CSLT502 Client Service Skills for Agricultural Consultants

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Updated: 02 March 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions CSLT402
Notes None
Combined Units CSLT402 - Client Service Skills for Agricultural Consultants
Coordinator(s) Penny Schulz (pschulz@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit has been developed in close consultation with agricultural industry consultants. Students will develop key skills required to be proficient as an agricultural consultant. These include skills in farm planning profitability and financial analysis; benchmarking; systems analysis; setting and assessing enterprise goals; resource allocation; managing risk and succession planning. In addition an important competency in operating a successful business is communication skills both interpersonal and group facilitation, and negotiation skills. This unit is available at both 400 and 500 level and will have differing assessment requirements at each level. For higher-level students this will include more analytical depth and/or wide research or responses.

Important Information

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Further information

Materials No text required
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 30% 2500
Assessment Notes

Develop a farm plan by analysing enterprise, farm resources and allocation of resources.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 5

Compulsory Assignment 2 5% 450
Assessment Notes

Engage in online discussion on succession planning.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2

Compulsory Assignment 3 30% 2000
Assessment Notes

Design a facilitated workshop and deliver a ten minute webinar.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assignment 4 5% 100
Assessment Notes

Negotiation skills - online quiz.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 3

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. conduct a complete farm business analysis and develop improvements covering the physical farm plan, financial and production performance and resource and strategic allocation;
  2. prepare a business succession plan;
  3. apply the principles of effective interpersonal communication in: gaining agreement, group facilitation and adversarial negotiation;
  4. communicate effectively with clients individually, through effective presentations, facilitated workshops and negotiation sessions for clients; and
  5. demonstrate high level investigative analytical and communication skills commensurate with 500-level training.