About the course
The Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management course is packaged to commence with the Certificate III and IV in Agriculture in first year. Successful completion of the Certificate IV program allows progression to the Advanced Diploma in second year.
The Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management is a nationally accredited course of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package. The course provides practical training in farming, related technologies as well as agricultural business studies. There is a particular focus on broadacre cropping and animal production within the course.
An integral component of the course is an 8-week period of industry placement where students are able to focus on a particular career direction in their chosen agricultural sector. Students are able to identify potential employers, develop and implement a range of skills and gain a good understanding of how to become a valuable contributor to a farming or agribusiness enterprise.
What are the career outcomes?
Longerenong Advanced Diploma graduates are highly sought after by the rural and agribusiness industries. Graduates often find employment in primary industry sectors such as:
- Research Assistant
- Animal Genetics
- Farm Manager
- Livestock Agent
- Rural Financial Service Personnel
- Agricultural Machinery Sales Person
- Rural Merchandise Sales Person
- Agricultural Contractor
How do I gain a qualification?
The course has been designed to meet the qualification requirements of the Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management as part of the AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package. Students must successfully complete a set number of competencies as prescribed by the Australian Qualifications Framework.
What do I study?
The course comprises a number of competencies from the nationally accredited AHC Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management training package. Students will be enrolled in both a Certificate III in Agriculture and a Certificate IV in Agriculture in first year. These courses run concurrently to reflect both the practical and theoretical content of the program. Upon successful completion of the Certificate IV course, participants transition into the Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management in the second year. Units are delivered under topic areas including:
First year (Certificate III and Certificate IV)
Second year (Advanced Diploma)
How is the course delivered?
Most students complete the course by full-time study. There are two semesters per year, each of 16 weeks. Timetabled sessions are a combination of lectures, practical activities, demonstrations and tours. Part-time study is also available. People wishing to apply for part-time study will be assessed on an individual basis.