Course Description

The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is an industry-focused course aimed for people who want to learn everything there is to know about running a successful farm-based business from paddock to plate. It is an ideal stepping stone for those currently working in agriculture who wish to move into leadership and management roles, or a great foundation for those wishing to enter the industry.

The program combines business studies in management, finance, marketing and planning with technical studies in agriculture through a unique blend of online learning, face-to-face classes, practical workshops and industry placements. The course content has been developed in consultation with industry experts and they are actively involved in its delivery.

While the first year serves as a foundation year in agribusiness, the second year allows students to choose an employment-based pathway, specialisation pathway, or a pathway into a higher level of study.


In the second year of study, students can undertake a bachelor pathway, or choose to undertake a specialisation pathway in:

  • Dairy
  • Horticulture
  • Agriskills
  • Value chain management

Further study pathway

In the course of your foundation year, you may decide that you’d like to continue your education beyond the Associate Degree level. The further study pathway prepares you to undertake a bachelor degree after completing your Associate Degree. You’ll be eligible for two years of full credit into the University of Tasmania’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business) or partial credit into another University of Tasmania bachelor program, subject to the Faculty's discretion.

The program is available for full-time and part-time study across all campuses in Tasmania.

Completing our Associate Degree in Agribusiness will give you:

  • a pathway to a great career in agriculture
  • strong commercial awareness of agribusiness industries
  • practical skills to take straight into the workplace
  • opportunities to advance in your chosen field
  • the skills to help you meet personal career development goals
  • credit towards a Bachelor Degree at the University of Tasmania.


    2 years full time,

    Graduate Rating

    Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania rated their degrees as follows:

    Teaching quality: 85.4% (national average 76.3%)
    Improved skills: 87.8% (national average 82.5%)
    Overall satisfaction: 78.0% (national average 84.7%)

    The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Tasmania. You can find out more about these results here.

    Employment Outcomes

    Graduates of Agriculture & Environmental Studies undergraduate courses at University of Tasmania had the following employment outcomes:

    Employed full time: (national average 74.3%)
    Studying full time: 6.3% (national average 8.0%)
    Median full time salary: (national average $75,000)

    You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

    Course codes

    University of Tasmania Code: Z2A

    Entry Requirements

    The Associate Degree in Agribusiness is open to applicants from a broad range of backgrounds. You can gain admission to the Associate Degree in Agribusines