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Associate Degree


Associate Degree in Agribusiness
2 years full-time
Geraldton, Muresk Institute


Address challenges in food security and farming systems related to climate change and shifting markets.

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Curtin offers an Associate Degree in Agribusiness at Muresk Institute in Northam and Geraldton Universities Centre, with the intensive laboratory elements delivered at Muresk.

It will provide you with an understanding of agricultural production systems and the business principles associated with the production, processing, marketing and distribution of food.

You will graduate technically competent and commercially savvy, with contemporary agribusiness skills that enable you to work in areas such as agricultural production, farm management and agricultural equipment sales.

The course involves a high level of exposure to practical farm management and has been created in close collaboration with industry, to ensure it meets the needs of the Western Australian agriculture and food industry.

Study themes 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.

The associate degree is also a pathway into the Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing up to 18 months credit. Pathways into other bachelor degrees are available.

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 sales.

You can study this associate degree as a pathway into the Bachelor of Agribusiness, and gain up to 18 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 it is highly relevant to industry needs. It includes substantial exposure to practical farm management, and 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
  • Banking and finance
  • Farmer grower groups
  • Private farming

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

Entry requirements

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 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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

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Fees & charges

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: AD-AGRIB
  • CRICOS code: 098315D
  • Last updated on: November 25, 2020