University Pathways

Ironwood Institute, your secured pathway to Australian Universities

If your goal is to gain an Australian University degree, studying at Ironwood is an affordable and accessible way to achieve it. Ironwood has official arrangements with some of Australia’s most prestigious universities.

Benefits of packaged courses

Single visa You can apply for packaged offer letters, CoEs and a single student visa from overseas for the entire duration of both programs

Post-Study Work Rights You are eligible for all standard benefits of a university graduate, including post-study work rights in Australia.

Vocational and University skillset You benefit from Ironwood’s vocational experience and the University’s higher education learning, combining applied and theoretical knowledge with practical skills.

Better prepared for the higher education environment Heading into an Australian university straight from overseas can be challenging. Ironwood provides smaller class sizes and individual academic support to build foundation for your university degree.

Pathways don’t necessarily mean taking the ‘long’ way Ironwood pathways will allow you to complete your degree in a similar time frame as you would do by directly studying the entire program with the University.

Two qualifications You graduate with two qualifications.

Affordable fees With Ironwood and university partners offering a variety of scholarships, you can achieve your degree dream at an affordable fee

Ironwood’s AMP80215 Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness offers pathways to six master degrees.

Relevant Fields of Study – Bachelor Degree

  • Marketings
  • Business
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • IT
  • Engineering
  • Environment
  • Food Sciences
  • Agriculture
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AMP80215 Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness (CRICOS 090828K)
Entry requirements: Bachelor degree / IELTS 6.0 overall – 12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Adelaide

1st Year

Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business (CRICOS 068572B)
Entry requirements: IELTS 6.5 – 12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Adelaide

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2nd Year

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Master of Business Administration (International) (CRICOS 100352)
12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Adelaide, Sydney & Armidale

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2nd Year

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Master of Science in Agriculture (CRICOS 000450G)
12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Armidale

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2nd Year

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Master of Environmental Science and Management (CRICOS 000446C)
12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Armidale

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2nd Year

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Master of Economic and Regional Development (CRICOS 074877A)
12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Armidale

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2nd Year

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Master of Business Administration (Advanced) (CRICOS 088149G)
12 months / 8 subjects

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2nd Year

* While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy and currency of the information, students are advised to seek confirmation with the University of their choice before making any decisions.

* Ironwood Institute has partnered with the University of Adelaide (CRICOS 00123M), The University of New England (CRICOS 00003G), and Torrens University Australia (CRICOS 03389E) for packaged offers.

Ironwood’s 10904NAT Diploma of Social Media Marketing offers pathways to five bachelor degrees at Torrens University Australia:

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10904NAT Diploma of Social Media Marketing (CRICOS 105378D)
Entry requirements: Year 12 or equivalent / IELTS 5.5 overall – 12 months / 8 subjects – Campus: Adelaide

1st Year

Bachelor of Business (CRICOS 090275E)
Entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 – 24 months / 16 subjects

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2nd/3rd Year

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Bachelor of Business (Sports Management) (CRICOS 090265G)
Entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 – 24 months / 16 subjects

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2nd/3rd Year

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Bachelor of Business (Marketing) (CRICOS 090279A)
Entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 – 24 months / 16 subjects

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2nd/3rd Year

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Bachelor of Business (Event Management) (CRICOS 090278B)
Entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 – 24 months / 16 subjects

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2nd/3rd Year

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Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) (CRICOS 095229D)
Entry requirements: IELTS 6.0 – 24 months / 16 subjects

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2nd/3rd Year

*Torrens University has campuses in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

*Students are advised to seek confirmation with Torrens university for course details.

*For information on the full range of bachelors’ pathways please visit our website at: www.ironwood.edu.au/torrens-university

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Study Agribusiness in Adelaide

Study Adelaide has started a launch page on studying Agribusiness in South Australia, highlighting Ironwood Institute and the University of Adelaide.

The page covers

*   Adelaide as the premium food and wine capital of Australia
*   Where you can study agribusiness in Adelaide
*   Why Adelaide is a great place to study agribusiness
*   Agribusiness companies in Adelaide
*   Careers in agribusiness
*   Agribusiness student case studies

Learn more about why studying agribusiness in Adelaide is a great career choice.

Arun: A pathway to postgraduate university study

Arun knew he wanted to pursue his postgraduate studies in agribusiness in Adelaide so he could learn from South Australia’s outstanding food and wine industry. To achieve his goals, Arun undertook a dedicated pathway to university, completing a Graduate Diploma with Ironwood Institute before entering his postgraduate degree.

We spoke to Arun about how his study pathway saved him money and enhanced his experience as a student in Adelaide.

Why did you choose to study in Adelaide?

I wanted to study agribusiness and food processing, and I chose Adelaide because South Australia has a world-renowned food and wine industry.  Here there are diversified crops and food production industries that I can be exposed to and learn from. I liked that my studies here would combine the theory of lectures with practical, hands-on experience.  The fact that Adelaide is one of Australia’s most affordable cities to live in was a big advantage too.

Tell me about your pathway to your master’s degree.

After finishing my undergraduate degree in agricultural science back home in India, I really wanted to continue into postgraduate studies. I knew I wanted to take the Master’s Degree at The University of Adelaide, and the pathway through Ironwood Institute gave me an excellent opportunity to do this in a way that was much more affordable.

I completed my one-year Graduate Diploma of Agribusiness at Ironwood Institute first, then entered my Master of Global Food and Agricultural Business.  Because the University of Adelaide recognised a full year of credit as part of this dedicated pathway, I could enter straight into the second year of the Master’s Degree. This means I’ll still complete the  program in only two years, but I’ve saved a lot of money on my fees.  Ironwood offers several pathways to both the The University of Adelaide and Torrens University Australia, and I know of six other students from my country taking similar paths to university.

How have you found studying at a vocational college like Ironwood Institute?

I think studying at a vocational college is an excellent way for international students to begin their studies in Australia. It’s smaller than a university, so there is a lot of individualised support. The college helped me with a free English language class, a trainer to show me how to write my assessments and they helped me get a part-time job in my industry, so I’m learning while I’m working.  They make the transition from the college to university really easy, because they’re directly involved in the pathway. I think a college like Ironwood is the best place for a newcomer to start.

How has studying in Adelaide prepared you for your future career?

By studying in this city, I’ve had access to many food processing facilities and lots of hands-on, practical experience. The University of Adelaide has great relationships with the local industry, and we’ve visited nearly 25 companies as part of our studies. This has given me the chance to understand the inner workings of my industry and the advanced technologies that are available in Australia.  This knowledge and experience have prepared me well to build my career in food processing.

What would you say to students thinking about coming to Adelaide to study?

You have every opportunity in Adelaide, it’s affordable, and there are beautiful places to visit like Kangaroo Island and Glenelg Beach.  I’d definitely recommend looking at the many university pathway options that can make your university studies more accessible and affordable.