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Study agriculture in Australia

Some of you usually think of studying abroad to study business, art, technology, doctors, ... whoever goes to agriculture. But if you've accidentally seen social networking videos about Australia's modern agriculture, the Netherlands, the United States, you'll have to change that.

Our agriculture stands in a position far removed from modern agriculture in the world. How can we contribute to change that? Studying in agriculture will be one of the best suggestions.

1. Reconsider the agricultural sector

Agriculture is the oldest industry in the world, associated with the history of human development. Vietnam is an agricultural country, generating over 40% of total employment for the country. Contribution to agricultural growth remained stable at 16-18%. Vietnam has become one of the countries with high per capita food production in middle income countries. In addition, we are one of the largest exporters of rice, coffee, cashew, pepper and aquatic products.

However, the agricultural sector in our country is backward, agricultural production is facing many difficulties, not applied the advanced scientific achievements in production, greatly affected by climate change and the environment. , the imbalance caused by the excess production capacity creates many risks, ...

In the world, the Netherlands, the United States and Australia are the countries with outstanding agricultural development. In addition to government policies on agricultural development, training is seen as a spearhead. The Department of Environmental Science and Agriculture is a well-trained, well-educated university. They want to be assured that, there is a best productive force serving to develop their agriculture.

There are many training programs in this field. You can choose the form of credit for your degree, from the undergraduate to postgraduate level, from plantation to animal husbandry, from production to marketing to business, etc. Also you are equipped knowledge of environmental science, land use, natural resource use, rural conservation, sustainable agriculture, etc.

Graduated in agriculture students have many opportunities to find employment. Do not think that graduates of this industry can only plant and raise chickens. You can be an applied scientist or in-depth researcher. You can become a farm manager. You can even do business or become a lawyer for agriculture or the environment.

2. Why study the Agriculture sector in Australia?

Australia's main agricultural workforce accounts for about 4% of Australia's workforce by 2015. The income of a farmer is $ 100,000 per year while GDP per capita is $ 60,000. An Australian farmer can feed 190 people. It is believed to be the world's highest self-sufficient agriculture.

Wheat, barley, sugarcane, grapes, cattle, sheep are the main agricultural products for export. These products meet the most demanding markets such as USA, Japan and European countries.

Australia is also famous for its thousands of vineyards throughout the country, from Barossa in South Australia to Sunraysia in Victoria, from Margaret River in Western Australia to Hunter Valley in New South Wales. These are attractive tourist attractions that all visitors want to visit, enjoy fresh grapes and fine wine.

The Australian Government spends a great deal of money to invest in agriculture. Research centers were established to import seeds and technology, verify, apply mass and implement technology. Accrediting agencies, monitoring the quality of research works very strict censorship. The Australian Department of Agriculture has developed 11 specialized centers spread across the states to improve agricultural practices in each state, and to guide the application of technology to farmers.


31% of Australian farmers have university or college degrees. They are allowed to own large areas for agricultural production without having to re-lease the state. They produce the value chain and distribute it under the supply chain, all of which are labeled "made in Australia". They know how to apply technology to farming. In particular, Australian farmers know how to use the satellite system to locate the tractor path accurately.

Agricultural education is highly valued in the Australian education system. Most Australian universities offer agricultural education. Grape growing is also taught as a separate science unit in schools.

3. Advantages of studying in Australia

- Australia has a well-defined education in the world. The reputation of universities and the value of degrees are attractive to students from all continents.

- You have the opportunity to study in one of the most modern agricultural countries in the world. Take a look at the Australian farmer's income statistics, you will understand how agriculture achieves this.

- Theoretical and practical curriculum will not allow you to vaguely sit on the lecture hall. You have to roll up your sleeves, find a head cap and go out to the farm, to the farms to study.

- Australian students can make extra income by doing farm work such as picking grapes, goats, poultry, etc. On the vineyards, for every 3 boxes picking you will be paid from 3 to 5 Australian dollars. On summer vacations you can earn a decent income to cover your life.

- After graduation, you can easily find yourself a job in the field of agriculture in this country. You can believe that the agricultural opportunity here is extremely rich. If you go to graduate school, the opportunity to apply for a permanent residence in Australia is also significant.

4. Top 3 Australian agricultural schools

University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide was founded in 1874, ranked the top 1% of the world's top universities. In addition to the strengths of information technology, medical science and social sciences, Adelaide is also a leader in the agricultural sector.

Bachelor of viniculture

36.500 AUD

4 years

Diploma of viniculture

40.000 AUD

1 year

Dr. Food and Wine

44.000 AUD

3-4 years

Master of agricultural food and wine

32.5000 AUD

2 years

Master of viniculture

40.000 AUD

2 years

Melbourne Polytechnic

The University of Melbourne is specialized in training programs with facilities that are modern and complete. The school has over 80 courses in six different campuses. Students can choose from a variety of learning styles to suit their own needs.

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agribusiness

22.500 AUD

3 years

Bachelor of Agriculture and Technology - Agricultural Science

22.500 AUD

3 years

Bachelor of Agriculture and Aquaculture Technology

22.500 AUD

3 years

Bachelor of Agriculture and Wine Technology, Wine Making

22.500 AUD

3 years

Agricultura Diploma 

12.400 AUD

18 months

Diploma in management of breeding horses

12.000 AUD

18 months

James Cook University

James Cook University is one of the Queensland universities. The strength of the school is the natural sciences and oceanography.

Bachelor of Science and Technology in Aquaculture

34.500 AUD

3 years

Certificate of aquaculture science and technology


6 months

Certificate in biological sciences and aquaculture technology


6 months

Dilopma science and aquaculture technology

37.500 AUD

1 year

Diploma in biological sciences and fisheries management

37.500 AUD

1 year

Diploma of tropical animals

37.500 AUD

1 year

Master of Agriculture

37.500 AUD

2 years

Master of Biological Science and Aquaculture Technology

37.500 AUD

1,5 years

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