Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology


Australia’s agriculture industry faces challenges in the future with climate change factors, a growing world population, new markets and changing technologies. The Bachelor of Agriculture majoring in Agribusiness will provide you with an exciting and rewarding career.

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Agribusiness revolves around the management and marketing of farm commodities, predominately grains, meat, wine, seafood and wool production.

Paramount to the industry and a key component of agribusiness is quality, efficiency and communication/s.

You will learn to develop a strong understanding of these practices through subjects covering:

  • marketing
  • merchandising
  • quality assurance
  • logistics
  • research
  • advisory services
  • rural business management

You will learn to build strong relationships and implement business practices related to the agriculture industry through hands-on learning at our modern and industry-specific facilities.

The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology agribusiness major provides you with an opportunity to flourish in a career in rural business management and be part of Australia’s agricultural growth.

A partnership for success

The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology is a unique three-year degree with major studies in:

This degree is offered through Melbourne Polytechnic in partnership with La Trobe University. Graduates will have their degrees conferred by La Trobe University, and degree testamurs will feature the La Trobe seal and logo.


Learn while you work! We offer a flexible delivery program in this major with online self-directed learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes. As us how this works.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


For any additional information on the Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology, majoring in Agribusiness, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or send an email.

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Full-time: 3 years

Part-time: 6 years
Study while you work with our flexible delivery program that includes self-directed online learning, workshop events and virtual evening classes.

Class Schedule: *

Mon - AM and PM
Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM
Thu - AM and PM
Fri - AM and PM

*Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor


Find out more on fees and charges

Entrance Requirements

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 (or equivalent), with a study score of at least 20 in English (any) OR satisfactory completion of a Diploma course in Agriculture (or equivalent) OR relevant industry experience defined as professional engagement in the Agriculture, Viticulture, Aquaculture or Agribusiness industry for a minimum of two years and demonstrated capacity to undertake work at degree level. Domestic students may undertake the course on a part-time basis.

Assessment Methods

Subjects are assessed in a variety of ways including exams, practical exercises, case studies, demonstrations and assignments.


Students will be required to purchase textbooks and notes and book lists will be available at enrolment.

Pathways to further study

The Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agribusiness major provides you with an opportunity to flourish in a career which revolves around rural business management and be part of Australia's agricultural growth

Career Pathways

According to your major, graduates can expect to gain employment in the Agriculture, Agronomy, Viticulture and Winemaking, Agribusiness and Aquaculture industries

Enrolment Intake

  • February

Units Of Study

Credit points are a basic measure of student workload. All subjects are given a credit point value. Most subjects at Melbourne Polytechnic are 12 credit points. A normal full-time annual workload is 96 credit points. The academic year is divided into two main semesters; full-time students usually enrol in 48 credit points each semester, part time students usually enrol in 24 credit points each semester or less.

Code Subjects
AGR1AST Agricultural systems and technology
AGR1FCW Food production in a changing world
AGR2AMN Animal managament and nutrition
AGR2FFT Future farming technologies
AGR3COM Rural communities innovation change
AGR3ENV Environmental management
AGR3ISS Contemporary issues and leadership in agriculture
AGR3MCT Agriculture marketing and commodity trading
AGR3MGT Agribusiness management in a changing environment
AGR3RP1 Applied research project 1
AGR3RP2 Applied research project 2
BUS1AGB Agribusiness
BUS1AGE Agri-economics
BUS1RBM Rural business management
BUS2BUS International business
BUS2HRM Human resource management
BUS2SCM Food qa and supply chain management
SCI1AAP Animal anatomy and physiology
SCI1LAL Language and logic
SCI1LS1 Living systems 1
SCI2ECO Ecological systems
SCI2INP Industry placement
SCI2SED Statistics and experimental design