Help shape and develop New Zealand’s dynamic agriculture sector with the Diploma in Agribusiness Management.
Locations: Palmerston North
Duration: 1 year, full-time or part-time study options
Dates:5 Mar 2018 - 15 Mar 2019
Domestic Fees:*$3,976.50Scholarship info
* Fees are indicative only, and are inclusive of the student services levy and GST (goods and services tax). The fee shown is for one year of study.
Undertake agricultural training with UCOL to gain essential agribusiness skills and enhance your career in agriculture and farming in New Zealand.
UCOL's Diploma in Agribusiness Management is designed for those in a management position in agribusiness or those who have some industry or other relevant experience and are ready to advance to a management position within an agribusiness.
Graduates of this qualification may be employed in management and supervisory positions in a range of agribusinesses, equipped with key competencies employers are seeking:
UCOL's Diploma in Agribusiness Management will cover the following:
UCOL Agribusiness Lecturer Cheralyn Sorrell has packed a lot into her career; working, studying and teaching.
NCEA Level 3 (including Literacy 10 Credits at Level 2 and Numeracy 10 Credits at Level 1)
Equivalent academic achievement
On a case-by-case basis
At the discretion of the Executive Dean.
English language proficiencyInternational student applicants whose first language is not English must have an IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent, including TOEFL). IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).
UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. The English Proficiency test is accepted for English language entry into all UCOL programmes.
Under 20 years of ageFor international applicants under 20 years of age who do not hold NCEA, International Academic Qualifications Entry Criteria apply.
The Diploma in Agribusiness Management (Level 5) comprises 150 credits. This leads to the New Zealand Diploma in Agribusiness Management, Level 5, 150 credits.
TimetableYour personalised timetable will be available just prior to classes starting, and will comprise a weekly commitment of:
Work experienceThere are no work experience hours for this programme.
Prior knowledgeIt would be an advantage for you to have access to financial and production performance information about a specific agribusiness as this is required for the courses within the programme.
The following papers are part of your course. It is recommended that you study these first in order to gain a good background:
This qualification may build on the skills and knowledge from a range of qualifications in the agribusinss sector, including
UCOL's New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture.
Recognition of prior learningApplications for Recognition of Prior Learning, including Cross Credit, Credit Transfer and Assessment of Prior Learning may be made on the
Recognition of Prior Learning Form where a student believes all learning outcomes for a course have already been met.
Application checklistIt will make the process easier if you prepare the following before you
Note that you will need to provide any verified documents in person, via post or email.
The programme is approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority under the provisions of the Education Act 1989, and Universal College of Learning (UCOL) Trading as Universal College of Learning (UCOL) is accredited to teach it.