Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Agriculture programs at Marcus Oldham are generally well sought after and have enjoyed a great range of employment opportunities.

Graduates have developed businesses or careers in plant and animal production systems including, cereals, oilseeds, coarse grains, fibres, seed production, orchards, vineyards, vegetable production, beef, wool, lamb, dairy, pigs, poultry and many other production systems. The course at Marcus Oldham provides both theoretical and practical application of content dealing with a systems based approach to the operation of a farming business.

In addition to managing their own agricultural production operations our graduates have established successful careers in the management of corporate farming business for both national and international entities.

The Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) provides the graduate with an in depth understanding of the key profit drivers of agricultural businesses and how to assist other businesses maximise their returns.

Using this mix of theory and practice, our graduates have developed careers in finance, investment analysis, corporate farm management, investment decision making, commodity marketing, farm consultancy and many other agriculture related industries. Success in these fields has been achieved by positively utilising business management, corporate decision making, marketing structures and industry knowledge learned at Marcus Oldham. Graduates have been successful in gaining high profile positions or starting their own businesses all over Australia and internationally.

Graduate Jim Riordan shares his story on discovering success in Agribusiness.

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Here's some frequently asked questions

Both 1st year and 2nd years of the course curriculum are underpinned by two major study tours, the first each year taking in many parts of Victoria, New South Wales or South Australia and the second at the end of August often internationally. International tours have in the past been conducted to New Zealand, China, Indonesia, and Singapore and Malaysia.

There are no subject pre-requisites for entry into the Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) program. You are required to meet the entry requirements and be interviewed before an offer will be made.

If you’re unsure, please call the student services office on 03 5247 2911 to discuss.

In the 2nd year of the Agriculture program, the student is engaged in full-time employment with an approved employer. The negotiation of salary and conditions is between the employer and the student. All other practical/industry placements that range between two weeks and ten weeks for the various programs are usually without payment although some employers will make a nominal payment. Quite often these placements provide an opportunity for future employment.

FEE-HELP is a Commonwealth government program available to Australian residents for any of the Marcus programs. There are a limited number of eligibility rules and you should refer to the government FEE-HELP website for current eligibility. Generally, FEE-HELP is not available to student visa holders.

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