Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management

Why study the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management at UNE?

This course was previously known as the Bachelor of Agrifood Systems.

The course is designed for students who want to progress their career into agricultural management. There are five Majors: (1) Crop Production; (2) Livestock Production; (3) Feedlot Management; (4) Production Horticulture; and (5) Poultry Production.

The course covers the latest technology and production techniques for your industry. You will complete vocational units to develop practical skills in farm management, while deepening your understanding of the science and technology of modern agriculture through the UNE units.

By completing this degree you will be able to apply your technical knowledge and business management skills to improve the sustainability, productivity and profitability of farming systems.

You will need access to a farm enterprise for your selected Major on which to base projects and reports throughout the course. All units are supported by online study guides and you can complete the degree part-time while you work in agriculture.

Further Information

Candidates will be required to enrol with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in order to complete the Vocational Education Training (VET) units from the Diploma in Agriculture or Diploma in Holistic Management - Sustainable Rural Lands, Business and Communities and the Advanced Diploma in Agriculture contained within the Bachelor of Agrifood Systems program.

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Career Opportunities

Graduates from this degree will be able to be employed in farm management, in agricultural supply industries and in service industries such as advisory services and land management.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 10 years Part-time
1 or 2 or 2.5 or 3 Years Full-time

FEES

CSP
International

Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank

72.55

2019 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Online
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Online
Trimester 2, On Campus
Trimester 3, Online

Official Abbreviation BAgProdMgt
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 093387F
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 3 Online
Course Duration
  • Up to 10 years Part-time
  • 1 or 2 or 2.5 or 3 Years Full-time
Guaranteed ATAR Selection Rank 72.55
Fees CSP / International
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Total Credit Points 144
How to Apply

All domestic students apply through the link below

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International students apply direct to UNE through UNE International.

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Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures); or

(i) hold a VET Certificate IV or higher qualification in any field; or

(ii) have completed 4 units from an approved Diploma; or

(iii) have achieve the required minimum skills profile against the Australian Core Skills Framework; or

(b) hold an approved Diploma, including the required VET units for the chosen Major, from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Articulation Programs; or

(c) hold an approved Diploma and Advanced Diploma, including the required VET units for the chosen Major, from an Australian TAFE or Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Articulation Programs; or

(d) international students must hold a completed approved Diploma, including the required VET units for the chosen major, from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) under the Articulation Programs.

Approved Diplomas

Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116 or AHC50110)

Diploma of Holistic Management - Sustainable Rural Lands, Business and Communities (10219NAT or TAFENSW10428)

Diploma of Production Horticulture (AHC50310)

Diploma of Crop Agronomy (22273VIC)

Approved Advanced Diplomas

Advanced Diploma of Agriculture (AHC6110)

Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management (AHC60316)

Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, any two units of Mathematics.

Recommended studies are Agriculture and/or Primary Industries; Biology.

Additional Requirements

Inherent Requirements: Students must meet the Inherent Requirements in order to complete this course.

Access to a Commercial Farm: All candidates must have access to a commercial farm to complete the case study components of their vocational units.

Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Requirement: Candidates who are admitted to the program will be required to enrol with a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in order to complete the Diploma in Agriculture or Diploma Diploma in Holistic Management - Sustainable Rural Lands, Business and Communities and the Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management as Vocational Education Training (VET) units contained within the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management.

Course plans for when VET units are available in each Rule and Major are suggestions only. Students must liaise with their RTO to ensure all VET units are completed in time.

Advanced Standing

Candidates admitted under Rule (a) are referred to the University Policy on Advanced Standing.

Candidates admitted under Rule (b), Rule (c) or Rule (d) shall be granted Block Advanced Standing, based on their admission to candidature, according to the relevant program of study under the Articulation Programs.

Academic Colours

Dioptase (BCC 203)

Further Information

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Course rules and plans for the Bachelor of Agricultural Production and Management, 2019, will be available between November and January. Course information relating to other years is available by selecting the year required from the list at the top right hand side of the page.
Course Aims

This course aims to equip graduates with a combination of the technical and management skills required to integrate agricultural technology into production systems, with the capability to evaluate the productivity and efficiency, the profitability, and the ecological sustainability of agricultural enterprises.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. analyse the profitability and viability of a rural enterprise and assess financing alternatives;
  2. carry out business planning for an agricultural enterprise, based on a knowledge of financial procedures and reports, industry benchmarks and best practices, market requirements for the product and the role of risk management strategies;
  3. evaluate the natural resource base and infrastructure requirements for an agricultural enterprise and incorporate the information into enterprise planning;
  4. apply high level business communication skills (including online networking), reflect on the effectiveness of communication and develop alternative approaches;
  5. research and discuss a range of marketing strategies and develop a marketing plan for an agricultural product to meet customer requirements and enterprise profitability targets;
  6. apply spatial imaging technology to monitor the environmental impacts and improve the management of an agricultural enterprise;
  7. demonstrate the use of techniques for sustainability and production monitoring and analyse the collected data against appropriate benchmarks; and
  8. explain systems theory and risk management principles and integrate these into adaptive decision making.
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. Students will complete core units in Sustaining our Rural Environment which cover global food production and associated issues such as resource depletion, global warming and climate change, biodiversity and food security.

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 alternative approaches.

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 it 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.

How to Apply

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International Students

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