Undergraduate Certificate in Agriculture
Learn how farmers can feed the world—sustainably
Considering a future in food and fibre? This course covers key concepts in crop and animal production. You’ll also explore larger ideas around science and sustainability. Get to know Australian agricultural and horticultural industries.
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- 25 Jun 23
Australia’s fourth oldest university, the University of Tasmania, is highly regarded internationally for teaching and academic excellence. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate degrees and more than 50 postgraduate programs across a range of disciplines. The university offers students a diverse range of opportunities, the chance to learn from leading experts, and excellent preparation for their future careers.
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Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attributes required for developing a career in agriculture
- Apply agricultural concepts, processes, and strategies in contemporary agriculture work environments
- Reflect on contemporary issues in agriculture
The Undergraduate Certificate in Agriculture is your opportunity to kickstart an exciting career in an industry where jobs are in demand. The knowledge you gain studying agriculture could see you working all over the globe, in both government and private sectors, indoors, outdoors, in the lab and the field.
Some of the strong-growth careers in the agricultural industry include Agricultural and Forestry Scientists, Agricultural Forestry and Horticultural Operators, Animal Attendants and Trainers, and Crop Farm Workers.
By completing the Undergraduate Certificate in Agribusiness you will also have the opportunity to transition into further study, with full credit towards an Associate Degree in Agribusiness.
Higher education via OUA
Successful completion of any 2 OUA open access subjects of study at the equivalent AQF level, unless otherwise specified.
- Completed at least two subjects of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points) at Associate Degree level or higher at any Australian higher education provider.
If an applicant has failed any subjects, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.
- Completed the Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) or an equivalent qualification.
- Completed Certificate III or above.
Work and Life
- This program accepts applications based on work or life experience. Applicants who have not completed senior secondary, tertiary or TAFE/VET study, but who have relevant work and life experience can complete a personal competency statement.
The University of Tasmania grants credit and recognition of prior learning that may include formal and/or informal prior learning. More information is available here. https://www.utas.edu.au/study/apply/admission-requirements/recognition-of-prior-learning
The Undergraduate Certificate in Agriculture is your opportunity to learn how to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges in food production and sustainable farming – all while building a career in a fast-growing industry.
You’ll learn about historical developments of the agricultural and horticultural industries in Tasmania and Australia, as well as learn about current and future opportunities predicted for the industry. You’ll be introduced to key concepts in food and fibre production, such as supply chains, value chains, value adding, and quality assessment, and explore the challenges of pests, weeds, and diseases in primary production, including the impact on productivity, profit and market access. You’ll also learn about Tasmanian animal production systems and explore a variety of strategies that growers use to meet their production targets.
As part of this program, you’ll have the opportunity to attend excursions to Tasmanian commercial animal production enterprises, as well as hear from guest speakers in your practical tutorial sessions. This program also provides an opportunity for you to attend a 3.5 day field trip to the north-west of the state during the mid-semester break.
Recommended Study Pattern
For students undertaking full-time study the following study pattern is recommended.
Completion of 2 core subject from the schedule below:
- TAS-ZAB119 Principles of Weed, Pest and Disease Management
- TAS-ZAS118 Sustainability
Completion of 2 elective subjects from the schedule below:
- TAS-KLA100 Food and Fibre Production in a Global Market
- TAS-KLA115 Sustainable Resource Management
- TAS-ZAB126 E-agribusiness, Technology and Innovation
- TAS-ZAS112 Understanding Science
Satisfactory completion of 4 subjects, as required in the schedule, within 0.5-2 years from commencement.
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