Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management

Why study the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management at UNE?

This course is an Exit Award only. The course is restricted to students who are currently in the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this Associate Degree will be able to be employed in farm management, in agricultural supply industries and in land management.

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DURATION

2018 STUDY OPTIONS

Not offered in 2018.

Official Abbreviation AssocDAgProdMgt
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing Not offered in 2018
Course Duration
Total Credit Points 96
Entry Requirements

The Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management is only to be offered as an exit pathway from the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management. The major completed within the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management will also be applicable to the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management.

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Managment upon completion of 96 credit points, comprising not more than 60 credit points at 100-level, at least 24 credit points at 200-level and at least 6 credit points at 300-level. Students must complete the 17 VET units from the AHC Training Package, as detailed in the program of study, to qualify for the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management.

Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management under rule (a) are required to complete the following units in order to be eligible for Alternate Exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management:

CHEM100, RSNR110, RSNR120, AHCBUS505, AHCBUS507, AHCBUS508, AHCAGB502;

complete 4 of the following Advanced Diploma level units (AHCAGB603, AHCAGB604, AHCAGB605, AHCBUS608, NSWTCOM602A, NSWTCOM603A);

and ONE approved Major.

Crop Production: AGRO211, BIOL120, PA335, (COTT300 or GRNS300), AHCAGB501, AHCAGB505, AHCBAC505, AHCBAC507, AHCSOL501, NSWTCOM601A, VPAU807

Feedlot Management: ANPR211, ANPR340, ANSC201, BIOL110, (AHCAGB501 or AHCSOL501),AHCBUS501, AHCLSK501, AHCLSK502, AHCLSK504, AHCLSK505, AHCWRK501

Livestock Production: ANPR211, BIOL110, PA335, (ANSC201 or WOOL300), AHCAGB501, AHCAGB505, AHCLSK503, AHCLSK504, AHCLSK505, AHCSOL501, NSWTCOM601A

Production Horticulture: AGRO211, AGRO223, BIOL120, PA335, AHCAGB501, AHCAGB505, AHCBAC505, AHCBAC507, AHCSOL501, NSWTCOM601A, VPAU807.

Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management under rules (b) and (d) are required to complete the following units in order to be eligible for Alternate Exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management with 36 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards their Approved Major:

CHEM100, RSNR110, RSNR120;

complete 4 of the following Advanced Diploma level units (AHCAGB603, AHCAGB604, AHCAGB605, AHCBUS608, NSWTCOM602A, NSWTCOM603A);

and ONE approved Major.

Crop Production: AGRO211, BIOL120, PA335, (COTT300 or GRNS300)

Livestock Production: ANPR211, BIOL110, PA335, (ANSC201 or WOOL300)

Production Horticulture: AGRO211, AGRO223, BIOL120, PA335

Poultry Production: Complete four units from the following: ANPR211, ANSC201, ANSC314, BIOL110, PLTY301, PLTY302

Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management under Rule (c) are required to complete the following units in order to be eligible for Alternate Exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management, with 54 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards their Approved Major:

CHEM100, RSNR110, RSNR120;

and ONE approved Major.

Crop Production: AGRO211, BIOL120, PA335, (COTT300 or GRNS300)

Livestock Production: ANPR211, BIOL110, PA335, (ANSC201 or WOOL300)

Production Horticulture: AGRO211, AGRO223, BIOL120, PA335

Poultry Production: Complete four units from the following: ANPR211, ANSC201, ANSC314, BIOL110, PLTY301, PLTY302

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (d) granted 36 credit points Block Advanced Standing toward a Major in the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management will also be eligible for this credit towards the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management if they are eligible to take the Alternate Exit Pathway.

Candidates admitted under Rule (c) granted 66 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards a Major in the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management will also be eligible for 54 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management, if they are eligible to take the Alternate Exit Pathway.

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management in 2018.

Admission to Candidature

The Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management is only to be offered as an exit pathway from the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management. The major completed within the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management will also be applicable to the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management.

Subject to meeting Advanced Standing rules, candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management who apply to discontinue their studies in the course may be eligible to exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management upon completion of 96 credit points, comprising not more than 60 credit points at 100 level, at least 24 credit points at 200 level and at least 6 credit points at 300 level. Students must complete the 17 VET units from the AHC Training Package, as detailed in the program of study, to qualify for the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management.

Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management under Rule (a) are required to complete the following units in order to be eligible for Alternate Exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management:
CHEM100, RSNR110, RSNR120, AHCBUS505, AHCBUS507, AHCBUS508, AHCAGB502;
complete four of the following Advanced Diploma level units (AHCAGB603, AHCAGB604, AHCAGB605, AGCAGB608, AHCWRK602, AHCBUS605);
and ONE approved Major.

Crop Production: AGRO211, BIOL120, PA335, (COTT300 or GRNS300), AHCAGB501, AHCAGB505, AHCBAC505, AHCBAC507, AHCBAC508, AHCSOL501, AHCWRK503
Feedlot Management: ANPR211, ANPR340, ANSC201, BIOL110, (AHCAGB501 or AHCSOL501), AHCBUS501, AHCLSK501, AHCLSK502, AHCLSK504, AHCLSK505, AHCWRK501
Livestock Production: ANPR211, BIOL110, PA335, (ANSC201 or WOOL300), AHCAGB501, AHCAGB505, AHCLSK503, AHCLSK504, AHCLSK505, AHCSOL501, AHCWRK503
Production Horticulture: AGRO211, AGRO223, BIOL120, PA335, AHCAGB501, AHCAGB505, AHCSOL501, AHCBAC505, AHCBAC507, AHCBAC508, AHCWRK503.

Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management under Rule (b) and (d) are required to complete the following units in order to be eligible for Alternate Exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management, with 36 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards their Approved Major:
CHEM100, RSNR110, RSNR120;
complete four of the following Advanced Diploma level units (AHCAGB603, AHCAGB604, AHCAGB605, AHCBUS605, AHCBUS608, AHCWRK602);
and ONE approved Major.

Crop Production: AGRO211, BIOL120, PA335, (COTT300 or GRNS300)
Feedlot Management: ANSC201; ANPR211; ANPR340; BIOL110
Livestock Production: ANPR211, BIOL110, PA335, (ANSC201 or WOOL300)
Production Horticulture: AGRO211, AGRO223, BIOL120, PA335
Poultry Production: Complete four units from the following: ANPR211, ANSC201, ANSC314, BIOL110, PLTY301, PLTY302

Candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management under Rule (c) are required to complete the following units in order to be eligible for Alternate Exit with the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management, with 54 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards their Approved Major:
CHEM100, RSNR110, RSNR120;
and ONE approved Major.

Crop Production: AGRO211, BIOL120, PA335, (COTT300 or GRNS300)
Feedlot Management: ANSC201; ANPR211; ANPR340; BIOL110
Livestock Production: ANPR211, BIOL110, PA335, (ANSC201 or WOOL300)
Production Horticulture: AGRO211, AGRO223, BIOL120, PA335
Poultry Production: Complete four units from the following: ANPR211, ANSC201, ANSC314, BIOL110, PLTY301, PLTY302

Advanced Standing

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.
Candidates admitted under Rule (b) or (d) granted 36 credit points Block Advanced Standing toward a Major in the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management will also be eligible for this credit towards the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management, if they are eligible to take the Alternate Exit Pathway.
Candidates admitted under Rule (c) granted 66 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards a Major in the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management will also be eligible for 54 credit points of Block Advanced Standing towards the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management, if they are eligible to take the Alternate Exit Pathway.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 96 credit points, with not more than 60 credit points at 100-level, at least 24 credit points at 200-level, and at least 6 credit points at 300-level. Students must complete 17 VET units from the AHC Training Package, as detailed in the program of study, to qualify for the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

For candidates admitted under Rule (a)
Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 60 cps
Complete ONE Major 36 cps
Total 96 cps

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For candidates admitted under Rule (b) and (d)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 36 cps
Core Units 36 cps
Complete ONE Major 24 cps
Total 96 cps

To view complete Program of Study click here

For candidates admitted under Rule (c)
Course Structure Credit Points
Block Advanced Standing 54 cps
Core Units 18 cps
Complete ONE Major 24 cps
Total 96 cps

To view complete Program of Study click here

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements including one approved major shall be award the Associate Degree in Agricultural Production and Management.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the Academic Assessment Appeals Policy and the Academic Assessment Appeals Procedures.

Course Progression

Candidates are referred to the Course Progression Rule and the Course Progression Procedures.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Rule and the Student Coursework Academic Misconduct Procedures.

Course Aims

This course aims to equip graduates with skills at a paraprofessional level that will enable them to integrate technology into production systems, to be adaptive and creative in dealing with challenges in agriculture, and to manage the administration for an agricultural enterprise.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. administer finances and analyse the profitability and viability of a rural enterprise;
  2. carry out business planning for an agricultural enterprise, based on a knowledge of financial procedures and reports, industry benchmarks and best practices and market requirements for the product;
  3. develop a site physical plan for an agricultural enterprise and identify the infrastructure requirements;
  4. apply high level business communication skills, reflect on the effectiveness of communication and draw on a range of communication strategies;
  5. transmit information and strategies to staff and stakeholders;
  6. develop a marketing plan for an agricultural product to meet customer requirements and enterprise profitability targets;
  7. apply spatial imaging technology to monitor the environmental impacts and improve the management of an agricultural enterprise; and
  8. make decisions for an agricultural enterprise that contribute to economic, social and business sustainability.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students will receive knowledge from lectures, practicals and course materials, and will be asked to find relevant knowledge in industry publications, technical texts and from primary sources. Students will also gain industry knowledge from work-based learning on actual enterprises where they apply farm management competencies. Knowledge will be assessed in examinations, quizzes, essays and reports.

Communication Skills

Students are required to complete a core unit in management communication. This will include written and spoken communication in the contexts of personnel management, business operations and internet communication. Students will study theoretical perspectives on effective communication, and be able to demonstrate the ability to be self-reflective and draw on a range of communication strategies.

Problem Solving

The VET units require evidence of problem solving as one of the components of competency. This will be assessed through tasks which pose specific management problems, and through evidence of problem solving detailed in work experience reports. Students will be expected to observe, record and draw conclusions from data. Students will be expected to show initiative in applying technology, and to problem solve as part of the process of introducing and integrating technology into agricultural operations.

Information Literacy

All units will have an online component and students will be assessed on their ability to obtain appropriate information through hard copy, e-libraries and online sources. Students will need to demonstrate the appropriate use and acknowledgement of primary and secondary sources of information.

Ethical Conduct and Social Responsibility

The core 'Sustaining Our Rural Environment' units look at the social dimension of agriculture and its image and importance in general society. The degree emphasises the efficient use of non-renewable resources and the importance of sustainable farm practices to maintain soil and water quality and biodiversity in the farming landscape.

Lifelong Learning

This course is unique in that includes both VET units and university units. The degree will provide for an integrated work and learning pathway which will allow students to complete training in practical and technical skills, and move through the AQF levels to complete education and training at management level. Students will learn the importance and value of becoming self-directed learners, and the importance of learning in adapting to change.

Independence and Collaboration

Students are encouraged and taught to develop independence of thought and action. The management communications unit specifically addresses interpersonal communication at work and the use of negotiation and inclusive language. Students will also be asked to complete learning activities in groups and competency assessments for the VET units can be based around group activities.

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