Available courses

This unit introduces students to the concepts and theories relevant to the behavior of individuals and groups such as individual differences, perception, motivation and conflict resolution. Students will be introduced to the concepts of organizational characteristics with application to Agricultural cooperatives and related industries. Managing in complex environments will be used to identify, analyze and discuss organizational problems relevant to complex projects and to study the development of behavioural responses to help resolve such situations. The broader organization's dynamic relationships with its operating environment are explored and implications of that relationship for organisational culture, power, change and development considered.

This unit places agricultural economics in the setting of the real world to demonstrate how economic forces shape the agricultural sector and society. The fundamentals of macroeconomics and microeconomics and their interaction will be introduced in the context of agricultural markets and their impact on agribusiness. Market structures, failure and the impact of government intervention will be considered and how fiscal and monetary policies can be used to stabilise macroeconomic problems and manage aggregate demand and inflation. The macroeconomic goals of the 21st century are evaluated and international trade is analysed.

This unit introduces the broad nature and scope of marketing in a competitive environment and elaborates on the use of marketing tools as part of an overall business function. The unit will develop an understanding of the role and function of agricultural markets, related industry, and policies. Emphasis is placed on the economic analysis of agriculture market and marketing.

This unit develops students' capacities and capability to undertake data surveys and critically interpret statistics and related business information and apply them to enhance business outcomes. The unit focusses on developing a comprehensive understanding of the broad spectrum of analytical tools available and an appreciation of the application of statistics to business choices. Real data is utilised throughout the semester to ensure relevance to the contemporary business sector.

This unit provides a perspective and understanding of the key components of agribusiness management principles and the application of economic principles, budgeting techniques, and principles of marketing and management strategy in an agribusiness context. 

This unit introduces the sequential stages of production from farm to market and the importance of their integration in agribusiness. This unit includes 30 hours of work integrated learning experiences for students.

This unit places economics in the setting of the real world, bringing the subject matter alive. It enables students to understand the economy in which we live and the economic forces that shape our lives. Students will gain confidence in thinking like economists about microeconomic and macroeconomic topics with the goal that they can comprehend economic events and analyse their impacts on businesses, households and governments. 

In class, examples from current affairs will be used to illustrate the relevance of economic thinking. Assessment will give students opportunities to reflect on how their understanding of economics relates to their experiences and/or aspirations.

This unit is designed to introduce students to the objectives and principles of underlying financial accounting. The unit specifically aims to provide the relevant accounting tools to assist with understanding and interpreting various types of financial statements and financial information. Primarily the unit deals with understanding and analysing financial information for both internal and external users. Students will be required to have access to Microsoft Excel in order to demonstrate the preparation and analysis of financial information. At the completion of the unit students will have the skills to progress to specialist management and financial accounting units.

This unit is designed to introduce students to the planning, decision making and performance evaluation roles of management within organisations. The unit specifically aims to provide the relevant accounting tools to assist management with those roles. Primarily, the unit deals with the provision and analysis of information to internal users.

This information is both financial and non-financial. Exposure to these tools develops analytical and problem solving skills and this is enhanced through the solution of practical problems and case studies. This unit will also provide you with an opportunity to work with an industry expert to understand and determine how these concepts are used in a real environment. This unit includes 30 hours of work integrated learning experiences. 

This unit is designed to introduce students to the objectives and principles of underlying financial reporting.  The unit specifically aims to provide the relevant accounting tools to assist management with those roles.  Primarily this unit will examine the accounting cycle and how financial and non-financial transactions are used by accountants to compile information that is useful in assisting management and external stakeholders to make important decisions.  Of importance, the student will examine how accountants must act ethically in deciding how transactions are entered in the accounting cycle.  Exposure to practical problems and case studies will facilitate students in developing analytical and problem solving skills that will prepare them for higher level accounting studies and practice as accountants.

Student Support offers workshops, one to one consultations, covering Study Skills, Academic Writing Skills, Maths and Stats and access to online learning resources.  These services are free, open to all current Leaders Institute students, and include group workshops or face-to-face appointments with the student support officer.  Take advantage of these workshops and online resources to strengthen your study skills and to build research skills, time management, task planning, and academic writing skills in order to be assessment ready and more.

This unit develops skills and knowledge related to both business and academic communication. Communication theories will be analysed to enhance a clear understanding of communication factors in context and application. The use and importance of high level, appropriate verbal and non-verbal relational abilities for professional communication is explored. The unit develops academic literacy that will better enable students to become independent learners and to communicate efficiently and effectively in the workplace.

This unit provides an introduction to the functions of management, to management theory, and to management practice. Practical examples are used throughout that link theory and practice to evidence. Topics covered include the management environment, decision-making, planning, organisation design and structure, managing people, managing innovation and change, teams, motivating and rewarding staff, and the foundations of control. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to interpret, explain and evaluate concepts, frameworks and realities of modern-day management and they will be able to identify current strategic issues in management.