CV85 - Bachelor of Agriculture

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 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.

Career Information

This course offers career opportunities for students wanting to be leaders in Agricultural production or Agricultural businesses. Industry placements ensure that graduates are able to apply theory to practice by involving them in real world situations.

Course Details
Duration 3 years full-time or 6 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
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) BAgri
AQF Level Level 7: Bachelor Degree

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
  • QLD - Emerald - 829632
  • QLD - Bundaberg - 819632
  • QLD - Rockhampton - 859632
International Students
CRICOS Codes
  • ROK - 088550J
  • BDG - 088550J
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Bundaberg
Distance
Emerald
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no domestic availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Bundaberg
Distance
Emerald
Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Please note that mid year entry is for part time study only
Bundaberg
Emerald
Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2016

Bundaberg
Emerald
Rockhampton
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Rockhampton

Term 1 - 2018

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Rockhampton

Term 2 - 2016

Please note that mid year entry is for part time study only
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

Rockhampton
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What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Pre-requisite - English (4, SA)

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

R - Biology, R - Maths B

Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

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

The Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture

Residential School Requirements

Compulsory Residential School There are units in this course that will require mandatory residential school attendance for all students, residential schools may be held at Emerald, Bundaberg or Rockhampton dependent on the alignment between unit content and facilities that are available.
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Practicum/Work Placement

AGRI13005 - This will involve identifying a problem and collecting data to research and determine an appropriate solution.
AGRI13003 - This will consider the interface of the ancillary industries on mainstream agricultural production and develop key learnings within the context of a whole of farm case study.
AGRI13004 - This will involve identifying a problem and collecting data to research and determine an appropriate solution.

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 64
2017 57
2016 43
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Apply a broad and coherent knowledge of the theoretical principles and concepts in agriculture.
  • 2. Apply knowledge of emerging innovations in the context of contemporary agricultural systems.
  • 3. Use research principles to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise information to solve complex agricultural problems.
  • 4. Demonstrate appropriate teamwork and people skills to achieve business outcomes.
  • 5. Communicate complex agricultural knowledge and ideas, clearly and coherently.
  • 6. Behave ethically, demonstrating initiative and judgement in the agricultural industry.
  • 7. Reflect on performance and take responsibility for further learning and professional development.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning
2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge
3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas
4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence
5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas
6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship
7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts
8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters
Agricultural Business Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Cropping Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Livestock Learning Outcomes
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 15 Total credit points: 96

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI11001 Soil and Irrigation Management
AGRI11002 Crop Management Systems
AGRI11003 Livestock Production Management
SCIE11023 Science Communication
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI11007 Agricultural Breeding Strategies
AGRI11005 Agricultural Business Planning
AGRI11006 People Management
AGRI11004 Research in Agriculture
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI12001 Livestock Health and Welfare
AGRI12002 Crop Protection
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI12003 Leadership and People Management
AGRI12004 Farm Business Management
Year 3 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI13001 Social Licence to Operate
AGRI13006 Data Management & Analysis for Agriculture
Year 3 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI13007 Agricultural Change Implementation

Plus 2 minors in (1 in Yr 2 and 1 in Yr 3) consisting of 2x6cpu units in Term 1 and 1x12cpu unit in Term 2 chosen from:

Livestock

Cropping

Agricultural Business

Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 24

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI12009 Cropping Industry Business Assessment
AGRI12008 Sustainable Crop Production
AGRI13005 Cropping Industry Placement
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
  2. Complete 2 minors
Number of units: 3 Total credit points: 24

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
AGRI12005 Sustainable Livestock Production
AGRI12006 Livestock Industry Business Assessment
AGRI13004 Livestock Industry Placement
More Details

Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST)

CQUniversity partners with RIST to provide students practical skills in first year units at the Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST) campus at Hamilton, Victoria where RIST academic staff will assist CQUniversity in the delivery of these subjects. These students will be able to apply for recognised prior learning to go towards obtaining a RIST Diploma of Agriculture.

Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC)

In Rockhampton, Emerald and Bundaberg, CQUniversity partners with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QATC) in delivering first year practical units to students studying at these locations. These students will be able to apply for recognised prior learning to go towards obtaining a QATC Diploma of Agriculture.