AHC60316 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management

The Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management provides established rural business owners and managers with the skills and knowledge required to formally analyse the performance of their business, design and execute strategies for growth, and market their business domestically and internationally.

Agribusiness Management is designed to develop and enhance a range of advanced skills required for owners, managers and operators of established agribusinesses who have an interest in domestic and international business growth opportunities.

Delivery Method
The program is delivered flexibly, so the learners can determine how quickly they work through the units and complete the program. The program is delivered using a blended learning mode. Blended learning means the student will access learning content and complete learning activities through a combination of modes, including:

 IBT’s online learning management system which provides student learning resources in the form of readings, workbooks, slides, documents, videos, websites, quizzes, activities and assessments

    Group workshops – face-to-face, teleconference and online

    Work site visits

    Personal mentoring with a tutor/assessor.

 This course is designed to offer participants progressive improvement in their work practices. As such learning activities and assessment tasks are developed around real work experience and workplace projects, where possible.

Each unit of competency has standalone materials on the IBT website and standalone assessment tasks.

Qualification Pathways
IBT offer a pathway from the AHC32816 Certificate III in Rural Operations to the AHC41016 Certificate IV in Agribusiness, the AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management and the AHC60316 Advanced Diploma of Agribusiness Management for successful graduates who meet the industry experience entry requirements.

ACH10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package is the framework for VET for those engaged in the agriculture and production horticulture industries. The Training Package supports a wide range of learning pathways. These include institution-based programs, workplace and school-based training, as well as other flexible combinations of workplace and off-the-job training and assessment.

Qualifications within ACH10 Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package can be achieved through a variety of pathways including new apprenticeships (traineeships), as illustrated in Volume 1 – Qualification Framework – of the Training Package.

Further advice about pathways and qualifications should be directed to the Agri-food Industry Skills Council on telephone 02 6163 7200 or email reception@agrifoodskills.net.au.

Duration
The program is delivered over a total duration of up to 18 months. 

Face to face delivery and mentoring is conducted over 12 months, followed by a period for learners to collate their evidence and complete their formal assessment tasks. The additional time also allows learners to strengthen their understanding of the material presented and apply to the workplace where appropriate.

Units
AHCBUS508 – Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCAGB604 – Analyse business performance
AHCBUS604 – Design and manage the enterprise quality management system
AHCBUS603 – Develop and review a strategic plan
AHCBUS605 – Manage human resources
BSBREL502 – Build international business networks
AHCAGB601 – Develop export markets for produce
AHCMER501 – Develop a sales strategy for rural products