BACHELOR OF AGRIBUSINESS

BACHELOR OF AGRIBUSINESS

Australia is a world leader in sustainable agriculture and food production. Globally, there is a severe shortage of agribusiness professionals. Leaders Institute’s Bachelor of Agribusiness is ideally placed to prepare graduates for this ready market nationally and internationally.

Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills, that will make them market- and business-ready to work in small to large businesses in the areas of production, management and agribusiness finance. Graduates will also be equipped to be self-employed and establish their own businesses and employ others.

The course encourages all graduates to be advocates of lifelong learning and ethical practice through membership of professional associations and industry peak bodies.

Employment prospects are high and include positions in : farm management, agribusiness management, agricultural and resource economy management and analysis, policy development and analysis, sales and marketing, banking and finance, management consultancy.

Unit Name

Applied Quantitative Data Analysis
ST101
Marketing
MK101
Management
MG101
Accounting I
AC101
Professional Business Communication
BC100
Agricultural Economics
EC102
Introduction to Agribusiness Production and Management
BM101
Organisational and Human Management
OB101

Unit Name

Agriculture Production Systems and Farm Management
AP201
Agribusiness auditing and assurance
AA201
Business decision making and problem solving
BC200
Integrated Pest Management
AP202
Agriculture finance and risk management
FN222
Leadership and Management in Agribusiness
LH301
Sustainable Agriculture and food security
AP301

Electives

Organisational Behaviour
Applied Market Research
Global Management
Agribusiness Project (double credit points)
Intelligent Farm Machinery Production and Management
Precision Agriculture and Technological Advances
Contemporary Issues in Agribusiness Production and Management
OB223
FN224
MG201
AB210
BM302
AP311
BM303

Unit Name

International Economic Development
EC312
Agriculture Value Chain Management
FN304
Agriculture and Resource Policy
EC301
Agriculture Accounting and Business Law
FN311
Agribusiness Capstone
AB310
Agribusiness professional internship
BM200

Prof Harvinder Singh

Agribusiness (Program Director)

Professor Harvinder Singh has been an academic for nearly two decades with strong teaching and research expertise in informatics, traditional and molecular plant breeding approaches for the improvement and management of cereal crops, and medicinal plants. He has published over 50 research articles in peer reviewed journals, books and conference proceedings. He also presented his research at national and international conferences. He has successfully secured and completed many research grants. Additionally, in his current role as Program Director, he has demonstrated strong academic management and higher education compliance knowledge and capability. Prof Singh also has a strong Research and Higher Degree supervision experience.

Fees For 2022

International Students Fee Domestic Students Fee
AU $ 55,500*
(AU $9250 per trimester**)
AU $ 45,000*
(AU $7500 per trimester**)
AU $500
one time enrolment fee is charged additional.
AU $500
one time enrolment fee*** is charged additional.

*Fees are subject to annual review

**Leaders offers two mandatory trimesters in an academic year. Third trimester is optional.

***Only applicable to full fee paying domestic students

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Bachelor of Agribusiness degree will be able to:

  • Synthesise and apply the principles, concepts and contributing parameters of Agriculture production, management, and agribusiness finance in an agribusiness environment;
  • Interpret the impact of relevant legislation on agriculture operating environments and manage compliance;
  • Create innovative solutions for complex agribusiness management issues;
  • Display social, professional and ethical competence while working independently orin teams;
  • Effectively communicate with government, business owners and other decision makers to influence agribusiness policy outcomes;
  • Undertake appropriate research to analyse and evaluate multidiscipline contemporary practice for application, development and improvement in agribusiness;
  • Apply principles of sustainability and life cycle analysis to current and emerging practices in agribusiness;
  • Benchmark best practices to understand agribusiness locally and globally.

Admission requirements:

General

All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. These are specified

In addition, all applicants must meet either: relevant standard minimum entry requirements as specified below or alternative relevant standard minimum entry requirements.

Applicants who apply for admission to a course on the basis of an approved guaranteed pathway, will be offered a place in that course provided they meet the requirements specified for entry.

Domestic students

Admission to undergraduate courses is based on successful completion of one of the following:

  • The Queensland Higher School Certificate or an interstate equivalent HigherSchool Certificate. OP 17 / ATAR 60
  • Completion of the International Baccalaureate Diploma.
  • Completion of an approved course at the level of Diploma or Advanced Diploma at a TAFE or registered training organisation (RTO).
  • Possession of qualifications deemed equivalent to any of the above qualifications.

International students

International students who have not completed an Australian qualification must have appropriate educational qualifications, deemed equivalent to the Australian Higher School Certificate under the NOOSR guidelines

International candidates may also be considered for admission by:

  • Satisfactorily completing vocational and or tertiary studies in Australia oroverseas, accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), or
  • Satisfactorily completing equivalent overseas studies

Students enrolling from non-English speaking countries are required to undertake an English language test and demonstrate English proficiency with a minimum score of:

  • IELTS: 6.0 (Academic) with no sub-band less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (paper based) 550 with a score of 5 or better in the Test of Written English

It is expected that students can demonstrate that the English language test was successfully completed within two years of the date of application for admission.

Note: International students must hold a valid student visa. There are numerous conditions that apply to a student visa. In particular, a holder of a student visa may not work, paid or unpaid, for more than 40 hours in any fortnight during semester time. Where Work Integrated Learning is integrated into a course, it does not count towards the 40 hours. Current information on student visa conditions may be found at https://homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/stud/more/Visa-conditions/visaconditions-students


Alternative entry

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements for entry to a course of study, may be considered for alternative entry on the basis of higher education study equivalent to at least two units of study successfully completed at a registered Australian higher education institution or an overseas educational institution assessed as being equivalent by LeadersInstitute.

A person may also be considered for entry on the basis of recognition of prior learning, prior employment in a relevant field or the acquisition of a non-award qualification in a relevant field.

Applicants seeking alternative entry must also fulfil the English language entry requirements.

Course Info

  • Faculty:Prof Harvinder Singh
  • Trimesters:6
  • Course ID :CRS1400577
  • CRICOS Course ID :099085E
  • Duration:3 Years