This unit covers the fundamentals of crop production systems and is underpinned by the VET unit 'Manage agricultural crop production'. You will be introduced to a range of crop production systems including dry-land, irrigated, horticultural and orchard crops. The unit will use specific crop examples to demonstrate the fundamental factors that lead to growing a successful crop. You will be provided with an overview of crop physiology, crop nutrition and crop protection. The content of this unit will provide you with the necessary foundation for future units in the course.
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||There are no pre-requisites for the unit.|
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.
|1. Written Assessment||40%|
|3. Practical and Written Assessment||20%|
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).
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Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 19.05% response rate.
Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
This unit will contribute to a Diploma of Agriculture upon successful completion of year 1.
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|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|2 - Portfolio||•||•|
|3 - Practical and Written Assessment||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•||•|
|5 - Team Work||•||•|
|6 - Information Technology Competence||•||•||•|
|8 - Ethical practice||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
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|2 - Portfolio||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Practical and Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|