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Longerenong College graduates now have a clear pathway into a Bachelor of Agriculture program, with the University of New England (AU) (UNE). This pathway is available to Longerenong alumni from October 1, 2023.

University of New England’s Agriculture program has been in operation since 1954, and is well known for its breath of diverse units, from agronomy, soil science through to animal production units. University of New England was also the first university to establish a Data Farm and integrate the training of precision ag into the program. The benefit of this agreement is Longerenong College graduates will only require two years, of the three year degree to complete the Bachelor. University of New England recognises TAFE and RTO qualifications, and provides a pathway called the Rule B admission. For candidates admitted under Rule (b) Candidates who have completed the Diploma of Agriculture offered by TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation shall be granted 48 credit points of Block Advanced Standing and are required to complete a specified program of study. The Bachelor program requires 96 additional credits to be completed.

For any alumni of Longerenong College who has completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma qualification, direct entry is available. University of New England offers a range of delivery methods including online, and block unit intensives. This allows those currently working, anywhere in Australia, to easily participate in further study in a flexible way.

Dr Jamie Barwick, course coordinator of the UNE Bachelor of Agriculture, said “This direct entry pathway for Diploma of Agriculture graduates is a fantastic opportunity for Longerenong grads to gain credit for the study they have already done, while upgrading their agricultural science, animal and plant production knowledge and skills to a full Bachelor’s degree, allowing them to take their careers to the next step. Our students can study all our units in either on-campus, or online mode (with visits to our campus for intensive schools).”

Avril Hogan, General Manager of Longerenong College said “Longerenong College is extremely proud to announce this pathway, and we are very excited to see where this relationship with the University of New England will take us, for the benefit of alumni, students and industry.”

The program can be found at, and is the Bachelor of Agriculture, major in Mixed Farming. To find out more, or enrol please contact UNE 1 800 818 865

Pictured above L to R: Dr Lou Conway from UNE, Avril Hogan from Longerenong College, Dr Justin Bailey from UNE