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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness

Advance your skills with advanced agribusiness courses and develop specialisations for further study.

The Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness is designed for recent business, agricultural or rural science graduates, and for established professionals wanting to upgrade their management skills.

For your half year of full-time studies, you'll select from nearly 30 courses providing you with a high level of specialised knowledge of agribusiness management together with business and communication skills associated with your selected areas of study.

Graduates from UQ's Agribusiness program gain a market-oriented focus, commercial awareness, an innovative and heightened global outlook, and the required technical skills to work in agribusiness management roles. They can expect to find almost immediate work in the food and fibre industries in managerial, administrative or research roles.

Program highlights

  • Take advantage of one of the leading agribusiness programs in Australia at one of the world’s top 20 universities for agriculture.
  • Benefit from regular exposure to practising managers and their businesses through a hands-on approach to learning.
  • Explore all aspects of the value chain to confidently work with small-scale and large-scale producers, processors, transporters, financial institutions and domestic and international retailers to deliver high-quality and affordable products.
  • Position yourself as a future business leader through the selection of electives in entrepreneurship, corporate law, finance and effective stakeholder engagement.

Campus Information

Gatton

Gatton, UQ’s rural campus, is located in the Lockyer Valley, 87 kilometres west of Brisbane’s city centre, and halfway between Ipswich and Toowoomba. On this sprawling campus, which dates back to 1897, you’ll find world-class teaching and research facilities in agriculture, animals, veterinary science and the environment. It’s also a working farm, with more than 1000 hectares of dairy, pig, crop and grazing units, as well as post-harvest facilities and greenhouses. Gatton’s agricultural learning facilities sit against a backdrop of historical homesteads, sporting amenities, and community fruit and vegetable gardens.

Intakes

  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process

Days

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Agribusiness manager
  • Agribusiness researcher
  • Agribusiness banker
  • Commodity trader
  • Sales and marketing professional
  • Supply chain manager
  • Property manager

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Prerequisites
Bachelor degree in any field, with UQ or equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale; or
2 years of work experience in the same discipline.