AGRI12009 - Cropping Industry Business Assessment

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit prepares you for an industry placement in the area of cropping enterprise management. You will build on your existing theoretical knowledge of cropping production systems from units already completed in the Bachelor of Agriculture course to conduct a business strategy assessment relevant to your host enterprise.

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

Co-requisites

AGRI12008 Sustainable Crop Production

Prerequisite

AGRI11002 Crop Management Systems

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 - 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 - student feedback
Feedback
Assignments are marked really quickly, with a breakdown of marks assigned to each rubric category, which is very helpful. Possibly stating what aspects were not covered would be beneficial, e.g. "Most aspects of the task were covered, would like to see more on the effects of this innovation on the actual plant."
Recommendation
Feedback will be improved.
Action Taken
Extensive and timely feedback were provided for the students. All feedback and grades were provided within 10 working days to improve on subsequent assessments. All contents were taught prior to the submission dates. An additional in-class assessment help session was organised. Marking rubrics were added to the Moodle site.
Source: In-class feedback
Feedback
Assessment clarification was helpful
Recommendation
Lecturers will continue to provide clear assessment instructions and ensure all required information is provided on the Moodle site and in class.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: In-class feedback
Feedback
Enjoyed having impressive guest lecturers
Recommendation
Lecturers will continue to invite a diverse range of guest lecturers where possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate appropriately within the cropping industry.
  2. Analyse physical and financial cropping performance.
  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