AHC51416 Diploma of Agribusiness Management

The Diploma of Agribusiness Management provides farmers, farm business partners, farm managers and other land-based and rural business people with the skills required to make their business more sustainable.

Agribusiness Management is designed to develop and enhance a range of skills required for employment in the management of rural businesses. This course provides technical and applied business management knowledge, skills and abilities for careers in land-based/rural businesses.



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.


The program is delivered over a total duration of up to 12 months.

Face to face delivery and mentoring is conducted over 10 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.

BSBWOR501 – Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBADM504 – Plan and implement administrative systems
AHCWHS501 – Manage work health and safety processes
AHCNAR506 – Develop and implement sustainable land use strategies
AHCBUS507 – Monitor and review business performance
AHCBUS501 – Manage staff
AHCBUS508 – Prepare and monitor budgets and financial reports
AHCBUS506 – Develop and review a business plan
BSBSMB403 – Market the small business
BSBREL502 – Build international business networks