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Marcus Oldham College

Australia's only independent Agricultural and Equine Management college, Marcus Oldham is situated on a 200 hectare farm property at Waurn Ponds on the edge of the city of Geelong. Offering higher education Bachelor Degrees, Diplomas and Post Graduate qualifications, Marcus Oldham College has an international reputation for producing graduates capable of managing the most complex and the most productive farm business, agribusiness and equine operations.

 

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145 Pidgons Road
Waurn Ponds, Geelong, Victoria, 3216
Australia

Throughout the course of their studies, students are encouraged to develop the entrepreneurial capacity to start and develop their own business within agriculture and the related agribusiness industries or in equine management. Apart from operating their own business, graduates may also manage corporate and international farm operations or other businesses within the food market value chain or equine industries. Studying at Marcus Oldham helps develop leadership traits, management skills and an aptitude for complex systems decision making. A Marcus Oldham qualification creates a wide range of employment opportunities and strong industry demand for graduates.

A key feature of the education programs at Marcus Oldham is the creation and the development of opportunities for graduates of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Equine Management.

Lecturers use case studies, guest expertise and their own industry experience and strengths to expose and engage the students to the best agriculture, agribusiness and equine business operations. Student learning is enlivened with sessions from visiting speakers, forums and lectures, from visits to innovative and progressive business and from study tours throughout Australia and internationally.

Marcus Oldham provides a strong collegiate network with most students being accommodated on campus. The campus is within easy reach of all services but also with easy access to many opportunities in Equine Management, Agribusiness and Agriculture.

Visit Marcus Oldham online at www.marcusoldham.vic.edu.au

Student Stories

  • Del & Gigi

    Marcus Oldham College

    Del Tuanui from Chatham Islands in the south Pacific Ocean and Gigi Cardwell from Mitta Mitta, Victoria both studied Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham. During their time at Marcus they conceived their idea of creating a business that capitalised on the clean, fresh and highly prized produce of the Chatham Islands. They established links to high end restaurants and food outlets in Sydney and Brisbane and are providing a high quality supply of Chatham Island food directly into those outlets and have been able to raise the profile of the wonderful produce from the Chatham Islands at the same time.

    Del & Gigi

    Del Tuanui from Chatham Islands in the south Pacific Ocean and Gigi Cardwell from Mitta Mitta, Victoria both studied Agribusiness at Marcus Oldham. During their time at Marcus they conceived their idea of...

  • Eliza Hart

    Marcus Oldham College

    Studying the Diploma of Equine Management at Marcus Oldham has been an amazing opportunity for me in helping to achieve my future goals. This year has already opened many doors into a world known to be difficult to establish yourself in.

    With my ultimate goal to import and breed quality Portuguese Lusitano horses in Australia, Marcus is helping me understand the values of creating a strong business plan as well as providing me with all the knowledge I could hope to gain about the equine industry, and more. Choosing to become a student at Marcus has been one of the best decisions of my life so far. Marcus Oldham is helping to make my dreams a reality.

    Eliza Hart

    Studying the Diploma of Equine Management at Marcus Oldham has been an amazing opportunity for me in helping to achieve my future goals. This year has already opened many doors into a world known to be...

  • Jack Littler

    Marcus Oldham College

     

    Having grown up on a cropping property in the West Midlands of England I have always had a passion for agriculture. After spending 2 years working in a contract mustering team in Northern Australia, I recognised the diversity and scope in the agricultural industry. After realising the vast range of job opportunities, the agricultural industry in Australia had to offer me, I began to research means to expand my skills, knowledge and education of Australian agriculture which is how I came across Marcus Oldham.

    Marcus Oldham stood out instantly as the superior agricultural tertiary educator in Australia after meeting some of the alumni across the country. The practicality of the course and the use of industry placements allows students to apply the knowledge throughout the course and explore various sectors. This was the element of the college that I enjoyed the most.

    The Marcus Oldham experience gave me exposure to many different sectors of the industry, this has allowed me use my industry placement to work in several areas that I had never even considered. The network that is provided by the college has also been invaluable in developing knowledge in the Australian agricultural industry, from fellow students, alumni and company contacts.

    The culture in Australia and within Marcus Oldham is one of the main reasons why I enjoy living in Australia. The comradery within the college itself is a direct reflection of the country’s ‘Can Do’ attitude.  Fellow students have a wide range of backgrounds and experience providing an environment where I have not only learnt from lectures but fellow students.

    Studying abroad has allowed me to not only learn more about the agriculture industry but it has allowed me to travel within Australia and to countries close by that would usually be a significant distance!

    I am currently studying 3rd year agribusiness and hope to become involved in the beef industry, my industry placement allowed me to gain valuable experience that will put me in a good position to achieve this.

    Studying abroad allows you not only to learn from the educational institution but from the culture, allowing you to get a learning experience that is completely unique. Come and visit Australia and spend some time in the Australian agriculture industry, its diverse, exciting and progressive. Not to forget there are some pretty good sights to see!

     

    Jack Littler

     

    Having grown up on a cropping property in the West Midlands of England I have always had a passion for agriculture. After spending 2 years working in a contract mustering team in Northern...