Version Effective: 26th of June, 2023
Version Effective: 26th of June, 2023

PDC131517 - Agri-tech check for Victorian STEM, digital and food technologies curriculums

Course Details

Course Summary

This online resource will increase Victorian students' and teachers' awareness of the technological innovations and digital skills used in a range of modern agricultural careers. Three curriculum-aligned learning modules for Years 7-12 students include:

  • GPS Cows: livestock tracking system (VCE Ag & Horticulture Unit 2 – Outcome 2; Digital Technologies Y7&8 VCDTDI038)
  • Escavox - Tracking the food chain (VCE Ag & Horticulture Unit 3 – Outcome 1 Food Technologies Y7&8 VCDSTC057)
  • AgriWebb – Farming for Next Generation (VCE Ag & Horticulture Unit 1 – Outcome 2; Economics & Business Y9&10 VCEBB024)

Two versions of each module are provided: one version for students in Years 7-10, and one version for students in Years 11-12.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • Animal Care/Veterinary Nursing
  • General Education and Training
  • Horticulture
  • Rural Industries

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This resource provides Professional Development for teachers and students. This is a resource only and no CPD hours or Certificate of Completion will be allocated.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Online: Online courses provide the flexibility to study without normally requiring a student to visit a campus. Course content is studied through a number of means including the use of online discussion forums, electronic library resources, by contacting lecturers and teachers, and receiving study materials online/electronically. Work integrated learning, including placements, may be included in some courses.
  • On-campus: Students studying in on-campus mode typically are expected to attend and participate in regular, structured on-campus teaching and learning activities throughout the University’s academic term. These activities may include lectures, tutorials, workshops and practice, online or other activities and normally will be timetabled at a CQUniversity campus or approved delivery site.
  • Mixed Mode: Students studying in mixed mode will participate in a combination of online learning activities in addition to site-specific learning activities, which may include residential schools, co-op placements and/or work-integrated learning as a compulsory requirement of a unit. The additional site-specific learning activities are what differentiates a mixed-mode unit from an online unit.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Course Learning Outcomes

GPS Cows: livestock tracking system module

Students will collect store-on-board and real-time GPS data from livestock to analyse behaviours, manage welfare and make decisions about infrastructure improvements and animal husbandry. Teachers attending workshops will receive a free ‘GPS Cows’ tracker to use on their school farm.

Escavox - Tracking the food chain module

Students will use an Escavox dashboard designed for educational use which displays real-time GPS tracking data of produce grown in Victoria to determine the efficiency of delivery systems in the domestic and international food supply chain network and avoid wastage issues.

AgriWebb – Farming for Next Generation module

Students will use AgriWebb farm management software using a free educational licence to track farming operations and make business decisions to improve efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of the farm’s environmental resources. 

There is no formal assessment. 

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