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Our Primary Industries degrees provide an excellent opportunity to delve into a hands on learning environment that engenders innovation, impact and sustainable delivery in our students for future developments in Australian and international primary industries.

Our unique structure promotes valuable interaction amongst students of this Higher Education department via the same core subjects and the added opportunity to tailor their degree specialising in areas including:

  • agriculture and land management
  • equine studies
  • viticulture and winemaking.
  • veterinary nursing

Our Primary Industry programs are based at NMIT's Epping Campus and surrounding training centres, which boast world-class facilities for hands-on learning, including a working aquaculture centre and winery, vineyards, horse stud and farms.

Students have the opportunity to tailor their degree to suit them by choosing from elective subjects that are either specific to their course, specific to Primary Industries or from any of NMIT's other HE programs in Business, Creative Arts (Music, Illustration, Writing and Publishing),Hospitality and Education.

“It is our goal to ensure NMIT graduates are skilled, practical, flexible and solution orientated. NMIT is in a unique position to work with industry specialists to ensure that graduates are prepared to contribute immediately to the Primary Industries community in Australia,” explains Dr Gavin Drew, Head of Department, Higher Education Primary Industries.

“This course structure will provide a learning experience for students that allows the freedom to diversify their skills set in an area of their choice and develop the academic, interpersonal and teamwork skills needed for employment within Primary Industries.”

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Courses from the Primary Industries Department

Courses
Associate Degree of Equine Studies
Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Studies combines specialised equine science studies with business management skills that are essential for successful operation of equine focused businesses in the 21st century. The Associate Degree of Equine Studies will set you at a gallop, straight into a career in the industry.
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Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing
Melbourne Polytechnic's exciting Associate Degree of Veterinary Nursing is the first para-professional veterinary nursing qualification of this level available in Australia. It is designed to produce highly skilled clinicians with exceptional levels of practical skill, knowledge and in-depth understanding gained through a stimulating exploration of the academic underpinnings of the field.
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agronomy
Agronomy is the study of management in crops and pastures with a focus on sustainability and agricultural production. The world’s agriculture industry faces many challenges in the future with climate change, a growing world population, new technologies and changing resource conditions.
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Aquaculture
Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in aquaculture provides you with the leading edge in this fascinating industry.
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agribusiness
Australia’s agriculture industry faces challenges in the future with climate change factors, a growing world population, new markets and changing technologies. Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Agriculture, majoring in agribusiness will provide you with an exciting and rewarding career.
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Viticulture and Winemaking
Melbourne Polytechnic's Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology majoring in viticulture and winemaking will give you a leading edge in the competitive Australian wine industry. We'll drink to that!
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Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology
Combine your interest in Agriculture and Technology and be at the forefront of the industry with Melbourne Polytechnic's new bachelor degree, offered in partnership with La Trobe University.
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Bachelor of Equine Studies
Saddle up and make the dream of working with horses your career! Melbourne Polytechnic's Equine Studies combines specialised equine science studies with business management skills, essential for successful operation of equine focused businesses in the 21st century. The Bachelor of Equine Studies will leave the barn door wide open for future opportunities.
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Short Courses from the Primary Industries Department

Short Courses
WSET Level 1 Foundation Certificate in Wines
Enrol now in the internationally recognised WSET Foundation Certificate in Wines The course was developed by the UK-based Wine Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and is recognised internationally. Melbourne Polytechnic is an Approved Program Provider for WSET. The qualification introduces candidates to:
  • the main styles of wine
  • the WSET Level 1 systematic approach to tasting
  • the characteristics of the common grape varieties used to produce wine
  • service of wine
  • health, safety and legal issues
  • the matching of food and wine
Assessment and materials To gain the qualification, students need to successfully complete a portfolio of tasting notes and a multiple-choice paper of 30 questions. Both the portfolio and multiple-choice paper are completed within class time, and a text/study guide is provided. Course duration Eight hours (1 day), including exam. Please contact the department for the latest course dates and session details.
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WSET Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits
Expand your knowledge of the world's wine regions Build on your foundation level wine matching skills, with Melbourne Polytechnic internationally recognised Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 2 Award in Wines and Spirits. The course was developed by the UK-based Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET), and is recognised internationally. Melbourne Polytechnic is an Approved Program Provider. The qualification focuses on the key grape varieties and regions of the world. Wine tasting is part of every class. Level 2 course content:
  • how wine is made and other factors influencing the style of wine
  • key white grape varieties
  • key black grape varieties
  • wine producing regions of the world
  • sparkling wines
  • sweet and fortified wines
  • spirits and liqueurs
  • label terminology
  • food and wine matching
  • how to taste wine, using the Level 2 systematic approach to tasting
Assessment and materials Course specifications, tasting card, text and study guide are provided. To achieve this Level 2 qualification, students must pass a multiple-choice paper of 50 questions. Course duration 16 hours (including exam) Melbourne Polytechnic may deliver this course in a variety of formats:
  • a two-day block plus exam
  • two separate single days (plus exam) or
  • over multiple sessions, some or all of which may be run online
Please contact the department for the latest course dates and session details.
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