Course details

Associate Degree in Agribusiness

Course ID: AD-AGRIB


​This two-year associate degree is a combination of commerce, agricultural science and agribusiness units that equips students for employment in the agribusiness management sector and for further study at Bachelor level. 

Students develop an understanding of the breadth of the modern agribusiness sector through units in agricultural production systems, farm business management, food and agribusiness marketing and farm accounting and finance.

Students are encouraged to work within the agricultural industry for a minimum of 70 hours during semester breaks to advance their practical skills and to better understand how they can apply their theoretical knowledge in the modern agribusiness workplace.

The learning activities in the course will be based primarily at the Muresk Institute which allows for engaging and practical on-farm experiences. Students successfully completing the associate degree may qualify for entry into the Curtin University’s Bachelor of Agribusiness (and other courses).

The structure of this course will deliver content with relevance across the agri-food industries. Themes that underpin the course structure include:

  • a strong foundation in principles of business (accounting, finance, economics, marketing) within an agricultural context;

  • an understanding of management and risk in agribusiness production systems;

  • in-depth knowledge of agricultural production systems: biological, economic, social and environmental considerations for cropping and livestock production in Australian agriculture;

  • practical application of new and emerging technologies in agriculture (eg remote sensing, GIS, data management);

  • options for ag-related certification to be obtained within some units; and

  • requirement for industry experience.

More information: Handbook available at curtin.edu/ad-agrib

Suitable for:
  • School leavers
  • Mature Age
  • Industry
Subject matter expert:
Stacey Carter, Curtin University
Registered training organisation:
Curtin University
RTO Code: N/A
Dates:
Semester 1 and 2, application dates for entry apply.
Duration:
2 years full time.
Further study options:

The associate degree is also a pathway into the Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing at least 12 months credit. 

Other university pathways with credit may be available.

Fee includes:
HECS-HELP is available
Accommodation:

​Muresk Institute offers a variety of accommodation with shared facilities (bathrooms and lounge/common rooms).

Phone 1300 994 031 or email mureskbookings@dtwd.wa.gov.au for more information including student rates, and to reserve your accommodation.

Enquiries:

Curtin University
Stacey Carter
E: Stacey.Carter@curtin.edu.au

Muresk Institute related enquiries:

Muresk Institute
T: 9690 1576
E: muresk@dtwd.wa.gov.au

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