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.

Details

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

Corequisite

AGRI12005 Sustainable Livestock Production

Prerequisite

AGRI11003 Livestock Production Management

AGRI11007 Agricultural Breeding Strategies

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 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. 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 37.5% 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 through Have Your Say, B. Ag teaching staff.
Feedback
Repetitive Learning Outcomes and therefore content. Structural issues are a continuing theme.
Recommendation
Propose new units to replace some of the business focused units. Propose some changes to the Learning Outcomes of some of the business focused units, in line with the recommendations of Bachelor of Agriculture staff highlighted at departmental meetings.
Action Taken
These recommendations should be considered in the new proposal for the Bachelor of Agriculture.
Source: Students through Have Your Say.
Feedback
Enjoyed the guest lecturers.
Recommendation
Maintain or increase guest lectures to present in their specialised fields, where appropriate.
Action Taken
Guest lectures were maintained and specialists in the field were invited.
Source: Students through Have Your Say.
Feedback
Improve the link between lectures, tutorials and the assessment items.
Recommendation
Staff attempted to diversify some of the content to reduce the repetition because of the overlap in Learning Outcomes with other units. The students would prefer content which more closely aligned with the specific assessment tasks. Some of the lecture and tutorial material will be redeveloped alongside assessments to better align them. This will likely lead to increased repetition in content delivered until unit and course changes recommended by the Bachelor of Agriculture staff can be implemented.
Action Taken
These recommendations should be considered in the new proposal for the Bachelor of Agriculture.
Source: Students through Have Your Say and email.
Feedback
Assessment requirements information was lacking.
Recommendation
Further development of assessment tasks to simplify and clarify requirements. Consider including additional materials to support students understanding. As per peer review suggestion, all assessment information will be available in one location under the assessment block on Moodle.
Action Taken
These recommendations should be considered in the new proposal for the Bachelor of Agriculture..
Source: Students through Have Your Say.
Feedback
Innovation and technologies content was good.
Recommendation
Continue this topic, including novel innovations and technologies.
Action Taken
More examples of innovation and technology were incorporated into the Unit content.
Source: Moodle site - students feedback
Feedback
Assessment tasks need to be more clearly explained. A lot of confusion around Assessment 2.
Recommendation
Clarification of assessments was provided via emails, Moodle and during lectures. The use of exemplars will be used to better improve the expected requirements.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle site - students feedback
Feedback
Having the variety of guest lecturers, experts in the field and also the content was all well explained and interesting assessments
Recommendation
The inclusion of guest speakers and experts in the field will be maintained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle site - students feedback
Feedback
"I found everything was interesting just maybe more field trips to build practical knowledge"
Recommendation
Consideration will be given to the inclusion of a field trip.
Action Taken
Nil.
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
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment