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Entry Requirements

To gain entry to the postgraduate program at Marcus Oldham College you need to:

  • have completed a four-year degree or honours degree -OR- completed a three-year undergraduate degree and have at least two years relevant work experience in agribusiness (or equivalent) -OR- have an equivalent portfolio of professional development courses and significant experience in agriculture or agribusiness or a related industry.

To be eligible for entry with advanced standing for up to four AQF8 level compulsory foundations subjects, due to cognate area knowledge of agribusiness at Bachelor degree level, you need to:

  • have completed a four-year degree or honours degree in agribusiness (or similar) -OR- completed a Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) degree at Marcus Oldham College (or equivalent) and have at least two years relevant work experience in agribusiness (or similar).

Candidates with appropriate qualifications and experience may be eligible for recognition of prior learning (RPL) or advanced standing (AS) for units in the Program (aside from the cognate area AS arrangements outlined above).

Applicants will be asked to provide documentation to support entry, AS and RPL requests. The documentation will be used to assess your eligibility for any AS and RPL.

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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.

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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