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Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness (Specialisation)




What will I learn?

The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness is an ideal steppingstone for those currently working in the dairy industry who wish to improve their management and leadership. Whether you're aiming to bring innovation to your current role or re-enter the industry, this course provides an essential foundation for senior and strategic decision-making positions. In this online post graduate course you will study Dairy Management designed to enhance your business skills, from operational and technical abilities, to farm management and business strategy.

Created in partnership with Dairy Australia, this course has been developed under the guidance of national industry steering committees for the dairy sector. Your studies will include the development of a business plan relevant to either growing your business or consolidating it after a period of growth. You will also study a wide range of topics essential to agribusiness operations including leadership, management, finance, marketing and agriculture. And long after you’ve graduated, you’ll be rewarded by the networks you build during the course.

Learning Outcomes: 1 Evaluate production and performance data within an agricultural or horticultural business to make timely, prudent and informed decisions. 2 Assess current business operations and performance strategies to ensure long-term profitability and sustainability in agricultural or horticultural businesses. 3 Develop creative and strategic solutions to dynamic agricultural or horticultural business operation challenges 4 Explain internal business operations and industry wide matters to diverse audiences. 5 Lead self and others effectively within relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks for sustainable business enterprise.

Career outcomes: Graduation from this degree can provide opportunities to advance your career in the agribusiness industry, or accelerate your business success as a manager, second-in-charge or owner. Your previous qualification and experience within the agricultural sector, combined with a Graduate Diploma, will allow you to unlock career growth in senior management or expand into running your own business. Graduates can proficiently lead a team, conduct field work, undertake market research, confidently drive sales and liaise better with suppliers and/ or customers. Potential types of employers: Upstream of the farm: suppliers of seed, fertiliser, chemicals, machinery, stockfeed, labour, finance, business advisory, transport, consultancy, and specialist services such as harvesting contractors. Primary production: cropping, horticulture, animal based enterprises, aquaculture, pharmaceuticals, wineries, farm-based tourism. Downstream of the farm: processors and value-adders, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, transport and storage operations, logistics, consultants.

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering

Study options

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$31,950.00 (US$ 21,458) per year
Course cost based on a rate of AUD $31,950 per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 July 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to most masters by coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. English language requirements: IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0, TOEFL (IBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22); PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50; UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%); Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade; Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade; Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade.

For international students

Australian bachelor degree or equivalent.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 16; Listening 16; Speaking 18; Writing 22)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 50

UTAS Access-English Level 7 - 60% (no individual score less than 60%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Tasmania is an island of creative and curious minds. No matter where students join from, they’ll become part of a welcoming, collaborative community.

  • Ranked in the top 2 per cent of global universities by THE
  • Top 1 % globally for agricultural science, nursing and Law
  • Highly ranked for sustainability
  • Excellent support services for international students

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