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Course overview

High-level skills for agribusiness performance

 

The Diploma of Agribusiness Management (RPL) specialising in high-level rural business skills reflects the role of personnel working on farms, stations and related rural businesses involved in administering and managing those businesses.

COURSE LOCATIONS

The AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management (RPL) course is offered via:

  • Online self-paced study (with external assistance available via instructors)

COURSE & FEE STRUCTURE

Course structure

Delivered online over 12 months part-time, the Diploma of Agribusiness Management (RPL) course caters for those requiring flexibility in their study schedule.

The course develops in students the high-level skills required to undertake a variety of roles within the agribusiness and related rural sectors, including areas such as:

  • Budgeting and financial reporting
  • Business performance
  • Planning and monitoring production processes
  • Marketing
  • Professional development
  • Time Management
  • Farm planning

Tuition fee structure

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.

CAREERS

Graduates of this program will develop the high-level skills necessary to undertake a variety of roles within the agribusiness and related rural sectors, including:

  • Commodity trading
  • Rural financial counselling
  • Stable managers or administrators
  • Stud managers or administrators
  • Agribusiness marketing
  • Agribusiness management

Learn the skills to perform a diverse range of duties managing day-to-day business operations and enterprise production units, to maketing, stock management, crop management, business and financial planning, 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 III or higher qualification; or
  • Have literacy and numeracy at exit level 3 on the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF).
  • Industry experience 12 months +

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. 

Applicants without experience are advised to consider undertaking a AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations.

UNITS OF STUDY

Develop and implement business structures and relationships

AHCBUS509

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement business structures and relationships. 

This unit applies to those who participate in the establishment of a primary production business and communicate the roles and responsibilities of family members within such a business.  

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)

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)

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)

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)

Manage risk

BSBRSK501

This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.

It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements 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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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. 

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

At a glance

Develop your skills and knowledge in agribusiness planning, budgeting, marketing and management, and business review.

  • Online
  • Self-paced
  • 12 months part-time
  • Multiple scheduled intakes
  • 10 Units
  • Fees and Charges
    • Fee-For-Service (FFS) fee rate: $5,500
    • Co-contribution fee rate: NA
    • Co-contribution – concessional fee rate: NA