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Bachelor of Agriculture - CV85

The Bachelor of Agriculture will enable you to develop the cutting edge knowledge and skills required for employment in today’s technology driven Agribusiness, Cropping and Livestock industries. You will benefit from a practical based training that provides the basis for the application of theory that will underpin the knowledge in new and innovative practices. You will complete an embedded Diploma in Agriculture in first year and continue to apply your knowledge and skills through the mandatory industry placements as part of the second and third year.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online, On Campus

RANK CUT OFF

OP:14 SR:70 ATAR:67.95

RANK THRESHOLD

OP:14 SR:70 ATAR:67.95

UNITS/CREDITS

25/144

DURATION

3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Bundaberg, Emerald, Rockhampton, Online

PRE-REQUISITES

Queensland: English (4, SA)

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Queensland: Maths B, Biology

CRICOS

088550J

The agricultural industry is faced with new and emerging challenges creating a need for graduates who have practical experience, knowledge of cutting-edge technology and the leadership potential to help drive adoption of innovation at every stage of primary production. The Bachelor of Agriculture prepares you for the rigours of the ‘real’ world and ensures graduates are skilled to make a difference in the context of the emerging opportunities that a high tech agricultural industry provides.

The course delivers the right mix of skills-based training and research-led teaching to succeed in today’s agribusiness, livestock and cropping industries. Thanks to our partnership with local industry, such as Victoria’s Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST), you’ll benefit from project-based training on extensive crop, dairy, sheep, equine and beef production facilities. Graduates from QATC and RIST can apply for direct entry into the Bachelor of Agriculture.

The Bachelor of Agriculture has an embedded Diploma in Agriculture in the first year, allowing you to build your learning with a strong focus on competency. In the second year, you will build your core skills by developing your systematic thinking by learning about emerging agricultural innovation through an industry placement. You will select two out of three specialisations, livestock, cropping or business, during the course. In your third year, you will acquire information about agricultural practices and technology and develop advanced level technical and people-management skills. You will complete the course by producing a real world consulting project that will address a client driven whole-of-system problem.

Core Units 15 Major Units 7
Electives None Minor Units 3

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Bundaberg, Emerald, Rockhampton

Online Availability

Term 1 - 2020Available Online

The online availability is only available if you are studying in Victoria under the CQUniversity and Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST) partnership arrangement. CQUniversity partners with RIST to provide you with practical skills in first-year units at the RIST campus at Hamilton, Victoria. In this arrangement, RIST academic staff will assist CQUniversity in the delivery of these subjects. If you are a student studying via this arrangement you will be able to apply for recognised prior learning to go towards obtaining a RIST Diploma of Agriculture.

MajorsUnitsDescription
Major in Agribusiness7
MinorsUnitsDescription
Agricultural Business3
Cropping3
Livestock3


COURSE STRUCTURE

You are required to complete 21 units including 15 core units and six units from two of the following minors.

MINORS
Agricultural Business

The minor in Agricultural Business combines the study in agricultural science with the various business disciplines such as management and finance as well as agricultural production which prepares you for leadership roles across all sectors in the industry.

Cropping

The Cropping minor will introduce you to systems used in irrigated and dryland farming, whilst also equipping you with skills to devise strategies around the appropriate use of fertiliser, crop rotation, precision agriculture, pest and disease management, yield improvement and enterprise planning.

Livestock

The Livestock minor will allow you to develop knowledge of contemporary Livestock Management Systems with emphasis on sustainability, animal welfare, organic and free-range methodologies.

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Livestock Industry PlacementAGRI13004This will involve identifying a problem and collecting data to research and determine an appropriate solution.
Agricultural Service Industry PlacementAGRI13003This will consider the interface of the ancillary industries on mainstream agricultural production and develop key learnings within the context of a whole of farm case study.
Cropping Industry PlacementAGRI13005This will involve identifying a problem and collecting data to research and determine an appropriate solution.


