CRICOS Course ID : 0100516

Diploma of Business

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

Expand your understanding of the business, management and operations side of agriculture with this one-year diploma course.

Break down market issues, global attitudes to food production and ethical business practices. Investigate how marketing, finance and business development concerns impact the agricultural industry. Discover your leadership strengths and equip yourself to become an effective and impactful leader in this field.

To maximize your experience studying this diploma, you can choose to later articulate into the second year of the Bachelor of Agribusiness.

Course Structure
Year 1

Unit Name

  1.  Applied Quantitative Data Analysis –  ST101
  2.  Professional Business Communication  – BS100
  3.  Management  – MG101
  4.  Accounting I  – AC101
  5.  Marketing  – MK101
  6.  Agricultural Economics  – EC102
  7.  Introduction to Agribusiness Production and Management  – BM101
  8.  Organisational and Human Management  – OB101
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 $ 18,500* (AU $ 9,250 per Semester)
AU $500 one time enrolment fee is charged additionally.

Domestic Students Fee
AU $ 15,000* (AU $7,500 per Semester)
AU $500 one time enrolment fee*** is charged additionally.

*Fees are subject to annual review
***Only applicable to full fee paying domestic students

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the Diploma of Business will be able to:

  • Demonstrate technical and theoretical knowledge in business-related fields and disciplines including agribusiness, accounting, management, economics, statistics, and marketing;
  • Demonstrate awareness of business practice, business ethics, industry standards and expectations;
  • Apply cognitive skills to identify, analyse and evaluate new information, concepts and evidence from a range of business, industry, and academic sources;
  • Utilise cognitive and technical skills to create innovative solutions for complex management issues within a business environment;
  • Demonstrate oral and written communication skills to express ideas, information recognised and analysis in business, professional and academic formats;
  • Develop an understanding of current and emerging practices in a business life cycle;
  • Identify and implement innovative, professional business practice;
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical competence while working independently or in team.
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.

Domestic students

Admission to 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

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.


Agribusiness Program Director (Undergraduate)

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