Approx Cost:
$60.00 to cover optional class trips.
Technology Requirements:
A laptop is essential for this course
Entry Requirements:

Open entry.

However, it is highly recommended you take chemistry, biology, accounting, economics, business studies or agriculture to support your learning.

Course Outline:

The subject Agribusiness is defined as a course of study that integrates primary industries and business beyond the farm gate. The subject is encompassed by a group of sectors; agriculture, aquaculture, dairy manufacturing, equine, forestry, horticulture, seafood and sports turf.

This Agribusiness course is designed to engage and expose students to the wide range of opportunities, skills required and career pathways available across the Agribusiness sector. Areas covered include innovation, management, finance, marketing, science and technology.

 

There will be keynote speakers, field trips, case studies, and collaboration with Lincoln University. 

 

Objectives:

  • Examine the impact of influences on agribusinesses to meet the present and future needs, viability and protection of the environment.
    • Examine how scientific principles, concepts and knowledge are applied in agribusinesses to ensure present and future primary and secondary production.
    • Examine the decision making by agribusinesses in producing and selling a primary product and/or secondary products and services linked to the primary sector and the way they interact in specific sectors and markets.
    • Examine decisions in agribusinesses that allow producers to enhance and sustain local and/or global primary production and enterprise.
Assessment:

Up to 4 internal standards on offer totaling 15 credits, which mainly involve individual project work.

Where Does It Lead:
  • Agribusiness level 3 (this is dependent on student numbers and teaching resources)
  • Tertiary study in Agribusiness
  • Careers within the 7 primary sectors, agriculture, dairy manufacturing, equine, forestry, horticulture, seafood, and sports turf
For further information see:
Miss Shearer-Schulz/Mr Sparke