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

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 3 - 2019

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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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 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
Assessment 3 will be based on the key performance indicators of a standard (and fictional) cattle property of central Queensland. The text explaining Assessment 2 is being redrafted.
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
The guest speakers for 2020 are currently being recruited.
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
A parallel field trip with a complementary unit, that has an established field trip, is being considered. This, however, will be dependent on the number of students and their location.
Source: Self, unit staff and students
Feedback
Assessment 2 - PowerPoint presentation of the student interview with the livestock producer.
Recommendation
The due date of the assessment be shifted to Week 9 with the practice (group evaluation) non-assessed presentation to be held Week 8.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self, unit staff and students
Feedback
Assessment 3 - Not all beef producers would divulge, or knew, the key performance indicators of their enterprise.
Recommendation
The financial statement (key performance indicators) of a standard (a fictional property of central Queensland) to be uploaded to the Moodle site. All students will assess this fictional property.
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