Victoria and Tasmania
1-12 July 2019
Applications for the 2020 study tour are now closed.
Tasmania, an island state off Australia’s south coast, is known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas, largely protected within parks and reserves. Rich in natural and cultural heritage, Tasmania has become the state busting out with fab festivals and sensational food and drink, riding a tourism-fuelled economic boom that’s the envy of all Australia.
One of the driving forces that forges the boom of Tasmania is its versatile and sustainable agricultural sector. A well gifted natural environment places Tasmanian agricultural products in a privileged position in both international and domestic market. More than a quarter of Tasmania’s land area of 68,300 sq km is committed to agriculture, with dairy products, meat, vegetables and fruit esteemed in key markets.
The agricultural sector directly employs around 10,000 people. When primary production is combined with dependent downstream processing, it delivers around a third of Gross State Product, about a third of employment and a quarter of all overseas exports.
Who should consider this unit?
Undergraduate students and postgraduate students. You may be required to seek approval from your course advisor. See below for details.