114-190 Canning Street
Rockhampton Queensland 4700
CRICOS course code: 088550J
Level of study: Undergraduate
The Bachelor of Agriculture will enable you to develop the cutting edge knowledge and skills required for employment in today’s technology driven Agribusiness, Cropping and Livestock industries. You will benefit from a practical based training that provides the basis for the application of theory that will underpin the knowledge in new and innovative practices. You will complete an embedded Diploma in Agriculture in first year and continue to apply your knowledge and skills through the mandatory industry placements as part of the second and third year.
The course is designed to enable you to build knowledge by creating pathways between theory and practice. This course has a skills focus that aims to provide you with industry relevant training. The first year has an embedded VET diploma allowing you to build your learning with a strong focus on competency. This first year will provide the foundation framework that you will use to develop increasingly complex learnings developed in the context of industry relevant problems. The second year builds your core skills in developing your systemic thinking. You will learn about emerging agricultural innovation and start to develop your critical thinking and applied business skills through an industry placement. You will select two out of three specialisations, livestock, cropping or business, during the course. In third year you will acquire information about agricultural practices and technology and develop advanced level technical and people-management skills. You will complete the course by producing a real world consulting project that will address a client driven whole-of-system problem. This course aims to prepare you for the rigours of the real world and ensure you are skilled to make a difference in the context of the emerging opportunities that a highly technical agricultural industry provides.
You are required to complete 21 units including 15 core units and six units from two of the following minors.
Completion of the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:
Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example in management, consulting and research in cropping, agribusiness, horticulture, land care, sustainability and livestock management.
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Rockhampton North Campus554-700 Yaamba Road
Cairns CampusCorner Abbott Street and Shields Street
A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent)
English language proficiency
An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.