About the course

About the course

Agritourism is a large and rapidly expanding sector that is being promoted at all levels of Australian governments.

This brand new course which was established in 2020, would suit owners, managers or senior staff within a business that is planning, or establishing an agritourism venture. It would also suit individuals who would like to develop their knowledge and skills to work in such roles.

This course is accessed online and includes 12 units arranged into 5 clusters covering Agritourism Plans; Performance and Review; Safety and Risk; Agritourism Requirements; and, Agritourism Plans. The clusters are designed to help you analyse, plan, review and implement strategies to establish or develop an agritourism venture.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 18 months

Part time: Flexible (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in and your input)

This is a blended delivery course which will include a combination of online, remote and face to face delivery. Blended learning can involve a range of online programs and resources including StudentWeb, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Skype, specific industry platforms, pre-recorded sessions, assigned reading, tutorials, discussion boards, and online activities. Blended learning also involves face-to-face attendance at classes or practical placements.

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Career Outcomes


This Advanced Diploma of Agritourism Operations is designed to provide skills and knowledge to individuals who may have responsibilities for establishing the framework for, and safely manage, tourists who visit a working place of primary production. This includes:

  • owners or senior managers of an agritourism business
  • owners or senior managers of an agribusiness that is transitioning to an agritourism enterprise
  • owner or senior managers of an ecotourism business
  • individuals who aspire to own, establish or manage an agritourism business

 

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Entry Requirements


You must:

  • have successfully completed Australian Year 12 or international equivalent
  • direct entry will be considered for a mature age applicant who has worked in the agriculture or agritourism industry or equivalent. You may be required to attend an interview to establish that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake advanced diploma level learning

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.

Applying


Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


Students who have completed a Diploma of Agritourism Operations may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. 

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 6

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$6,160$12,936
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$6,409$13,185
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,849$9,909

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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Course Structure


You will undertake12 units to complete this course

    Semester 1 – Agritourism Strategies


  • SITTPPD008 Develop Tourism Products
    100.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage the strategic product development process from initial research through to product establishment and monitoring.

  • SITXMPR007 Develop And Implement Marketing Strategies
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to analyse internal and external business environments, and develop and evaluate marketing strategies and plans for products and services.

  • SITXCCS008 Develop And Manage Quality Customer Service Practices
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop, monitor and adjust customer service practices. It requires the ability to consult with colleagues and customers, develop policies and procedures for quality service provision, and manage the delivery of customer service.


  • Semester 1 – Agritourism Performance and Review


  • SITTPPD007 Research And Analyse Tourism Data
    100.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to conduct tourism research. It requires the ability to identify research needs, conduct research, interpret the data, and apply the results.

  • AHCBUS517 Monitor And Review Business Performance
    120.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to monitor and review business performance.


  • Semester 2 – Agritourism Safety and Risk


  • AHCWHS502 Manage Work Health And Safety Processes
    90.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to develop health and safety policies and procedures that demonstrate enterprise commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

  • AHCBUS610 Manage Agribusiness Risk
    200.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts.


  • Semester 2 – Agritourism Requirements


  • SITXGLC001 Research And Comply With Regulatory Requirements
    80.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to comply with laws and licensing requirements for specific business operations. It requires the ability to access and interpret regulatory information, determine scope of compliance, and develop, implement and continuously review and update policies and practices for business compliance.

  • AHCBUS406 Administer Finance, Insurance And Legal Requirements
    120.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to administer finance, insurance and legal requirements of a business.


  • Semester 3 – Agritourism Plans


  • NAT10845001 Develop An Agritourism Transition Plan
    120.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop a plan to transition from an agribusiness (such as a farm, vineyard or orchard) to an agritourism enterprise, which is defined as a place of primary production visited by tourists and the general public.

  • NAT10844001 Develop And Implement A Biosecurity Plan For An Agritourism Enterprise
    120.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to develop and implement a biosecurity plan for an agritourism enterprise, which is defined as a place of primary production visited by tourists and the general public.

  • BSBMGT617 Develop And Implement A Business Plan
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to run a business operation and covers the steps required to develop and implement a business plan.


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