AHT101 Professional skills in Agriculture and Horticulture (8)

This subject aims to prepare students for studying agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, wine science and agribusiness management at the University level. It is designed to provide a big picture understanding of agriculture and horticulture (within a national and international context) focussing on production, environmental, economic and social elements. Throughout this subject students will be supported to improve skills in information and computer literacy, critical thinking, professional writing, referencing,note-taking and study skills. This subject introduces the diversity of agricultural systems. Topics included are broadacre plant production, animal production, horticulture and viticulture as well as giving students an appreciation for agricultural management and agriproduct transformation. Another focus of this subject is to provide introductory training in meteorology and climatology to ensure students develop an appreciation for how climate influences agricultural and horticultural production in Australia. 

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CY O'Connor - Muresk Institute
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: AHT101. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences

Incompatible Subjects

ASC110, VSC110

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to produce evidence of developing skills in academic learning, and professional practice competencies and attitudes that enhance employment and career prospects.
  • Be able to identify and describe key Australian agricultural industries in terms of farm production systems,markets and value of industry from a domestic and international perspective.
  • Be able to describe and explain current issues of environmental, social and economic sustainability and how agricultural management principles are applied to these issues.
  • Be able to synthesise and analyse how climatic, meteorological, social and environmental factors impact management of agricultural production practices, markets, location and value of those industries.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Lifelong learning theory and practice
  • Professional and academic literacies
  • An overview of Australian agricultural industries including livestock, horticulture, grains and viticulture
  • Introduction to basic meteorology and climatology and its influence on Australian agriculture
  • Environmental, social and economic sustainability issues associated with agriculture


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.