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Dr Janelle Wilkes discusses UNE's innovative Bachelor of Agrifood Systems
Looking to kick-start your career in agricultural management? This flexible Bachelor of Agrifood Systems course from the University of New England (UNE) is for you - no matter how you start.
With a wide variety of entry options, including vocational and academic pathways, this course is ideal for anyone with a goal in mind, but who might be unsure of how to take the first step towards it. Alternating trimesters of online study with practical working trimesters, this degree ensures you'll have both the necessary technical skills and the in-depth agricultural knowledge to successfully work in agricultural management. Plus, a part-time study option means you can choose to continue working in agriculture while studying.
As well as supplying graduates with the necessary technical knowledge to manage innovative, efficient farming practises, this degree also provides students with the management skills necessary to work in senior leadership roles as their careers progress. With this degree, you could take the first step towards a career in agricultural management - playing a key role in ensuring sustainable, productive and profitable farming systems for the future.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Bachelor of Agrifood Systems, you could still be eligible to receive a qualification. Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with an Associate Degree in Agrifood Systems.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this agriculture course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus one of the following majors:
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Agrifood Systems from the University of New England.
With the Bachelor of Agrifood Systems, you'll have the technical knowledge and management skills required to successfully manage agricultural technology in production, enhancing your career prospects in agricultural management, and contributing to improved efficiency in agricultural production.
Job opportunities after graduation may also include work in agricultural supply industries and service industries, including advisory services and land management.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Curious about where a career in agriculture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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