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Meals & Accommodation

All accommodation, meals and entertainment are being provided free of charge for the Marcus Minds Weekend. Participants will need to be at least 18 years of age by 10th September 2020 and eligible to come to Marcus Oldham in 2021.

Accommodation will be individual single rooms with shared facilities in part of the student hostel. All linen, bedding and towels will be provided.

All meals are provided beginning with a BBQ dinner on Friday night and concluding with lunch on Sunday. Please advise any special dietary requirements by email to courses@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

All organised entertainment including after dinner speakers will be provided free of charge.

Participants will be required to make their own travel arrangements to and from the College.

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The postgraduate units are delivered online via a Learning Management System called D2L. Majority of the units are offered at each enrolment except for those with a workshop component (LDP605 and ARM503). You can individually tailor a study plan to include a combination of part-time and full-time study, and the flexibility to choose the order in which units are taken.

Full details on the courses and units offered can be found on the website. New students will be requested to complete the compulsory core units (CMI502 and ASA501) in the first four units of study, regardless of whether they are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master course.

The postgraduate program has several enrolment intakes that align with the Trimesters.

For the 2020 Academic year, the dates are as follows:

Trimester 1

Application closing date: 10/12/2019

Enrolment closing date: 20/12/2019

Census & Fees due: 28/02/2020

Trimester 2

Application closing date: 30/03/2020 Extended to 3/4/2020

Enrolment closing date: 14/04/2020

Census & Fees due: 19/06/2020

Trimester 3

Application closing date: 20/07/2020

Enrolment closing date: 31/07/2020

Census & Fees due: 09/10/2020

 New students to the program who are enrolling for the first time can only enrol in the first or second round.

Please email courses@marcusoldham.vic.edu.au or call +61 3 5247 2911 to discuss any of the above

The enrolment process requires you to submit a copy of your curriculum vitae and certified transcript of results to the Director Postgraduate studies. To complete the eligibility process you will also need to answer some questions and do a brief phone interview.

Whilst eligibility for the postgraduate program is preferably a bachelor degree level, it is not mandatory to have previous study in agriculture or agribusiness. However, an understanding of Australian agriculture/ finance /business is beneficial.

Equine Management students are provided with paddock agistment with supplementary hay, for one horse. The additional costs associated with farriery, dentistry, veterinary and hard feed, are to be borne by the student. If a student cannot bring a horse, the College will lease a horse to the student for the year at a nominal rate. Equine students might also be able to seek reimbursement for some event entry costs by agreement with the course Director.

Upon enrolling, students are provided with a student handbook that covers procedures for reassessments and re-enrolments. There are fees associated with reassessment and re-enrolment.

The fees charged for postgraduate units are based on the distance delivery model. Marcus Oldham is committed to finding ways to better engage students with the College, with other students and with industry. Workshops, where offered, help achieve some of that richer learning but usually incur some additional cost. That cost is passed on to the relevant students. Marcus Oldham is committed to providing these opportunities in a cost-effective manner.

The Commonwealth government funds university places for part of the cost of delivering the course. The student is expected to contribute to the cost of the course as well and this is known as the Higher Education Contribution Scheme (HECS). A student may defer their HECS using the Commonwealth Higher Education Loan Program HELP. This is known as HECS-HELP. As Marcus Oldham receives no government funding there are no Commonwealth Supported places and students pay full fees with the opportunity to access FEE-HELP.

A standard payment schedule will be forwarded to students studying on campus. Any variations to that payment plan need to be agreed by the Deputy Principal. Students studying units in Distance study mode will generally need to pay their fees upfront at enrolment or use FEE-HELP.

FEE-HELP is only available for tuition fees. The election as to what portion of the tuition fees a student wishes to place on FEE-HELP must be made prior to the Census Date for each period.

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