Agribusiness and Equine Business Management College in Australia
OLDHAM COLLEGE AUSTRALIA
Marcus Oldham is Australia's leading agriculture, agribusiness
and equine business management college with a national and international
reputation for quality education. Being independent allows our courses to be
developed in close consultation with industry and to incorporate new trends and
technologies into the teaching program that ensures our curriculum is relevant
to the needs of industry.
Our emphasis on business management provides skills that are
readily transferable across a wide range of careers, resulting in highly
employable graduates who are at the leading edge of their chosen fields.
Courses are delivered in small class sizes by lecturers who have
extensive commercial experience and can relate theory to practice. The extensive
use of national and international study tours provides training not available by
classroom tuition. Prominent industry leaders are used throughout our courses to
provide insight into a wide range of current industry issues. This holistic
approach to our education programs ensures the development of the student.
Marcus Oldham has been producing top level rural business managers for over 50
years. Students come from all States of Australia and overseas.
The College is a one hour drive south of Melbourne and situated on 200 hectares
close to Geelong City centre, Deakin University and the Great Ocean Road.
Most students who study full-time at Marcus Oldham College live on campus in
student residences which is a great way to be involved in sporting and social
activities, make long lasting friendships and form valuable networks with
colleagues. Accommodation for students is in individual bed/study rooms, free
internet access, shared bathroom and laundry facilities.
For students studying for the Diploma of Equine Management there is a 65m x 23m
indoor riding arena, outdoor menage, round yards, stable blocks and paddock
Marcus Oldham has been ranked #1 in the national
2015 Student Experience Survey, significantly outscoring Australia’s 40
universities for Overall Education Experience, Teaching Quality, Learner
Engagement and Student Support, as ranked by QILT (Quality Indicators for
Learning and Teaching).
For a degree or diploma in Agriculture, Agribusiness or Equine Management,
choose Australia’s highest performing education institution for student
Marcus Oldham offers premium courses in Farm Business Management with
Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) - 4 years
with a nested Associate Degree of Farm Business Management - 3 years
This program has been specifically designed for people aiming for professional
management positions in all aspects of the rural industry. Each course
recognises that a manager of an agricultural business should possess appropriate
business management skills and be well trained in all aspects of management
The structure of the course ensures students are no more than 12 months away
from the workplace.
The first year of the program is spent at the College learning the principles of
farm business management; this is followed by a year of industry experience on a
property or rural business. The third year of study requires students to return
to the College where they will learn to apply the analytical and the decision
making skills required in managing a farm business. Students successfully
completing this year have the option to graduate with an Associate Degree of
Farm Business Management.
The Bachelor of Business (Agriculture) may be completed in the fourth year by
external study (with some intensive lectures) on a full or part time basis.
The course produces graduates with skills in eight key areas:
Integrated Management Studies, Farm Business Management, Human Resource
Management, Marketing Management, Information Management, Sustainable Resource
Management, Agricultural Engineering, Agricultural Production Systems.
Agribusiness is the term given to the food and fibre industries.
It includes all activities involved in the production, processing and
distribution of food and fibre products. In an increasingly globalised world,
people with agribusiness skills are in high demand. Given Australia's unique
place within agricultural exports, a strong future exists for trained
Agribusiness managers and administrators.
The Agribusiness program has a choice of exit points:
Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) - 3 years
Associate Degree of Agribusiness - 2 years
Diploma of Agribusiness - 1 year
The Postgraduate program offers by online study only: a
Certificate, Diploma and Master of Agribusiness.
The Marcus Oldham Agribusiness programs open the door to a wide
and varied choice of careers including:
Agricultural Co-operatives, Marketing, Export, Finance and Banking, Property
Management, Rural Tourism, Commodities Trading, Farm Administration.
The Course covers these broad areas:
Rural Accounting, Finance and Business Planning, Computer Applications and
Systems, Agricultural Economics , Policy and Law, Agribusiness systems, Business
and Personal Communications, Marketing Management, Human Resource Management.
Study tours and work experience programs provide students with the opportunity
to examine a wide range of leading agribusiness throughout Australia and
internationally. Management techniques, business philosophies, economic views,
marketing strategies and administrative practices are all important aspects of
the course which students are encouraged to explore.
DIPLOMA OF EQUINE MANAGEMENT
Internationally recognised by major sectors of the equine industry, the Diploma
of Equine Management aims to equip students with practical and business skills
necessary for a successful career in their chosen area.
The intensive one year Diploma of Equine Management is structured equally into
three broad areas: practical skills, equine science and business management.
Developed in close consultation with industry, students are exposed to a diverse
range of prominent leaders specialising in riding, training and management
techniques, business philosophies, economic views, marketing strategies and
To ensure students have obtained essential horse management skills, all students
participate in the riding stream during the first half of the course before
having an opportunity to branch out and specialise in a particular area of
interest during the second semester.
While guest lectures are an important part of the course, equally important is
the insight students obtain off campus. Exciting study tour and work experience
programs are a feature of the course and allow students to visit and work with
prominent industry leaders and enterprises in both Australia and New Zealand.
Marcus Oldham prides itself on having a reputation within industry for producing
graduates who have good management skills. The close rapport the College has
with industry ensures outstanding career opportunities for graduates.
The 10 month course provides a wonderful opportunity to make important networks
and friendships with industry identities both nationally and internationally.
Graduates successfully hold managerial, administrative and practical positions
in the racing, breeding and performance horse sectors within Australia and
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Student Services Officer
Marcus Oldham College
Private Bag 116 Geelong Mail Centre, Victoria, Australia 3221
Campus is situated at:
145 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, Australia 3216
Phone +61 3 5243 3533
Fax +61 3 5244 1263
Australia only Freecall 1800 623 500
CRICOS Provider Code 00306D
Marcus Oldham College
145 Pigdons Road Waurn Ponds Victoria Australia 3216
03 5243 3533
International: +61 3 5243 3533
1800 623 500
03 5244 1263
CRICOS Provider Code 00306D