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Post Scholarship Opportunities

The options outlined below offer Nuffield Farming Scholars continued learning through post-scholarship opportunities. Some courses include:


Australian Institute Of Company Directors (AICD) Course

The Company Directors Course, first run in 1975, is the most established director program in the world and has played a vital role in founding director knowledge and governance standards in Australia. With an average 3,000 participants each year, this is your opportunity to join a community of directors that is shaping the future of governance in Australia.

Challenge For Rural Leadership Course

This two week residential course is run on the Company’s behalf by the Rural Business School of Duchy College in Cornwall, UK. The background to the course is the range of challenges – political, financial and environmental – facing rural industries. The objective of the course is to allow delegates to develop an understanding and awareness of strategic issues likely to affect their business, become a better motivator and communicator and gain a greater insight into rural issues.

Executive Program For Agricultural Producers

Managing personnel, evaluating new market opportunities, adapting to regulatory and technology changes – a commercial farming or ranching operation faces the same issues and requires the same skills as any other commercial business. That and more is exactly what you’ll learn at The Executive Program for Agricultural Producers, which teaches advanced agribusiness skills such as international business development, niche market evaluation, analysing and forecasting financial position, as well as personnel management and negotiation.

Royal Agricultural College – MBA Farm Business Management Course

Based in Gloucestershire, UK, this course is designed to train prospective farmers, farm managers and farm management consultants to work in the commercial environment of modern farming and agribusiness. Core modules include Business Strategy, Personal and Organisational Change, Marketing, Planning and Strategy, Finance and Economics and Policy. RAC does a number of post-graduate courses.
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Rabobank Executive Development Program (EDP)

Rabobank’s Executive Development Program is a tailored business management program designed to transform the commercial management skills and strategic planning ability of Australia and New Zealand’s progressive farmers from a diverse range of enterprises within the agricultural sector. Specifically developed for farm business owners and senior managers the program consists of two week-long residential courses over a two year period in Sydney, NSW.

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Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Nuffield Scholars are allocated credits for post-graduate courses as part of prior learning.

The School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences is the largest and most successful provider of agricultural, horticultural and wine science education in Australia. Courses focus on fields such as agribusiness, agriculture, agronomy, horticulture, irrigation, wine making, viticulture, equine management and chemistry. Courses of study lead to the award of undergraduate and postgraduate university degrees, diplomas and certificates which equip for many employment opportunities. The School has operations at both Wagga Wagga and at Orange in NSW. Courses include a Bachelor of Agriculture, Bachelor of Agricultural Science, Bachelor of Agricultural Business Management,  Bachelor of Horticulture, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Viticulture, Bachelor of Wine Science and Bachelor of Wine Business


Marcus Oldham College

Marcus Oldham College, Geelong, VIC

Scholars are allocated credits for post-graduate courses as part of prior learning.

Marcus Oldham College is Australia’s leading farm business management, agribusiness and equine business management college. Courses include Graduate Certificate in Agribusiness, Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness and Master of Agribusiness which are all offered online with printed unit study guides, tutorial support from college staff and student chat groups. Typically each unit comprises 12 weeks of study requiring the student to devote 10 hours per week to complete each unit. Students have the choice of part-time or full-time study.
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University Of Melbourne, Post Graduate Courses

Scholars are allocated credits for post-graduate courses as part of prior learning.

The University of Melbourne operates under the auspices of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences. Post graduate courses include the Master of Agribusiness, a multi-modal coursework degree that is primarily delivered online suiting both the busy lives of agribusiness professionals as well as those located in remote areas. The course is accessible to all, with the technology allowing not only information but the opportunity to participate in lively discussions. Students are also able to interact with each other at residentials held in Melbourne at the start of the first two years of the course.

Outcomes include a broad knowledge of the trends and underlying influences impacting the agribusiness value chain and the global environment. The Master of Agricultural Sciences course enables you to gain an understanding of the many issues underpinning the advances in sustainable food and fibre production within the multi-billion dollar agricultural sectors, which encompasses agricultural production, food processing industries, government, agricultural finance, land and water resource management and international agricultural production, processing and development. The four areas of specialisation are agribusiness, animal science, crop production and food security.

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