AGRI11005 - Agricultural Business Planning

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit integrates two VET competency units: 'Monitor and review business performance' and 'Develop and review a business plan' and covers the fundamentals required to run and operate a modern agricultural business. You will study the practical application of business principles, including developing an agricultural business plan and identifying the scope and strategic directions of the enterprise within accepted legal frameworks. You will then be required to prepare an agricultural business plan and make recommendations to improve the business. You will also monitor and review agricultural business performance, including defining the standards to use, and assess indicators that can improve agricultural business performance.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 60%
2. Presentation and Written Assessment 40%

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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 24% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

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.

Source: Moodle feedback
Feedback
Assessment items were too much and were not weighted appropriately.
Recommendation
Re-evaluate the relative weightings of the assessment tasks and examine the workload in this unit relative to other units in the Bachelor of Agriculture course.
Action Taken
The workload and assessments items were revised and aligned better to the unit outcomes. Consequently, in the 2017 T2 unit evaluation, these issues were not raised by the students.
Source: Students' evaluations (Have Your Say)
Feedback
Return of assessments
Recommendation
The students were generally very happy with the unit. Only one student disagreed that the assessments were returned within the expected time-frame. In future, all assessments will continue to be returned within the time-frame stipulated in the unit profile. In instances where this is not possible, students will be notified accordingly.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
SA and F grades
Recommendation
A few students were awarded SA and F grades. Students' participation and engagement in the unit will be closely monitored through Moodle (e.g. EASI CONNECT). Students who are assessed to be at risk of not completing the unit successfully will be contacted early in the term and appropriate assistance and advice provided.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Monitor and assess agricultural business performance.
  2. Develop and review an agricultural business plan.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation and Written Assessment