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CM13 - Diploma of Agricultural Studies

Overview

Compulsory Residential School

Some units in this course require you to attend a compulsory Residential School or Work Integrated Learning. Please see Course Features in the Getting Started tab for further information.

Course Overview

The Diploma of Agricultural Studies will provide you with fundamental knowledge to understand relevant agricultural production systems and the nexus between agriculture and the environment. You will have the opportunity to develop your theoretical knowledge and concepts in agriculture. The course will equip you with industry-relevant skills used to solve a range of agricultural problems. The course will also enable you to develop your oral and written communication skills for effective communication with a range of audiences in an agricultural context. You will learn a range of generic skills such as working professionally, effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual and team context. The Diploma of Agriculture Studies is an exit award of the Bachelor of Agriculture (CV85) and will be attained by completing eight (8) first year units of CV85.

Career Information

This course offers diverse career opportunities in agricultural production, agricultural extension, agribusiness and natural resource management. Graduates may also work as technicians in agricultural research or agricultural consultancies.

Course Details
Duration 1 years full-time or 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Undergraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) DipAgSt
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
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Entry Scores
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Entry Requirements

This is an exit award only, from the Bachelor of Agriculture (CV85). Students will not be applying for entry to this course, hence entry requirements do not apply.

Security Requirements

None

Health Requirements

None

Assumed Knowledge

This is an exit award only, from the Bachelor of Agriculture (CV85). Students will not be applying for entry to this course, hence entry requirements do not apply.

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School The following units have Compulsory Residential Schools: 1. BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory 2. AGRI11001 Soil and Irrigation Management 3. AGRI11002 Plant Science and Crop Production 4. AGRI11003 Livestock Production 5. AGRI11007 Plant and Livestock Breeding Strategies 6. CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter
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Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Predicted Enrolments

Year Number of Students
First Year 1
Second year 1
Third Year 1
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Demonstrate broad understanding of relevant agricultural production systems
  • 2. Demonstrate technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts of agriculture
  • 3. Apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations to solve agricultural problems
  • 4. Effectively communicate with a range of audiences in an agricultural context using a variety of modes
  • 5. Work professionally, effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual and team context.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5
1. KNOWLEDGE Have technical and theoretical knowledge and concepts, with depth in some areas within a field of work and learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyse, synthesise and act on information from a range of sources
3. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and communication skills to analyse, plan, design and evaluate approaches to unpredictable problems and/or management requirements
4. SKILLS Have specialist technical and creative skills to express ideas and perspectives
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer knowledge and specialised skills to others and demonstrate understanding of knowledge
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate application with depth in some areas of specialisation, in known or changing contexts
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to transfer and apply theoretical concepts and/or technical and/or creative skills in a range of situations
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations with responsibility for own outputs in relation to broad parameters for quantity and quality
9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement to organise the work of self and others and plan, coordinate and evaluate the work of teams within broad but generally well- defined parameters
10. FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE sufficient to undertake qualifications
11. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of knowledge in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
12. FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS sufficient to undertake qualifications
13. ACQUISITION AND APPLICATION of skills in new or existing disciplines or professional areas drawn from higher education units
14. Course content drawn from higher education units
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

None

To qualify for the award of a Diploma of Agricultural Studies, students have to complete seven (7) compulsory units offered in the first year of the Bachelor of Agriculture course (CV85) as listed below.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI11008 Introduction to Agricultural Systems
BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory
SCIE11023 Scientific Research Fundamentals
AGRI11001 Soil and Irrigation Management
AGRI11002 Plant Science and Crop Production
AGRI11003 Livestock Production
AGRI11007 Plant and Livestock Breeding Strategies

In addition to the above core units, students must complete one of the following elective units.

Available units
Students must complete 1 from the following units:
CHEM11043 Atoms, Molecules and Matter
ECON11026 Principles of Economics
MRKT11029 Marketing Fundamentals
AGRI11004 Research in Agriculture
AGRI11005 Agricultural Business Planning
AGRI11006 People Management
ENVR11011 Modern Environmental Issues
GEOG19021 Geographic Information Systems
More Details
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