Course Structure

The postgraduate program is offered online with study guides, text books, tutorial support, library access, administrative assistance and student discussion/chat groups.

Units are delivered over 12 weeks with approximately 10 hours per week study for each unit. Students have the choice of part-time or full-time study. Full-time study is equivalent to four units at 40 hours study per week.

Some units may offer an intensive workshop so as to provide an opportunity to meet and network with your cohort, Marcus Oldham staff, industry and business people.

Students who enrol in the Master of Agribusiness can choose to exit with a Graduate Certificate after successful completion of four units, or exit after the completion of eight units with a Graduate Diploma.


Graduate Certificate of Agribusiness 12 weeks full-time
Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness 1 year full-time
Master of Agribusiness 1.5 years full-time


For further information regarding postgraduate course structure please download the 2020 Postgraduate Handbook

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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 2 – 2020

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 – 2020

Application closing date: 20/07/2020

Enrolment closing date: 31/07/2020

Census & Fees due: 09/10/2020

Trimester 1 – 2021

Application closing date: 11/12/2020

Enrolment closing date: 18/12/2020

Census & Fees due: 26/02/2021

Please email [email protected] 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.

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.

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