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AGRI13003 - Agricultural Service Industry Placement

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will develop specific skills in reviewing business development strategies and industry related literature with an emphasis on understanding the principles and practices for creating a business plan. The unit requires you to develop a research project to work with a client, during an industry placement, to identify potential new business opportunities, undertake a viability assessment and develop a business plan to guide the development of the new venture. This project is designed for you to develop a consultancy report that can be presented to the host enterprise owner/manager that addresses the identified strategies for developing a new business venture. You will be required to apply that academic knowledge and practice skills to undertake this project.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites


AGRI12011 Developing Emerging Business Opportunities

AGRI12012 Agricultural Service Industry Business Assessment

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 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Mixed Mode
Term 2 - 2021 Profile

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 20%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Presentation and 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 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was (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: Moodle "Have Your Say"
Some topics appear to have been covered in previous years/units, hence some repetition
The assessments will be revised to eliminate repetitive aspects. The Agriculture rejuvenation program has been undertaken to streamline the entire course.
Action Taken
Assessment and content was updated in 2020 to remove all unnecessary repetition.
Source: Moodle "Have Your Say"
Excellent support provided by the teaching team.
The teaching and the Work Integrated Learning (WIL) Team will continue to provide the same high level of support to all students on work placement.
Action Taken
High level of support was provided to students.
Source: SUTE
Students appreciated the flexibility provided in the unit.
Staff will continue to provide flexibility in placement choice, assessment structure and overall unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply knowledge of how research methods can be used to evaluate an agriculture enterprise.
  2. Plan an effective research oriented activity.
  3. Behave ethically as an agriculture enterprise management consultant.
  4. Communicate effectively to an industry audience.
  5. Critically analyse and interpret data, arguments and conclusions presented in a consulting report.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - Presentation and Written Assessment