The Masterclass in Horticultural Business was launched in 2017 by The University of Tasmania, in partnership with some of the world’s leading names in horticulture, including Lincoln University (NZ), the Wageningen Research Academy (Netherlands) and Hort Innovation. The ten-month program is delivered predominantly online, with several face-to-face workshops and on-farm experiences, and is designed to give anyone already working or studying in Australian horticulture a pathway to leadership through the development of business and management skills, a comprehensive industry understanding, and invaluable networks with some of the field’s savviest growers and industry members from a variety of sectors.

The course runs on the traditional university term timetable, but until now has only been available annually as a full-time program to be commenced in term one, each February. However, to allow students to better tailor the program to their busy professional lives, the Masterclass will now be available for commencement in term three (July 15th), with the option to study part-time.

A number of vegetable industry scholarships worth up to $10,000 each are also available through the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund.

For more information on the program, or to apply, please visit the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture’s website.

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business is funded by the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from the University of Tasmania and contributions from the Australian Government.