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Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness for Veterinarians (GD-AGRBUSV) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this course students will have:

  • A broad knowledge of the trends and underlying influences impacting the agribusiness value chain and the global environment
  • The ability to articulate and present discussion, analysis and investigative findings using appropriate written communication styles, face-to-face and digital media
  • An ability to apply analytical methods, models and tools to organisational and industry-related problems and case studies in the agribusiness value chain, and to synthesise background and contextual information leading on to problem definition for analysis
  • The ability to analyse and discuss within different forums, the application of theory to a range of problems and decision making situations
  • The ability to apply their heightened understanding of agribusiness issues, problems and challenges to more effective enterprise decision-making and industry resilience and capacity building
  • Developed high level professional skills including communication, decision making, team work and networking
  • Developed a sound understanding of the role of the veterinarian in the agricultural sector, and the ability to critically examine the business aspects of the sector, including their impact on animal health and welfare

Generic skills

  • A profound respect for truth, intellectual and professional integrity, and the ethics of scholarship
  • Capacity for independent critical thought, rational inquiry and self-directed learning and research
  • An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social, technical or economic information from primary and other sources
  • Awareness of and ability to utilise appropriate communication technology and methods for the storage, management and analysis of data
  • Capacity for creativity and innovation, through the application of skills and knowledge
  • Ability to integrate information across a relevant discipline to solve problems in applied situations
  • Highly developed computer - based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication
  • Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • Highly developed oral communication skills to allow informed dialogue and liaison with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community
  • Appreciation of social and cultural diversity from a regional to a global context
  • Ability to participate effectively as a member of a team
  • Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects

Graduate attributes

The Melbourne Experience enables our Graduates to become:

Academically excellent
Our Graduates will be expected to:

  • Have strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
  • Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • Be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies

Knowledgeable across disciplines

Our graduates will be expected to:

  • Examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • Expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
  • Have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
  • Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment.

Leaders in communities
Our graduates will be expected to:

  • Initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including
    professions and workplaces
  • Have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of
    personal strengths and limitations
  • mentor future generations of learners
  • engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs

Attuned to cultural diversity
Our graduates will be expected to :

  • Value different cultures
  • Be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
  • Have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
  • Respect Indigenous knowledge, cultures and values

Active global citizens
Our graduates will be expected to:

  • Accept social and civic responsibilities
  • Be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
  • Have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equality and ethics