Compulsory Residential SchoolThere are units in this course that will require mandatory residential school attendance for all students (AGRI11001 - Soil and Irrigation Management; AGRI11002 Plant Science and Crop Production; AGRI11003 Livestock Management; AGRI11007 Agricultural Business Planning; and BIOL11102 Life Science Laboratory). Residential schools may be held at Emerald, Bundaberg or Rockhampton depending on the alignment between unit content and facilities that are available.

A rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank that applications will be considered for entry to this course. The rank cut-off score is the competitive entry score that was needed to gain entry to this course in Term 1 2019. There is an unadjusted score before any bonus is applied and an adjusted score if bonus points were applied. Entry to courses is competitive and the cut-off score will vary from year to year and is provided as a historical guide of past performance.

Rank Threshold OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.10    
Rank Cut-Off - unadjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.10
Rank Cut-Off - adjusted OP 15 | SR 68 | ATAR 65.10


Student Profile
If you would like to know more about entry scores and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2019.

Institute Profile
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2019 view our Institute Profile.

Pre-requisite - English (4, SA)

English Requirements:

If you were not born in  Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.

Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

  • a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • tertiary diploma level qualification, or
  • bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.

If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components; or
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) - Score of 180 or above; or
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - Score of 200 or above; or
  • Combined Universities Language Test (CULT) - 70% with no individual component score of less than 15.

English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.


Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

R - Biology, R - Maths B

Completion of the Bachelor of Agriculture will prepare you to pursue employment opportunities in areas such as:

  • agribusiness support sectors such as banking, consultancy, marketing, trading and logistics
  • agritech
  • agronomy
  • cropping
  • government policy development
  • horticulture
  • industry analysis
  • landcare coordination / management
  • livestock
  • production enterprise

Employment opportunities exist within public and private sectors for example in management, consulting and research in cropping, agribusiness, horticulture, landcare, sustainability and livestock management.

No information available at this time.
Fee Category Commonwealth Supported Place
What is a Commonwealth Supported Place? A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.
Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place? You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.
  • If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place you will be required to pay tuition fees. Find out more about tuition fees or fees for international students.

Fee Type Student Contribution
What is a Student contribution? As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.
What is my Student Contribution?

Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.

Student Contribution amounts for each band provide an estimate of the cost of your course. Your course may consist of units from more than one band so your fees could vary from the indicated amount as units are spread across a number of bands.

You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

HECS-HELP and payment options

HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan.

To be eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, in addition to being enrolled in a Commonwealth Supported Place, you must be:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of your course of study, or
  • a New Zealand Special Category Visa holder who meets the long-term residency requirements and who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study, or
  • a permanent humanitarian visa holder (visit www.homeaffairs.gov.au for the list of humanitarian visa subclasses) who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit(s) of study.

Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

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CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal if you are applying to study at a campus in Queensland.
  • Option 2: Ideal for if you are applying to study online via the Rural Industries Skills Training (RIST) in Hamilton, Victoria. This is also the ideal application method for returning CQUni students or if you are changing your CQUni course.

OPTION 1: IDEAL IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO STUDY AT A CAMPUS IN QUEENSLAND, APPLY VIA THE QUEENSLAND TERTIARY ADMISSION CENTRE (QTAC)
If you would like to study this course on campus in Queensland, apply via QTAC.

Apply via QTAC


OPTION 2: IDEAL IF YOU ARE APPLYING TO STUDY ONLINE VIA RIST, ARE A RETURNING CQUNI STUDENT OR CHANGING YOUR CQUNI COURSE, APPLY DIRECTLY TO CQUNIVERSITY
You may be eligible to apply directly to CQUniversity provided you meet one of the following criteria:
  • You are applying to study this course online through RIST, in Hamilton, Victoria.
  • You have completed or are completing a prescribed* CQUniversity course. (*A prescribed course includes our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program, Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP), Start Uni Now (SUN) initiative, or a CQUniversity certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, associate degree, bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, master or research higher degree.)
  • You are applying for a change of course or readmission.

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