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BIOL12108 - Agricultural Value Chain Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit examines the scientific basis of value adding in food production, processing and distribution. It covers management of inputs, production practices, post production product handling and processing, and wholesale and retail distribution in agricultural supply chains. Chains from different agricultural industries are analysed to identify where product attributes that are valued by the consumer have been incorporated, and on-farm profitability is assessed within these chain case studies to demonstrate the links between valued product attributes and grower returns. The use of value chain analysis tools in assessing the functioning of existing supply chains is demonstrated. The unit provides students with an understanding of sectors of the agricultural industry beyond on-farm production, knowledge of the tools that can be used to analyse supply chains, and awareness of important aspects of supply chain functioning that underlie profitable agricultural businesses.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

ENVR11012 Application of Environmental Science

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 - 2014

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Bundaberg
Distance
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. Written Assessment 25%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 50%

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%).

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Some amount of compulsory forum activity (or other interactive learning mode) would possibly be beneficial for students to help consolidate and apply ideas.
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Implement Zoom
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A little light in content.
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Add more relevant content.
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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the scientific basis of food product quality attributes.
  2. Explain the concepts of value chain management.
  3. Apply the principles of value chain management in the analysis of agricultural supply chains.

Per NPC1156

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
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
5 - Team Work
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 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination