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.

Details

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

Prerequisite

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Mixed Mode
Rockhampton
Term 2 - 2020 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 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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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
Feedback
Some topics appear to been covered in previous years/units, hence some repetition
Recommendation
This issue is currently being addressed as part of the rejuvenation of the Agriculture program. The exercise will eliminate repetitive topics.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle - Have Your Say
Feedback
Difficulty getting a site for work placement.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and the WIL office will continue to provide more support to students in order to secure sites for their work placements well in advance.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle - Have Your Say
Feedback
Difficult to find realistic financial records for assessments.
Recommendation
More guidance will be provided regarding financial information and data to be used in assessments. This may include the provision of typical financial records based on various agricultural industries.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Self reflection
Feedback
Additional learning resources
Recommendation
Additional learning resources e.g. work integrated learning videos will be made available through Moodle.
Action Taken
Nil.
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