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Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness

Overview

Advance your skills with advanced agribusiness courses and develop specialisations for further study.

The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness is designed for recent business, agricultural or rural science graduates, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their management skills.

During your 1 year of full-time studies, you'll select from 20 courses providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge of agribusiness management together with business and communication skills associated with your selected areas of study.

Graduates from our agribusiness program gain a market-oriented focus, commercial awareness, an innovative and heightened global outlook, and the required technical skills to work in agribusiness management roles. You’ll be prepared to find work in the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles.

Location
External, Gatton
Duration
1 Year full-time (or part-time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5736
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, Gatton
Fees
A$44544 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
1 Year full-time
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5736
CRICOS Code
108886D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Take advantage of one of the leading agribusiness programs in Australia at a world’s top 20 universities for agriculture.
  • Benefit from regular exposure to practising managers and their businesses through guest presentations and excursions.
  • Explore all aspects of the value chain to confidently work with small and large-scale producers, processors, transporters, financial institutions and domestic and international retailers to deliver high-quality and affordable products.
  • Position yourself as a future business leader through the selection of electives in entrepreneurship, accounting and effective stakeholder engagement.

16 in the world for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

1 in Australia for agriculture and forestry

QS World University Rankings 2022

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

  • Rural Development

How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Fieldwork

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • Leadership in Rural Industries and Communities
  • Agribusiness Planning and Management
  • Global Challenges in Agriculture
  • Applied Market Research

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Depending on which field you choose, here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agribusiness manager
  • Agribusiness researcher
  • Agribusiness banker
  • Commodity trader
  • Sales and marketing professional
  • Supply chain manager
  • Property manager
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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • A bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies and/or have 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below). Applications based on post-secondary study and/or work experience will be assessed individually.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous degree.
  • A bachelor¿s degree (or equivalent) in any discipline, or
  • to have completed post-secondary studies and/or have 2 years full-time equivalent, relevant work experience (see below). Applications based on post-secondary study and/or work experience will be assessed individually.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous degree.

Relevant work experience

Relevant work experience means work:

  • in any agribusiness firm along the agrifood supply chain, or
  • in any other profession where you’ve built a portfolio demonstrating your agribusiness expertise.

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English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

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Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

Learn more about student visas

Fields of study

Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Become a specialist in rural development with the leadership, research, and problem-solving skills needed to contribute to and improve the livelihoods of rural industries and communities.

In this field of study, you’ll learn skills to help rural communities face global challenges, such as food security, climate change, or competing claims on limited resources in relation to agriculture, food, and the environment.

You’ll take an economic approach to the study of agricultural development from a global level all the way down to the household level, and develop practical knowledge and skills to analyse, plan, implement, and evaluate stakeholder engagement programs and activities.

Graduates often find rewarding careers in a wide range of government, commercial, community based or research roles in the broad field of rural development and agribusiness.

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Fields of study

Tailor your studies to suit your goals. This program offers these options:

Become a specialist in rural development with the leadership, research, and problem-solving skills needed to contribute to and improve the livelihoods of rural industries and communities.

In this field of study, you’ll learn skills to help rural communities face global challenges, such as food security, climate change, or competing claims on limited resources in relation to agriculture, food, and the environment.

You’ll take an economic approach to the study of agricultural development from a global level all the way down to the household level, and develop practical knowledge and skills to analyse, plan, implement, and evaluate stakeholder engagement programs and activities.

Graduates often find rewarding careers in a wide range of government, commercial, community based or research roles in the broad field of rural development and agribusiness.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

$9,633

2023

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Approximate yearly cost of full-time tuition (16 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $44,544

2023

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Government assistance

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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HECS-HELP

Domestic places in the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness are Commonwealth Supported. This means the cost of your education is shared between you and the Australian Government.

Instead of tuition fees, Commonwealth Supported students pay what are called student contribution amounts.

HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students with the cost of their student contribution amounts.

Learn more about HECS-HELP

Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in Semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in Semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

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