Diploma in Agriculture

Why study the Diploma in Agriculture at UNE?

Depending on chosen major part time study may only be available

This course has the general aim of providing a formal academic qualification for people who wish to obtain training at the tertiary level in some 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, or who perhaps simply wish to satisfy their curiosity.

Career Opportunities

The Diploma in Agriculture is designed to provide graduates with a broad knowledge 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

1 Year Full-time
Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP (quotas apply)
International

2014 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
  • 1 Year Full-time
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP (quotas apply) / International
Total Credit Points 48
Benefits

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

How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE

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International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

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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 of the school or equivalent qualification; or

(b) have satisfied the school by means of other qualifications and/or related experience, that the equivalent standard of Rule (a) has been achieved.

Applicants should have completed the Certificate IV in Agriculture at NSW TAFE, or the equivalent, but applicants with other qualifications and relevant experience will be considered.

Additional Requirements

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

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)

Further Information

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Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall:
(a) hold a certificate of the school or equivalent qualification; or
(b) have satisfied the school by means of other qualifications and/or related experience, 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:
(a) one year as a full-time candidate;
(b) 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:
(a) complete a course work program approved in advance by the course coordinator comprising units from those listed below; or
(b) complete one of the approved course work programs.

Units offered for the Diploma are: AGEX 310; AGRO 100, 422; ANPR 211, 321, 417, 440; ANUT 300; COTT 300, 301, 302, 303; ECON 223; EM 311, 334; GENE 251; GRNS 300, 301, 302, 303; HORT 420; MEAT 418; MM 110, 200; PLTY 300, 301; RSNR 110, 120; WOOL 412, 422, 472, 482; and with the approval of the course coordinator, other units offered within the University subject to candidates meeting overall course requirements and prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units, may be substituted for one or more of these units.

Program of Study

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

Course Structure Credit Points
Complete a Course Work Program approved by the Course Coordinator
or
Complete ONE Approved Course Work Program
48 cps
Total 48 cps

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Approved Course Work Programs

Animal Health and Welfare
Applied Animal Nutrition
Cotton Production
Feedlot Management
Meat Science and Technology
Poultry Production
Precision Agriculture
Sustainable Grains Production
Wool Production
General Agriculture

Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements including on approved course work program or a program of study approved by the course coordinator shall be awarded the Diploma in Agriculture.

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 an understanding of the scientific knowledge that underpins agricultural sciences and land and resource management and agricultural extension;
  2. demonstrate an understanding of technical, field and/or laboratory competencies relevant to food and fibre production and management of agricultural systems; and
  3. demonstrate skills in written and oral scientific communication and acquired skills to locate and critically evaluate scientific information.
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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International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways

For more information, click here