Associate Degree for Geraldton-based students completed in intensive blocks at Muresk Institute. Find out more.
Agribusiness

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

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Career information

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

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

Admission criteria into the associate degree will be lower than for the bachelor degree to provide access for students who would otherwise not meet admission criteria for a bachelor degree. There will be admission pathways for a broad range of students, including applicants with vocational education and training, work and life experience and recent secondary education. 

Note: The associate degree will be a pathway into the full Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing up to 24 months credit. Pathways into other bachelor programs will be available. 

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

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:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

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 at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

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:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

How to apply

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: AD-AGRIB
  • CRICOS code: 098315D
  • This offering was last updated on: December 6, 2018