CRICOS Course ID : 099085E

Bachelor of Agribusiness

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019



Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019



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Course Overview

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.

Course Structure
Year 1

Unit Name

  1. Applied Quantitative Data Analysis – ST101
  2. Marketing  – MK101
  3. Management – MG101
  4. Accounting  – AC101
  5. Professional Business Communication – BC100
  6. Agricultural Economics – EC102
  7. Introduction to Agribusiness Production and Management  –  BM101
  8. Organisational and Human Management  –  OB101


Year 2

Unit Name

  1. Agriculture Production Systems and Farm Management –  AP201
  2. Agribusiness auditing and assurance  –  AA201
  3. Business decision making and problem solving  –  BC200
  4. Integrated Pest Management  –  AP202
  5. Agriculture finance and risk management  –   FN222
  6. Leadership and Management in Agribusiness  –   LH301
  7. Sustainable Agriculture and food security  –  AP301


  1. Organisational Behaviour – OB223
  2. Applied Market Research – FN224
  3. Global Management – MG201
  4. Agribusiness Project (double credit points) – AB210
  5. Intelligent Farm Machinery Production and Management – BM302
  6. Precision Agriculture and Technological Advances – AP311
  7. Contemporary Issues in Agribusiness Production and Management – BM303
Year 3

Unit Name

  1. International Economic Development –  EC312
  2. Agriculture Value Chain Management  –  FN304
  3. Agriculture and Resource Policy  –  EC301
  4. Agriculture Accounting and Business Law  –  FN311
  5. Agribusiness Capstone  –  AB310
  6. Agribusiness professional internship  –  BM200
Faculty Details

Dr Anoma Ariyawardana is LI ‘s Agribusiness Program Director. Formerly a Program Coordinator at University of Queensland, she has published widely in the field of agribusiness.

Course Fee Structure

International Students Fee
AU $ 55,500* (AU $9250 per Semester)
AU $500 one time enrolment fee is charged additional.

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

*Fees are subject to annual review
***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 or in 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


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 Higher School Certificate. 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 or overseas, 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

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 Leaders Institute.

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.


Agribusiness Program Director (Undergraduate)

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