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Agribusiness Management
Diploma in Agribusiness Management
Diploma in Agribusiness Management

Diploma in Agribusiness Management

  • ID:CPIT640043
  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • NCEA Level 2

If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English requirements

  • If English is not your first language, we want to make sure that you will be successful in your chosen programme of study.
  • Please provide a result from a test or qualification on the acceptable alternatives English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.


  • If you are a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete an Admission and Enrolment form and Ara will contact you regarding a free assessment.
  • If you are not a New Zealand Citizen or Permanent resident, book an IELTS or other test through the AraExamination Centre or in your home country.
  • IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form and are valid for two years from the date of the test.
  • Overall IELTS requirements 5.5 academic: speaking 5.0, reading 5.0, writing 5.0, listening 5.0.

Course Information

Gain valuable skills to apply to the agriculture business you work in.

This programme is designed to equip you with skills and knowledge that will increase your confidence to make sound business decisions, enable you to ensure your team is productive and engaged, and to improve your bottom line.

Through a blended delivery of workshops and online learning, everything you learn will apply to the business you work in.

The diploma covers management and planning in four key areas: finance, business, staffing and sustainability. Specifically, you'll learn how to: understand your employment obligations and responsibilities; develop strategies for good workplace relationships; establish a human resources plan, including recruitment and termination procedures; develop a budget and cash flow forecasts to share with your bank manager or accountant; demonstrate knowledge and practice of GST and PAYE; and develop and monitor a financial plan for an agribusiness, including evaluating opportunities for future performance. You'll also learn concepts of asset management­­­­, transfer and succession, how to analyse current environmental management practices for an agribusiness and how to develop a plan to address shortcomings. You will learn how to ensure your business is viable in the long term and how to demonstrate knowledge of the physical resources of the business and long term sustainability of these, whilst incorporating your nutrient budget for Land Management units.

Please note: The diploma is delivered by Ara in partnership with Primary ITO, an accredited training organisation which specialises in education for primary industries. To apply for this programme.

Please also note: Assessment of Current Competency is an optional process that acknowledges your existing experience and skills which can be transferred to your qualification. A facilitator will work with you to assess your level of knowledge and skills as well as any gaps, in order to create your individualised learning plan.

This one-year programme can be studied over three years at your own pace.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • After completing this qualification you can go on to work as an agribusiness manager/ owner.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance/year: 700 NZD/ per year

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