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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2021

Term 2 - 2021 Profile

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

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 23.53% 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: Students and staff
Students and staff benefited from the lecturer traveling to the various campuses
If possible, the lead lecturer will travel to the other campuses where the unit is offered at least once during the term in order to provide other students with face-to-face contact time.
Action Taken
The lead lecturer traveled at least once to other campuses throughout the term to maintain student engagement.
Source: Have Your Say
Tutorials were too content heavy, with insufficient time to complete tasks.
Re-evaluate the tutorial material and set smaller tasks to ensure students can complete it in the required time.
Action Taken
Source: Have Your Say
Students liked the vast range of topics that covered livestock and cropping examples.
This unit will no longer be offered in the rejuvenated Bachelor of Agriculture degree. However, future Ag business units should cover both livestock and cropping examples.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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