Version Effective: 29th of April, 2020
Version Effective: 29th of April, 2020

PDC71592 - GPS Cows: Stage 5 - Agriculture

Course Details

Course Summary

This online resource provides has been co-designed by the NSW Department of Education and CQUniversity Australia for the NSW Stage 5 Agriculture Syllabus. It incorporates content from the Agriculture and Food Technologies and the Digital Technologies contexts. The course investigates the use of GPS data to improve management of animal welfare.

There are seven (7) modules in this resource:

  1. Design your own research trial
  2. Collect your own livestock tracking data and create your own paddock boundary files
  3. Cleaning GPS data
  4. Importing data layers in ArcGIS
  5. Paddock utilisation
  6. Elevation
  7. Soil

There is no fee associated with this short course, and participants do not need to be trained in agriculture to teach this course.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements. 

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply

For direct access to the resource, visit www.gpscows.com

Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Science and Environment
Skill Area
  • General Education and Training

Admission Codes

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

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

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

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

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Course Learning Outcomes

The Syllabus Outcomes addressed relate to NSW Stage 5 Agriculture are:

AG5-7: explains and evaluates the impact of management decisions on animal production enterprises

AG5-9: evaluates management practices in terms of profitability, technology, sustainability, social issues and ethics

AG5-11: designs, undertakes, analyses and evaluates experiments and investigates problems in agricultural contexts

AG5-12: collects and analyses agricultural data and communicates results using a range of technologies

There is no formal assessment.

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