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Overview

The AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management reflects the role of personnel working on farms, stations and related rural businesses involved in administering and managing those businesses.

COURSE LOCATIONS

This course is offered via the specified delivery modes and at the following QATC locations:

  • Online self-paced study (with external assistance available via instructors based at our Toowoomba Training Hub)

COURSE & FEE STRUCTURE

This course is run online over 12-24 months, providing students with flexibility in their study schedule, and the option to attend non-compulsory workshops throughout the course. Students will gain skills and knowledge in budgeting and financial reporting, business performance, planning and monitoring production processes, marketing, professional development, time management, farm planning, and business performance.

Enrol anytime.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees for this course are listed on the Schedule of Tuition Fees & Census Days, which can be downloaded via the button on the right.

The maximum amount that can be borrowed under a VET Student Loan for this course is listed on the VET Student Loans (Courses and Loans Caps) Determination.

Incidental fees

Incidental fees are fees for things which are not a compulsory part of your course (i.e. they are fees for things that are optional).  The incidental fees for this course are set out in the table below. 

Incidental fee description Amount ($)
n/a n/a

Please note that incidental fees cannot be paid via a VET Student Loan.

CAREERS

Graduates may find work in many areas across the industry including station management or administration, commodity trading, rural financial counselling, stable managers or administrators, stud managers or administrators, and agribusiness marketing or agribusiness management. All of these roles require a combination of skills including marketing, animal management, crop management, business planning, financial knowledge and management, farm planning and staff management.

CRITERIA

Entry requirements

We are required to make sure that you are academically suited to this course. Before offering you a place in the course, we must obtain evidence that you have either:

  • Finished year 12; or
  • Finished a Certificate IV or higher qualification; or
  • Have literacy and numeracy at exit level 3 on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).

This course is best suited to those who have experience in the rural industry, and/or currently working in a farming enterprise.  It is helpful for the students to have access to a farm enterprise's financial information, but if they do not, a QATC farm case study may be used. 

Selection criteria

The following selection criteria will be used to assess applications in the situation that there are more applications received than places available:

  • Relevant industry experience in agribusiness industries
  • Resume (work experiences)
  • Interview
  • Completion of AHC32810 Certificate III in Rural Operations (or equivalent qualification)
  • Generally we will have enough places in each course of study for all people who apply (providing that applicants meet any compulsory requirements). However, in the event that more applications are received than places available, then we use a merit based process to assess applications.

Other information

Those applicants without experience are advised to consider undertaking a Certificate III in Rural Operations.

UNITS OF STUDY

Manage staff

AHCBUS501

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage staff.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports

AHCBUS508

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports. 

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Develop a whole farm plan

AHCAGB505

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a whole farm plan. This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. (Source: training.gov.au as at June 2017)

Cost a project

AHCBUS402

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to cost a project.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes, sustainability practices and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. 

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Monitor and review business performance

AHCBUS507

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and review business performance. 

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation, sustainability practices and codes and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Develop and review a business plan

AHCBUS506

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and review a business plan.

This unit applies to those whose role is to set the short, medium or long term goals and targets for the business plan and may relate to marketing and production targets, resource and asset development and management, acquisitions, capital, property improvements, and operational systems.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes, sustainability practices and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. 

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Market products and services

AHCBUS502

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to market products and services.

All work must be carried out to comply with organisational requirements, work health and safety legislation and codes, sustainability practices and in consultation with the management team.

This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements are known to apply to this unit at the time of publication.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

Administer finance, insurance and legal requirements

AHCBUS401

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to administer finance, insurance and legal requirements. This unit applies to individuals who take responsibility for their own work and provide and communicate solutions to a range of predictable and sometimes unpredictable problems. (Source: training.gov.au as at June 2017)

Plan and monitor production processes

AHCAGB503

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to plan and monitor production processes. This unit applies to individuals who take personal responsibility and exercise autonomy in undertaking complex work. They must analyse information and exercise judgement to complete a range of advanced skilled activities. (Source: training.gov.au as at June 2017)

Manage personal work priorities and professional development

BSBWOR501

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to create systems and process to organise information and prioritise tasks.

It applies to individuals working in managerial positions who have excellent organisational skills. The work ethic of individuals in this role has a significant impact on the work culture and patterns of behaviour of others as managers at this level are role models in their work environment.

(Source: training.gov.au as at August 2017)

 

VET STUDENT LOANS

 

VET Student Loans are available for this course. Eligible students can apply for a loan from the Commonwealth for all or part of their tuition fees. Before making any decisions about whether to use VET Student Loans, and to assess their eligibility, students must read the VET Student Loans information booklet 2017.

In accordance with s142 of the VET Student Loan Rules 2016 (Cth), we advise that VET Student loans will not be approved for students who do not meet eligibility requirements, and a VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is repaid. Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges RTO Code 31258 also uses the business names Rural Training Queensland, Emerald Agricultural College and Longreach Pastoral College.

For more information about VET Student Loans, visit www.studyassist.gov.au, read the fees policy on our fees and funding page, or contact us on 1800 888 710.

Additional Information

Course disclaimer

All information quoted is current at the date of publication. This information is applicable for Australian citizens or permanent residents only.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) reserves the right not to offer a course or unit and/or to decline the enrolment of a student in a course or unit on the basis of student demand and/or resource constraints. QATC advises that course offerings, structures, prices, instructors, assessment, unit objectives, and content may be subject to change without notice as circumstances dictate and reserves its rights generally.

Prospective students should contact QATC to ensure the information they are viewing about this training is still current.

Depending on training requirements and personal circumstances, students may be eligible for financial support, course funding or fee subsidies from government initiatives. For more information, refer to individual course pricing and the QATC Fees and Funding page.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) is a Registered Training Organisation. RTO 31258

Course Details - At a glance

This self-paced course focuses on acquiring more advanced agribusiness skills into boost your career prospects in the agri-supply chain.

  • Online
  • Self-paced
  • 24 months part time
  • Regular set commencement dates
  • 10 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $6,750
    • Co-contribution fee rate: $4,250
    • Co-contribution – concessional fee rate: $3,420