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New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5)

New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management (Level 5)

Level 5

Are you ready to move into a management or supervisor role within a primary industry business? UCOL's New Zealand Diploma in Primary Industry Business Management will help improve your job performance and enhance your employment opportunities.

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Quick info

Level: 5

Locations: UCOL Manawatū in Palmerston North

Duration: 40 weeks

Dates:
July start (Please contact the info centre)

Domestic Fees: *
Eligible for fees-free until 31 Dec 2022Scholarship info

International Fees:*
Please enquire for details

Additional Fees
Compulsory course costs may apply.

* 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.

This programme is designed for those in a management or supervisor role in the primary industry or those who have relevant experience and are ready to move into a management or supervisor role.

This qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage a wide range of primary industry business operations. This may include farming, horticulture, fishing, apiculture, and other similar activities.

Graduates will be capable of working in an independent management capacity.

Fees-Free

This programme is eligible for fees-free study under the Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund.

You don’t need to apply to access the fund - just enrol in an eligible programme, and the TTAF process will take care of the fees until 31 December 2022.

Please contact the info centre for more details.

 Career & Study Outcomes

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Develop, implement, and review a business plan for primary industry business operations to meet performance requirements.
  • Plan, implement, and review financial requirements using current and emerging technology to inform primary industry business decision making.
  • Plan, implement and review staff employment and work allocation, and apply interpersonal and leadership skills to monitor staff performance, health, safety, and well-being requirements in a primary industry business.
  • Plan, implement and review the environmental sustainability requirements of a primary industry business.
  • Determine current business position, and develop a strategic plan for the future direction of a primary industry business.

Career pathways
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to work or gain employment in a management or supervisor role in a range of primary industries.

 Course Information

This programme comprises 120 credits.

Business Leadership and Management (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Contrast and compare the concepts of leadership and management and their application within primary industry entities.
  • Assess leadership and management challenges and requirements in culturally diverse working environments.
  • Utilise recognised management theory and practice to address issues within primary industry organisations. 
  • Develop leadership strategies for driving organisational change and preparing for the future of the primary industry sector.

Management Accounting and Finance (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the functional areas of accounting and finance within primary industry entities.
  • Apply knowledge of taxation, expenditure, valuation, accounts payable/receivable, profit and loss accounts, PAYE and GST functions of primary industry operations.
  • Apply financial management tools, including the use of current and emerging technology, in the planning, operation, and review of primary industry entities to inform decision making.
  • Prepare financial information for presentation to management, financiers, and/or business stakeholders.

Human Resource Management (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify the employment requirements, termination procedures, and professional communication processes needed to manage staff in primary industry entities.
  • Outline the processes for managing the recruitment, selection, and induction of staff for primary industry organisations.
  • Identify and evaluate strategies for managing the allocation of work, working relationships, and social and cultural aspects of communications within teams.
  • Evaluate strategies to implement and monitor staff performance, staff training and health, and safety and wellbeing requirements within primary industry businesses.

Environment and Sustainability (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyse the natural and physical resources relevant to the management of primary industry entities.
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of central government, regional and district authorities relating to the environmental sustainability of primary industry operations, including consideration of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. 
  • Research and analyse current environmental management practices that enhance sustainability in primary industry entities.
  • Evaluate environmental sustainability management plans addressing enhancements, limitations, and deficiencies for the sustainable management of primary industry entities.

Health, Safety and Wellbeing (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify workplace health and safety legislation, regulations, codes of practice, standards, and guidance documents and their role in New Zealand’s primary industry workplaces.
  • Critically review operational procedures for health, safety, and wellbeing within primary industry organisations.
  • Analyse requirements for health and safety plans for managing health, safety, and wellbeing within primary industry entities.
  • Apply strategies to assess, monitor, and respond to employee wellbeing within primary sector workplaces.

Strategic Management and Planning (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Identify and review the key concepts of strategic management and strategic planning processes, with particular reference to primary industry organisations. 
  • Analyse organisational performance to identify strategic positions for primary industry entities.
  • Analyse internal and external environments and evaluate strategic options for primary industry organisations.
  • Evaluate organisational performance and planning for future directions of primary industry businesses in relation to organisational objectives.

Primary Industry Business Planning (15 Credits)
At the completion of this course students will be able to:

  • Analyse strategies for organisational planning, management, monitoring, and reviewing primary industry businesses.
  • Evaluate opportunities for managing the improvement of primary industry businesses or organisations.
  • Analyse the risk factors associated with the management of sustainable primary industry business developments, including environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
  • Evaluate business plans prepared for primary industry business operations to meet performance requirements.

 Domestic Entry Requirements

NCEA Level 3 

OR

equivalent academic achievement on a case-by-case basis

 OR

at the discretion of the Executive Dean.

 

For more information about NCEA Credits see UCOL's NCEA explained page.

 International Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre.  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).

In addition to this, international applications under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency (refer to Business Development International).

 Accreditation

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.

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