New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management.xml New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management

Qualifications and courses Study options
Agribusiness studies
Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

NCEA Level 2. If English is not your first language, IELTS 5.5 Academic (no lower than 5.0 in any band).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

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Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The annual and total qualification tuition fees payable by a student to study this qualification, additional to what the government contributes. (These are averages based on recent course enrolments. Your fees may differ depending on your course selection.)

Government tuition subsidy

Annual: - Total Qualification:
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Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
The combined total of the annual and total amount paid by both student and government towards the tuition fees for this qualification. (These are estimates based on recent course enrolments and the fees subsidy paid by government to tertiary providers last year.)

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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

In further study -

This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualification at this TEO.

Content

As an agribusiness decision maker, your goals can be varied:

  • Increase your confidence to make sound business decisions
  • Make sure your team is productive and engaged
  • Improve the bottom-line of your business.

This programme is aimed at equipping you with skills and knowledge that will increase your confidence to make sound business decisions, enable you to ensure your team is productive and engaged, and to improve your bottom line. Through a blended delivery of workshops, online learning and one-on-one time with a dedicated facilitator, everything you learn will apply to the business you work in.

The diploma covers management and planning in four key areas: finance, business, staffing and sustainability. Specifically, you'll learn how to: understand your employment obligations and responsibilities; develop strategies for good workplace relationships; establish a human resources plan, including recruitment and termination procedures; develop a budget and cash flow forecasts to share with your bank manager or accountant; demonstrate knowledge and practice of GST and PAYE; and develop and monitor a financial plan for an agribusiness, including evaluating opportunities for future performance. You'll also learn how to: understand concepts of asset management, transfer and succession; analyse current environmental management practices for an agribusiness and develop a plan to address shortcomings; ensure your business is viable in the long term; demonstrate knowledge of the physical resources of the business and long term sustainability of these; and prepare a nutrient budget for Land Management Units.

Please note: The diploma is delivered by Ara in partnership with the Primary ITO .

Please also note: Assessment of Current Competency is an optional process that acknowledges your existing experience and skills which can be transferred to your qualification. A facilitator will work with you to assess your level of knowledge and skills as well as any gaps, in order to create your individualised learning plan.

This one-year programme can be studied over three years at your own pace.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 150 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 2

Alternative requirements
  • Skills for tertiary study (including literacy and numeracy) may be acquired through study, work and/or life experience. Students who can demonstrate these skills may be approved for alternative entry. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

Additional requirements
  • Students must have at least two years' experience in their chosen area of agribusiness.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

    Note: If you have achieved NCEA Level 3 University Entrance requirements you are not required to provide evidence of English Language Skills.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

5.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

5.0

READING

5.0

WRITING

5.0

LISTENING

5.0
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PROGRAMME CODE: NZ2221
LEVEL: 5
CREDITS: 150
COMMENCES: February, July
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year
International: 19 December for January start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $3610 - $4000
International: Please enquire
LOCATION: Blended delivery and face to face sessions in Timaru, Ashburton and Oamaru with satellite location options in Southland, West Coast, and Nelson-Marlborough.
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: Advised on enrolment

Next steps

To apply for this programme please complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an International Application form.

Alternatively, if you feel you have gained your learning through on the job experience talk to us about recognition or assessment of prior learning .

Please note: Programme delivery is conditional on enrolments reaching a minimum requirement.

Application documents

Career opportunities

After completing this qualification you can go on to work as an agribusiness manager/ owner.