Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness

Degree Type Graduate Diploma
Duration 1 year full-time
or part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GD097
CRICOS 093943E

Improve your standing in agribusiness

Based in the heart of the Australian food, wine and agriculture industry, our agribusiness degrees create future food and agribusiness leaders through a unique mix of business fundamentals, practical experience and global connections.

What will you do?

The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness gives you the conceptual and practical skills to navigate the complex and ever-expanding global food and agriculture marketplace. You will:

  • understand all aspects of the global agri-food sector
  • develop general agribusiness management skills such as decision-making, problem-solving and policy analysis
  • pursue electives according to your interests and career goals.

Where could it take you?

The agribusiness value chain is one of Australia’s largest and most important industry sectors. When considering the whole chain from production through to retailing, the agribusiness industry currently employs approximately 1.4 million people across Australia and is forecast to continue providing positive labour outlooks for years to come.

With recent reports indicating there have been as many as five agri-business job openings per graduate in recent years, favourable employability outcomes exist for you in the local, national, and global value chain networks, including key areas such as: food retailers, processors, traders, producers as well as a full range of service providers including financial agencies, agricultural consultancies and input and support suppliers.

The program can also lead into our advanced Master of Agribusiness.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GD097
    Intake January, May and September
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Higher Education Study a) Any relevant Agriculture, Food or Business Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of one year full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview. OR b) Any Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of three years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview OR c) Applicants without a Bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview. For further information, please contact Craig Johns: craig.johns@adelaide.edu.au.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GD097

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 093943E
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Tertiary Qualifications
    1. Any relevant Agriculture, Food or Business Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of one year full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview.

    OR

    b) Any Bachelor degree or equivalent with a minimum of three years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview

    OR

    c) Applicants without a Bachelor degree or equivalent will be considered on the basis of a minimum of seven years full time equivalent work experience supported by their CV, essay and interview.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Domestic applicants

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    Annual tuition fees
    Australian Full-fee place: $31,000

    International applicants

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $42,500

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    Students develop advanced skills and understanding in leadership and strategy, business and financial management, global markets and food trends, innovation and global value chains, and professional communication.

    This equips them for careers in local, national, and global value-chain networks. A wide variety of roles will be possible with:

    • food retailers
    • food processors
    • banks and financial agencies
    • agricultural consultancy services
    • research centres
    • input suppliers
    • government and non-government organisations.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

    Potential careers

    Agriculture, Agricultural Service Industry, Business Manager, Food Industry Worker

  • Degree Structure

    The Graduate Diploma program is a 24-unit program of coursework including seven (21 units) core courses and one (3 units) elective.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    You can find the academic program rules for this degree under the Faculty of the Professions rules.

    Example Study Plan


    Indicative Study Plan

    Core courses to the value of 21 units AGRIBUS 7055: Global Food and Agricultural Markets  
    AGRIBUS 7056: Management and Performance of Global Food Chains
    AGRIBUS 7060: Innovation Systems and Policy Transformation
    INTBUS 7015: Cross-Cultural Management and Negotiation
    COMMGMT 7006: People and Organisations
    ACCTING 7025: Accounting Essentials for Decision Makers
    ECON 7200: Economic Principles
    Elective courses to the value of 3 units Courses offered by the University that are available to the student to the value of 3 units.

    Assessment

    Varies by course, including exams, written and oral assignments and investigative projects; includes both group and individual participation.
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  • Further Information

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Aug 2019