Extend your farm management and agribusiness skills to provide leadership and strategic direction. This course is designed for individuals working in a range of agribusiness leadership or consulting roles.
About the Course
The Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management is designed for experienced farm managers who would like to further their decision making and strategic planning skills.
This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a range of agribusiness leadership or consulting roles. The role reflects the need for agribusiness specific expertise in planning and analysis, managing supply chains, financial and human resource management together with an emphasis on return on investment.
At this level, workers utilise significant theoretical agribusiness knowledge and provide leadership and strategic direction across multiple enterprises.
Agribusiness leaders and consultants analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, conceptual and managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the agribusiness field. These individuals are often accountable for group outcomes and for the overall performance of agricultural or horticultural production enterprises.
Course Outcomes and Topics
To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in 8 units of competency (1 core units and 7 elective units). Recognition of Prior Learning (RLP) is available to assess your existing skills and knowledge and if you have previously completed any nationally accredited training you may be eligible for credit transfers.
Core Unit topic:
- AHCBUS610 Manage Agribusiness Risk
Elective Unit Topics:
- AHCAGB512 Plan and manage infrastructure
- AHCAGB518 Develop climate risk management strategies
- AHCAGB607 Manage succession planning
- AHCAGB608 Manage financial resources
- AHCAGB610 Manage the production system
- AHCBUS613 Manage human resources
- AHCMOM601 Analyse machinery options
- AHCWRK602 Lead and manage community or industry organisations
Entry Requirements and Pre-requisites
There are no pre-requisites for this course, however entry requirements include the completion of a relevant diploma or equivalent and be able to demonstrate at least three years relevant experience.
Students should have completed schooling Year 12 or equivalent or be able to demonstrate similar literacy and numeracy levels. All students are required to complete a literacy and numeracy test as part of our enrolment process.
Students must be actively engaged in farming/ horticulture or have ready access to and knowledge of a farm/horticulture business which can be used for completion of assessment tasks.
If you are not part of the farm business, RuralBiz Training may require you to provide contact details for the owner or manager to confirm your access to the farm
Students must have basic computer skills (use of the internet, email, basic word processing skills) and have access to a computer with at least Windows 7, Word 97, Excel 97, Adobe Reader and satellite broadband internet connection or similar. If you have a Mac computer, we suggest you talk to a computer technician about installing the Windows environment
Workplace and Equipment requirements
To ensure adequate completion of assessment tasks, the students chosen farm or horticulture business should show these characteristics:
- Operated as a business for profit
- Have a commercial scale
- Have agricultural enterprises such as commercial crops or livestock
- Be close to where you live so you can be physically on it regularly (e.g. weekly)
- Be able to provide you with details of past production, management processes, costs, prices etc. Advanced Diploma units will require access to past financial records
This training is available Australia wide through flexible virtual, online learning systems.
Delivery Methods and timing
Online course delivery –self-paced learning, interactive online sessions and printed manuals.
This course takes up to 2 years to complete online. The training offers flexibility so students can progress more quickly during their quiet periods and request extensions during peak periods.
Training costs vary depending on student eligibility for state government subsidies, which are available for students in NSW, QLD and SA. Subsidies are subject to change, amounts vary and eligibility requirements apply. VET Student Loans are available and no upfront payments are required.
The full course fee before any eligible subsidy is $12,000.