Animal Production Systems and Products is an online postgraduate unit delivered by Open Universities Australia, and awarded by the University of New England.
In it, you will learn about a broad range of animal production methods, including cattle (beef and dairy), poultry, pigs and sheep, other meats, fibre and alternative animal industries.
Gain a commercial understanding of lactation and reproduction, growth and development, and how to apply these in the context of consumer demand for animal-based products.
You will also learn how to assess the commercial quality of animal products, such as carcass composition, wool growth and meat quality.
There are no prerequisites of study for this unit; anyone can apply.
Areas of study
In this animal production systems unit, the topics you will study include:
Alternative animal industries
This unit is not currently a requirement for any courses, but content may be relevant to a number of courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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By completing this unit, you will develop a commercially applicable understanding of animal-derived products, including major consumer goods like milk, eggs and meat, as well as key raw materials like fibre and wool.
You will be able to demonstrate this knowledge with respect to the Australian livestock industry, and in particular with an understanding of its size, structure and overall nature, to put your expertise to practical use in a commercial setting.
This in turn will prepare you for working in the animal industries, recognising any problems you may face, and identifying opportunities to use alternative animal products to overcome these problems where appropriate.
Your theoretical knowledge will be supported by hands-on practical experience, including some experimentation and dissection, to ease your transition from academia to the working world.
How else will I benefit from this unit?
Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Animal Production Systems and Products from the University of New England.
Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-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).
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