Nursery scholarships available for the Hort Masterclass

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Launched in 2017 by The University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness: Masterclass in Horticultural Business seeks to equip current and future farm managers, owners and employers with the agribusiness skills and capabilities required to run profitable and sustainable farm businesses.

This year, the nursery industry has five scholarships on offer; each valued at $8,000 to help cover tuition costs.

Sonja Cameron, Director of Cameron’s Nursery and 2017 Scholar, said courses like the Masterclass just help to give you options, confidence in your decision making, and the tools to establish a pathway to achieving your goals.

“If you’re an employee who’s interested, I’d recommend you sit down with your employer to get their support and buy in and work together on establishing what your project is and what the outcomes will be.”

The Hort Masterclass offers a flexible online structure, covering several key modules such as financial management and law, supply chain management and logistics, people and culture, and business development and strategy. For the first time, this course will offer greater flexibility giving participants the option to undertake the course over an 18-month period.

Upon successful completion of the course, students graduate from the University of Tasmania with a Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness and are invited to attend a graduation ceremony.

Recipients of a scholarship will be required to complete the course within two years and deliver a presentation about the scholarship and outcomes at either an industry relevant conference or within an industry publication as agreed with the Hort Innovation representative.

For further information and details on how to apply, head to: Masterclass in Horticultural Business | Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture (utas.edu.au).

The Hort Masterclass is part of the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund, a Hort Innovation strategic partnership initiative that uses a combination of government and partner funding to address major issues facing the future of Australian horticulture for the benefit of the entire industry.