About the course

About the course

Agritourism, is where agriculture and tourism intersect, such as a cellar-door operation on a vineyard or tourism venture on a farm.

This blended delivery course, newly established in 2020, has application across a wide range of agritourism or ecotourism businesses. You will be guided through this highly interactive course drawing upon the experiences of a large number of successful Australian agritourism businesses including vineyards, strawberry, flower and cactus businesses, aquaculture and other livestock ventures.

The Diploma of Agritourism Operations is accessed online and includes 11 units arranged into 4 clusters covering Agritourism Promotion and Development, Transition Planning, Risk and Compliance. The clusters are designed to help you plan, develop, implement and promote an agritourism business whilst minimising risk and complying with regulatory requirements.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July

Full time: 12 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.

This is an online course which will include a combination of online and remote delivery. Remote 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. Remote delivery involves scheduled classes where you will log in with other classmates to complete tutorials and assessments.  

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Career Outcomes


This 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:

  • managers and staff of an agritourism business
  • managers and staff of an agribusiness that is transitioning to an agritourism enterprise
  • managers and staff of an ecotourism business
  • individuals who aspire to a role as a senior staff member of 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


Graduates who are accepted into the Advanced 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 5

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$3,950$8,295
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$4,199$8,544
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$4,199$8,544

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 undertake 11 units to complete this course

    Semester 1 – Promote and Develop Agritourism


  • 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.


    Prerequisites: None

  • SITTPPD010 Develop Culturally Appropriate Tourism Operations
    60.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan strategically for culturally appropriate business operations. It requires the ability to establish and operate a culturally appropriate tourism operation and to monitor its impact on local communities.


    Prerequisites: None

  • BSBMKG414 Undertake Marketing Activities
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to prepare, coordinate and review basic marketing activities. It is a foundation unit covering general and basic marketing activities that do not require detailed or complex planning or implementation.


  • Semester 1 – Transition Planning for Agritourism


  • NAT10844002 Implement An Agritourism Transition Plan
    140.0 hours

    This unit of competency describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement 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.


    Prerequisites: None

  • BSBCUS501 Manage Quality Customer Service
    40.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation.


    Prerequisites: None

  • BSBSMB423 Create A Digital Technology Plan For Small Business
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop a plan for identifying and implementing new and emerging digital technologies to achieve small business goals. It involves undertaking a basic review of business digital readiness, identifying opportunities to improve business effectiveness and efficiency, and developing an action plan for implementing digital technologies in a small business.


    Prerequisites: None


  • Semester 2 – Agritourism Risk


  • SITXWHS002 Identify Hazards, Assess And Control Safety Risks
    30.0 hours

    This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to identify hazards, assess the associated workplace safety risks, take measures to eliminate or minimise those risks, and document all processes.


    Prerequisites: None

  • BSBRSK401 Identify Risk And Apply Risk Management Processes
    50.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role.

  • 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.


    Prerequisites: None


  • Semester 2 – Agritourism Compliance


  • 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.


    Prerequisites: None

  • BSBFIM501 Manage Budgets And Financial Plans
    70.0 hours

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to undertake financial management within a work team in an organisation. It includes planning and implementing financial management approaches, supporting team members whose role involves aspects of financial operations, monitoring and controlling finances and reviewing and evaluating effectiveness of financial management processes.


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