This two-year associate degree is a combination of commerce, agricultural science and agribusiness units that will get you ready for a career in the agribusiness management sector, and for further study at Bachelor degree level. 

You'll develop an understanding of the breadth of the modern agribusiness sector through units in agricultural production systems, farm business management, food and agribusiness marketing and farm accounting and finance.

The learning activities in the course will be based primarily at the Muresk Institute which allows for engaging and practical on-farm experiences. Students successfully completing the associate degree may qualify for entry into the Curtin University’s Bachelor of Agribusiness and other courses.

Students are encouraged to work within the agricultural industry for a minimum of 70 hours during semester breaks to advance their practical skills and to better understand how they can apply their theoretical knowledge in the modern agribusiness workplace.

The structure of this course will deliver content with relevance across the agri-food industries. Themes that underpin the course structure include:

  • a strong foundation in principles of business (accounting, finance, economics, marketing) within an agricultural context;

  • an understanding of management and risk in agribusiness production systems;

  • in-depth knowledge of agricultural production systems: biological, economic, social and environmental considerations for cropping and livestock production in Australian agriculture;

  • practical application of new and emerging technologies in agriculture (eg remote sensing, GIS, data management);

  • options for ag-related certification to be obtained within some units; and

  • a requirement for industry experience.

Please note
The entry deadline for enrolment for the Semester 1 of 2024 intake is 4.30 pm on Monday 15 of January 2024. Other intakes may be available during the year, please use our enquiry form to request further information.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for:

  • school leavers;
  • mature age people and career changers; and
  • industry.

School leavers with a WACE, agricultural college students, students who have completed a TAFE Cert III, IV or Diploma in Agriculture, and mature aged students are encouraged to apply.

Delivered by
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Stacey Carter


Please use our enquiry form to request information regarding fees for this course. HECS-HELP is available.

Dates and duration

2 years
Available dates

Semesters 1 and 2, 2024

Location and accommodation

Muresk Institute offers a variety of accommodation for students. Please visit our Accommodation page, for details.

Accommodation at Muresk

Phone 1300 994 031 or email for further information including student rates.


There are no specific prerequisites for this course.


For enquiries about enrolment please contact Stacey Carter at Curtin University:

Further study options

The associate degree is a pathway into the Bachelor of Agribusiness, providing at least 12 months credit. 

Other university pathways with credit may be available.


This course information is correct at the time of publishing however may be subject to change.

Enquire about this course

Send an enquiry using this form and we’ll get back to you soon. You can also contact us on 1300 994 031.