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AGRI12012 - Agricultural Service Industry Business Assessment

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit prepares you for an industry placement in an Agricultural Service Industry (for example rural finance consultancy). You will build on your existing theoretical knowledge from units already completed in the Bachelor of Agriculture course to conduct a business strategy assessment relevant to your host enterprise.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


AGRI12011 Developing Emerging Business Opportunities


AGRI11005 Agricultural Business Planning

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 1 - 2021

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 1 - 2021

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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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 15.38% 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: SUTE
Assessment One Interview was interesting assisting in learning.
The interview presentation should be used for assessment one.
Action Taken
The interview presentation was used for assessment one, with additional criteria, assisting students to gain a more in depth understanding of the agricultural service industry they were learning about.
Source: SUTE
A practical component would help to solidify the importance of workplace planning.
Group work and interactive tutorials could be developed to provide a practical element. However, as this unit is a prerequisite for the placement unit, the practical component for this unit is addressed in the placement unit.
Action Taken
As a prerequisite for a practical placement, this unit drew on real world practical situations and problems to ensure learning material was relevant and engaging.
Source: SUTE
Improved depth of analysis, critical thinking and demonstration of student understanding through assessment pieces.
Additional assessment help sessions will be offered to ensure students understand what is required and can confidently complete assessment pieces.
Action Taken
Assessment help sessions were offered and undertaken to help students to confidently complete assessment pieces.
Source: CV85 Update Course Proposal.
This is the final offering of this unit.
No feedback/recommendations are required.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate appropriately within the agricultural service industry.
  2. Analyse workforce planning and performance in an agricultural service industry.
  3. Prepare a workforce management 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 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment