Production Systems and Skills II

Subject 208-154 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Twenty-four hours of lectures and 48 hours of practicals/tutorials. Each student will spend four hours per week on the various farm units and in a group learning activities relating to farm practices
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Ms Ros Gall
Subject Overview:

Skills topics include farm safety (OH&S), lifting procedures, farm chemical safety, safe operation of farm machinery, routine machine maintenance, machinery calibration, livestock feeding, livestock handling, basic livestock requirements, farm physical recording, integrating activity planning around a number of farm enterprises, types of fencing, costing of farm projects, chainsaw use and safety, basic concreting, introduction to welding systems and safety.

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • develop an understanding of the production and performance objectives of agricultural and horticultural enterprises;

  • apply tactical planning and decision making in farm management;

  • apply quality assurance programs;

  • apply enterprise and whole farm analysis, use of benchmarks and historical records in performance analysis; and

  • recognise and demonstrate appreciation of farm safety practices and ¬≠procedures.


One 2.5-hour written examination (40%), two 3000-word assignments (30% each).

Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

Information Not Available

Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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SUBJECT NOT OFFERED IN 2008. Students repeating subject will be offered a flexible delivery package.

Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Agriculture

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