Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness for Veterinarians

The University of Melbourne

The Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness for Veterinarians provides veterinary professionals with the opportunity to learn the principles of agricultural business management. The course is designed to take into account both current and anticipated future industry needs and is specifically designed to equip students with core business competencies and skills, and to develop their leadership potential. The graduate diploma will provide an understanding of the factors influencing business decision-making within the agricultural sector across the length of the value chain from primary producers to retailers and consumers. Students will emerge well-equipped to gain employment in a range of sectors including the agricultural industry, private practice consulting for production animals, government, research and academia.

Course Fee:

Australian: $35,424
International: $41,536

Entry Requirements:

In order to be considered for entry, the applicant must have completed a degree in veterinary science (BVSc, DVM or equivalent qualification) or be accepted into, or have acceptance to, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne and currently undertaking full-time studies in good standing.


100-point program. Students concurrently enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are eligible for 37.5 points cross-credited based on concurrent enrolment in the DVM.

Subjects you can Study:

Agribusiness; Business management

Study Pathways:

Students may also go on to complete the Master of Agribusiness or the Master of Agricultural Science at the University of Melbourne. Students concurrently enrolled in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine are eligible for 37.5 points cross-credited based on concurrent enrolment in the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Further information:

Students study core agribusiness coursework subjects in addition to undertaking industry placements in relevant organisations. The program will culminate in a capstone internship experience enabling students to develop work-ready skills and contacts within the agricultural sector.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00116K

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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Parkville No info Yes Full time 1 year
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