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Agribusiness 1200 Hours Higher Advanced Diploma
Learn About Agribusiness
To be successful in the Agribusiness industry depends upon being successful off the farm as much as on the farm. Studying this online course will teach you how to make informed decisions and improved choices regarding the agricultural industry. Since this is a distance learning course it allows you to continue working within the industry while at the same time fine-tuning your skills and knowledge of agriculture.
Lesson Structure: Higher Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness
Modules: This Higher Advanced Diploma is comprised of 12 modules (1200 hours): Core modules –9 modules and Elective modules –3 modules Core Modules: The core modules are compulsory and provide the essential foundation knowledge necessary for the Higher Advanced Diploma in Agribusiness.
- Animal Health Care VAG100
- Farm Management BAG104
- Financial (Money) Management BBS104
- Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
- Entrepreneurship BBS204
- Irrigation -Agricultural Irrigation BAG213
- Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
- Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Re-forestation) BHT205
- Agricultural Marketing BAG304
Elective Modules: In addition to the core modules, students study any 3of the following 30 modules.
- Industry Project II BIP001
- Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
- Ecotour Management BTR101
- Permaculture II (Plants for Permaculture) VSS105
- Permaculture III (Animals) VSS106
- Sales Management BBS102
- Supervision VBS104
- Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
- Aquaculture BAG211
- Beef Cattle BAG206
- Calf Rearing
- Cut Flower Production BHT221
- Dairy Cattle BAG205
- Engineering II – Engineering Applications BSC205
- Genetics BSC207
- Goat FarmingBAG223
- Marine Aquaculture BAG220
- Pasture Management BAG212
- Pigs BAG209
- Poultry BAG208
- Project Management BBS201
- Sheep BAG210
- Viticulture BHT220
- Weed Control BHT209
- Agronomy BAG306
- Agronomy II BRG309
- Animal Breeding BAG301
- Aquaponic Production BHT319
- Irrigation Management BAG303
- Organic Farming BAG305
- Tissue Culture BHT306
Please Note: each module in this Higher AdvancedDiploma in Agribusiness is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Please see lesson titles for your learning goals.
Practical (Set Tasks)
Please Note: each module in this Higher AdvancedDiploma in Agribusiness is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately. Modern Agriculture offers Opportunities like never before. Most people outside of agriculture; and many still within the industry, think about farming as family businesses, outside of big cities, where success or failure is largely dependent upon the weather, and where you are working largely outside on broad acres, doing lots of very physical work. Farming is changing though. It has been going through transition over recent decades, influenced by changing dynamics in technological possibilities, global trade and climate change. Some “old” farming families and communities have become very innovative, adapting to change and taking advantage of emerging new opportunities; but others have struggled to adapt. You may hear of old farmers being forced off the land; but for every story like that there are also stories of new outstanding successes. Technology has enabled more intensive ways of farming. It has become viable to create small, highly productive farms close to cities or in urban areas (urban farming); if you choose an appropriate method of farming (eg. aquaponics, tissue culture, etc). Science has enabled more effective water and soil management, boosting productivity, enabling more production from less land area, and the utilisation of land resources that may previously have had limited value for farming A more affluent world has created vastly increased demand for a more diverse range of farm products. Everyone in the city is looking for something a little different in their foods, clothing, medicines, cosmetics and every other type of consumer product; and the raw materials for most of those products (apart from mining production), are derived from farms. Many farms have found new agribusiness opportunities by finding and cultivating a market demand for a niche product which they are the only significant supplier of. Often the key to success is in creating a difference between you and your competition. You may achieve this by managing the genetics (eg. breeding plant or animal types that have a uniqueness, and no one else has); selecting a unique “niche” product (eg. growing and popularising a crop or animal breed that is otherwise rare), or value adding (eg. processing what you grow and building a unique brand and processed product which only you can supply). Agribusiness is not just the growing though. Many people build great careers or businesses in agribusiness as processors, distributors,marketers or consultants. Others find a career in the agricultural media, in education or research. This is an industry that is rapidly reorganising itself; and as it does, unseen opportunities continue to emerge. When you know agribusiness, you are well placed to seize on opportunities as they reveal themselves. If you learn the science, know how to farm animals and/or plants, get attuned to the agriculture industry and keep your eyes open to opportunities; the prospects for success in agribusiness are great. This course is designed to set you on just such a path.
Assessment is based on a combination of completing all assignments and sitting for a final short one and a half hour exam, in your own location.
If you don’t cope well with exams then you may elect to undertake a project instead. This is a popular option.
In addition, most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson placed before the assignment. This is an opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge and skills and practical experience. This ADL feature is an added bonus not found at most online schools. Set Tasks are not required for assessment.
Some courses also have optional Self-Tests which are available on our online learning platform. These are not available by correspondence or by USB, and do not form part of your overall grade.
How our courses work
- Choose Your Learning Method
You choose how you would like to receive your course material, i.e., Online, USB or Correspondence. The choice is yours. You may also work on online or offline.
- Tutor Allocation
Every student is assigned their own dedicated tutor who is an expert in their subject area. They provide as much or as little individual contact as you require. You can contact your tutor whenever you need – your hours are not limited.
- Feedback and Assignments
Tutor Feedback is an essential component in helping you understand the subject matter. Tutor feedback is given in the form of notes written on the assignment. We encourage you to contact your Tutor where help with clarification and understanding of course material may be required.
Your assignments are located at the end of each lesson. You submit them for marking whenever you are ready. There is no time limit.
- Set Tasks and Self-Tests
Most modules have a Set Task at the end of each lesson before for the assignment. This is where you get the opportunity to undertake practical work to help you acquire knowledge, skills and practical experience. Many modules also have short Self-Tests.
Once all assignments have been completed you may then elect to sit for a one and half hour exam in your own location. If you prefer not to take the exam you do have the option to undertake a project instead.
Once the exam or project part of the course is completed, your Certificate is then processed. Please allow approximately 4 weeks for this.
- Design Your Own Qualification
ADL offers students the flexibility to self-design their own qualification – bundling together a combination of 100-hour modules into a qualification higher than a certificate.
What your tuition fees include
- All Course Material via Online, USB or Correspondence
- Assignments Marked
- Professional Tutor Feedback
- Set Tasks - Practical Exercises to help you develop skills
- Self-Tests – multiple choice questions at the end of lessons in most modules
- Unlimited Personal Tutor Support – via our student classroom
- Committed and Friendly Admin Support – vital to your success
- ADL Ebook where relevant
- All ADL Exam or Project fees (exception RHS exams)
- Qualification Certificate
- Official Transcript with assignment grades
- Student Manual
- Academic Writing course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Critical Thinking course (optional - 10 hours only)
- Job Seekers Careers Guide
- Study Tips on How To Study Better
- Career Counselling by ADL Staff
- CV Writing Help, Tips and Advice