AGRI12006 - Livestock Industry Business Assessment

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit prepares you for an industry placement in the area of livestock enterprise management. You will build on your existing theoretical knowledge of livestock production systems to analyse the physical and financial performance of a livestock industry and prepare a whole-of-business plan.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


AGRI12005 Sustainable Livestock Production


AGRI11003 Livestock Production Management

AGRI11007 Agricultural Breeding Strategies

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2023

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. Practical Assessment 10%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Written Assessment 60%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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: Self reflection
A mechanism to improve on-line engagement with students is required.
Moodle Discussion Forums should be used to improve engagement with students. Questions may be posted in to the forum by the unit coordinator and students invited to contribute or comment.
Action Taken
Invitations to contribute or comment was not taken up by the students.
Source: Self reflection
Sequencing of assessments
The major assessment Assessment 3, (dataset) be shifted to follow Assessment 1 and due about Week 8. The current Assessment 2 (student-farmer interview) be shifted to Week 11 and conclude the term with the presentations/evaluations.
Action Taken
The change was made as suggested and the outcome was successful.
Source: Self reflection
Use of exemplars
Discuss the assessment requirements during lectures/tutorials and provide exemplars for students to use.
Action Taken
Lecture presentations were seen as opportunities to show and provide exemplars as tutorials were not supported.
Source: Student feedback.
A timetabling clash prevented students from attending some scheduled classes.
Timetable to be checked for clashes. This unit will not be run after 2021.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate appropriately within the livestock industry.
  2. Analyse the physical and financial performance of a livestock industry.
  3. Prepare a business plan.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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