Diploma in Agriculture

Why study the Diploma in Agriculture at UNE?

This course has the general aim of providing a formal academic qualification for people who wish to obtain training at the tertiary level in a selected or general area of agriculture, without the need to commit themselves to a full degree program. It is an ideal program for those who need to undertake a refresher course in a particular discipline or who wish to broaden their knowledge.

On completion of the Diploma students may enrol for the Bachelor of Agriculture and are able to count units already completed towards the Diploma.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Agriculture is designed to provide graduates with knowledge in either a selected or general area of agriculture so that they are able to contribute effectively to sustainable agricultural production in technical and support roles.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

Commonwealth Supported Place

2015 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 1, On Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus
Trimester 2, On Campus

Official Abbreviation DipAgr
Course Type Undergraduate
CRICOS Code 054260M
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees Commonwealth Supported Place
Total Credit Points 48
How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall:

(a) hold a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Agriculture or equivalent qualification; or

(b) have satisfied the school by means of other relevant qualifications or experience in an industry relevant to the coursework program, that the equivalent standard of Rule (a) has been achieved.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except where approved for units completed as part of the UNE Pathways Enabling Course or the TRACKS tertiary preparation program or an approved articulation in the course).

Advanced standing will be granted for units which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course as follows:

(a) a maximum of 24 credit points for units completed at the University or another institution; or

(b) no limit will apply to advanced standing which is granted for units completed at the University and which have not been counted towards another qualification.

Academic Colours

Dioptase (BCC 203)

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Diploma in Agriculture in 2015.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold a a Certificate III or Certificate IV in Agriculture or equivalent qualification; or
(b) have satisfied the school by means of other relevant qualifications or experience in an industry relevant to the course work program, that the equivalent standard of Rule (a) has been achieved.

Advanced Standing

Advanced standing is not granted for units taken to meet course admission requirements (except where approved for units completed as part of the UNE Pathways Enabling Course or the TRACKS tertiary preparation program or an approved articulation in the course).

Advanced standing will be granted for units which are deemed to be equivalent to units offered by the University and approved for the course as follows:
(a) a maximum of 24 credit points for units completed at the University or another institution; or
(b) no limit will apply to advanced standing which is granted for units completed at the University and which have not been counted towards another qualification.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to four years as a part-time candidate.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points and complete one of the approved course work programs.

Program of Study

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

Course Structure Credit Points
Complete ONE Approved Course Work Program 48 cps
Total 48 cps

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Approved Course Work Programs

Cotton Production
Precision Agriculture
Sustainable Grains Production
General Agriculture

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements including one approved course work program shall be awarded the Diploma in Agriculture.

Appeals

Candidates are referred to the University Policy on Student Appeals.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

Course Aims

The Diploma of Agriculture seeks to provide a formal qualification at tertiary level in some areas of agriculture and is designed to broaden knowledge or provide a refresher course.

Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate current, technical and theoretical knowledge of a specialised area of agriculture and agricultural extension;
  2. apply technical, field and/or laboratory competencies relevant to food and fibre production and management of agricultural systems to solve unpredictable and/or management requirements;
  3. demonstrate scientific written and oral communication skills at a diploma level;
  4. identify, analyse and act on information from a range of sources to apply solutions in known or changing contexts; and
  5. transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge.
Graduate Attributes
Knowledge of a Discipline

Students will be required to read literature on practical and theoretical aspects of agricultural science and management.

Communication Skills

Students will be required to express well-organised, logical and clearly written assessment tasks. Students will be exposed to techniques for improved oral and written communication skills throughout the course.

Global Perspectives

Students will examine examples of models, theories and case studies related to production of food and fibre, products and management of associated natural resources around the world.

Information Literacy

Students will be instructed, assessed and expected to demonstrate research capacity in written assignments and utilise a wide range of sources.

Life-Long Learning

Students will be instructed in, assessed and practise learning skills in critical thinking, research and communication that will be useful to them beyond the unit of learning.

Problem Solving

Students will be challenged to critically examine literature, established theories and models, and techniques from a range of disciplines to address contemporary environmental issues.

Social Responsibility

Students will be exposed to concepts of social responsibility within the course and will be required to exhibit social responsibility when interacting with other students.

Team Work

Students will be exposed to training in team skills and perspectives throughout the course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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