Dual AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management and AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

Provided by: UQ Skills

Dual AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management and AHC50116 Diploma of Agriculture

About the Course

This program was developed to meet the needs of rural industries seeking middle management level graduates with practical and analytical skills. It recognises the difficulties facing Australian farmers and food producers dealing with challenges across the sectors within agricultural production and agribusiness.

This Dual Diploma program enables you to develop your understanding of agricultural production and business principles in primary production systems. You will learn to communicate effectively, efficiently use resources, undertake farm planning and associated business activities, manage staff and gain skills in the use of the latest agricultural technologies.

With this qualification you are trained to manage farms, properties, stations and related rural businesses. Through a range of assessment tasks you will become skilled in exercising your autonomy, analysing information, applying your judgement and gain confidence in undertaking complex work decisions.

Course Outcomes and Units Achieved

The Dual Diploma of Agribusiness Management and Agriculture (AHC51416 and AHC50116) requires the completion of 13 nominated units covering the following topics:

  • BSBRSK501         Manage risk
  • AHCBUS506        Develop and review a business plan
  • AHCBUS507       Monitor and review business performance
  • AHCBUS508        Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
  • AHCAGB501        Develop climate risk management strategies
  • AHCNAR506       Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
  • AHCAGB505        Develop a farm plan
  • AHCSOL501         Monitor and manage soils for production projects
  • AHCBUS501       Manage staff
  • AHCAGB503       Plan and monitor production processes
  • AHCAGB521       Select and use agricultural technology
  • AHCBAC503        Manage integrated crop and pasture production
  • AHCLSK501        Manage livestock production


Entry Requirements and Pre-requisites

For entry you will need a minimum of Year 12, with five sound achievements including Mathematics, English and a Science subject; or a Certificate III in Agriculture (or equivalent) is expected.

Special consideration for entry may be granted on a case-by-case basis and could include other qualifications and/or work experience.

If you are entering the program with higher vocational qualifications you may apply for recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Discuss your eligibility for these pathways with the UQ Skills Training Coordinator

Delivery Methods and timing

The dual Diploma of Agribusiness Management and Agriculture (AHC51416 and AHC50116) is delivered over 4 trimesters (1 year) in a blended delivery mode.

You can study this program 3 days per week face-to-face at UQ’s Gatton Campus or through a 100% online option if you have access to a relevant rural workplace.

Depending on your study mode, you will be assessed using a combination of online assessments, practical demonstrations and oral questioning or through 100% online assessment tools.


You may be eligible for subsidies funded by the Queensland Government. To determine your eligibility, please contact UQ Skills or go to the Queensland Skills Gateway and follow the links.

Total full fee cost: $15,925.

Subsidised non-concessional student contribution: $13,155.

Subsidised concessional student contribution $12,324.

You may be eligible to access the VET Student Loans program to cover all or part of your contribution. For more information, go to Australian Government Information for VET students.

UQ Skills

The University of Queensland, Australia
Morrison Hall (Building 8123), Gatton Campus
Gatton, QLD, 4343
Phone: 07 5460 1353
Email: uqskills@uq.edu.au
Website: https://skills-training.uq.edu.au/
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