Mt Albert Grammar School Mt Albert Grammar School

12 Agribusiness 1

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Coadette Low.


12 credits in one of Level 1 Commerce and/or Science and/or Level 1 Agriculture with at least Achieved in one external in these subjects. 

OR HoD approval.

This course capitalises on Mount Albert Grammar School’s role as a Centre of Excellence for Agribusiness where it was a lead school in developing this programme nationally that commenced in 2017. The teaching will make best use of industry visits and speakers with the aim of opening student minds to the employment and entrepreneurship possibilities available in Agribusiness. The range of standards available is shown below but will be trimmed slightly to best meet the needs and aspirations of the students whilst utilising the strengths and passions of the teaching staff. The agribusiness teaching and learning programme involving aspects of all four key strands, as they are all essential to the understanding of Agribusiness; Innovation, Science, Management and Finance, and Marketing.

Topics covered will range widely and cover such esoteric topics as insect farming, ethical farming and consumerism and use primary industry examples to learn important skills like cash-flow forecasting.




13 Agribusiness 1, 13 Business Studies 1

Career Pathways

Agricultural/Horticultural Consultant, Agricultural/Horticultural Field Representative, Bank Worker, Stonemason, Sales Representative, Advertising Specialist, Copywriter, Sales and Marketing Manager, Agricultural Technician, Beekeeper, Building Insulator, Line Mechanic, Science Technician, Meteorologist, Communications Professional, Telecommunications Engineer, Telecommunications Technician, Pharmacist, Event Manager, Personal Assistant, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Importer/Exporter, Food Technologist, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

*12AB1* - Supplementary costs: Approx $30 for resources
NB: This course may contain field trips that will be offered, but are not compulsory. The cost of these will be given prior to each trip.