CRICOS Course ID : 1118975H

Graduate Diploma in 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

The Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness is designed to produce graduates who can make a positive contribution to society in agribusiness as effective communicators, innovators, and thought leaders. The course will challenge students to analyse, critically evaluate, and communicate advanced and technical knowledge of established agribusiness theories in a range of real-world scenarios. Graduates will be able to demonstrate the autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility required of successful agribusiness leaders in an ever-changing and complex world.

The course draws on Leaders Institute’s (LI) established expertise in agribusiness. The structure of this course is based on the first year of LI’s Master of Agricultural Information Management or Master of Business Administration (Agribusiness), allowing graduates to fast-track into the final year of the either Masters course. It also enables students to exit the higher-level course, due to unforeseen personal or professional reasons, after the first year with a fully accredited qualification.

Graduates of the Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness may find employment in agribusiness leadership and management roles in a relevant occupational field, such as: agribusiness management; sales and marketing entrepreneurial start-ups; and not-for-profit organisations; as well as educational institutions that require skills in research and critical thinking. Additionally, graduates may choose to return to studies and progress along the pathway toward further studies in the discipline area of agribusiness.


Course Structure
Year 1

BC400 Communication and Media Management
EC400 Agribusiness Economics and Finance
MK400 Agribusiness Marketing
1 x Elective AQF level 8 or above

AP501 Food, Fibre, and Protein Production
IM401 Introduction to Agroinformatics
2 x Electives AQF level 9

EC312 International Economic Development
OB400Organisational Behavior
MG502Agribusiness Strategic Management
AP502Sustainable Agriculture: Climate and environment issues
IM513Systems thinking and system dynamic for agribusniess and agricultural system
IM511Blockchain in Agribusiness

Unit Name (Year 2 trimester 2)
AB502Global Food Security
MG501Value chain management in Agribusiness
APS03Agricultural technology and innovation
AB512Agribusiness Project

Faculty Details

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.


Course Fee Structure

International Students Fee 
Graduate Certificate in Management
Total Course fee: AU $12,500

Domestic Students Fee
Graduate Certificate in Management
Total Course fee: AU $10,000

*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

The objective of the course is to transform the students into graduates who are competent professional agribusiness managers across the value chain that spans from ‘farm to fork’, across scales from the local community to global market. Career pathways may include but are not limited to:

  • Farm management
  • Agribusiness management
  • Agriculture and resource economy
  • Sales and marketing of agribusiness input and outputs
  • Rural banking and rural finance
  • Agricultural consultancy service
  • Research centres
  • Government and non-government organisations including government departments and research establishments, universities, industry marketing and research organisations, representative and peak bodies, and multilateral agencies.
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 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 (Academic): Minimum overall 6.5 bands with no module less than 6.0 bands
  • PTE: Minimum overall score of 59 with no module less than 51
  • TOEFL (paper based) Minimum overall score of 79 with no module less than 60

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.


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