VSC504 Whole Farm Minor Consultancy 2 (8)

It is recommended that VSC501 is completed at the same time or prior to enrolling in VSC504.

The student will be required to investigate / analyse a problem they have identified within a farming system (either on an individual farm basis, or on a group of farms, or at industry level).The subject involves the student initially selecting a problem to analyse, defining the problem, providing alternate solutions and making recommendations to the producer(s)/industry on the problem.  A written report covering these areas will be produced.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: VSC504. 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 Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

Masters of Animal Science                  

Postgraduate Certificate of Animal Science

Postgraduate Diploma of Animal Science

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to conduct an onfarm investigation of a problem in animal health, productivity or welfare;
  • be able to apply the principles of the 'whole farm approach' to the investigation;
  • be able to produce a scientifically valid written report justifying recommendations an appropriate for a lay producer;
  • be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge in the field of the investigation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Whole farm analysis

Problem identification

Economic comparisons of options

Report writing

Oral communication to peers and clients

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a Workplace Learning component. Please contact the subject coordinator for further information.


For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.